From Harrods to Harvey Nichols, from Portobello Road to Kensington market, from Church Street to Sloane Square; Kensington is a shopping mecca for London. This is where the capital's brightest best, and richest tend to gather. Don't be surprised if you rub shoulders with Jemima Khan or Sienna Miller, or various other British and American starlets. This is where they like to shop, along with the ladies who lunch, the dowagers of Hyde Park, and just about everyone else who wants to feel just a little bit like them for a few hours. But never fear, the borough also has some of the best high street stores too, from Marks and Spencers, to H and M to Top Shop, Warehouse, Oasis and Monsoon, so you can find a bit of everything here. Knightsbridge is where you will find the big department stores like Harrods and Harvey Nic's, High Street Kensington and the King's Road have lots of the upper end of the chain stores, and a smattering of designer boutiques too. On Sloane St, Sloane Square and the Fulham Road, things get even more upmarket. If you want a London based designer, pop in to the Conran Shop, and if you can't afford the home wares, perhaps you can stop for a coffee in the adjoining restaurant. Enjoy, you won't want to stop.
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