You are spoilt for choice when you visit London if shopping is the name of your game. It really is a shoppers paradise, and you can find small individual market places, huge streets and thoroughfares set up to keep you busy all day. But in recent years, there have been a few huge American style shopping centres and malls built too. The latest, at least within the ring road, is Westfield Stratford City, in fact, this company, Westfield have bracketed the central line and given East and West London their very own mega shopping centres, since the other one is at Shepherd's Bush.
There are even bigger centres out of town at places like Bluewater or Thurrock in Kent and Essex which are worth visiting if you have a car, but if you don't and want something a little closer to home, then just treat some of London's most famous centres as an outdoor shopping mall- think Oxford Street, High Street Kensington, Spitalfields Market, Hatton Garden for Jewellery or Angel Islington, they all offer something different and a specialist or niche product as well as the main high street stores.
In the kaleidoscope that is modern London, the very concept of shopping centres and malls is changing too, and that can only be good news for those of us who love shopping.