European Shopping Destinations

This post is expected to raise interest to shopping lovers. Below you’ll find my favourite five European shopping destinations.  The following cities offer you the ability to make purchases ranging from cheap buys up to expensive designers – the choices are endless. London Oxford Street 1. London, UK London is one of the best places for shopping, specially during its big sales during the Christmas period. The best places are the famous Oxford Street, Carnaby Street and Covent Garden.  Other areas which are enjoyable for shopping include Russells Square (Brunswick) or Enfield Town (Palace Gardens). There are also many shopping malls e.g. Westfield and Hammersmith Broadway. Here you’ll find all the high-street shops with the best prices. Brent Cross shopping centre is another place you can go shopping in North West London. For more luxury purchases visit Knightsbridge and step into Harrods. Don't forget  Selfridge & Co in Oxford Street. For a more characteristic shopping taste visit Camden Markets in Camden Town. Sales Period: The big sales start on Boxing Day (26/12) and end around mid January.  Summer sales start around min June and end around mid July. If you’re in London beginning the sales period make sure to go shopping early in the morning. 2. Athens, Greece  McArthurGlen Athens Outlet I love shopping here. You can find anything from leather goods around Monastiraki area and its surrounding small markets - called Monastiraki Flea Area. You will find chic stores in Kolonaki and Tsakalof Street or by visiting Attica.  For more down to the earth shopping try Ermou Street and the Mall of Athens. If you wish to purchase branded clothing visit the McArthurGlen Athens outlet or the Factory Outlet.  I prefer McArthurGlen since it's big with many brands and it's surrounded by cafes and restaurants. Sales Period: Summer sales start mid-July and run throughout the end of August whilst winter sales begin mid-January and run throughout the end of February.   3. Brussels, Belgium Avenue Louise in Brussels In Brussels you can find all sorts of shops in Rue Neuve and Avenue Louise. In the lower part you’ll find exclusive designer shops (Avenue Louise) and in Rue Neuve you’ll find [...]

2018-02-23T09:14:20+03:00January 2nd, 2018|

London Calling: Things to do in London

London is definitely one of the most must-visit popular destinations. Most people link London with Big Ben. It’s the UK’s capital city with the Big Ben tower clock, the Parliament Houses,  the London Eye and many others.  Since I was born in London, lived and worked there, I’m going to make some proposals for what to do and see if you are in London. London Transportation London's Underground rail network or "the Tube" as it is known, is normally the quickest and easiest way of travelling around London. If you buy an Oyster card or a day ticket, you can also use this on other transportation e.g. bus. London buses are a quick, convenient and cheap way to travel around London, with plenty of sightseeing opportunities en route. Believe me; you’ll get to see a lot of things that you would have missed using the underground tube. Attractions to See Coca-Cola London Eye is another popular attraction situated near the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben.  It’s a must to get a ride on the London eye in order to enjoy panoramic views. I’ve done the ride twice, one during the day and another one during the night. I have to say both times are amazing, each with its own unique way. Admission: from £6.53 Things to see/do around: Houses of Parliament, Big Ben. Nearby Public Transport: Waterloo and Charring Cross, Tube: Westminster The Houses of Parliament is near the London Eye, so after you enjoy a ride on the amazing wheel you can walk around here. The Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) is right next to the famous bell– Big Ben. This nice complex is located next to the river Thames and is one of the most photographic scenes. Admission: Free Nearby Public Transport: Westminster Tube Station, St James Park Tube Station, Charring Station Trafalgar Square is located right in heart of London, is one of the city's most lively open spaces. Normally I reach this square by walking from the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben.  There [...]

2018-02-23T09:14:22+03:00November 12th, 2016|
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