Harrods is the most famous shop in London. It is located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, near [poi?3529]Hyde Park[/poi]. Harrods dates back to 1834 when Charles Henry Harrod opened a small grocery store. In 1849 the store moved to its current location where, over time, it was expanded by purchasing nearby shops and houses. In December 1883 Harrods was the victim of a major fire and collapsed. Soon after, it was rebuilt on a larger scale. Currently the owner of Harrods is the Egyptian, Mohamed Al Fayed. As a tourist, Harrods offers luxuriously decorated shop with statues, fountains and rooms decorated with different motifs. There's an Egyptian room and memorials to Diana. Harrods is one of the most luxurious shops in the world and, therefore, their prices are quite high. Many tourists choose to buy souvenir tea pots, teddy bears, chocolates or other cheap items for presents. The world's first escalator was installed in Harrods in 1898. In its early days the ladder troubled customers and the mall's promoted brandy.
This is one of the docks of the Thames now converted into a covered square with several cafes and bars serving bagels. A pleasant stopover near to the mooring place of the HMS Belfast. Ideal for having a coffee and contemplating The Navigators, the sculpture work of David Kemp.
Manchester is a lively town. And one of its great attractions is its huge shopping district. And right there in the heart, a shopping center stands out above all else: Arndale, a huge monster that's open every day and is incredibly large. It occupies a huge block that is supposed to be the most expensive in town. Inside, there are shops of all kinds. Fashion, music, accessories, art, toys, food and many otheres. A huge centre that will surely delight those ve plan to buy and in a cosmopolitan place like Manchester, you can not miss it. As it is right in the centre, you can't avoid going through the door and seeing their huge signs.
This is both a shopping and entertainment center located in Picadilly Circus, in London. This complex contains tea shops, gifts, candy, Planet Hollywood, and HMV. Also, there's a game room with machines that can be accessed by a lift.
There are also restaurants, cafes and fast food. It's open quite late at night. For me, the London Trocadero is a pleasant place that you have to visit if you go to London, especially for its tea shop, in which you can do tea tastings.
In one of the finest areas of London, opposite the Ritz Hotel and near Picadilly, this arcade retains the glamor of almost 200 years ago as it opened in 1819 with the best jewelers and shops in town. The guardians, or Beadles, have cared for this space since then, still dressed in the same uniform. It houses the best UK shops of the famous English "class". Don't fail to wander along Old Bond Street where Cartier and D & G are, it's the street parallel to the passage.
Selfridges is in the Plaza de Toros, a shopping area a short distance from New Street Station. The building is mainly interesting for its futuristic and unusual architecture and unusual. If you look closely you can see the large metal peas up the building that make it look far off. You should visit this site if you go to Birmingham.
The Buchanan Galleries are shopping centres in central Glasgow in Scotland. Apart from London, Glasgow is the best place in the United Kingdom for shopping. The offer is impressive with much lower prices than in London, especially to stay and eat, and instead of having to run all over the city, it is quite convenient, as the shopping district is concentrated in four downtown streets. The Buchanan Galleries are up the street from Buchanan Street, and is the largest and most prestigious in Glasgow, with nearly 100 stores. Apart from international brands like Gap or Claire for example, you'll find a curious whiskey shop, which is almost a museum, and has a lot of information about the different types of whiskey, how to take them. You can buy typical silver vessels in which the Scottish national drink is taken. The Buchanan was built by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, ve is the star architect of the city, and has made several other buildings, including the school of fine arts or the tea shop in Buchanan St.
Since its opening in 1909, this huge building with yellow flags has become an institution among the shops of the famous Oxford Street. It is the second largest store in London, after Harrods, and contains everything for everyone, no matter the budget: clothing, makeup, fragrance, home accessories, lingerie, home decor ... with the largest luxury brands in the world as well as lesser-known options. If you don't want to shop, it's still worth taking a trip to see the building with its beautiful, wacky window displays. An institution of English fashion!
This enormous, oversized mall is the perfect place to make your London shopping dreams come true! There are more than 280 shops, something for all ages and all tastes, and plenty of places to eat. There are computer kiosks to help you find the stores (and yes, it is easy to get lost!). Take the Central Line to White City, and you'll be very close to this paradise of a shopping center.
Very close to the Hilton Manchester, is this old shopping centre. It's like it's out of a movie. The outside is beautiful. It's right next to the train tracks and therefore easily understood that it was a railway goods store, especially considering that we are talking about the area of the planet where the Industrial Revolution began and the first major rail network began to take shape. It's also near the Mosi, the museum of science and technology where you can learn something about what the revolution meant and you can see beautiful samples of old machinery used in the industrial revolution.
St James Shopping Centre is located in the heart of Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, within walking distance of Princes Street in New Town. It's best to walk there because in the middle there is a lot of traffic, but there are 1500 parking spaces if come by car, free if you make a purchase. St James shopping centre is open daily and has a great range of shops like Boots, Clinton for all cards, HMV for DVDs and music, a post office, hotel (the Thistle, which is a chain of luxury hotels), several restaurants and bars. There are organized events throughout the year, and when visiting the city it is a must for your souvenir shopping, and also a good way to get away from the crowded streets. The hours are not like in London, where everything closes quite late, they are open generally 9 am to 6 pm.
Minutes from Old Trafford, by the Imperial War Museum, on the other side of The Lowry is Outlet Mall . It is surprising for its size and for its lovely views of the Quay. If you like shopping and outlets, this could be your place now that the pound is at a good price compared to the Euro. Everything closes at 17 pm, which for us is very early and most of the stores that you can find inside are local brands. There are also plenty of places to drink and, in fact, if there is aManchester game, you will probably find a whole troop of supporters eating something there before the game.
The White Lion Walk is a passage that is in the English town of Guildford. The passage links both of the most-commercial and most-traveled pedestrian streets in the town. The passage is straight, except for a part in the middle where you have to make a small curve to avoid taking the elevator and escalators. The gallery occupies a large space because the roof thereof rises to nearly fifteen meters.
At about four meters high, both the façade and the ceiling are made out of iron and glass, which gives good light, which is so necessary in gray England. The gallery building has two floors in total, these run one after another on both sides of the passage. On one side you'll find design shops such as jewelers, opticians and watchmakers, plus a Starbucks. On the other side we find a modern hardware and clothing stores. The gallery closes at 6pm, so you have to take advantage before this time to come shopping.
The Mailbox is an upscale mall in Birmingham. There are major fashion brands such as Hugo Boss, Emporio Armani, Harvey Nichols, hotels, salons and spas, as well as restaurants with a wide variety of cuisines ... Thai, Japanese, Indian, Mediterranean and so on. My favorite part is the corner terrace along the canals of Birmingham and where most cafes (including Café Rouge) can be found. In summer it is very nice! The building is relatively new and was built to replace the old offices of the Royal Mail which used to stand here (hence the name of the Mailbox).
This shopping center opened its doors in 1972 in what was previously the Victoria train station. The red clock tower is still there to remember it. It is the city's most renowned shopping centre and contains 120 shops and a market. Its many cafes and restaurants attract 450,000 visitors each week. Well connected to the city with ample parking and it is a very lively place to shop at any point in the week.