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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd January 1970 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, NY to London in 6 hours

22nd January 1967 Born today: Olivia d'Abo, London England, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy)

22nd January 1946 Punk pioneer Malcolm McLaren was born in Stoke Newington.go to related location

22nd January 1927 The first ever live football radio commentary for Arsenal v Sheff Utd.go to related location

22nd January 1920 England football manager Sir Alf Ramsey was born in Dagenham.go to related location

22nd January 1876 The Royal Aquarium amusement park opened in Westminster.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 first ever Tesco @ 9 Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak
12. Richard Branson Lived here @ 11 Holland Park, London
13. Mary Quant's Bazaar @ Markham House, 138a King's Road, Chelsea
14. Angels and Bermans @ 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
15. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
16. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
17. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
18. The General Trading Stores @ 26 Symons Street, Sloane Square, London
19. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
20. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street @ 186 Fleet Street, London
21. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
22. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
23. The Sights of Soho @ Meard Street, Soho
24. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
25. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
26. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
27. Feeling Honourable? @ 86 Lower Marsh, Lambeth
28. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
29. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
30. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
31. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
32. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
33. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
34. Sainsbury's started here @ 173 Drury Lane, Holborn, London
35. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
36. HMV's first Celebrity Opening @ 363 Oxford Street
37. Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea @ 45 Berwick Street, Soho
38. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
39. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
40. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
41. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
42. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
43. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
44. Electric Avenue @ Electric Avenue, Brixton, London
45. The Westfield London @ Shepherd's Bush, London
46. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
47. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
48. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
49. Simply Sausages @ Harts Corner, 341 London Central Markets
50. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
51. Trinkets, Gems and Tourists @ Covent Garden
52. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street
53. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
54. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
55. Experts in Retro @ 4 Nettlefold Place
56. The East Ends most famous market @ Petticoat Lane
57. A Market With Mexican Roots @ Portobello Road
58. Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase @ Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
59. Feel the fibre of the fabric @ Joel & Son Fabrics, 75-83 Church Street
60. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
61. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
62. Pink Floyd's Drum Shop @ 41 Store Street, Bloomsbury
63. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
64. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
65. Harrods @ 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
66. Where Do I Find Good Beer? @ Stoke Newington Church Street
67. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
68. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
69. Is This The New Portobello? @ Lower Marsh
70. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
71. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
72. Scandinavian Food for All @ 61 Great Titchfield Street
73. Fox and Lewis @ 19 St James Street, London
74. Sally Clarke's @ 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington
75. Virgin Born Here @ 2 Symons Street, London
76. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
77. A Market going down in History @ Harrow Road & Fernhead Road
78. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
79. Jigsaw and Kate Middleton @ 9 Argyll Street
80. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
81. Treadwell's Bookshop @ 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury
82. She's in Fashion... @ 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden
83. Market...stop shouting, go Shop @ Stadium Car Park, Engineers Way
84. Bagels while you Shop @ Nicole Farhi, 202 Westbourne Grove
85. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
86. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
87. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
88. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
89. Lock & Co...Historical Hats @ 6 St. James's Street
90. Portobello Road Markets @ Portobello Road
91. John Lobb Bootmakers @ 9 St. James's Street, London
92. The first Waitrose @ 263 High Street, Acton Hill
93. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
94. Massage...on your time @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
95. Churchill's Favourite for Cheese @ 93 Jermyn Street
96. Indiana Jones' Hat Shop @ 13 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
97. Home to the Geisha Kimonos @ 1-7 Davies Mews
98. Yuletide Food with French Flair @ 202 Upper Street, Islington
99. Tantalise those Taste Buds @ 38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden
100. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
101. 80 years and still Dancing @ 94 St Martin's Lane
102. Former Toilet for your Jeweller @ 58 Davies Street
103. WH Smith lived here @ 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
104. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
105. Monocles - Fashion for Today @ 41 New Cavendish Street
106. Making Cake since the 1900s @ 111 Sydenham Road
107. What no Drugs? @ 101 Leather Lane
108. Old Spitalfields Market @ 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
109. Charing Cross Book Worms @ Charing Cross Road
110. Walk In Back Rub @ 11 Charlotte Place