Shopping in London


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A project work by Ana Manzano and Adrián Castellanos, 2º Bachillerato students at IES Julio Rodriguez, Motril, Spain.

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Shopping in London

  2. 2. The shops on Oxford and Regent Streets
  3. 3. Oxford street • - Oxford Street is one and a half miles from end to end. Most shops open 10am until 6 or 7pm. Many also open on Sunday from 12 to 6pm with late nights on Thursday. Oxford Street is best known for Selfridges and the other big department stores which are all found in the section from Marble Arch to Oxford Circus, along with most of the big-name multinationals. Its more of the same towards Tottenham Court Road, but generally on a smaller scale. Oxford Street is said to be the busiest shopping street in Europe
  4. 4. Regent Street• Regent Street forms a neat dividing line between swanky Mayfair to the West and trendy Soho to the East. The main shopping section of the street lies between Oxford Circus to the north, and Piccadilly Circus to the south - a distance of about 3/4 of a mile. Our panoramas will help you see whats on offer, especially as the shops here can all appear rather uniform due to the regulations that they must blend in with the elegant architecture of the street. Regent Street has similar shop opening hours to Oxford Street.
  6. 6. Notthing Hill • Nottthing Hill is an area in London, 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 • 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 (particularly around Westbourne Grove and Clarendon Cross). A Daily Telegraph article in 2004 used the phrase the Notting Hill Set’ to refer to a group of emerging Conservative politicians, such as David Cameron and George Osborne, now respectively Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer. However, the large houses have also provided multi- occupancy rentals for much of the 20th century. Caribbean immigrants were drawn to the area in the 1950s, partly because of the dubious practices followed by the landlord Peter Rachman, and became the target of white Teddy Boys in the 1958 Notting Hill race riots. • Notting Hill has had an association with artists and "alternative" culture since its development in the 1820s. There are also areas of deprivation to the north,sometimes referred to as North Kensington, or Ladbroke Grove, from the name of the street
  7. 7. Portobello RoadPortobello Road is a street in the Notting Hill ,London . It runs almost the length of Notting Hillfrom south to north, roughly parallel with Ladbroke Grove. On Saturdays it is home to PortobelloRoad Market, one of Londons notable street markets, known for its second-hand clothes andantiques. Every August since 1996 the Portobello Film Festivalhas been held in locations aroundPortobello Road.
  9. 9. • Mayfair At the very heart of the London borough of Westminster is Mayfair, one of the citys finest residential areas and one of Londons most attractive villages. Class, sophistication, and finery are all synonymous with Mayfair, which takes its name from the fortnight-long May Fair, which took place in the borough from 1686 until 1764. Situated between Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly and Park Lane, Mayfair is home to some of the finest shopping establishments in the world. Many of the establishments in Mayfair are as old as the district itself. Our Business Directory contains many of Mayfair’s hidden gems that you wouldn’t otherwise know how to find.
  10. 10. Piccadilly Piccadilly is the wide and busy main road that leads to Picccadilly Circus. 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. Paeralll to Piccadilly to the south, is quieter Jermyn Street with its long-established menswear shops, especially shirtmakers.
  12. 12. CHARING CROSSROADCharing Cross Road is a street incentral London running immediatelynorth of St Martin-in-the-Fields to StGiles Circus and then becomesTottenham Court Road. It is so calledbecause it serves Charing Cross railwaystation (named for the nearby CharingCross).Charing Cross Road was developed, inconjunction with Shaftesbury Avenue,by the Metropolitan Board of Worksunder an 1877 Act of Parliament at acost of £778,238. The two streets andothers such as the ThamesEmbankment NorthumberlandAvenue, Kingsway and Aldwych werebuilt to improve traffic flow throughcentral London. It incorporated theroutes of several older streets.
  13. 13. CAMDEN- Camden Lock Market, by thecanal, was the original craftmarket, established in 1974, butnow has a much wider spectrum ofgoods on sale. Both this and theever popular Camden StablesMarket - centre of the alternativefashion scene, Camden (BuckStreet) Market, the recentlyimproved Camden Lock VillageandInverness Street Market - whichthrived on local trade long beforetourists discovered Camden, are allopen every day, making the areawell worth a mid-week visit. But it isat the weekend that the marketscene jumps fully into life with allstalls and shops at the markets fullytrading. The indoor fashion marketat the Electric Ballroom opens onSunday
  14. 14. EAST LONDON’S STREET MARKETSIt is one of a number of traditional markets located to the east of the City of London. A few hundred yards to the northis Old Spitalfields market, which has been refurbished, and across Commercial Street, to the east, lies Brick LaneMarket. A half mile further east is the Columbia Road Flower Market. Petticoat Lane Market was not formallyrecognised until an Act of Parliament in 1936, but its long history as an informal market makes it possibly one of theoldest surviving markets in Britain.The market is open Monday to Friday on Wentworth Street; on Sunday it extends over many of the surrounding streets,with over a thousand stalls. It is closed on Saturday, and on Sunday closes at about 2 pm. The markets are well signedfrom local stations. Despite its fame and history, Petticoat Lane market is not designed as a tourist attraction.
  15. 15. TRABAJO REALIZADO POR: Trabajo realizado por: • Adrián Castellanos Molina •Ana Manzano Fuentes FIN