The Art of Shopping
Outside the West End, no part of London can boast such a multiplicity and variety of shops as its north western corner. The London Borough of Barnet alone, which includes Hendon, has the second largest retail floor area in the capital after Westminster.
Spoilt for choice
Within a five mile radius of Beaufort Park, shopaholics and casual shoppers alike can experience the superb mix of stores that comprise Brent Cross Shopping Centre, the specialist independent shops and antique markets of Camden and Hampstead, the pleasures of large, established and well managed shopping malls in Edgware and Barnet.
Brent Cross, of course, is the jewel in North London's retail crown, comprising a total of 110 stores and eateries. Extensively refurbished in 1995, it is soon to undergo a complete 21st century revamp, incorporating a new car-free street network and a new emphasis on lifestyle shopping.
Where Brent Cross really scores is in the quality and range of its shops and especially the presence of the most familiar and prestigious names in European retailing, from John Lewis to Benetton, Marks & Spencer and Monsoon, to Kookai and Karen Millen.
The "West End" without the traffic
Not for nothing is the Brent Cross complex known as 'the north West End' – except that it offers distinct advantages over its central London rival in the form of 6,500 free car parking spaces and a climate controlled environment. Situated well outside the current congestion charge area, it can also boast exceptional transport links, including easy access from the A406 North Circular Road, M1, M25, A1 and A41, and adjacent Underground and bus stations.
Abercormbie & Fitch
Marks & Spencer
Hampstead / Camden
Fresh and Wild
Swiss Cottage Farmers Market
The original Camden Lock market
Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium...