Break the Bank, Or Don't, Shopping in London
The strength of the British Pound means that shopping in England can really take a bite out of your wallet. If you're like me and prefer to splurge on food and drink, you may choose to skip out on the shopping of Oxford and Bond streets. But these pricey avenues are worth a lap or two if only to gawk at the elaborate window displays. Especially during the Holiday season, shops go all out to draw in anyone with a disposable income. If you're persistant enough you may even be able to track down a good sale or two. And when the crowds inevitably overwhelm, work off the stench of capitalism with a meandering walk through Hyde Park.
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Self-Expression at Selfridges in London
Applauded for its architecture, Selfridges Oxford Street is the brand’s flagship department store, which has been providing hip Londonites for over 100 years with the best in trend-setting kitchen tools, tech gadgets, and fashion apparel. The gourmet areas include myriad brands, from Veuve Cliquot to Godiva to Jelly Belly, plus world-class dining at Hix and Aubaine. Replete with fashion shows, art exhibits, pop-up shops, and fashion floors parading the likes of Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, and Michael Kors. Look out world—Selfridges is watching what you’re wearing.
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