Why Stay and Shop?

Today's exchange rate

1 Euro = 0.8524 Pounds Sterling

There's never been a better time to stay and shop in London. With widespread discounting across all shopping centres and so many bargains to be found in London stores, 2014 is a great year for a visit. Europeans in the know are making so many short trips, it's no wonder some of the capital's shopping centres are receiving record numbers of visitors. But hurry - these favourable Euro/Stirling exchange rates can't last forever.

If you're in London this week, don't miss:

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This week's featured shopping centre

Spitalfields

Don't follow the crowd. Spitalfields is an unusual shopping centre and market all rolled into one. You'll find an eclectic selection of independent shops and stalls offering hand-made, contemporary as well as vintage items to suit all pockets. 65 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA (nearest tube: Liverpool Street). Shops are open seven days a week (opening hours vary). Traders Market is open six days a week (see details below). Spitalfields is also East London's top spot for eating out, with a great choice of award-winning restaurants, including 'Best Family-Friendly Restaurant for Giraffe, 1 Crispin Place, 'Best Breakfast' for Canteen, 2 Crispin Place and 'London Restaurant of the Year' for La Chapelle, 35 Spital Square. www.spitalfields.co.uk....more

When I get home

Take another look at some of the clothes, shoes and gifts you missed when you were in London. 

We visit all the sites that can deliver outside the UK and select some great fashion items for you to buy online.  Whether it’s contemporary, vintage, smart or casual, you’ll get unusual, beautiful looks that will be the envy of your friends.  Mix and match what you find here with items you buy locally....more'

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