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A good place to shop :D

Hi there,
Just wanna know where is a good and cheap place to shopping in london or near it. Thank you very much :D

Posted by
8293 posts

What kind of shopping? Clothes? Food? Souvenirs? Hiking poles? Near London means nothing. Where exactly near London?

Posted by
24867 posts

There's a big Ikea in Croydon and a very big Costco in Bushey. Lands' End has a store in Hatfield but the bigger one in Oakham is much better.

For saffron I might go to Bayswater.

Your question is a touch vague. More detail?

Posted by
4981 posts

Lots of places. For cheap, do a search for one of the many markets, bit more upscale would be the great department stores, any number of high streets, even a few malls.

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767 posts

I assume you are talking about clothes. This may be a cheesy tourist/American response but I was a huge fan of Marks and Spencer. It is basically a department store (more than Target or Kohls but less than a Macys) and very well done. Most of the clothes were well priced and have a different, European look which is what I want when I am shopping abroad. The things I bought fit very well and have held up over time. I still have the most gorgeous trench coat I bought two years ago and still get compliments on it. And they carry up to US size 18 (UK 22) in all of their clothes.

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1010 posts

Yes I agree that Marks and Spencer is a very nice store. My husband has found very nice pajamas there. The stores have a huge selection of men's pajamas. He bought pajamas there three years in a row. Some of the locations are bigger than others though and therefore, offer a larger selection in certain departments. If you want to just look, make sure you visit Harrod's. It is a huge store and very glitzy and expensive. It is so worth it to just look around. They offer fun items from the store and London (two different departments also). Princess Diana's presumed to be father-in-law used to own it. They were Egyptian and so is the stores décor. My husband and I always eat in their first floor food court. We love their fish and chips. We have eaten lovely buffet lunches upstairs and had formal tea upstairs in their Georgian Restaurant. It is such a picturesque setting. The buffet restaurant closes at 3:30 PM though. If you want to go for that, you probably should make reservations. Laduree is also another choice for sweets, outside one of the entrances.

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1437 posts

I'm a huge fan of the charity shops in London... Oxfam, Cancer Research, Octavia, Hospital Trust, RSPCA, etc..

Pick a high-end neighbourhood, like Chelsea or Kensington, and have fun picking through some pretty nice stuff at give-away prices. ;-)

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4514 posts

Charity shops these days aren't the bargains they once were on clothes - recent survey found them in some cases selling things for more than they were still available for new.

The OP hasn't been back for a loooong time ...

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1437 posts

Hi Marco,
I found a couple of very nice pieces at a trio of charity shops, at the World's End part of Kings Road in December.