Shopping in London.


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Shopping in London.

  2. 2. INDEX <ul><li>1.- The shops on Oxford & Regent Streets. </li></ul><ul><li>2.- Notting Hill and Portobello Road. </li></ul><ul><li>3.- Famous stores in Mayfair and Piccadilly. </li></ul><ul><li>4.- Charing Cross Road and Camden market. </li></ul><ul><li>5.- Buying in Knightsbridge, Kensington & Chelsea. </li></ul><ul><li>6.- East London’s street markets – Petticoat Lane. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1.- The shops on Oxford & Regent Streets. <ul><li>Oxford Street , in the City of Westminster, in the West End of London, is home to clothing chain department stores such as H&M, Zara, and Benetton and hundreds of small shops. It stretches one and a half miles, selling all kinds of goods. An estimated nine million tourists visit Oxford Street each year. </li></ul><ul><li>In this street also include stores as: </li></ul><ul><li>Marks & Spencer: Respected amongst women for its well-made lingerie and the food halls that are also renowned for their ready-made meals. </li></ul><ul><li>Selfridges & Co: Where you'll find designer labels, home furnishings, perfume, top of the line luggage and gadgetry. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Regent Street  is one of the major  shopping streets  in  London 's  West End , well known to tourists and Londoners alike, and famous for its Christmas illuminations. </li></ul><ul><li>In Regent Street you can find: </li></ul><ul><li>- Liberty: Began in 1875 as a decorative furnishings shop, specialising in textiles. Now it is a department store that offer a wide range of merchandise from innovative fashion design, well-crafted antique and modern furniture, to wedding gifts and bridal wear. </li></ul><ul><li>- Hamleys: Seven floors of toys for all ages from traditional soldiers, dolls and trains to high-tech computer games and robots. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2.- Notting Hill and Portobello Road. <ul><li>This is bohemian neighbourhood in the west of London. You'll find some of the hippest of London's shops: Bill Amberg for leather goods; Sheila Cook for vintage clothing, some of which date back to the 18th century; Aime for French fashion and home furnishings; Emma Hope for hand-finished mules; and designer stilettos at boutique Scorah Pattullo. </li></ul><ul><li>In August Notting Hill Carnival has become one of Europe's biggest outdoor parties, with an estimated two million visitors over three days. </li></ul><ul><li>Notting Hill's most celebrated street is Portobello Road. Portobello Road is a web of smaller markets which stretch for over a mile. The market's best and busiest day is Saturday, when there is more the 2.000 stalls. </li></ul><ul><li>The southern end, the more genteel area, concentrates the famous antiques market. </li></ul><ul><li>The north end concentrates garments and accessories by upcoming designers, second-hand garments and bric-a-brac. </li></ul><ul><li>In Portobello Road you'll come across food markets offering fresh fruits and vegetables, olives, fresh breads and spices. Food stalls, selling crepes and sausages, collide with a serious selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3.- Famous stores in Mayfair and Piccadilly <ul><li>To the south of Oxford Street is Mayfair, known for its bespoke tailoring and upmarket fashion design. This is where you can found of thousands costumes of luxurious fabrics and made by some of the world's most enowned tailors. Some shops of this street are: </li></ul><ul><li>- Butler & Wilson: Shop that sells vintage and modern jewellery and accessories. </li></ul><ul><li>- Fortnum and Mason: Is known primarily for its food hall, which features such English favourites as teas, biscuits, marmalades, mustards and the very British picnic hamper. </li></ul><ul><li>- Waterstone's: Offers a wide range of mostly recent publications and children's books. </li></ul><ul><li>- Burlington Arcade: To the north of Piccadilly, was built in 1819 and is one of London's oldest shopping arcades. Affluent customers visit the arcade for its cashmere classics, leather shoes and extensive selection of jewellery. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 4.- Charing Cross Road and Camden market . <ul><li>Charing Cross Road is known as London's famed literary road still retains some of the romantic charm of 1984. The most unique feature about this road are its rare second-hand shops and specialist bookshops as: </li></ul><ul><li>Foyle: Is famous for five floors containing thousands of titles. </li></ul><ul><li>Murder One: calls itself Europe's largest crime and mystery bookshop. </li></ul><ul><li>Zwemmer: Supplies titles in art, architecture and media. </li></ul><ul><li>Camden in North West London is one of London's most popular weekend attractions and receives millions of young and trendy tourists each year. Camden market is famed for its network of open-air and indoor arts and crafts markets, of which there are half a dozen. </li></ul><ul><li>A vast shopping area, each market has its own style. Most have stalls of quirky, new and second-hand garments, jewellery, fashion accessories, records and CDs, bric-a-brac and food from every corner of the globe. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 5.-Buying in Knightsbridge, Kensington & Chelsea <ul><li>Harrods, on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, first opened in 1849 as a humble grocery store. Today, it's a lavish department store probably Britain's most famous that spans seven floors. </li></ul><ul><li>Here you can find the Food Hall, known for its exotic range of foodstuffs, the quality of the produce and the extravagant way in which it's displayed. </li></ul><ul><li>Furthermore, the department store has a strict dress code which was introduced in 1989 and bans unsuitable attire. </li></ul><ul><li>Harvey Nichols, wedged between Knightsbridge and Sloane Street, began in 1813 when Benjamin Harvey opened a linen shop. In 1820, in partnership with Colonel Nichols, the shop began trading in Oriental carpets, silks and luxury goods. Over time &quot;Harvey Nicks&quot;, as it is fashionably called, has turned into a full-merchandise department store. </li></ul><ul><li>Sloane Street and King's Road (Chelsea). It houses haute couture from many of the classics, such as Christian Lacroix, Hermes and Dior as well as younger labels such as MaxMara and Prada. Sloane Street comes to an end at Sloane Square, here, from her boutique Bazaar, that designer Mary Quant revolutionised fashion by launching the mini skirt and bold, sexy cosmetics. Westwood still has a shop on 430 King's Road. It's called World's End and its backward spinning clock has become something of an icon in London's fashion scene. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 6.- East London’s street markets – Petticoat Lane. <ul><li>Petticoat Lane is the name of a market which has been operating since the 1750s and today takes place in and around Middlesex Street and Wentworth Street. </li></ul><ul><li>In Elizabethan times, the market was a trading place for pigs - hence the name Hog Lane. With time, it began selling second-hand petticoats and was renamed Petticoat Lane. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Today, it continues to specialise in mostly new and inexpensive garments and leather items, although, on a smaller scale, some stallholders trade in bric-a-brac and household goods. The market's best day is Sunday. Here you can find stores like: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Columbia Road Flower Market: Flower market and gardening. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brick Lane Market: Sells from leather jackets to pet foods, furniture and second-hand bicycles. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spitalfields Market: Young designers craft shops, plus food stores. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Work done by: Iván Gallardo & Alicia Pérez 2º BACH C