Of all the ways to explore a great citytouring, studying, or meandering through its streets -- shopping is by far the most pleasant and civilized way to get to know the city. The London Shopping Companion is the ideal aid for exploring the British capital, whether you are heading off on your first trip or returning for the umpteenth time. The London Shopping Companion is the perfect book for the discriminating traveler who wants to make the most of what London has to offer. While certainly a travel guide, it provides something no other book does: personal guidance from someone who knows how to look at each establishment from a resident's point of view and offers practical advice on the best buys at each shop. Containing maps of the major shopping areas, the book is organized to encourage shopping forays neighborhood by neighborhood. The London Shopping Companion describes the merchandise of a wide array of London businesses offering unique goods and services, from clothing to linens, jewelry and accessories to books, stationery, food, collectibles, leather goods, kitchen aids, and more. Packed with practical information, it will be the ideal companion for anyone who travels to London, regardless of the size of one's budget.