I can’t believe I’m already back in Amsterdam. It feels like I woke up from a long dream. My normal life has yet to be started, I’m searching for a job and a place to live as I moved back in with my parents. So here is my thirth part of the London tips, and possibly one of the best: shopping! London is so big so I just list my favourite places to go.
For the real vintage fans, as this is vintage heaven. On Sunday, you’ll find the Sunday Up Market where you can eat delicious food (in my opinion, better than Camden as it is less touristic here) and shop vintage and no-vintage clothes, jewelry and accessoires. If you walk on Brick Lane, you’ll find loads and loads of vintage shops.
Old spittafields market
This is a lovely market you’ll find six days a week. Though, everyday a different market. I usually went on Thursdays, as it is the vintage antique market. You’ll find some lovely items and second hand books. It is indoors and surrounded by nice restaurants. A lovely place to start the day!
Actually, I just really like the neighboorhood of Camden. The pubs, people, clubs. I love to go here. The Camden market is quite touristic but I do recommened going there as it is something totally different than the rest of London. You’ll find vintage shops, alternative stores and lots of food.
I rarely visited Oxford street as I think it is the worst place to shop. The only good part of Oxford street is Oxford circus, I think. As I became a huge fan of Topshop, this is the best place to shop. Topshop Oxford Circus is extremly big and has a lovely vintage section downstairs, as well with the collection of independent brands. Next to Topshop, you’ll find my other favourite store, Urban Outfitters.
The lovely thing about Oxford circus is also that it is very close to Carnaby street. In this little area there are shops hidden like Dahlia and the lomography store.
I already told you about the lovely Greenwich environment but it has some lovely places to shop as well. First of all, the Greenwich market, it is an indoor market where you’ll find hand made accessoires, super delicious food and clothes. It is not that big but perfect to look around.
In one of my previous posts, I told you about Camden passage. Though, I couldn’t leave it out my shopping list as it is a great place to find some nice vintage items.
Portobello Road market
Lovely market in Notting Hill where you can find some real bargains. Independend brands start selling their clothes here, for example Dahlia. You’ll find shops in the neigboorhood like All Saints and American Apparel.