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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd October 1989 William Nicholson's Shadowlands, premieres in London

23rd October 1986 Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke was born in London.

23rd October 1962 Born today: Beatie Edney, London England, actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man)

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. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
13. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
14. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street @ 186 Fleet Street, London
15. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
16. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
17. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
18. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
19. Feeling Honourable? @ 86 Lower Marsh, Lambeth
20. The General Trading Stores @ 26 Symons Street, Sloane Square, London
21. The first ever Tesco @ 9 Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak
22. Where the Tricks came from @ 25 New Oxford Street
23. Raymond's Revue Bar @ 11 Walkers Court, Brewer Street, Soho, London
24. The Sights of Soho @ Meard Street, Soho
25. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
26. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
27. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
28. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
29. Angels and Bermans @ 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
30. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
31. Former Toilet for your Jeweller @ 58 Davies Street
32. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
33. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
34. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
35. Sainsbury's started here @ 173 Drury Lane, Holborn, London
36. Where Do I Find Good Beer? @ Stoke Newington Church Street
37. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
38. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
39. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
40. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
41. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
42. Westfield Stratford City East @ Montfichet Road, Olympic Park
43. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
44. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
45. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
46. Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase @ Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
47. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
48. HMV's first Celebrity Opening @ 363 Oxford Street
49. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
50. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
51. Market...stop shouting, go Shop @ Stadium Car Park, Engineers Way
52. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
53. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
54. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street
55. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
56. Quercus - Publishing Revelation @ 21 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury
57. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
58. Scandinavian Food for All @ 61 Great Titchfield Street
59. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
60. Making Cake since the 1900s @ 111 Sydenham Road
61. Good Gifts in a Tree @ 53 Exmouth Market
62. Churchill's Favourite for Cheese @ 93 Jermyn Street
63. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
64. Sally Clarke's @ 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington
65. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
66. Indiana Jones' Hat Shop @ 13 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
67. Magic and Comedy @ 145 Wardour Street
68. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
69. The first Waitrose @ 263 High Street, Acton Hill
70. Jigsaw and Kate Middleton @ 9 Argyll Street
71. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
72. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
73. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
74. Portobello Road Markets @ Portobello Road
75. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
76. Electric Avenue @ Electric Avenue, Brixton, London
77. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
78. Experts in Retro @ 4 Nettlefold Place
79. A Market going down in History @ Harrow Road & Fernhead Road
80. Harrods @ 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
81. Handbag Gang Strike Again @ New Bond Street
82. The East Ends most famous market @ Petticoat Lane
83. Monocles - Fashion for Today @ 41 New Cavendish Street
84. 80 years and still Dancing @ 94 St Martin's Lane
85. John Lobb Bootmakers @ 9 St. James's Street, London
86. A Market With Mexican Roots @ Portobello Road
87. Massage...on your time @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
88. Tigers in Town @ Oxford Street
89. Chrisp Street Market @ Chrisp Street, Poplar
90. Simply Sausages @ Harts Corner, 341 London Central Markets
91. What no Drugs? @ 101 Leather Lane
92. WH Smith lived here @ 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
93. Virgin Born Here @ 2 Symons Street, London
94. Bagels while you Shop @ Nicole Farhi, 202 Westbourne Grove
95. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
96. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
97. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
98. Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea @ 45 Berwick Street, Soho
99. Walk In Back Rub @ 11 Charlotte Place
100. Trinkets, Gems and Tourists @ Covent Garden
101. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
102. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
103. Treadwell's Bookshop @ 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury
104. Is This The New Portobello? @ Lower Marsh
105. Lock & Co...Historical Hats @ 6 St. James's Street
106. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
107. The Westfield London @ Shepherd's Bush, London
108. Bloodgate Source @ 268 Lavender Hill, London
109. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
110. London's Finest Recordshop @ 1 Earlham Street