Q: Where are the best places to go shopping in London?
A: The following places offer visitors and locals a fabulous variety:
.Oxford Street . home to some of the largest department stores and the head offices of popular chain stores.
.Camden Market . definitely more bearable during the week than on weekends.
.Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields . London's trendiest spot for shopaholics, ideal for those looking for unique items.
.Covent Garden . hip fashion and modern chain stores converge. Be sure to explore all the side streets for possible bargains.
.High Street Kensington
.King's Road . brimming with household pieces.
.Knightsbridge . boasting Harrods and Harvey Nichols, amongst other must-sees.
.Marylebone High Street . some of the best foods in the country are available for sampling here.
Q: Can I visit England on a budget?
A: England is an expensive destination. It is especially the tourist-related industries that hike their costs (such as accommodation, transport and attractions). However, with planning, forethought and, possibly, some England-based contacts, there are certainly opportunities to cut costs. Keep your eyes and ears open for special offers, discounts, coupons and competitions. London is particularly expensive, while areas further afield tend to be cheaper.
Q: Is England safe?
A: Although the centre of London may not be the safest place, particularly at night, the rest of England is particularly safe. However, this does not mean that caution should not be exercised. Try to stay within or near large groups of people, do not go to remote areas alone, do not give lifts to people you do not know, watch your luggage at all times and be alert to the goings on around you.