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Westfield Stratford City East
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Carry On in London Tour
Carry On in London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th December 1924 Noel Coward's Vortex, premieres in London

16th December 1897 Actor William Terriss was murdered outside the London Adelphi.go to related location

16th December 1830 George Davis and William Watts were the last hangings at the Wapping Execution Dock.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. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
12. The Year Round Christmas Shop @ Hays Galleria, 55a Tooley Street, London
13. The First Shop in the World @ 25 Nelson Road, Greenwich, London
14. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
15. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
16. Richard Branson Lived here @ 11 Holland Park, London
17. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
18. Raymond's Revue Bar @ 11 Walkers Court, Brewer Street, Soho, London
19. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
20. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
21. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
22. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street
23. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
24. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
25. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
26. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
27. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
28. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street @ 186 Fleet Street, London
29. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
30. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
31. Angels and Bermans @ 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
32. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
33. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
34. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
35. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
36. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
37. Sainsbury's started here @ 173 Drury Lane, Holborn, London
38. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
39. Jigsaw and Kate Middleton @ 9 Argyll Street
40. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
41. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
42. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
43. A Market going down in History @ Harrow Road & Fernhead Road
44. Churchill's Favourite for Cheese @ 93 Jermyn Street
45. McLaren and Westwood's SEX @ 430 Kings Road, London
46. Former Toilet for your Jeweller @ 58 Davies Street
47. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
48. Harrods @ 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
49. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
50. Indiana Jones' Hat Shop @ 13 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
51. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
52. Where Do I Find Good Beer? @ Stoke Newington Church Street
53. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
54. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
55. Home to the Geisha Kimonos @ 1-7 Davies Mews
56. Bagels while you Shop @ Nicole Farhi, 202 Westbourne Grove
57. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
58. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
59. Feeling Honourable? @ 86 Lower Marsh, Lambeth
60. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
61. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
62. Virgin Born Here @ 2 Symons Street, London
63. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
64. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
65. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
66. HMV's first Celebrity Opening @ 363 Oxford Street
67. Sally Clarke's @ 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington
68. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
69. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
70. Experts in Retro @ 4 Nettlefold Place
71. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
72. Good Gifts in a Tree @ 53 Exmouth Market
73. Monocles - Fashion for Today @ 41 New Cavendish Street
74. Handbag Gang Strike Again @ New Bond Street
75. Where the Tricks came from @ 25 New Oxford Street
76. Pink Floyd's Drum Shop @ 41 Store Street, Bloomsbury
77. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
78. Making Cake since the 1900s @ 111 Sydenham Road
79. Tigers in Town @ Oxford Street
80. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
81. Quercus - Publishing Revelation @ 21 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury
82. Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea @ 45 Berwick Street, Soho
83. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
84. John Lobb Bootmakers @ 9 St. James's Street, London
85. Old Spitalfields Market @ 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
86. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
87. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
88. Massage...on your time @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
89. WH Smith lived here @ 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
90. Cricket in Covent Garden @ 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
91. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
92. Trinkets, Gems and Tourists @ Covent Garden
93. The first Waitrose @ 263 High Street, Acton Hill
94. Market...stop shouting, go Shop @ Stadium Car Park, Engineers Way
95. Fox and Lewis @ 19 St James Street, London
96. She's in Fashion... @ 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden
97. Magic and Comedy @ 145 Wardour Street
98. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
99. The Westfield London @ Shepherd's Bush, London
100. Charing Cross Book Worms @ Charing Cross Road
101. What no Drugs? @ 101 Leather Lane
102. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
103. The East Ends most famous market @ Petticoat Lane
104. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
105. Chrisp Street Market @ Chrisp Street, Poplar
106. Portobello Road Markets @ Portobello Road
107. Yuletide Food with French Flair @ 202 Upper Street, Islington
108. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
109. Feel the fibre of the fabric @ Joel & Son Fabrics, 75-83 Church Street
110. 80 years and still Dancing @ 94 St Martin's Lane