- Shop and travel 5. Children’s dreamland
- They don’t want to change anything 6. Shopping alone
- A shop for the rich 7. A taste from the past
- Shopping on water 8. Not new but good and cheap
A. Hamleys is the best toyshop in the UK. It has seven floors of toys, games and sweets. The shop assistants often dress up in costumes of famous characters from fairy tales and stories. Because of this the place looks like a magic land. The atmosphere is wonderful, and the shop really has everything young ones could ever want.
B. Harrods, perhaps London’s most famous department store, is named after Charles Harrods, who opened a family grocer’s shop on the site in 1849. The little shop has grown and become a symbol for expensive and glamorous shopping. It contains over 300 departments selling luxury items, from furniture and ladies fashion to sports equipment. Harrods continues to astonish customers from around the world with first-class service and product quality.
C. The Old Umbrella Shop is one of the shops that hasn’t changed from the early twentieth century. Inside it looks exactly as it was years ago. There are old telephones, shelves, shop windows and an umbrella museum. What’s more, it still sells umbrellas and doesn’t want to specialize in anything else. The shop has faithful clients who have been coming there for years.
D. Muara Kuin is an unusual river market in Indonesia. With the sunrise people from local villages arrive here by boat with fresh fruit and vegetables. Buyers get to the market in the same way. Nobody goes on shore, all business is done from boats. If you wish to get a cup of tea, there are special motor boats selling drinks and cookies.
E. The city of Dongguan in China has the world’s largest shopping mall. There are seven zones in it, which are designed to look like world’s cities and regions. In no time you’ll get from Paris to Amsterdam. Take a lift and it will take you from Europe to Canada. There’s even a small river with boats, where you can relax and take a trip after shopping.
F. Hope and Greenwood is a sweet shop in London. It offers traditional British sweets. They were popular in the 50s and 70s. Now you can’t find them anywhere else because chocolate factories use new modern recipes and ingredients. This shop offers a unique opportunity to try the desserts of the previous century.
G. Oxfam is a chain of shops all over the world, which sells very cheap things. Its aim is to attract shoppers by offering them many second-hand and donated things of good quality. Also anyone can come and bring the books or clothes they no longer need. Oxfam takes everything: from stamps to furniture.