Esta área foi antigamente a sede do mercado Londrino de frutas e produtos hortícolas, que hoje deslocou-se para o New Covent Garden Market em Bermondsey. Hoje, é um conjunto de lojas que vendem uma variedade de bens, de antigüidades e artesanato de imagens e vestuário artesanal. Há também uma área ao ar livre onde espetáculos de mímica e malabarismos podem, ocasionalmente, ser encontrados. Músicos tocam regularmente nos bonitos pátios em torno das lojas do mercado. Também há alguns lugares para almoçar ou pegar um sorvete.
Esta é uma das mais prestigiadas lojas de Londres, o local serve como uma brilhante homenagem as coisas elegantes e luxuosas. Propriedade de Mohammed Al- Fayed, cada andar abriga as criações dos mais conceituados desenhadores de moda e de acessórios, além dos móveis de luxo, cosméticos, jóias e brinquedos clássicos. Se você estiver com pressa, pode pedir ajuda ao serviço especializado oferecido pelo Harrod's. Este palácio de Knightsbridge possui 19 cafés e restaurantes, um casino no Internet e um departamento de animais de estimação. A marca Harrods apresenta belissimos presentes, que podem ser entregues em qualquer lugar do mundo. No subsolo, Al-Fayed construiu uma pequena estátua dourada em homenagem à Princesa Diana e ao seu filho, Dodi, que morreu tragicamente em Agosto de 1997.
Selfridges is one of the best (and best known) department stores, not just in the city, but the world. A store from which customers have come to expect only the best, at Selfridges you can find branded clothing, accessories, cosmetics, eatables and so much more. When you take into account the quality and variety of services and products it offers, it is really no wonder that this high-end store has become one of London's attractions.
Esta elegante e moderna loja da Harvey Nichols em Knightsbridge estava entre os locais favoritos da falecida princesa Diana. Harvey Nicks (como é conhecida a loja), dedica-se principalmente na venda de roupa de desenhador, e os indecisos ou apresados podem solicitar gratuitamente um auxilio de um vendedor personalizado. Tudo que precisa fazer é dizer-lhes o que você está procurando e suas medidas e eles vão buscar na loja, o item mais adequada. Os outros pisos oferecem diferentes serviços no piso térreo, com a perfumaria, no quarto andar o Spa Aveda, no quinto andar o Café e Bar, Yo! Sushi. Se isso não for suficiente, você pode procurar alguns presentes requintadamente embalados longe da área de comida. Empoleirar-se no bar do espresso ou procure algo na secção orgânica e vitamina, onde pode-se utilizar o computador com tela sensível ao toque para obter toda a informação sobre a saúde alimentar.
Alfies Antique Market is the destination for those who love to collect vintage items. Choose from a plethora of collectibles like period clothing and Victorian jewelry, fascinating china, glassware, silverware, ceramics and many more articles, that have over the years appealed to celebrity clientele and locals alike. Alfies' team of seventy five antique specialists are available to help you find the perfect hostess gift or make that distinct addition to your antique collection.
One of the most popular bookstores in London, John Sandoe Books Ltd., located in Chelsea, was established in 1957. Boasting thousands of books on various genres such as arts, politics and literature to name a few, every inch of the store is covered with printed masterpieces. If you've been searching for a hard-to-find book, John Sandoe is probably the only place you'll find it. Open all week, this bookstore is great for adults as well as children.
Established in 1979, Lambert Souvenirs, located to the south of Trafalgar Square, is where you can pick up items to remember your London trip by. You can buy loads of 'I Love London' T-shirts, London fridge magnets, pub and train station signs, as well as plates and mugs. Some of their most popular items are glossy iPhone covers designed like the Union Jack, telephone booth money boxes and the Drunken Duck pub signs. If you want to give friends and family a feel of your London trip, you should definitely take back some souvenirs from Lambert.
Crest of London proudly bears the honor of being one of the city's premiere souvenir shops. With five stores across the village and an online store to boot, finding that perfect memento could hardly be easier. Crest of London carries nothing but the finest merchandise, whether it be the London historical ashtray, the mini shot glass set, or the adorable teddy bears (your choice of Beefeater, police or guard) for which your heart pines. Crest of London at Whitehall is conveniently located just off Trafalgar Square, and is a great place to pick up a little something to commemorate your sojourn in the city.
Spacious and airy, the National Gallery Bookshop stocks an impressive selection of artists' biographies and prints. In addition, a gamut of art-related books, postcards and gifts are available as well, rendering the store the perfect place to find eclectic gifts and souvenirs. With so much on offer, you're not likely to leave empty-handed, even if you intended to just have a look around. Breeze in here and find yourself surrounded by centuries of rich history and culture.
Located in the basement of the National Portrait Gallery, alongside the swanky restaurant, the National Portrait Gallery Shop is a true treat for art lovers. The shop specializes in British Art primarily (much of which has been or is inspired by the gallery's ongoing exhibitions and/or permanent collection), but it also stocks a wide range of biographies and history and painting titles. There is a mail order service available and you can also buy CD ROM's and educational aids. Accessories, greeting cards and artistic homeware items can also be bought here.
Located in the heart of London, Davenports Magic is one of the most popular magic shops in all of London. Opened way back in 1898 by Lewis Davenport, the shop continues to be owned and operated by the Davenport family, making it one of the oldest shops of its kind in the world! The Guinness World Record holding place stores thousands of quirky and amusing magic toys and products for both kids and adults. Davenports Magic also frequently conducts magic classes and magic shows at the Davenport Magic Studio located within the facility.
Whether you are looking for a quintessential shopping experience or are in mood for some entertainment, The Arches at Villiers Street is the place to be. Out of the many establishments that are located at this shopping arcade, a play at the Charing Cross Theatre and or a vibrant evening at the Heaven (a live-music venue) come most recommended. The place is dotted with several restaurants where you can grab a laid-back meal after a long day.