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Westfield Stratford City East
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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The London Riots Tour
The London Riots Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd August 1945 Noel Coward's revue Sigh no More, premieres in London.

22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)

22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.go to related location

22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)

22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies

22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.go to related location

Top Retail-related places to visit in London.



It's what girls do best, and London never disappoints. Here are some of top shopping locations and retail highlights, from the oldest to the most celebrated. Spend a penny!

TOP 10 RETAIL RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE RETAIL SIGHTS:

11. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
12. George Wombwell's Menagerie @ Old Compton Street
13. McLaren and Westwood's SEX @ 430 Kings Road, London
14. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
15. The General Trading Stores @ 26 Symons Street, Sloane Square, London
16. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
17. Richard Branson Lived here @ 11 Holland Park, London
18. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
19. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
20. The first ever Tesco @ 9 Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak
21. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
22. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
23. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
24. Mary Quant's Bazaar @ Markham House, 138a King's Road, Chelsea
25. Chrisp Street Market @ Chrisp Street, Poplar
26. The Sights of Soho @ Meard Street, Soho
27. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
28. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
29. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
30. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
31. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
32. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
33. Angels and Bermans @ 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
34. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
35. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
36. Where the Tricks came from @ 25 New Oxford Street
37. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
38. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
39. HMV's first Celebrity Opening @ 363 Oxford Street
40. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
41. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
42. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street
43. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
44. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
45. A Market With Mexican Roots @ Portobello Road
46. Market...stop shouting, go Shop @ Stadium Car Park, Engineers Way
47. Scandinavian Food for All @ 61 Great Titchfield Street
48. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
49. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
50. Jigsaw and Kate Middleton @ 9 Argyll Street
51. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
52. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
53. Is This The New Portobello? @ Lower Marsh
54. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
55. Cricket in Covent Garden @ 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
56. Churchill's Favourite for Cheese @ 93 Jermyn Street
57. She's in Fashion... @ 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden
58. Harrods @ 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
59. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
60. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
61. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
62. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
63. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
64. Simply Sausages @ Harts Corner, 341 London Central Markets
65. Massage...on your time @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
66. Where Do I Find Good Beer? @ Stoke Newington Church Street
67. Handbag Gang Strike Again @ New Bond Street
68. Trinkets, Gems and Tourists @ Covent Garden
69. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
70. Making Cake since the 1900s @ 111 Sydenham Road
71. Sally Clarke's @ 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington
72. The East Ends most famous market @ Petticoat Lane
73. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
74. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
75. Virgin Born Here @ 2 Symons Street, London
76. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
77. Tantalise those Taste Buds @ 38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden
78. Former Toilet for your Jeweller @ 58 Davies Street
79. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
80. Quercus - Publishing Revelation @ 21 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury
81. Indiana Jones' Hat Shop @ 13 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
82. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
83. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
84. Portobello Road Markets @ Portobello Road
85. Fox and Lewis @ 19 St James Street, London
86. Electric Avenue @ Electric Avenue, Brixton, London
87. The Westfield London @ Shepherd's Bush, London
88. Bloodgate Source @ 268 Lavender Hill, London
89. Yuletide Food with French Flair @ 202 Upper Street, Islington
90. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
91. Feeling Honourable? @ 86 Lower Marsh, Lambeth
92. Home to the Geisha Kimonos @ 1-7 Davies Mews
93. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
94. Lock & Co...Historical Hats @ 6 St. James's Street
95. Pink Floyd's Drum Shop @ 41 Store Street, Bloomsbury
96. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
97. Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea @ 45 Berwick Street, Soho
98. Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase @ Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
99. 80 years and still Dancing @ 94 St Martin's Lane
100. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
101. Sainsbury's started here @ 173 Drury Lane, Holborn, London
102. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
103. Good Gifts in a Tree @ 53 Exmouth Market
104. Monocles - Fashion for Today @ 41 New Cavendish Street
105. The Boxpark @ Bethnal Green Road
106. Treadwell's Bookshop @ 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury
107. WH Smith lived here @ 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
108. Old Spitalfields Market @ 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
109. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
110. Charing Cross Book Worms @ Charing Cross Road