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