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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The Great London Ghost Tour
The Great London Ghost Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.

16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)

16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.

16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)

16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.go to related location

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

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 first ever Tesco @ 9 Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak
12. Whiteleys: Shopping was Murder @ Queensway, London
13. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
14. George Wombwell's Menagerie @ Old Compton Street
15. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
16. The General Trading Stores @ 26 Symons Street, Sloane Square, London
17. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
18. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
19. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
20. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
21. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
22. Jigsaw and Kate Middleton @ 9 Argyll Street
23. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
24. Sainsbury's started here @ 173 Drury Lane, Holborn, London
25. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
26. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
27. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
28. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street @ 186 Fleet Street, London
29. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
30. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
31. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
32. Market...stop shouting, go Shop @ Stadium Car Park, Engineers Way
33. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
34. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
35. McLaren and Westwood's SEX @ 430 Kings Road, London
36. Electric Avenue @ Electric Avenue, Brixton, London
37. Indiana Jones' Hat Shop @ 13 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
38. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
39. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
40. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
41. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
42. The first Waitrose @ 263 High Street, Acton Hill
43. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
44. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
45. Feel the fibre of the fabric @ Joel & Son Fabrics, 75-83 Church Street
46. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
47. Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase @ Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
48. Handbag Gang Strike Again @ New Bond Street
49. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
50. Where Do I Find Good Beer? @ Stoke Newington Church Street
51. Feeling Honourable? @ 86 Lower Marsh, Lambeth
52. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
53. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
54. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
55. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street
56. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
57. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
58. Bagels while you Shop @ Nicole Farhi, 202 Westbourne Grove
59. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
60. Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea @ 45 Berwick Street, Soho
61. Where the Tricks came from @ 25 New Oxford Street
62. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
63. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
64. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
65. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
66. HMV's first Celebrity Opening @ 363 Oxford Street
67. Former Toilet for your Jeweller @ 58 Davies Street
68. Quercus - Publishing Revelation @ 21 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury
69. Cricket in Covent Garden @ 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
70. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
71. A Market going down in History @ Harrow Road & Fernhead Road
72. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
73. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
74. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
75. Charing Cross Book Worms @ Charing Cross Road
76. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
77. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
78. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
79. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
80. Pink Floyd's Drum Shop @ 41 Store Street, Bloomsbury
81. Home to the Geisha Kimonos @ 1-7 Davies Mews
82. The First Shop in the World @ 25 Nelson Road, Greenwich, London
83. Sally Clarke's @ 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington
84. Fox and Lewis @ 19 St James Street, London
85. Old Spitalfields Market @ 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
86. Chrisp Street Market @ Chrisp Street, Poplar
87. She's in Fashion... @ 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden
88. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
89. Virgin Born Here @ 2 Symons Street, London
90. Magic and Comedy @ 145 Wardour Street
91. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
92. Churchill's Favourite for Cheese @ 93 Jermyn Street
93. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
94. Treadwell's Bookshop @ 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury
95. Yuletide Food with French Flair @ 202 Upper Street, Islington
96. 80 years and still Dancing @ 94 St Martin's Lane
97. John Lobb Bootmakers @ 9 St. James's Street, London
98. Scandinavian Food for All @ 61 Great Titchfield Street
99. Tigers in Town @ Oxford Street
100. Trinkets, Gems and Tourists @ Covent Garden
101. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
102. Monocles - Fashion for Today @ 41 New Cavendish Street
103. Lock & Co...Historical Hats @ 6 St. James's Street
104. Good Gifts in a Tree @ 53 Exmouth Market
105. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
106. The Westfield London @ Shepherd's Bush, London
107. The Boxpark @ Bethnal Green Road
108. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
109. What no Drugs? @ 101 Leather Lane
110. Massage...on your time @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden