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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.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. Mary Quant's Bazaar @ Markham House, 138a King's Road, Chelsea
12. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
13. Angels and Bermans @ 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
14. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
15. Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase @ Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
16. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
17. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
18. The Sights of Soho @ Meard Street, Soho
19. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
20. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
21. HMV's first Celebrity Opening @ 363 Oxford Street
22. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street @ 186 Fleet Street, London
23. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
24. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
25. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
26. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
27. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
28. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
29. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
30. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
31. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
32. Indiana Jones' Hat Shop @ 13 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
33. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
34. Electric Avenue @ Electric Avenue, Brixton, London
35. Cricket in Covent Garden @ 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
36. Raymond's Revue Bar @ 11 Walkers Court, Brewer Street, Soho, London
37. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
38. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
39. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
40. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
41. McLaren and Westwood's SEX @ 430 Kings Road, London
42. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
43. Handbag Gang Strike Again @ New Bond Street
44. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
45. A Market going down in History @ Harrow Road & Fernhead Road
46. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
47. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
48. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
49. Feeling Honourable? @ 86 Lower Marsh, Lambeth
50. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
51. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
52. Churchill's Favourite for Cheese @ 93 Jermyn Street
53. Market...stop shouting, go Shop @ Stadium Car Park, Engineers Way
54. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
55. Old Spitalfields Market @ 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
56. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
57. Magic and Comedy @ 145 Wardour Street
58. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
59. Home to the Geisha Kimonos @ 1-7 Davies Mews
60. Virgin Born Here @ 2 Symons Street, London
61. Experts in Retro @ 4 Nettlefold Place
62. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
63. Jigsaw and Kate Middleton @ 9 Argyll Street
64. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
65. London's Finest Recordshop @ 1 Earlham Street
66. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
67. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
68. The Westfield London @ Shepherd's Bush, London
69. Treadwell's Bookshop @ 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury
70. Bloodgate Source @ 268 Lavender Hill, London
71. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
72. Harrods @ 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
73. She's in Fashion... @ 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden
74. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
75. Former Toilet for your Jeweller @ 58 Davies Street
76. Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea @ 45 Berwick Street, Soho
77. Pink Floyd's Drum Shop @ 41 Store Street, Bloomsbury
78. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
79. Is This The New Portobello? @ Lower Marsh
80. Scandinavian Food for All @ 61 Great Titchfield Street
81. Simply Sausages @ Harts Corner, 341 London Central Markets
82. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
83. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
84. Trinkets, Gems and Tourists @ Covent Garden
85. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
86. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
87. Feel the fibre of the fabric @ Joel & Son Fabrics, 75-83 Church Street
88. John Lobb Bootmakers @ 9 St. James's Street, London
89. The Boxpark @ Bethnal Green Road
90. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
91. Lock & Co...Historical Hats @ 6 St. James's Street
92. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
93. Fox and Lewis @ 19 St James Street, London
94. Habitat & Joseph's First Home @ 77 Fulham Road, Chelsea
95. Sally Clarke's @ 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington
96. The East Ends most famous market @ Petticoat Lane
97. Where Do I Find Good Beer? @ Stoke Newington Church Street
98. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
99. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
100. Bagels while you Shop @ Nicole Farhi, 202 Westbourne Grove
101. 80 years and still Dancing @ 94 St Martin's Lane
102. The first Waitrose @ 263 High Street, Acton Hill
103. Good Gifts in a Tree @ 53 Exmouth Market
104. Portobello Road Markets @ Portobello Road
105. Massage...on your time @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
106. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
107. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
108. Yuletide Food with French Flair @ 202 Upper Street, Islington
109. Charing Cross Book Worms @ Charing Cross Road
110. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street