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For decent memorabilia, check out the Beatles Shop...
Not to be confused with Camden Market, this is a series of four arcades selling antiques and curios, located in Islington, at the junction of Upper St and Essex Rd. Stallholders know their stuff, so bargains are rare...
This old-fashioned place makes the Queen’s bras, but Rigby & Peller’s fitting and alteration service – open to us plebs – is equally legendary...
There are countless outdoors shops dotted along the Main St, but none can match George Fisher for heritage...
For women’s lingerie that is to be worn and seen, certainly not hidden, pull up to wonderful Agent Provocateur, originally set up by Joseph Corré, son of Vivienne Westwood...
Just east of the Crescent is Cavendish Arcade, formerly a thermal bathhouse (you can still see the chair used for lowering the infirm into the restorative waters) with several craft and book shops, and a striking col...
A Georgian town house with a veritable maze of rooms and corridors, showcasing the wares of about 120 dealers selling everything from lapel pins and snuff boxes to oil paintings and longcase clocks...
Overgentrified Putney is full of grim chains. Instead, head to Church Rd and High St in Barnes, both of which are lined with interesting shops such as Blue Door , with gorgeous Swedish and French home furnishings.
Although it’s nothing to rival Camden Market or Borough Market, Marylebone’s Cabbages & Frocks Market does sell some particularly fine designer frocks, along with arts and crafts and gourmet foodstuffs.
If Rochester's illustrious literary connections have put you in a bookish mood, this fabulous bookshop claims to stock over half a million secondhand titles, making it one of the largest in the land.
Top-hatted doormen welcome you to this wonderful building full of specialist stallholders. Make sure you head to the basement where the Tyburn River still runs through a channel in the floor.
The goods of about 60 antiques dealers are displayed in 10 showrooms spread over two floors, with items ranging from jewellery and porcelain to clocks and furniture.
The best (and biggest) outdoors store in Ambleside, with three floors of gear from major brands including North Face, Berghaus, Mountain Equipment and Jack Wolfskin.
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