Jeg har ikke skrevet så mye om vintage foreløpig, men dette er noe jeg har som mål å utforske mer i løpet av året som kommer. Når det er sagt, så vil jeg si at East London / Shoreditch er det beste området for vintage. Her finner du et godt utvalg av vintagebutikker i samme område, og det er absolutt noe du ønsker når du besøker storbyen for kun noen timer eller døgn.
Spisesteder i området jeg anbefaler: The Foodlab og The Book Club.
Til slutt vil jeg legge ved at hvis du skal på dagstur eller en kjapp tur til London kun for shopping ville jeg valgt en av disse områdene om jeg var deg. Planlegger du godt og legger opp løpet slik, kan du få mye mer ut av den korte tiden din i storbyen enn om du reiser fra sted til sted for å shoppe mye forskjellig.
Har du noe å tilføye, kanskje? :-D
As you might have noticed by now, I love writing guides about London, so I?m now gonna start a new series of posts on what to do and how to get the most out of your time in London when you?re here for 24 hours or just a short periode of time. Let?s start with how to make the most out of your shopping in London, shall we? Please note that these are my personal experiences and tips, someone else might disagree or have other opinions and preferences.
Even though I really don?t want to recommend this street to anyone as it is such a nightmare, it is in fact the best place to go shopping if you?re in a hurry. Here you can find all your favourite high street stores, from Zara, New Look and Primark, to the gigantic Topshop at Oxford Circus, Urban Outfitters, Boots and River Island. Here you can also find the huge department stores like Selfridge?s and Liberty for designer goods. My best tip: start shopping when the stores open and stay away on the weekends. Primark for example opens at 8am, and there are literally no people there at that time! It?s perfect!
Places I recommend to eat in the area: Central & Co, Tortilla, Vapiano og Wahaca.
If you prefer a less crowded place for your shopping trip, you should definitely go to Westfield in Stratford City. This shopping centre is HUGE, and has all your favourite stores, just like on Oxford Street. Of course, they are a tad smaller, but still quite big and they have a great selection of clothes and whatever you?re looking for. This is also the perfect place to go when it?s raining, as it?s obviously inside.
Places I recommend to eat on the centre: Tortilla, Cabana, Chicago Rib Shack, Franco Manca, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Jamie?s Italian, Shake Shack og Wahaca.
If you?re mainly looking for designer goods, I would head over to Knightsbridge and go to Harrods. Harrods is a gigantic department store with everything from designer shoes to bags, clothes and jewellery. Heaven!! In this area you can also find Zara, Topshop and Zara Home, and other designer stores like Burberry and Mulberry. This area is a lot more quiet than Oxford Street, that?s for sure, and it?s also a really nice area for a stroll.
Places I recommend to eat in the area: Ladurèe and Cafè Rouge.
This is not what I know most about in London, but I do want to explore more in the fall. However, based on my experiences so far, I would say that East London / Shoreditch is the best area to go for some vintage shopping if you?re in a hurry. Here you can find several stores in one place, which is exactly what you want when you only have a few hours in the city.
Places I recommend to eat in the area: The Foodlab and The Book Club.
Finally, I?d suggest that if you?re going to London for a short trip, I would chose one of these areas for shopping. If you do that, you?ll save a lot of time compared to if you go for place to place to do your shopping.