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London - the spiritual homeland of fashion

Published: Thursday 12th of September 2013

London is known for many things. It is known for its magnificence, its diversity and monumental attractions that draw in hundreds of visitors each and every year.

But it is also renowned for something else. It is also the fashion capital of the world and has got some of the best designer shops on the planet.

We're talking about big names such as Liberty, John Lewis and the Sunglass Hut which sell some of the most famous brands in the industry.

And let's not forget about London Fashion Week - it's only one of the biggest catwalk shows on the planet!

If you are out and about in London over the next week or so then you have absolutely got to be there.

Not just because the most prestigious designers will be displaying their wares at the show, but because you have the chance to be at the happy receiving end of their work, thanks to the sophisticated shops that sell only the best.

The Liberty Store is one such shop. This special retail outlet has been at the heart of London's most popular premium shopping destinations since it opened in 1875.

If you are a fashionista with an eye for legends such as Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Isabel Marant and Dries Van Noten, you'll love this store.

Spread over six floors, you can find fashion, accessories, children's wear and fancy gifts. 

So if you want to engage in decadent indulgence, and surround yourself with luxury and chic robes, then this is sure to be your best bet.

But it doesn't end there. Why not also stop by John Lewis? This is home to over seven floors containing half a million lines of fashion and homewares from designer icons.

In addition, you have also got the latest 'must haves' and quintessential British favourites.

Whether you are looking for luxury Egyptian towels, classic jewellery or expensive iPads, you will find it here. Many of the expensive gifts on sale are to die for, and include precious items such as handbags from greats such as Maiyet, or Sophie Hulme.

You want designer clothes? You'll find them here. From sleek black Alexander McQueen jackets, to Armani shorts, and Vera Wang shoes, there is no shortage of fashion labels.

But what good is a expensive Eton suit, or Tommy Hilfiger jeans without a decent pair of sunglasses? And that's where the Sunglass Hut comes in.

It is the high street leader in sunglass retail with a wide selection of the latest frames from top brands such as Prada, D&G, Police,  Ray Ban, Oakley and Giorgio Armani.

So if you want to look and feel like a movie star, do not forget to drop by and pick yourself up a pair of sleek shades.

These are just some of the fashion greats that reside in the metropolitan melting pot that is London.

So come on down to the city, and don't forget that you can experience the best tourist attractions in London for free with a London Pass.

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