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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th May 1959 Born today: Cathryn Harrison, London England, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon)

25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)

25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres 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. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
12. The first ever Tesco @ 9 Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak
13. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
14. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
15. George Wombwell's Menagerie @ Old Compton Street
16. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street @ 186 Fleet Street, London
17. Whiteleys: Shopping was Murder @ Queensway, London
18. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
19. Richard Branson Lived here @ 11 Holland Park, London
20. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
21. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
22. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
23. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
24. Angels and Bermans @ 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
25. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
26. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
27. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
28. McLaren and Westwood's SEX @ 430 Kings Road, London
29. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
30. 80 years and still Dancing @ 94 St Martin's Lane
31. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
32. Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase @ Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
33. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
34. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
35. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street
36. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
37. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
38. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
39. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
40. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
41. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
42. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
43. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
44. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
45. Experts in Retro @ 4 Nettlefold Place
46. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
47. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
48. Feeling Honourable? @ 86 Lower Marsh, Lambeth
49. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
50. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
51. Electric Avenue @ Electric Avenue, Brixton, London
52. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
53. Jigsaw and Kate Middleton @ 9 Argyll Street
54. Portobello Road Markets @ Portobello Road
55. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
56. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
57. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
58. Churchill's Favourite for Cheese @ 93 Jermyn Street
59. Bloodgate Source @ 268 Lavender Hill, London
60. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
61. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
62. Trinkets, Gems and Tourists @ Covent Garden
63. Scandinavian Food for All @ 61 Great Titchfield Street
64. Handbag Gang Strike Again @ New Bond Street
65. Quercus - Publishing Revelation @ 21 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury
66. Harrods @ 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
67. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
68. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
69. Cricket in Covent Garden @ 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
70. Is This The New Portobello? @ Lower Marsh
71. Good Gifts in a Tree @ 53 Exmouth Market
72. Former Toilet for your Jeweller @ 58 Davies Street
73. The Westfield London @ Shepherd's Bush, London
74. Where the Tricks came from @ 25 New Oxford Street
75. Magic and Comedy @ 145 Wardour Street
76. Indiana Jones' Hat Shop @ 13 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
77. Monocles - Fashion for Today @ 41 New Cavendish Street
78. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
79. Pink Floyd's Drum Shop @ 41 Store Street, Bloomsbury
80. Sally Clarke's @ 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington
81. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
82. Fox and Lewis @ 19 St James Street, London
83. A Market With Mexican Roots @ Portobello Road
84. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
85. Home to the Geisha Kimonos @ 1-7 Davies Mews
86. A Market going down in History @ Harrow Road & Fernhead Road
87. Sainsbury's started here @ 173 Drury Lane, Holborn, London
88. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
89. The first Waitrose @ 263 High Street, Acton Hill
90. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
91. London's Finest Recordshop @ 1 Earlham Street
92. WH Smith lived here @ 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
93. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
94. Old Spitalfields Market @ 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
95. She's in Fashion... @ 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden
96. Yuletide Food with French Flair @ 202 Upper Street, Islington
97. Charing Cross Book Worms @ Charing Cross Road
98. Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea @ 45 Berwick Street, Soho
99. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
100. Bagels while you Shop @ Nicole Farhi, 202 Westbourne Grove
101. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
102. Treadwell's Bookshop @ 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury
103. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
104. Tigers in Town @ Oxford Street
105. Making Cake since the 1900s @ 111 Sydenham Road
106. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
107. The East Ends most famous market @ Petticoat Lane
108. Virgin Born Here @ 2 Symons Street, London
109. Massage...on your time @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
110. Tantalise those Taste Buds @ 38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden