There are an astounding 30,000 shops in London – as well as hundreds of street markets – so it's no surprise that people from all over the world flock to the capital of the United Kingdom to buy and buy and buy.
London is where everything and anything can be bought and sold.
Its shops and sellers trade in anything imaginable: from second-hand clothes to Haute Couture; from organic fruit and vegetables to bicycles; from hand-made crafts to rare books; from 17th century antiques to pets, and much much more.
Shopping in London can be an exciting experience, whether you're buying or browsing. It's a vibrant and vast city - buying something often involves discovering interesting surroundings and exploring new corners.
Our London: Shopping offers a brief guide to some of London's main shops and street markets. Whatever you fancy, you'll probably find it in fascinating London.
BBC's Learning English: Welcome to London 4 - Shopping
BBC's Learning English: Welcome to London 1 - Transport
BBC London (LDN) - up to the minute information on London
London Tourist Board
Greater London Authority
The River Thames Guide
British Tourist Authority (BTA)
BTA: UK City Experience
Harry Potter’s Discovering the Magic of Britain
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