in United Kingdom and so in London, the main shopping street in many towns is called the High Street, where you should head for if you want to go shopping. Some towns also have street markets where fresh food and cheap goods can be bought. Away from the town centre, small 'corner' shops provide groceries to local customers.
London has several distinct retail districts and shopping streets, many of which have their own themes or specialties. From luxury goods in Mayfair to quirky finds in Covent Garden, to large shopping centers like Westfield, you can easily while away an hour, an afternoon or a whole day shopping in London. Here is the guide for top shopping districts and streets.
If you would like to buy trendy and fashionable cloths, department stores are good choices, they are a London specialty. From Harrods to Harvey Nichols, Selfridges to Liberty, they are located across the city, stocking everything from footwear to furnishing and clothes to caviar. For some famous stores, you could click department stores.
Also you can find big supermarkets in every area: Sainsbury, Mark & Spencer, Waitrose, Tesco. Each of them provides also online shopping if you prefer. Supermarkets tend to be open 7 days a week with longer opening hours - usually until 8pm or 10pm most evenings, with reduced hours of 10am-4pm on a Sunday. Some in larger town stores now open 24 hours. For more lists, just click supermarkets.
If you want some different experience, you could go to farmers markets (visit www.lfm.org.uk/ for a full list of the farmer’s markets in London). Whether you’re looking for bargains or gourmet ingredients, London’s specialist food markets cater to all tastes, In East London there is the fish market (www.billingsgate-market.org.uk) and the meat market www.smithfieldmarket.com. Another interesting market is Spitalfields market, open on Sundays, for nice cooked food, vintage and new but not so obvious clothes, different objects (www.spitalfields.co.uk). Click food markets, you could find more choices.
If you don’t want to go out, then online shopping is an alternative choice. It makes shopping more convenient, and sometimes it has greater discount for big brands than shopping in store. In our experience, we have found some good online websites. If you are interested, you could click online shopping.