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.
Although this looks rather small and unassuming from the bustling pavement on Piccadilly Circus, wander inside and you'll find five floors of sporting goods to make your eyes pop out. All manner of sporty gear including Gortex jackets, tennis rackets, golf clubs, cricket bats, gym equipment, tents and swimwear - you name it, and they've probably got it. This flagship store is huge, so ask one of the friendly and well-trained staff members for help and they'll send you in the right direction. This store has a long sporting history and it seems one they're keen to maintain.
Located in Covent Garden Market, Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop is an independent store that was set up in the 1880s, and has enjoyed immense popularity ever since. Although it stocks many things children love, the creations that have most contributed to the store's fame are the toy theaters and miniature theaters that are a hot favorite. The toy theaters at this store take inspiration from sources as varied as Dickens' Great Expectations and Cinderella. Their other wares include dolls, puppets and books.
Located at the Covent Garden, the Jubilee Market is a unique shopping spot in London, a place that is always abuzz with locals and tourists. The market serves a three-way function from Tuesdays through Fridays, it is a general market, on Saturdays and Sundays an arts and craft market runs here whereas Mondays find the place rife with antique products and dealers. Drop in as per their timetable and you will never be disappointed. The marketplace is also home to a currency exchange center, florists and some cool restaurants like Tutti Frutti Creperie and Peter's Snack Bar.
Neal's Yard Dairy, a tiny shop in Covent Garden neighborhood, offers a great variety of specialty cheeses and other dairy products. They are involved in the entire cheese making processes, right from the farm where the cheese is kept to mature till it is bought by the customer. Ensuring that their patrons receive the best quality cheese, Neal's Yard Dairy has gained popularity for the variety and quality of cheese it sells. Popular recommendations are Montgomery's Cheddar, Colston Bassett Stilton and Appleby's Cheshire, but if you find yourself spoiled for choice, an expert assistant will be on hand to help out. They also sell fresh bread and other gourmet foods.
Foyles is not for those who are used to run-of-the-mill and impersonal bookstores. The store has gained a place in the Guinness Book of Records for having the largest shelf area! There are excellent opportunities for leisurely browsing through its huge stock. The layout is peculiar and you may have to spend a while wandering around its many floors before finding what you're looking for. But, as long as you've got the time, Foyles is endlessly fascinating. Famous for their literary lunches and various events, with the likes of Will Self and other popular authors, it's well worth dropping by.