London has always been a destination for shoppers and some of those shops have been around for decades, some even centuries. And the best part of it? Window shopping is free.
If you are going to indulge in some really high end window shopping, then start on Jermyn Street, where the wealthy have shopped for over 300 years. Where you can still get good walking sticks:
Get your feet shod with some custom boots:
Or if you are feeling a bit peckish, pick up some cheese:
And while you are in the neighborhood, drop by for some snacks and groceries at Fortnum & Mason:
Now if you are in need of new robes and a wig for your role as a barrister, solicitor, or judge, then you will want to pop over towards the Inns of Court and stop by Ede & Ravenscroft, the oldest tailor shop in London.
Seriously, you expect at any moment to see Dumbledore or Snape come out of this shop! And if you venture up to York, don’t miss my favorite shop up there, Duttons for Buttons. The quaintest, old fashioned button shop you could ever find.