General Travel News

London top shopping city in Europe

Oxford Street in London is one of the world's major shopping destinations. Other London shopping areas such as Regents Street, Covent Garden, Knightsbridge and Savile Row are equally strong tourist magnets. Despite the high cost of hotels in London, the Economist Intelligence Unit has announced that the top city for shopping in Europe is London.

Home to Harrod's a very English insitution with a very international pedigree - itHarrodsSale is currently owned by Qatar Holding who bought it from Egyptian millionaire Mohammed al-Fayed in 2010 - London attracts tourists from across the world. But it is not a bargain hunting ground. Prices in London are more expensive than the second and third placed cities Madrid and Barcelona. If bargains are what you are looking for then the most affordable European city in the list of 33 surveyed cities is Sofia in Bucharest. Paris and Rome are number 4 and 5 on the list of top shopping destinations in Europe.

So the next time you visit London don't be dismayed if you get caught up in shopping - millions of others came to see the Queen and ended up with a Harrod's bag.

More General Travel News
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - gold embroidered Arab cloak
Yas Island Abu Dhabi lit up in green for Saudi Arabia’s National Day
Eid Mubarak to all Irhal visitors
Latest Travel News
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - g...
Yas Island Abu Dhabi lit up in green for...
Turkish Airlines launches new cabin crew...
Featured Sights To See
Pinakotheken Der Moderne

Pinakotheken Der Moderne

Munich, Germany

This gallery is a glass and concrete structure which is home to an impressive collection of 20th  and 21st century art, ranging from Dali and Picasso to great German artists such as Beckman and Polke. There are also regular exhibitions on design, architecture and graphics, as well as temporary exhibits and events from various cultural areas. Timings: Daily except Monday 10.00 – 17....

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo National Museum is a grand museum and is well worth a visit. It showcases the marvelous history and culture of Japan. The pieces on display are stunning, some archaic all allowing visitors to appreciate the richness of Japanese heritage. The museum comprises the Japanese gallery which contains Japanese arts and crafts; Samurai swords and armory, ceramics, Buddhist sculptures, textiles and ca...

Al Ain Zoo

Al Ain Zoo

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Occupying an area of 400 hectares the place encompasses all facilities required to provide an exotic and exuberant environment for children to see over 600 animals in their natural habitat. Species of some giant tortoises, marine life and wildlife have made the place worth visiting. An added attraction is the ‘night zoo’ where one can experience the place in moonlight and watch animals during thei...

Arts Center

Arts Center

Melbourne, Australia

The place is regarded as a pure representative preserving the epitome of Australian art, culture and architecture. The place whole heartedly greets visitors from all countries with extreme zeal and hospitality. Apart from national art promoting centers the place also provides an exceptional opportunity to artists of diverse nationalities and backgrounds to display their works in front of various n...