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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th January 1944 Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London

16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)

16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56

16th January 1759 British Museum opens in London

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. Richard Branson Lived here @ 11 Holland Park, London
12. Whiteleys: Shopping was Murder @ Queensway, London
13. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
14. Mary Quant's Bazaar @ Markham House, 138a King's Road, Chelsea
15. Angels and Bermans @ 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
16. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
17. The General Trading Stores @ 26 Symons Street, Sloane Square, London
18. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
19. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
20. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
21. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street @ 186 Fleet Street, London
22. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
23. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
24. Feeling Honourable? @ 86 Lower Marsh, Lambeth
25. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
26. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
27. The Sights of Soho @ Meard Street, Soho
28. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
29. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
30. Sainsbury's started here @ 173 Drury Lane, Holborn, London
31. Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea @ 45 Berwick Street, Soho
32. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
33. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
34. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
35. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
36. Trinkets, Gems and Tourists @ Covent Garden
37. HMV's first Celebrity Opening @ 363 Oxford Street
38. The East Ends most famous market @ Petticoat Lane
39. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
40. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
41. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
42. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
43. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
44. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
45. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street
46. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
47. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
48. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
49. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
50. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
51. A Market With Mexican Roots @ Portobello Road
52. Pink Floyd's Drum Shop @ 41 Store Street, Bloomsbury
53. Experts in Retro @ 4 Nettlefold Place
54. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
55. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
56. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
57. Feel the fibre of the fabric @ Joel & Son Fabrics, 75-83 Church Street
58. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
59. Harrods @ 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
60. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
61. Simply Sausages @ Harts Corner, 341 London Central Markets
62. Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase @ Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
63. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
64. Is This The New Portobello? @ Lower Marsh
65. Virgin Born Here @ 2 Symons Street, London
66. Jigsaw and Kate Middleton @ 9 Argyll Street
67. The first Waitrose @ 263 High Street, Acton Hill
68. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
69. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
70. Scandinavian Food for All @ 61 Great Titchfield Street
71. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
72. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
73. Electric Avenue @ Electric Avenue, Brixton, London
74. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
75. Lock & Co...Historical Hats @ 6 St. James's Street
76. Where Do I Find Good Beer? @ Stoke Newington Church Street
77. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
78. Sally Clarke's @ 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington
79. Bagels while you Shop @ Nicole Farhi, 202 Westbourne Grove
80. The Westfield London @ Shepherd's Bush, London
81. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
82. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
83. Treadwell's Bookshop @ 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury
84. WH Smith lived here @ 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
85. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
86. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
87. Yuletide Food with French Flair @ 202 Upper Street, Islington
88. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
89. Tantalise those Taste Buds @ 38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden
90. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
91. Fox and Lewis @ 19 St James Street, London
92. A Market going down in History @ Harrow Road & Fernhead Road
93. Market...stop shouting, go Shop @ Stadium Car Park, Engineers Way
94. Indiana Jones' Hat Shop @ 13 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
95. John Lobb Bootmakers @ 9 St. James's Street, London
96. Massage...on your time @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
97. Home to the Geisha Kimonos @ 1-7 Davies Mews
98. Portobello Road Markets @ Portobello Road
99. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
100. Churchill's Favourite for Cheese @ 93 Jermyn Street
101. 80 years and still Dancing @ 94 St Martin's Lane
102. What no Drugs? @ 101 Leather Lane
103. Charing Cross Book Worms @ Charing Cross Road
104. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
105. Old Spitalfields Market @ 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
106. Handbag Gang Strike Again @ New Bond Street
107. Former Toilet for your Jeweller @ 58 Davies Street
108. Walk In Back Rub @ 11 Charlotte Place
109. Cricket in Covent Garden @ 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
110. Making Cake since the 1900s @ 111 Sydenham Road