imag: TitleProject Britain

Learn about London
by Mandy Barrow

Privacy Policy
Follow me on Twitter :
Project Britain
About London
London Index
Getting to London
Facts about London
The Queen's Guards
Royal London
Buildings and landmarks
The People
London Transport
Essential information
Shops and Markets
What to see
(important street)
Annual Events
London Police
Food and Drink
Open Spaces
Districts / Areas
History of London
River Thames
Hidden London
Arm Chair Travel
British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
Shopping in London

London has over 40,000 shops and 26 major street markets to choose from.

Oxford Street (Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus)
Oxford Street, London's busiest shopping street, is in the heart of the city's West End. It is the place for buying souvenirs, clothes, and so on.

Covent Garden (Nearest Tube: Covent Garden )
Overflowing with street markets, curbside entertainment, trendy cafes, English pubs, and small boutiques. A must visit for all tourists to London.

Charingcross Road
Charing Cross Road is where book worms go. Mainstream bookshops, such as Foyles, Borders and Blackwells, line the street but perhaps the most unique feature about this road are its rare, second-hand and specialist shops. Foyles is famous for five floors containing thousands of titles.

Tottenham Court Road
The best place for electronics shops and furniture stores.

Knightsbridge (Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge)
Fashion / Designer boutiques

Famous Stores

Harrods (Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge)
This store is world renowned and is considered an attraction in itself. The "Food Halls" are a popular tourist attraction, along with an abundance of traditional British merchandise. Be prepared to spend a long time in Harold as it contains over 300 departments!

Selfridges (Nearest Tube: Marble Arch)
This store has an extensive designer section for both men, women and children, constantly updated by the arrival of international labels.

Hamleys (Regent Street. Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus )
Hamley`s is every child`s dream come true. It offers seven floors of toys for all ages – from traditional soldiers, dolls and trains to high-tech computer games and robots.

London Markets

Petticoat Lane Market is a great place for bargain clothes and shoes.
Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street

Portobello Market a place to buy antiques, clothes, shoes, bric-a-brac and organic fruit and vegetables all in one place.
Nearest Tube: Notting Hill Gate / Ladbroke Grove

Camden Market has become one of London's top attractions. You can find hippie cloths, craft stalls, 70's nostalgia and vegetarian food.
Nearest Tube: Camden Town / Chalk Farm

Click here for a tube map

Back to Armchair Travel

back to the topLearn about England and the other countries in Britain
from the children who live in ther

London indexbus icon

back arrowbus icon

email© Copyright - please read
All the materials on these pages are free for homework and classroom use only. You may not redistribute, sell or place the content of this page on any other website or blog without written permission from the Mandy Barrow.

© Copyright Mandy Barrow 2013

Mandy is the creator of the Woodlands Resources section of the Woodlands Junior website. 
The two websites and are the new homes for the Woodlands Resources.

Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant. 
She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.

Follow Mandy on Twitter

Woodlands Junior Homework Help new website