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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The Great London Ghost Tour
The Great London Ghost Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

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. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street @ 186 Fleet Street, London
12. Mary Quant's Bazaar @ Markham House, 138a King's Road, Chelsea
13. Feeling Honourable? @ 86 Lower Marsh, Lambeth
14. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
15. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
16. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
17. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
18. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
19. The General Trading Stores @ 26 Symons Street, Sloane Square, London
20. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
21. Raymond's Revue Bar @ 11 Walkers Court, Brewer Street, Soho, London
22. Where the Tricks came from @ 25 New Oxford Street
23. Angels and Bermans @ 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
24. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
25. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
26. The first ever Tesco @ 9 Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak
27. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
28. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
29. Former Toilet for your Jeweller @ 58 Davies Street
30. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
31. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
32. HMV's first Celebrity Opening @ 363 Oxford Street
33. Where Do I Find Good Beer? @ Stoke Newington Church Street
34. The Sights of Soho @ Meard Street, Soho
35. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
36. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
37. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
38. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
39. Sainsbury's started here @ 173 Drury Lane, Holborn, London
40. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
41. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
42. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
43. Market...stop shouting, go Shop @ Stadium Car Park, Engineers Way
44. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
45. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
46. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
47. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
48. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
49. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
50. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
51. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street
52. Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase @ Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
53. 80 years and still Dancing @ 94 St Martin's Lane
54. Good Gifts in a Tree @ 53 Exmouth Market
55. Sally Clarke's @ 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington
56. Quercus - Publishing Revelation @ 21 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury
57. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
58. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
59. Churchill's Favourite for Cheese @ 93 Jermyn Street
60. Harrods @ 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
61. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
62. Electric Avenue @ Electric Avenue, Brixton, London
63. Scandinavian Food for All @ 61 Great Titchfield Street
64. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
65. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
66. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
67. Making Cake since the 1900s @ 111 Sydenham Road
68. Indiana Jones' Hat Shop @ 13 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
69. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
70. A Market With Mexican Roots @ Portobello Road
71. The East Ends most famous market @ Petticoat Lane
72. Portobello Road Markets @ Portobello Road
73. Magic and Comedy @ 145 Wardour Street
74. Jigsaw and Kate Middleton @ 9 Argyll Street
75. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
76. Virgin Born Here @ 2 Symons Street, London
77. The first Waitrose @ 263 High Street, Acton Hill
78. John Lobb Bootmakers @ 9 St. James's Street, London
79. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
80. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
81. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
82. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
83. Massage...on your time @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
84. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
85. Is This The New Portobello? @ Lower Marsh
86. WH Smith lived here @ 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
87. Handbag Gang Strike Again @ New Bond Street
88. Tigers in Town @ Oxford Street
89. What no Drugs? @ 101 Leather Lane
90. Monocles - Fashion for Today @ 41 New Cavendish Street
91. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
92. Lock & Co...Historical Hats @ 6 St. James's Street
93. Walk In Back Rub @ 11 Charlotte Place
94. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
95. Simply Sausages @ Harts Corner, 341 London Central Markets
96. Treadwell's Bookshop @ 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury
97. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
98. Bagels while you Shop @ Nicole Farhi, 202 Westbourne Grove
99. Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea @ 45 Berwick Street, Soho
100. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
101. Experts in Retro @ 4 Nettlefold Place
102. Trinkets, Gems and Tourists @ Covent Garden
103. Chrisp Street Market @ Chrisp Street, Poplar
104. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
105. Bloodgate Source @ 268 Lavender Hill, London
106. A Market going down in History @ Harrow Road & Fernhead Road
107. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
108. She's in Fashion... @ 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden
109. Westfield Stratford City East @ Montfichet Road, Olympic Park
110. Home to the Geisha Kimonos @ 1-7 Davies Mews