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Walk for shopping and city tour

From South Embankment to Oxfort street

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Walk for shopping and city tour
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A full day walk through the city center with interesting cultural stops, ending with shopping on London's shopping street. Such is the description of the route, which takes you from the promenade along the Thames, through the cute Covent Garden, Asian Soho, the iconic Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and the day ends with shopping on Oxford Street.

Southbank

The day trip route starts from the London Bridge train or tube station, from where you can walk around the Borough Market. Your next steps will take you to the Thames path (pedestrian promenade along the Thames), where as you walk towards the London Eye you can enjoy the view of the river itself, St. Paul's Cathedral. Paul on the other bank and at the same time on your bank you pass all the gems. Right at the beginning is The Globe – Shakespeare's The­ater, where his plays are still performed in the open air. Other interesting buildings worth a stop are the Tate Modern building of the National Gallery and the building of the National Theater.

Southbank
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Golden Jubilee bridge

You can cross the river on the Golden Jubilee bridge, which runs on both sides of the Hungerford bridge. From here you have a beautiful view of the London Eye icon. On the other side of the bridge you will find Charing Cross train station.

Golden Jubilee bridge
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Covent garden with a hidden courtyard Neal´s yard

Behind the bridge, you can walk to Covent Garden in a few steps. The center consists of a large market building and around it are cute streets full of shops with boutiques, restaurants, cafes, etc. Everyone will come to their own here. The neighborhood invests considerable funds in its decoration and it is visible. With each season, the decorations on the central market change and are always gems worth seeing.

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Trafalgar Square

From here, it is just 5 minutes to the well-known Trafalgar Square, headed by the National Gallery, where, as with all of London’s state museums and galleries, free admission.

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Chinatown SOHO

Red lanterns, Asian shops and restaurants, exotic fruits and vegetables and generally the largest concentration of Asian tourists as well as locals, you will find it all in the Soho district, which follows on our route.

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Piccadilly Circus

London's Times sqare is nicknamed this iconic square, where, as in NY, you will find a large screen with an endless stream of advertisements. But there is also a characteristic fountain with a cupid, which shoots an arrow at passing tourists.

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Regent street
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Regent street

Piccadilly Circus is seamlessly followed by the curved Regent street, which is the beginning of a famous shopping area. Here you will find luxury boutiques, clothing stores, the Hemleys toy store full of toys and much more. During Christmas, magical light angels hover over the street.

Carnaby street
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Carnaby street

A small detour from Regent Street is worth 5 minutes of your time. On the short Carnaby street you will find a show of top boutiques with ornate shop windows and the whole street boasts original decorations.

Oxford street
Author: Dominika Charvátová © gigaplaces.com

Oxford street

The final of our all-day walk and Mecca of all shoholes in London is Oxford street. This street, which is about a mile long and is densely lined with shops on both sides, must not be left out if you want to take a fashion souvenir. The original Christmas decoration must not be missing here either, but I recommend avoiding the evening rush hour, because it is really very crowded.

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