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The Rolling Stones London Tour
The Rolling Stones London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London

23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.

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. The General Trading Stores @ 26 Symons Street, Sloane Square, London
14. Whiteleys: Shopping was Murder @ Queensway, London
15. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
16. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
17. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
18. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
19. The Sights of Soho @ Meard Street, Soho
20. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
21. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
22. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
23. McLaren and Westwood's SEX @ 430 Kings Road, London
24. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
25. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
26. Sainsbury's started here @ 173 Drury Lane, Holborn, London
27. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street @ 186 Fleet Street, London
28. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
29. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street
30. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
31. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
32. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
33. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
34. Simply Sausages @ Harts Corner, 341 London Central Markets
35. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
36. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
37. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
38. Sally Clarke's @ 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington
39. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
40. Electric Avenue @ Electric Avenue, Brixton, London
41. Monocles - Fashion for Today @ 41 New Cavendish Street
42. Market...stop shouting, go Shop @ Stadium Car Park, Engineers Way
43. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
44. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
45. Fox and Lewis @ 19 St James Street, London
46. Feeling Honourable? @ 86 Lower Marsh, Lambeth
47. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
48. Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase @ Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
49. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
50. Where Do I Find Good Beer? @ Stoke Newington Church Street
51. Bagels while you Shop @ Nicole Farhi, 202 Westbourne Grove
52. Cricket in Covent Garden @ 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
53. Jigsaw and Kate Middleton @ 9 Argyll Street
54. The East Ends most famous market @ Petticoat Lane
55. John Lobb Bootmakers @ 9 St. James's Street, London
56. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
57. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
58. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
59. Home to the Geisha Kimonos @ 1-7 Davies Mews
60. Scandinavian Food for All @ 61 Great Titchfield Street
61. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
62. Indiana Jones' Hat Shop @ 13 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
63. 80 years and still Dancing @ 94 St Martin's Lane
64. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
65. She's in Fashion... @ 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden
66. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
67. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
68. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
69. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
70. Bloodgate Source @ 268 Lavender Hill, London
71. Harrods @ 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
72. The first Waitrose @ 263 High Street, Acton Hill
73. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
74. WH Smith lived here @ 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
75. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
76. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
77. Feel the fibre of the fabric @ Joel & Son Fabrics, 75-83 Church Street
78. Magic and Comedy @ 145 Wardour Street
79. Making Cake since the 1900s @ 111 Sydenham Road
80. Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea @ 45 Berwick Street, Soho
81. Experts in Retro @ 4 Nettlefold Place
82. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
83. Pink Floyd's Drum Shop @ 41 Store Street, Bloomsbury
84. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
85. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
86. Trinkets, Gems and Tourists @ Covent Garden
87. Old Spitalfields Market @ 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
88. Massage...on your time @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
89. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
90. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
91. A Market With Mexican Roots @ Portobello Road
92. Lock & Co...Historical Hats @ 6 St. James's Street
93. Good Gifts in a Tree @ 53 Exmouth Market
94. A Market going down in History @ Harrow Road & Fernhead Road
95. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
96. Former Toilet for your Jeweller @ 58 Davies Street
97. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
98. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
99. The Boxpark @ Bethnal Green Road
100. London's Finest Recordshop @ 1 Earlham Street
101. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
102. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
103. HMV's first Celebrity Opening @ 363 Oxford Street
104. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
105. Portobello Road Markets @ Portobello Road
106. What no Drugs? @ 101 Leather Lane
107. Charing Cross Book Worms @ Charing Cross Road
108. Handbag Gang Strike Again @ New Bond Street
109. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
110. Habitat & Joseph's First Home @ 77 Fulham Road, Chelsea