By: Francisco Jesús Duarte Abellán and Roberto Carlos Jiménez López
Índice• The shops on Oxford & Regent streets• Notting Hill and Portobello Road• Famous stores in Mayfair and Piccadilly• Charing Cross Road and Camden market• Buying in Knightsbridge, Kensington & Chelsea• East Londons street Petticoat Lane markets
The shops on Oxford & Regent streets• Oxford Street is a major thoroughfare in the City of Westminstret in the West End of London.• Oxford Street runs for approximately one and a half miles (two and a half kilometres) from Marble Arch at the north east corner of Hyde Park, through Oxford Circus to St Giles Circus, at the intersection with Charing cross Road and Tottenham Court.• It is Europes busiest shopping street, as well as its most dense, and as of 2011 had approximately 300 shops.• The major stores on street includes: Debenhams, HMV, House of Fraser, House of Fraser, etc.
The shops on Oxford & Regent streets• Regent Street is one of the major shopping streets in London s West End such as Oxford Street.• The street was completed in 1825 and was an early example of town planning in England.• It runs from the Regents residence at Carlton House in St James s at the southern end, through Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus, to all Souls Church. From there Langham Place and Portland Place continue the route to Regent s Park.• Selected shops and other places of note: All Souls Church, Apple retail store, Austin Reed, Broadcasting House, Café Royal, Dickins and Jones, Hamleys, Liberty, Oxford Circus tube station, Paris Theatre.
Notting Hill and Portobello Road • Notting Hill is an area in London, England, close to the north-western corner of Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. • It is a cosmopolitan district known as the location for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, and for being home to the Portobello Road Market. • Notting Hill has a contemporary reputation as an affluent and fashionable area; known for attractive terraces of large Victorian townhouses, and high-end shopping and restaurants. • The origin of the name "Notting Hill" is uncertain though an early version appears in the Patent Rolls of 1356 as Knottynghull.
Notting Hill and Portobello Road • Portobello Road is a street in the Notting Hill district of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west London, England. • It runs almost the length of Notting Hill from south to north. • On Saturdays it is home to Portobello Road Market, one of Londons notable street markets, known for its second hand clothes and antiques and every August since 1996 the Portobello Film Festival has been held in locations around Portobello Road. • Portobello Road was known prior to 1740 as Greens Lane. • Portobello Road Market draws tourists. However, there are also fruit and vegetable stalls in the market, which trade throughout the week and are located further north than the antiques, near the Westway Flyover.
Stores in Mayfair and Piccadilly• Piccadilly is a major street in central London, UK, running from Hyde Park Corner in the west to Piccadilly Circus in the east. It is completely within the city of Westminster.• It is home to the The Ritz Hotel and the Fortnum and Mason department store which has stood at the same site for almost three hundred years.• The Royal Academy art institute is on the northside of Piccadilly at Burlington House.• Mayfair (originally called The May Fair) is an area of central London, within the City of Westminster.• Most popular stores in Mayfair: Louis Vuitton, Miller Harris, Poste, Burberry, Browns, Dover Street Market, Tiffany & Co, etc.
Charing Cross Road and Camden market• 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 (named for the nearby Charing Cross).• Charing Cross Road is renowned for its specialist and second-hand bookshops such as Quinto Bookshop and Henry Pordes .• A long-standing correspondence between New York based author Helene Hanff and the staff of a bookstore on the street, Marks & Co, was the inspiration for the book 84 Charing Cross Road (1970).• The book was made into a 1986 film with Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins.
Charing Cross Road and Camden market• The Camden Markets are a lot of markets in Camden Town near the Hampstead Road Lock of the Regents Canal.• Among products sold on the stalls are crafts, clothing, bric-a-brac, and fast food It is the fourth-most popular visitor attraction in London, attracting approximately 100,000 people each weekend.• The complex of Camden Market is composed of six general sections, each with its own particular focus on wares.• But surely the best of Camden is the variety of cultures and nationalities strangers circulating about him. It is paradise sinister fashion, goth and punk and people go dressed in strange ways.• This woman is an example (Next slide):
Knightsbridge, Kensington & Chelsea • Knightsbridge is a road which gives its name to an exclusive district lying to the west of central London. • The road runs along the south side of Hyde Park, west from Hyde Park Corner, spanning the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea up to Brompton Road. • Knightsbridge is notable as an ultra-expensive residential area, and for the density of its upmarket retail outlets.
Knightsbridge, Kensington & Chelsea • The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is a central London borough of Royal borough status. • After the City of Westminster, it is the wealthiest borough in England. • It is an urban area and was named in the 2001 census as the most densely populated local authority in the United Kingdom, with a population of 158,919 at 13,244 per square kilometre. • Contains a substantial number of city centre facilities such as major museums and universities, department stores like Harrods, Peter Jones and Harvey Nichols, is home to the Notting Hill Carnival, and several Embassies in its Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Kensington Gardens districts.
East Londons street Petticoat Lane markets• Petticoat Lane Market is a fashion and clothing market located on Wentworth Street and Middlesex Street in East London.• It is one of a number of traditional markets located to the east of the City of London.• A few hundred yards to the north is Old Spitalfields market, and across Commercial Street, to the east, lies Brick Lane Market. A half mile further east is the Columbia Road Flower Market.• The market is open Monday to Friday on Wentworth Street; on Sunday it extends over many of the surrounding streets.