AC had a lot of pounds burning in her pockets, so I was dragged around most of central London’s department stores. London has some of the world’s oldest and finest department stores, so even though I didn’t shop myself, I enjoyed having a look inside those beautiful old buildings.
Liberty: Liberty is more than 100 years old and the beautiful half-timbered building is packed with fine goods and exclusive brands. In addition to home décor and garments, you can also buy yarn, fabric and embroidery items.
Selfridges: Selfridges has all the brands, I would fill my wardrobe with if I won a million. Their deli department is also outstanding and includes an oyster bar. There’s a silence room, where you can go and have a quiet break from the shopping.
Fortnum & Mason: Classic and exclusive with an impressive selection of home décor items and delicacies. This is where you go if you have a weakness for expensive wine gums and marmalades. You can also enjoy your afternoon tea in the beautiful Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, which was opened in 2012 by HM Queen Elizabeth II. Fortnum’s dates back to 1707 and their restrooms all have really expensive hand soap and lotion.
Primark: Wonder where all the tourists are hiding? In Primark! People from all over the world go bargain hunting among the huge selection of clothing and shoes. Everything is VERY cheap, so you have the opportunity to experiment with trends, you otherwise wouldn’t have considered. Despite the fact that I had decided not to buy anything, a very pink bikini and a black top thus found its way to my basket.