Never mind the exchange rate, or the weather. Whether its high fashion or the high street, London is certainly no slouch in the shopping department. Just ask Christopher Bailey, whose tenure at Burberry has resurrected and refined the concept of classic British cool, or princess bride Kate Middleton, whose fondness for UK retailers like Whistles and Reiss has caused a stampede at the shops.
The only question is, in a city this spread out, where does one begin? Leave it all to us. Grab your A-Z, bust out the credit (and Oyster) card, and make your way to these top 20 beloved boutiques, vintage haunts and department stores.