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Shopping in London

Harrods department store

London offers probably the best shopping experience of any city in the world. On Saturday we went to visit Harrods, the most famous department store.

Harrods is an upmarket department store on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London. The store has five floors and an estimated floorspace of five acres (20,000 m²). The Harrods motto is Omnia Omnibus Ubique - All Things, For All People, Everywhere. Several of its departments, including the seasonal Christmas department and Food Hall are world famous for the abundance and quality of goods on offer. Knightsbridge is the nearest tube station to the store. We enjoyed food sections most - cheese, oysters, coffee and famous tea. We also liked the dishware related to those and bought some. Later we enjoyed the snacks in the food corner.

Shopping in London is easy. Another place we shopped was the best known street for shopping in London - Oxford Street. Department stores are mainly concentrated on Oxford Street. It is the most famous street in London where you can buy souvenirs, clothes, and so on. The good news about shopping at Oxford Street is that so many big retailers are represented here that you will be spoilt for choice. We found many stores we love. We started at Marble Arch Tube station and continued towards Bond Street station.

The second London street that you are most likely to visit to do your shopping is Regent`s Street. With Oxford Circus tube station on one end, and Piccadilly Circus on the other, this street is packed with all kinds of shops. A large number of brand stores are situated in the area around Regent Street.

Just off Oxford Street, less known and less crowded, but more expensive are New Bond Street and Old Bond Street. These streets have designer shops ready to dazzle you.