Snapshot: 10 Shopping Spots in London

We could say it's that time of year again, when you get the itch to shop ... but really, isn't a shopping trip in London welcomed all year? London is topped up with covered markets, shopping arcades, department stores and shop-lined streets. Get your shop on with this snapshot of 16 photos:

[caption id="attachment_110429" align="aligncenter" width="460"]Leadenhall Market. (AP) Leadenhall Market, located on Gracechurch Street, houses fresh food, specialty stores, restaurants and pubs (for post-shopping). (AP)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_110433" align="aligncenter" width="460"]Hays Galleria, Southwark. (AP) Hays Galleria, located at 1 Battle Bridge Lane in Southwark, is an iron and glass covered concourse with boutique shops, chain stores and restaurants. It's on the River Thames, offering a scenic stroll and view of The Shard. (AP)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_110436" align="aligncenter" width="460"]Covent Garden. (AP) Covent Garden will switch on its Christmas Lights today, November 6. (AP)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_110434" align="aligncenter" width="460"]Harrods. (AP) Harrods, located in Kensington and Chelsea, is the largest department store in Europe.  (AP)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_110438" align="aligncenter" width="460"]Charing Cross Road. (AP) On the other hand, Charing Cross Road located in Central London, isn't quite high-end but offers unique finds, perfect for souvenirs. (AP)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_110430" align="aligncenter" width="460"]Camden Lock. (AP) Camden Lock Market, located in Camden Town, has anything and everything including vintage clothes, art and photography, houseware, decorations and homemade crafts. (AP)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_110437" align="aligncenter" width="460"]Burlington Arcade. (AP) Burlington Arcade, located on Piccadilly in Mayfair, is the ideal way to shop ... the walkway is covered and nicely closed in, with the stores easy to peek inside. You can make a stop or keep on walking. No pressure. (AP)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_110435" align="aligncenter" width="460"]Westminster Cathedral/Victoria. (AP) Cardinal Place, on Victoria Street in Victoria, is made up of three buildings, housed in a glass capsule, covering over one million square feet. The shopping has well-known stores like Topshop, Zara, L'Occitane and Hobbs. (AP)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_110432" align="aligncenter" width="460"]Hatton Garden. (AP) Hatton Garden, located in Central London, is London's jewelry district, with almost 300 businesses and over 55 shops. (AP)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_110431" align="aligncenter" width="460"]Oxford Stree. (AP) Oxford Street, located in the West End of London, is bustling with shoppers. (AP)[/caption]

Where's your first stop? 

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