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|Shopping in UK is bit expensive but again it's all
depends who, what, where and when you are buying e.g. Shopping in
UK may find bit more expensive for visitors who come from developing
nations than people come from developed nations and it also depends
on pound value at that time.
can find big shopping centers every part of UK, these are many very
big shopping malls at one place usually set just outside most major
cities. Some stretch for miles and cover floor after floor. Within
the walls are literally hundreds of stores offering a wide varieties
of items. There is no specialization, all shopping centers offer nearly
Most cities in UK have High Streets where you can find all the best
known High Street Stores as well as individual little boutiques and
shops. Unlike the shopping centers where you know exactly what you
are getting, visiting the High Streets, lanes and less well known
areas, you will find surprises and delights. The added advantage is
that you will get a true flavor of the area too.
(87-135 Brompton Road, SW3 1RT) Britain's most famous store and
possibly the most famous store in the world, Harrods features on
many tourist 'must-see' lists - and with good reason. Its humble
beginnings date back to 1849, when Henry Charles Harrods opened
a small grocery shop that emphasized impeccable service over value.
Today, it occupies a vast site in London's fashionable Knights bridge
and boasts a phenomenal range of products from pianos and cooking
pans to pets and perfumery with a large Hair and Beauty department
its crowning glory on the top floor.
Marks & Spencer Flagship Store (458 Oxford
Street, W1C 1AP) This enduring retail partnership began back in
1894 in a small shop in Manchester, but Marks & Spencer (M &
S) now boasts more than 300 stores in the UK and 400 stores worldwide.
M & S is one of Britain's most reliable and trusted stores,
famed for selling high quality food, clothing and lingerie and household
goods. Its ready meals, cakes, and desserts are some of the best
on the market.
Fortnum & Mason (181 Piccadilly W1) One of
the oldest and most famous stores in Piccadilly, this fine food
emporium was opened by Messrs Fortnum and Mason in 1705. Much patronized
by the aristocracy over the years, and still purveyor of food and
wine to the Royal Family, Fortnum's is a must-see for anyone visiting
(188-196 Regent Street W1B 5BT) Living up to its reputation as the
'finest toyshop in the world' is no mean feat. Hamleys still draws
the crowds and boasts an astonishing array of more than 40,000 toys
and games over its seven floors.
Harvey Nichols (109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ)
Harvey Nicks is the younger, more fashionable cousin of Harrods
in Knightsbridge. While Harrods offers huge variety accross a massive
range of products, Harvey Nichols offers designer clothes, furnishing
and food of a quality far superior to anything you would find down
Topshop (36-38 Great Castle Street, W1W 8LG) Topshop
is a byword for High Street Fashion in England, known for their
inexpensive plain tops, basic collections and a good range of accessories.
The vast emporium on Oxford Street is not just the largest Topshop
in the country - it is a tourist attraction in its own right.
Selfridges (400 Oxford Street, W1U 1AT) Selfridges
is the biggest draw on Oxford Street, but despite being massively
popular, interior design manages to create a feeling of calm and
space despite the hundreds of customers on each floor.
Liberty (210-220 Regent Street W1) Since it opened
in 1875, Liberty has captured the hearts of shoppers around the
world and even spawned its own line in fabrics, which found fame
and popularity with designers like Mary Quant and Jean Muir in the
Heal's (196 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 7LQ) Beautifully
crafted, contemporary and often cutting-edge design can be found
at this 200 year old furniture store. Renowned for its attention
to detail and craftsmanship, the Heal's trademark has become synonymous
will find Indian shops and grocery store all over the places in
UK; you will find more shops near to where the Indian community
is living. You will loads of Indian grocery stores in London especially
in Eastham, Southall, Hounslow, Illford, Brick Lane, Upton-park
and Stephene green.
Eastham is famous for south Indian grocery stores and south Indian
restaurants; you will find typical south-indian grocery stores in
East-ham. There are many famous grocery stores sell wide verity
of grocery stores; Shakti Stores, Sreelan Stores, Swati Stores,
Sunderbon Cash & Carry, Uday Enterprises, Sasi Cash & Carry
and Station Super Stores.