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Westfield Stratford City East
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Carry On in London Tour
Carry On in London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th December 1924 Noel Coward's Vortex, premieres in London

16th December 1897 Actor William Terriss was murdered outside the London Adelphi.go to related location

16th December 1830 George Davis and William Watts were the last hangings at the Wapping Execution Dock.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. The General Trading Stores @ 26 Symons Street, Sloane Square, London
12. The Year Round Christmas Shop @ Hays Galleria, 55a Tooley Street, London
13. The First Shop in the World @ 25 Nelson Road, Greenwich, London
14. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
15. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
16. Richard Branson Lived here @ 11 Holland Park, London
17. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
18. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
19. Raymond's Revue Bar @ 11 Walkers Court, Brewer Street, Soho, London
20. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
21. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
22. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street
23. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
24. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
25. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
26. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street @ 186 Fleet Street, London
27. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
28. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
29. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
30. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
31. Angels and Bermans @ 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
32. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
33. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
34. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
35. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
36. Sainsbury's started here @ 173 Drury Lane, Holborn, London
37. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
38. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
39. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
40. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
41. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
42. Jigsaw and Kate Middleton @ 9 Argyll Street
43. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
44. McLaren and Westwood's SEX @ 430 Kings Road, London
45. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
46. Former Toilet for your Jeweller @ 58 Davies Street
47. Churchill's Favourite for Cheese @ 93 Jermyn Street
48. A Market going down in History @ Harrow Road & Fernhead Road
49. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
50. Indiana Jones' Hat Shop @ 13 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
51. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
52. Home to the Geisha Kimonos @ 1-7 Davies Mews
53. Where Do I Find Good Beer? @ Stoke Newington Church Street
54. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
55. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
56. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
57. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
58. Feeling Honourable? @ 86 Lower Marsh, Lambeth
59. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
60. Harrods @ 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
61. Bagels while you Shop @ Nicole Farhi, 202 Westbourne Grove
62. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
63. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
64. Experts in Retro @ 4 Nettlefold Place
65. Sally Clarke's @ 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington
66. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
67. Virgin Born Here @ 2 Symons Street, London
68. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
69. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
70. HMV's first Celebrity Opening @ 363 Oxford Street
71. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
72. Quercus - Publishing Revelation @ 21 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury
73. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
74. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
75. Good Gifts in a Tree @ 53 Exmouth Market
76. Handbag Gang Strike Again @ New Bond Street
77. Monocles - Fashion for Today @ 41 New Cavendish Street
78. Pink Floyd's Drum Shop @ 41 Store Street, Bloomsbury
79. Tigers in Town @ Oxford Street
80. Old Spitalfields Market @ 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
81. Where the Tricks came from @ 25 New Oxford Street
82. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
83. Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea @ 45 Berwick Street, Soho
84. Making Cake since the 1900s @ 111 Sydenham Road
85. Fox and Lewis @ 19 St James Street, London
86. John Lobb Bootmakers @ 9 St. James's Street, London
87. The first Waitrose @ 263 High Street, Acton Hill
88. WH Smith lived here @ 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
89. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
90. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
91. Trinkets, Gems and Tourists @ Covent Garden
92. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
93. Massage...on your time @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
94. Magic and Comedy @ 145 Wardour Street
95. Market...stop shouting, go Shop @ Stadium Car Park, Engineers Way
96. Cricket in Covent Garden @ 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
97. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
98. What no Drugs? @ 101 Leather Lane
99. She's in Fashion... @ 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden
100. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
101. Chrisp Street Market @ Chrisp Street, Poplar
102. The East Ends most famous market @ Petticoat Lane
103. The Westfield London @ Shepherd's Bush, London
104. Charing Cross Book Worms @ Charing Cross Road
105. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
106. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
107. Portobello Road Markets @ Portobello Road
108. Yuletide Food with French Flair @ 202 Upper Street, Islington
109. Feel the fibre of the fabric @ Joel & Son Fabrics, 75-83 Church Street
110. Lock & Co...Historical Hats @ 6 St. James's Street