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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th July 1982 IRA bomb attacks in London

20th July 1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks

20th July 1982 T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical Windy City, premieres in London

20th July 1960 Born today: Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend

20th July 1956 Born today: Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)

20th July 1944 Pierre Vinot, French ambassador to London/writer, dies

20th July 1935 Born today: Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)

20th July 1930 Born today: Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)

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. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
12. Angels and Bermans @ 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
13. Mary Quant's Bazaar @ Markham House, 138a King's Road, Chelsea
14. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
15. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
16. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
17. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
18. Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase @ Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
19. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street @ 186 Fleet Street, London
20. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
21. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
22. Raymond's Revue Bar @ 11 Walkers Court, Brewer Street, Soho, London
23. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
24. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
25. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
26. HMV's first Celebrity Opening @ 363 Oxford Street
27. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
28. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
29. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
30. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
31. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
32. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
33. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
34. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
35. McLaren and Westwood's SEX @ 430 Kings Road, London
36. Electric Avenue @ Electric Avenue, Brixton, London
37. Cricket in Covent Garden @ 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
38. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
39. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
40. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
41. A Market going down in History @ Harrow Road & Fernhead Road
42. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
43. Old Spitalfields Market @ 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
44. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
45. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
46. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
47. Home to the Geisha Kimonos @ 1-7 Davies Mews
48. Feeling Honourable? @ 86 Lower Marsh, Lambeth
49. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
50. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
51. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
52. Handbag Gang Strike Again @ New Bond Street
53. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
54. Churchill's Favourite for Cheese @ 93 Jermyn Street
55. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
56. Simply Sausages @ Harts Corner, 341 London Central Markets
57. Experts in Retro @ 4 Nettlefold Place
58. Market...stop shouting, go Shop @ Stadium Car Park, Engineers Way
59. Treadwell's Bookshop @ 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury
60. Is This The New Portobello? @ Lower Marsh
61. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
62. She's in Fashion... @ 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden
63. Jigsaw and Kate Middleton @ 9 Argyll Street
64. The Westfield London @ Shepherd's Bush, London
65. Magic and Comedy @ 145 Wardour Street
66. Trinkets, Gems and Tourists @ Covent Garden
67. Former Toilet for your Jeweller @ 58 Davies Street
68. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
69. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
70. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
71. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
72. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
73. Feel the fibre of the fabric @ Joel & Son Fabrics, 75-83 Church Street
74. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
75. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
76. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
77. Virgin Born Here @ 2 Symons Street, London
78. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
79. Pink Floyd's Drum Shop @ 41 Store Street, Bloomsbury
80. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
81. Portobello Road Markets @ Portobello Road
82. Bloodgate Source @ 268 Lavender Hill, London
83. Fox and Lewis @ 19 St James Street, London
84. Good Gifts in a Tree @ 53 Exmouth Market
85. London's Finest Recordshop @ 1 Earlham Street
86. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
87. Habitat & Joseph's First Home @ 77 Fulham Road, Chelsea
88. Scandinavian Food for All @ 61 Great Titchfield Street
89. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street
90. Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea @ 45 Berwick Street, Soho
91. The Boxpark @ Bethnal Green Road
92. Massage...on your time @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
93. John Lobb Bootmakers @ 9 St. James's Street, London
94. Harrods @ 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
95. Lock & Co...Historical Hats @ 6 St. James's Street
96. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
97. The East Ends most famous market @ Petticoat Lane
98. Bagels while you Shop @ Nicole Farhi, 202 Westbourne Grove
99. The first Waitrose @ 263 High Street, Acton Hill
100. Sally Clarke's @ 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington
101. 80 years and still Dancing @ 94 St Martin's Lane
102. The General Trading Stores @ 26 Symons Street, Sloane Square, London
103. A Market With Mexican Roots @ Portobello Road
104. What no Drugs? @ 101 Leather Lane
105. Tantalise those Taste Buds @ 38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden
106. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
107. Walk In Back Rub @ 11 Charlotte Place
108. WH Smith lived here @ 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
109. Yuletide Food with French Flair @ 202 Upper Street, Islington
110. Charing Cross Book Worms @ Charing Cross Road