Address: 1, The Wharf Restaurant, Gabriels Wharf, 56 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP Telephone: 020 7928 6838 Website: http://www.londonbicycle.com Description: Every season, this tour company sells off bikes that have scratches or look less than new. But mechanically they still work perfectly! I got a mountain bike for 50 pounds and works great. Their Dutch-style bikes range from 70-90 pounds.
They also have a mechanic from Lithuania named Rob who can assure you ride away with a solid-perfoming bike.
Address: 3 Moxon Street London W1U 4EW Telephone: 020 7935 7780 Website: https://www.rococochocolates.com Description: A lovely shop selling handmade chocolate, lots of fun things like chocolate fish, eggs, animals etc as well as individual loose chocolates. They have shops in Chelsea, Belgravia and Marylebone.
Address: 234 Regent Street, 261-271 Regent Street, London W1 Telephone: 0344 736 9000 Website: http://www.hm.com/gb/department/HOME Description: Affordable and stylish–hard and soft goods. Great quality for the price.
Address: Straford Avenue, London E20 1EJ Telephone: 020 8221 7300 Website: http://www.uk.westfield.com/london/ Description: Huge shopping mall with large selection of big names under one roof. Locations in Stratford and Shepherd’s Bush.
Address: Ariel Way, London W12 7GD Telephone: 020 3371 2406 Website: http://www.uk.westfield.com/london/ Description: Huge shopping mall with large selection of big names under one roof. Locations in Stratford and Shepherd’s Bush.
Address: Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG Telephone: 020 7637 2388 Website: http://www.soas.ac.uk/ Description: If you know anyone who goes to SOAS, get them to sign you in as a guest as every Wednesday from 1-4pm when they have a bulk food stall in the JCR. The prices are heavily subsidized and the quinoa ends up being a fraction of the price of what you pay in Alara. And you fill your own bag. So worth it if you’re a heavy consumer!
Address: 70 Lambs Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LN Telephone: 020 7404 4310 Website: http://www.ryman.co.uk Description: A chain of school supplies stores. Has everything you need to equip yourself with stationary, pens, binders, printers, etc.
Address: Brunswick Centre, Unit 37, London WC1N 1AF Telephone: 020 7837 2591 Website: http://www.robertdyas.co.uk/ Description: A home furnishing store good to buy home basics nearby at the Brunswick centre. Not as cheap as Ikea or Argos, but nearby and of good quality. They do student discounts.
Address: 4 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DR Telephone: 020 7405 5246 Website: http://www.robertdyas.co.uk/ Description: A home furnishing store good to buy home basics. Not as cheap as Ikea or Argos, but good quality. They do student discounts.
Address: Regent Street, W1B 5AH Telephone: 020 7734 1234 Website: www.libertylondon.co.uk Description: Small luxurious department store. Beautiful shopping experience! Great loyalty program with frequent discount vouchers. Basement has Margaret Dabbs pedicures.
Address: King’s Road, London Telephone: Website: Description: The main thoroughfare in swanky Chelsea. Has all the high street stores plus more. Is quieter and more pleasant to shop on than Oxford street.
Address: 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER Telephone: 020 7734 8040 Website: http://www.fortnumandmason.com Description: Grand store on Picadilly street. Delcious shortbread, marmelade and afternoon tea, as well as general visual wonderment. Reach with the 38 or 19 bus.
Address: 83 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW Telephone: 020 7224 2295 Website: http://www.dauntbooks.co.uk/ Description: Famous bookshop on Marylebone High Street. Books are organised according to country.
Address: Columbia Road, London E2 7RG Telephone: 020 7613 0876 Website: http://www.columbiaroad.info/ Description: Sunday East-end flower market that has been a part of London life for over a century. Head there in the afternoon for the cheapest deals. Good to bring visiting friends to.
Address: Camden Market, Camden High St, London NW1 8NH Telephone: 020 7284 2084 Website: http://www.camden-market.org Description: A staple of the cool London scene for years. Take a stroll along the locks and sample some of the food from the numerous food stalls. Mobbed with tourists on the weekend.
Address: 72 Chapel Market, N1 9ER Telephone: 020 7837 6897 Website: Description: A small fruit and vegetable shop opened in 2014. They offer all year round exotic fresh fruits and vegetables that you won’t necessarily find in a supermarket.
Address: 40-42 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AE Telephone: 020 7278 5040 Website: http://www.boots.com/ Description: A pharmacy chain. One outlet in the Brunswich, another much bigger outlet not far away on Kingsway in Holborn.
Address: 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL Telephone: 020 7407 1002 Website: http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk Description: A foodie lover’s paradise on the South Bank. Lots of food stalls and sample tasters. Closed on Sundays.
Address: Boxpark, Shoreditch, London Telephone: 020 7033 2899 Website: http://www.boxpark.co.uk Description: A trendy shopping venue made of shipping containers in Shoreditch. The second floor has many bars and restaurants to take a break in.
Address: 48 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LH Telephone: 020 7405 1218 Website: http://bikefix.co.uk Description: The local Bloomsbury cycle shop located on Lamb’s Conduit. Renowned for the high quality of their bike repairs. Sell bikes and accessories.
Address: 5 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8PH Telephone: 0345 1657221 Website: http://www.argos.co.uk/ Description: A cheap store where everything is ordered through the catalogue, nothing is displayed in store. Good for cheap home furnishings.