Europe’s busiest shopping area Oxford Street, is nearly 1 mile long making it the longest shopping street in the UK and home to many shops and department stores including Selfridges, John Lewis, Nike Town and TopShop plus it is connected with the famous Bond Street which houses all of the premium designer brands in London. Knightsbridge and Harrods department store lies just to the South West.
London is home to designers Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Manolo Blahnik, and Jimmy Choo among others; its renowned art and fashion schools make it an international centre of fashion alongside Paris, Milan and New York.
A great variety of cuisine is a result of its ethnically diverse population.
Gastronomic centres include the Bangladeshi restaurants of Brick Lane and the Asian speciality restaurants of Chinatown.