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Central London shops but not Oxford Street?

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LaFataTurchina Sun 08-Jun-14 10:41:36

Morning ladies,

I'm off to meet my friend in a bit for some lunch and shopping. She lives in NE London and I live in SW London so it'll have to be somewhere central, Oxford Street is horrible at the weekends though.

I can only think of Kensington High street as central ish. Doesn't have to be anywhere fancy just normal high street chains and food.

TIA smile

mistyegg Sun 08-Jun-14 10:44:59

One of the Westfield shopping centres?

plantsitter Sun 08-Jun-14 10:45:42

Canary wharf is not central but is bloody lovely to shop in at weekends! Easy to get to, too.

Covent garden is quite good but presumably as busy as Oxford St.

MiloSimpson Sun 08-Jun-14 10:47:37

I live in central London but I'm useless at making suggestions! Marylebone High St or Victoria (Victoria St area)

BelindaAllWorkedOut Sun 08-Jun-14 11:08:29

Kings Road has better shopping than High St Ken (it's good, but some shops have closed). Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge is good, too. Have a nice time!

BecauseIsaidS0 Sun 08-Jun-14 11:28:50

The Angel/Islington area.

ShoeWhore Sun 08-Jun-14 11:30:59

Covent garden - the bit towards 7 Dials I mean - is great. Or Marylebone High St.

EdithWeston Sun 08-Jun-14 11:33:20

Kings Road?

Lndnmummy Sun 08-Jun-14 13:15:49

Kings road!

polyhymnia Sun 08-Jun-14 13:26:22

Definitely recommend Marylebone High St.

twostepsister Sun 08-Jun-14 13:27:26

Kings road or Knightsbridge

Artandco Sun 08-Jun-14 13:28:21

Sloane sq/ kings road, nice shops, not all chains, and nice cafes

luckypeach Sun 08-Jun-14 13:52:51

St. Christopher Square just off Bond Street is nice and quickly gives you an escape from the hustle & bustle of Oxford street. A few chain shops and cafes/bars as well as independents. Then a short walk from there up to Marylebone smile

Blackjackcrossed Sun 08-Jun-14 14:01:42

Islington is nice for a stroll and lunch.

MsVenus Sun 08-Jun-14 21:39:29

Brunswick centre opposite Russell Sq
tube for a few high st chains & eating places.

LaFataTurchina Mon 09-Jun-14 09:34:06

Thanks for all the suggestions ladies.

We ended up trying to walk to sloane square from waterloo as it was such a lovely day but accidently ended up in vauxhall. By the time we got there we were far too hot and bothered to do any actual shopping but oh well we had a nice walk along the thames. Sloane square/Kings Road was lovely though so I'll def be going again.

JRsandCoffee Mon 09-Jun-14 14:12:13

Marylebone High Street!

umiaisha Mon 09-Jun-14 14:49:16

Another vote for Marylebone High Street!

yorkierocks123 Mon 09-Jun-14 15:19:51

marylebone high st

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