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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th July 1977 Elvis Costello was arrested at The Park Lane Hilton.go to related location

26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London

26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.

26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.

26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)

26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)

26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]

26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London

26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist

26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician

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. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
13. Angels and Bermans @ 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
14. McLaren and Westwood's SEX @ 430 Kings Road, London
15. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
16. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
17. George Wombwell's Menagerie @ Old Compton Street
18. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
19. The General Trading Stores @ 26 Symons Street, Sloane Square, London
20. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
21. The first ever Tesco @ 9 Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak
22. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
23. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
24. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
25. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
26. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
27. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
28. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
29. The Sights of Soho @ Meard Street, Soho
30. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
31. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
32. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
33. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
34. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
35. Making Cake since the 1900s @ 111 Sydenham Road
36. HMV's first Celebrity Opening @ 363 Oxford Street
37. Cricket in Covent Garden @ 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
38. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
39. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
40. Where the Tricks came from @ 25 New Oxford Street
41. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
42. Jigsaw and Kate Middleton @ 9 Argyll Street
43. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
44. Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase @ Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
45. Harrods @ 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
46. Virgin Born Here @ 2 Symons Street, London
47. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
48. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
49. Market...stop shouting, go Shop @ Stadium Car Park, Engineers Way
50. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
51. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
52. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
53. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
54. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
55. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street
56. Portobello Road Markets @ Portobello Road
57. Handbag Gang Strike Again @ New Bond Street
58. Churchill's Favourite for Cheese @ 93 Jermyn Street
59. John Lobb Bootmakers @ 9 St. James's Street, London
60. Scandinavian Food for All @ 61 Great Titchfield Street
61. The Boxpark @ Bethnal Green Road
62. A Market going down in History @ Harrow Road & Fernhead Road
63. Simply Sausages @ Harts Corner, 341 London Central Markets
64. Is This The New Portobello? @ Lower Marsh
65. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
66. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
67. London's Finest Recordshop @ 1 Earlham Street
68. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
69. Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea @ 45 Berwick Street, Soho
70. Treadwell's Bookshop @ 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury
71. Indiana Jones' Hat Shop @ 13 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
72. Old Spitalfields Market @ 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
73. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
74. Lock & Co...Historical Hats @ 6 St. James's Street
75. Massage...on your time @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
76. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
77. The first Waitrose @ 263 High Street, Acton Hill
78. Sally Clarke's @ 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington
79. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
80. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
81. The East Ends most famous market @ Petticoat Lane
82. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
83. Pink Floyd's Drum Shop @ 41 Store Street, Bloomsbury
84. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
85. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
86. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
87. Where Do I Find Good Beer? @ Stoke Newington Church Street
88. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
89. She's in Fashion... @ 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden
90. Sainsbury's started here @ 173 Drury Lane, Holborn, London
91. Bloodgate Source @ 268 Lavender Hill, London
92. The Westfield London @ Shepherd's Bush, London
93. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
94. Quercus - Publishing Revelation @ 21 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury
95. Home to the Geisha Kimonos @ 1-7 Davies Mews
96. Trinkets, Gems and Tourists @ Covent Garden
97. Fox and Lewis @ 19 St James Street, London
98. Feel the fibre of the fabric @ Joel & Son Fabrics, 75-83 Church Street
99. Tantalise those Taste Buds @ 38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden
100. Monocles - Fashion for Today @ 41 New Cavendish Street
101. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
102. Chrisp Street Market @ Chrisp Street, Poplar
103. 80 years and still Dancing @ 94 St Martin's Lane
104. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
105. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
106. Experts in Retro @ 4 Nettlefold Place
107. Tigers in Town @ Oxford Street
108. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
109. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
110. Good Gifts in a Tree @ 53 Exmouth Market