So here’s my advice for you – the London Tourist Who Wants to Go Shopping. When you come to London, a lot of people will tell you to head straight for Oxford Street in the heart of central London.
But you should ignore the people who tell you this!
Oxford Street is full of chain stores on an unimaginable scale. Want to see a Primark that’s as a big as a city block? A Top Shop so full of teenagers you have to queue to get on the escalators that take you from floor to floor?
Instead, head to the east end of London to an area called ShoreDitch. A respite from tourists and chains, and the home of the trendy and young, this is the place for shopping and culture.
|Some rights reserved by Isoflow|
Blitz is a great place to start your London shoppings, and offers a warehouse with two stories of vintage clothes (head to the basement for the real bargains). Do keep an eye out for fake-non-vintage stuff, though. Although I did manage to find some beautiful dresses and skirts. Definitely worth a look!