Category Archives: London Shopping

Petticoat Lane market

Petticoat Lane Market is one of London’s oldest markets.  It operates in the East End of London,  a few hundred metres south of Old Spitalfields Market and just to the west of Brick Lane.

The market has been operating since the 1750s, when the area became a centre for manufacturing clothes. Bizarrely the street Petticoat Lane does not exist – its name was considered too rude by the Victorian’s and was changed to Middlesex Street.

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Local Londoner’s Tip:  Petticoat Lane is not as stylish as Portobello Market but if you are after cheap clothes it can’t be beaten. Leather goods are particularly good value and can be found at the Aldgate East end.

Petticoat Lane Market Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 10 – 14.30
Saturday – closed
Sunday – 9 – 14.00

Location:  The market runs between Middlesex Street and Goulston Street, Spitalfields London E1 7HT

Nearest Underground Station:  Aldgate East or Liverpool Street

Westfield Shopping Centre

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The Westfield Shopping Center is London’s largest shopping mall. Located in Shepherds Bush, West London, Westfield is a stunning architectural masterpiece with over 275 shops, from luxury fashion labels to high street favourites. The hopping mall also has over 50 places to eat and drink.

Location: Westfield, Ariel Way London W12 7GF

Westfield Opening Times:
Mon 10am – 9pm
Tues 10am – 9pm
Wed 10am – 9pm
Thurs 10am – 10pm
Fri 10am – 10pm
Sat 9am – 9pm
Sun 12pm – 6pm
Bank Holidays 10am – 8pm

Nearest Underground Tube Stations:
Four Underground stations provide easy access
Shepherd’s Bush, and White City (Central Line)
Wood Lane and Shepherd\’s Bush Market (Hammersmith & City Line)

Selfridges

 

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Selfridges is one of London’s premier shopping destinations. Selfridges is a department store located on Oxford Street. It has the largest cosmetics hall in Europe and arguably London’s best food hall.

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Selfridges Opening Hours:
Mon-Wed 09:30-20:00
Thu-Sat 09:30-21:00
Sun12:00-18:00

Location: 400 Oxford Street London W1A 1AB
Nearest underground tube station: Bond Street or Marble Arch

 

Sloane Street

Sloane Street is popular London shopping destination for high end designer brands. It is famous for the department story Harrods.

The area is particularly popular with overseas Royalty, premiership footballers and their model girlfriends, and rich Russians. Many of the buildings on the West side of Sloane Street, at the Knightsbridge end, are now owned by members of Dubai’s ruling family.

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Interesting fact:  Sloane Street, along with nearby Sloane Square, gives it to the name to “Sloane Rangers” a name given in the eighties to a type of young upper class privately educated rich English ladies that can be seen in the area.

Nearest Underground Station:  Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line)

Location: Sloane Street London SW1

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