Walk through the interesting and unusual shops in London
• Walk through the interesting and unusual shops in London
Visit for 2 days all the most interesting shopping such a huge city like London - it is absolutely hopeless task. Therefore it was necessary to impose a list of stores on the route of their movement and reluctantly expunged one institution after another. Navychorkival almost half would be struck out and the clothing store "All Saints", if their branches were scattered across the city.
The point of this relatively new chain of stores in the interior. Moreover, its wall has a sewing machine at any branch. In Moscow and Peter is also available, though a bit smaller.
But the Beatles stores definitely not in Russia.
This shop assembled an impressive collection of products that can make my heart to leap any Beatles fan. Copies of instruments, vintage posters, the "real" John Lennon glasses, plenty of cheap souvenirs and not cheap at all autographed by the band. This if very briefly.
In the same famous Baker Street shops, successfully combining chess and bridge.
In the spy shop expecting to see something more than the unremarkable surveillance cameras, microphones that you can buy in any self-respecting supermarket and T-shirts with SWAT (SWAT type) where the present dzheymsbondovskie things, I ask you?
From all spyware arsenal showed only gold iPhone.
The famous chain of confectionery sells cupcakes fashionable now, but I have not photographed them, and a couple of high-calorie drinks.
He walked into a department store "Selfridge" with one purpose, to find there the machine, selling champagne. Machine is not found, but saw a huge crowd of people, greedily to the ice cream. Just think, you can configure yourself a popsicle, which is because of this stand in the hour queue?
In my humble opinion, "Liberty", is one of the most atmospheric stores in Europe! Made from the remains of two ancient wooden ships, "Liberty" itself seems ship, stranded in noisy waters of Oxford and Regent Street.
Within the impression of a ship is reinforced, if not walk on the floors and on the decks. Creaky parquet, hardwood floors, antique stairs with a commemorative plaque (of which I described in the topic "Common London") In such scenery products somehow go into the background, but believe me, they are consistent with the site. Quality without compromise, for a fee, of course.
The world famous department store "Harrods" little give in "Liberty", in any case, certainly not give way on price. And the entourage of tea shops in the "Harrods" on top. It is clear that for the mere mortals such stores or shops at all, and windows, with the ability to inject a portion of the special atmosphere of prosperity and success.
Shopping Arcade "Burlington Arcade". Another elite place. If desired, here you can talk about any store that does not go wrong, it will be the exclusive supplier of a royal family, or just only institution with centuries-old traditions. On the internet page of the St James's district argues that somewhere there are the world's best shoemakers. It may well be.
But back to aristocratic heights to earth. Passed some shoe store on the "people's" trade Carnaby Street, I saw in the window of advanced shoe. And no complaints, saying, This is the best shoes in the world!
It was found in a lot of similar products.
Disney store did not show anything special. Ordinary teddy collapse with a focus on its well-known characters
It is quite another, "Hamleys", or halo of the oldest toy store in the world is doing its work, or the store the organizers did not have time "zabronzovet" in Disney, but a visit "Hamleys", each time brings something special! The last time I was surprised looking at the shopping attraction: "Choose your bear and paint the", this time with no less surprised to look at books: "Color the Duchess of Cambridge." Oh, entertainers.
Yes, and toys have fun annoying Mickey Mouse and Donald Ducks.
An impressive set of wands and other Harry Potter's attributes in the specialty store on Kings Cross station. Above all surprised sweet set of "magic beans" with taste of rotten eggs and vomit earwax. Strange addiction these potteropoklonnikov.
Shop in the British Library was pleased themed products like bubble: "Drink me".
and adapt under the sonnets of Shakespeare version of star wars. Leafed through the book, if not cover, it can be easy to confuse with the text of William of our!
But the store does not particularly original is not stored in the British Museum. Izrisoval hieroglyphs cover for smartphones, the grid with the ancient Egyptian papyrus motifs and Rosetta Stone anywhere - from trinkets and t-shirts to umbrellas and rubber replicas. Something is missing.
More on the order of more modest in the Zoological Museum. Several cards jug with moles, a couple of booklets and everything.
Now, about sore. I've got a weakness, I like to drink a Cherry Coke. I like so much that after visiting once in America, built himself a wine tasting tour. I came to the matter seriously, with detailed descriptions, ratings and of course a separate topic in the blog. Why am I talking about, here's the deal, I go to a regular London supermarket (Tesco modest size) and see where the winner of my American cherry chart! In America, his afternoon with fire will not find, but now dearly beloved "Boylan" radical black-cherry color, stands alone on the shelf nobody wanted! In general, I refueled this cane cola with a rich cherry finish on the tonsils, and everything was fine until a few hours festivals in London, I came across the lemonade paradise.
It is about us "Cybercandy". Here gathered downright museum exhibit soft drinks from around the world. A small two-storied shop full of tourists to the eyeballs, was surprised to consider this diversity of soda.
There are all alone Boylan I counted 4 varieties. Basically lemonade came from America, and I must say bluntly, the guys there know a lot about perversion. In addition it is the standard number of chocolate, you can try the lemonade of peanut butter, or the tasteful chicken wings.
If you want the cucumber lemonade? No problem!
If you dig on the shelves, you probably would have found a carbonated beverage, "Pinocchio", or at least "Krushon" to "tarragon", but saw only a converted German "Baikal", which they called "Wostok". But just 3 grade. His opinion about the Christmas tree Baikal, I shared in the subject of the Berlin store. Do not say anything, yadrena drink the Germans turned.
An amazing place. In Berlin I saw the East, in New York Boylan, in Las Vegas, tea cola, but it turns out that all of these drinks can be found in London. It is what the economy turns out! It decided the next time in London as soon as I go here and start thoughtfully and tastefully savor the soda with a wedge syrup and bacon!
Another unusual place - Moomin Shop. I never thought that these characters are so popular that their honor to make a specialty store in Covent Garden.
The range is expected to: books, dolls, souvenirs. I remember, perhaps, a book-Painted motifs staircase and a mailbox to send letters to the mumitrolnuyu valley. I understand, a matter of taste, but I Soviet cartoon mumitroli somehow sweeter these white hippos.
It is not in the subject, but like "Stanley Gibbons", is the most famous philatelic store in the world. In any case, the fact that this company produces the world's oldest catalog of brands, for sure. Unfortunately, on Sunday, the store was closed so I can not show what's inside, but suggested that there postage stamps, many brands.
Store in a skyscraper "The Shard", in principle, nothing special. Nominal champagne, mineral water, nominal, book "Top skyscrapers of the world", in which fragments of London for some reason was not.
Bear Mr Bean as a character in the British tourist shop "Cool Britannia" on Piccadilly.
barricaded shops in Notting hillskogo carnival. Notably, the carnival comes only 2 days, but they have already managed to seal all the fences advertising.
Search this site gift shop dedicated to the pandas, not found. I had to take a picture of a shop offering retro pictures. Too, is interesting.
Shop "M & M's World", indeed the whole world. Huge 4-storey temple chocolate candies. I have something to compare, I was in a similar shop in Las Vegas, but there still seemed to order modest.
Here gathered a sculpture gallery pills stylized Beatles, police, football, knights. In the course of May all the marketing gimmicks.
have encroached on the sacred - to truselya!
Do not know what color to buy a candy bar, here you can help, are scanned, measuring the mood and determine the appropriate color.
There is a certain periodic system. On the right you can see the machine, helping to buy chocolate in all sorts of ways.
Here comes the fun, you can create pellets with its inscription. Fun is not cheap, a small cup costs 20 pounds a glass a little more is all 30. On the other hand, it is London, cheap fun here only in the British Museum from 10 am until closing.
And finally, one more item to the so struck me storefront for monsters. Cannibalistic chesatel back to the history. That's understand - Thing!
In brief failures in the hard conditions of time pressure and could not have done without them. It was supposedly very close to the antique store mapping, but completely forgot about it. As well as the nearby geographical society shop "National Geographic", and in fact judging by the photos, there is a curious place. At the planning stage for some reason, he refused to visit branded shops of the famous brands of tea "Twinings". Probably I thought that there is nothing original will not see. Complete nonsense! There is in addition to the galactic selection of teas and even a mini-museum there. If not in London, you do not even know where else to go for a tea shop. Shop balloons do not seem to live up to my visit. About the failure with the pandas, I have already mentioned. BBC missed the shop and did not go to Greenwich to see the "world's first store" (in the sense that he is the first geographically) Unusual taksodermistov stores, of which London has not one, not two, left without my attention. Incredible vintage store focal accessories located God knows where, and most amusing shop clothes for the fairies is a step further. Yet there is a store devoted exclusively to the adventures of Alice in Wonderland, a unique store ukulele, shop for modern Viking shop selling old appliances. I wanted to go to the famous whiskey shop in Soho, but the time it was not enough. Also I had to completely forget about any authentic tailors, shoemakers, hatters, zontodelov, etc., etc.. All the next time!