Regents Street• Regent Street is a major shopping street in London located in the West End.• A festival is held annually in Regent Street Christmas lights are part of a London tradition.
• New Street Nash looked like a clear dividing line between Soho, which was considered less than respectable, and modern squares and streets of Mayfair. Among the most important fashion shops are United Colors of Benetton, Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry, Lacoste, Swarovski, Tous, Zara, Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein and Mango.
NOTTING HILL & PORTOBELLO ROAD• Notting Hill is a suburb of London. It is located on the west side of town, near the northwest corner of Hyde Park. It is within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.• There are many music stores, and items for sale in Notting Hill gate, and there are areas of social exclusion.• Notting Hill is known for the location of the annual Notting Hill Carnival, which takes place in August. This is a huge street and celebrate the Caribbean culture, focusing on colorful parades. The carnival was originally set in the decade of the 1960.
PORTOBELLO• Notting Hill is also known for Portobello Market, which has become a tourist attraction of the first order.• Portobello Road in west London on Saturday home to Portobello Road Market, one of the most famous street markets of London, known for second-hand clothes and antiques.
MAYFAIR & PICCADILLY• The Mayfair emerged in the eighteenth century as a peripheral residential area. What at that time were farmers houses today has evolved to the current district full of embassies, offices, modern hotels and luxury apartments. Mayfair can delimit the area between Piccadilly, Hyde Park, Oxford Street and Regent Street.
PICCADILLY CIRCUS• Piccadilly Circus takes to the head of London as a center of the city.• The main attraction here is the statue of Eros, initially called the Shaftesbury Monument. Built in 1893 by Alfred Gilbert.• Also look at the Criterion, a prominent London theater with an “Art Nouveau” design.
CHARING CROSS ROAD• Charing Cross Road is a street in central London running immediately north of St Martin-in-the-Fields to St Giles Circus and then becomes Tottenham Court Road. It is so called because it serves Charing Cross railway station.• For all those who love second hand or antiquarian books, the charming collection of old bookshops on and near Charing Cross Road is a must. Many can be found in Cecil Court near Leicester Square Station . There are a number of new bookshops nearby too - Foyles is the biggest, with a stock of over 7 million titles.• Whilst already very famous, the road was made more so by the book 84 Charing Cross Road, which was also made into a film starring Anthony Hopkins. Cecil Court, a side street just off the main road, is filled with antique book and map shops.
CAMDEN MARKET• Camden Town still manages to draw heaps of visitors keen to sample its vibrant market and underground music scene. Indeed, the market now draws in 100,000 every weekend and sells virtually anything that can be placed on a market stall. The quality of goods varies, but you may well find a genuine bargain.• If the crush of the market gets to you, wander down to the canal and jump onto a barge for a trip through the attractive residential area of Little Venice with its grand Victorian villas. The barge also travels as far as Regents Park where you can be dropped in the middle of the famous London Zoo.• Amy Winehouse lived in Camdem Town.
KNIGHTSBRIDGE, KENSINGTON & CHELSEA• Knightsbridge is everything you would suspect of London’s poshest neighbourhood: snooty, superficial and over the top. Designer boutiques, five star hotels and expensive restaurants compete for space, however unbelievably it is possible to find the odd cosy pub randomly tucked away from the main thoroughfares. It is also a great place to people watch, from the wannabe IT girls queuing to get into Vendome to the hapless rich men trying to entice them.
KNIGHTSBRIDGE, KENSINGTON & CHELSEA• Kensington• This market sells retro clothing primarily. It was previously located in Kensington High Street but has recently moved to Queensway, Bayswater and can be found near the ice skating rink at the Kensington Gardens end of Queensway.
KNIGHTSBRIDGE, KENSINGTON & CHELSEA• Chelsea• Its busy, its large, its world famous, its the Chelsea Antique Market—a great place for finding unusual antiques. Despite being in one of Londons most ritzy neighbourhoods, bargains abound. Open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm.• Situated in Londons West End in a nineteenth century teracotta building, this market was established in 1964 and is internationally acclaimed. A variety of goods are offered here.• Antiquarius houses a load of different antiques dealers selling a wide range of collectables including art, furniture and ceramics.
PETTICOAT LANE• More than a thousand stalls spread over two streets make up Petticoat Lane Market. This East End market which has been operating since the 1750s or earlier, is named after the petticoats and lace once sold there by the Huguenots who came to London from France. The street was renamed Middlesex Street in 1830 by the Victorians who wanted to avoid references to womens underwear, but the name had stuck. The market specialises in new goods ranging from running shoes to kitchen utensils.• There are more than 1000 little shops where you can buy whatever you want.
WORK DONE BY: LUIS FELIPE DURÁN VINUESA JOSÉ PABLO HIDALGO MAÑERO
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