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BBC Proms

To 12 Sep: The 120th year of this ex­trav­a­ganza of clas­si­cal mu­sic, with per­for­mances from the world’s great­est artists, or­ches­tras and en­sem­bles (p. 50). ‘Prom­ming’ tick­ets – where pun­ters stand in the large space di­rectly in front of the stage – are avail­able for all con­certs for just £5 each. www.bbc. co.uk/proms. Kens­ing­ton Gore, SW7 2AP. T: 0207589 8212. F4. Sta­tion: South Kens­ing­ton.

Lon­don Won­der­ground

To 27 Sep: A sum­mer-long fes­ti­val of cabaret, cir­cus and sideshow tak­ing place in an at­mo­spheric 1920s Spiegel­tent on the South Bank. www.lon­don won­der­ground.co.uk. Ju­bilee Gdns, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX. T: 0844-545 8282. E8. Sta­tion: Waterloo.

More Lon­don Free Film Fes­ti­val

2-24 Sep: Free open-air screen­ings of newish and clas­sic movies. 2 Sep: The Im­i­ta­tion Game. 3 Sep: Padding­ton. 4 Sep: Ghost­busters. 9 Sep: To Kill a Mock­ing­bird. 10 Sep: Frozen. 11 Sep: The The­ory of Ev­ery­thing. 16 Sep: Moulin Rouge!. 17 Sep: Selma. 18 Sep: Big. 22 Sep: Still Alice. 23 Sep: Zoolan­der. 24 Sep: The Sound of Mu­sic. www.morelondon.com/thescoop. The Scoop, More Lon­don River­side, SE1. T: 020-7403 4866. E11. Sta­tion: Lon­don Bridge.

BFI South­bank

Cin­ema and TV from the ar­chives of the Bri­tish Film In­sti­tute (BFI), plus artist talks. Check for list­ings, times and prices. 1 Sep: Ni­co­las Wind­ing Refn in­tro­duces Farewell Un­cle Tom. 3 Sep: Cheer­ful Wind. 5 Sep: The Day the Earth Caught Fire. 6 Sep: An Amer­i­can Were­wolf in Lon­don. 7 Sep: Oliver!. 10 Sep: Mr Holmes. 12 Sep: In Cold Blood. 14 Sep: The Haunting. 15 Sep: Tip­ping the Vel­vet. 16 Sep: Lost in Trans­la­tion. 18 Sep: Se­rial Mom. 20 Sep: Good Men, Good Women. 21 Sep: In­va­sion of the Body Snatchers. 22 Sep: Ab­so­lute Be­gin­ners and Q&A with Julien Tem­ple and Patsy Ken­sit. 24 Sep: Mid­night Ex­press. 27 Sep: The Ipcress File. 28 Sep: Ju­bilee. 30 Sep: Mac­beth. www.bfi.org.uk. BFI South­bank, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XT. T: 0207928 3232. E8. Sta­tion: Waterloo.

In­sti­tute of Con­tem­po­rary Arts (ICA)

Art-house cin­ema screen­ing films from around the world. The venue also houses an art gallery, café/bar and ex­cel­lent bookshop. Please check for full pro­gramme, times and prices. 1 Sep: The Al­co­hol Years and Q&A with Carol Mor­ley. 5 Sep: Or­anges are Not the Only Fruit. 9 Sep: Girl­hood. 15 Sep: Off­side: Maradona by Kus­turica. 17 Sep: A Nos Amours: Chan­tal Ak­er­man 23: Demain on Démé­nage (Tom­mor­row We Move). 18 Sep: Horse Money. 22 Sep: Yor­gos Lan­thi­mos se­lects and in­tro­duces The Red and the White (Csil­lagosok, ka­tonák). 23 Sep: Kim New­man se­lect and in­tro­duces Celia. www.ica.org.uk. The Mall, SW1Y 5AH. T: 020-7930 3647. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

The Lounge at ODEON White­leys

Watch films in in­ti­mate screen­ing rooms on com­fort­able leather seats while also din­ing on an ex­clu­sive menu from chef Row­ley Leigh. The food is served di­rectly to your seat. Please check pro­gramme for films. www.odeon. co.uk/th­elounge. White­leys of Bayswa­ter, Queensway, W2 4YL. T: 0871-2244 007. Off map. Sta­tion: Queensway.


Burling­ton Ar­cade

com­mis­sioned in 1819, the shop­ping prom­e­nade has en­dured a fire, loot­ing, wartime bomb­ing and axe-wield­ing thieves who drove a Jaguar up it in 1964. Yet the ar­cade – as seen in the films Pa­triot Games, 101 Dalmatians and Scan­dal – still stands.

While the prom­e­nade is home to tra­di­tional shops such as Ar­mour Win­ston, in­ter­na­tional brands have moved in to at­tract over­seas visi­tors. Now you can shop for lin­gerie at Eres and La Perla, fra­grances at Fred­eric Malle and watches at Bell & Ross, as well as brows­ing Chanel, Mai­son Michel and Bar­rie.

The ar­cade’s own pri­vate po­lice force, known as the Bea­dles, has been given new Re­gency-style uni­forms. Ev­ery day, dur­ing the tra­di­tional open­ing of the gates cer­e­mony, you can watch the Bea­dles ring a bell three times at 8am when the ar­cade opens.

The iconic ar­cade has also ben­e­fited from a re­fur­bish­ment, fol­low­ing con­sul­ta­tions with Westminster Coun­cil’s plan­ning depart­ment and his­tor­i­cal spe­cial­ists such as English Her­itage. The up­per arches have been painted in their orig­i­nal white, and the floor, last up­dated in 1990, has been re­placed with one made from Bri­tish stone de­signed by Jamie Fobert. Inspired by floor pat­terns in early 19th-cen­tury Re­gency build­ings, the floor fea­tures a monochrome geo­met­ric pat­tern which tricks you into think­ing you’re look­ing down through it.

To celebrate, the ar­cade com­mis­sioned Zoe Bradley to cre­ate two origami chan­de­liers, which you can see un­til 30 Septem­ber. The beau­ti­ful bou­quets, made from iri­des­cent pa­per, fea­ture 9,676 petals – 1,860 wild roses, lo­tuses, pe­onies, blos­soms and fuch­sias – and 2,100 leaves. You can see hun­dreds of brightly coloured flow­ers cas­cad­ing through the cen­tre. 51 Pic­cadilly, W1J 0QJ. T: 020-7493 1764. www.burling­tonar­cade.com

MA­JOR STORES Deben­hams

Fash­ion, home­ware and ac­ces­sories in­clud­ing Jasper Con­ran. Mon-Wed 9.30am-8pm; Thur-Sat 9.30am-9pm; Sun noon- 6.30pm. www.deben­hams. com. 334-348 Ox­ford St, W1C 1JG. T: 0844-561 6161. D6. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.


This much-loved fash­ion depart­ment store is filled with de­signer names, lin­gerie, cos­met­ics, menswear and shoes. Please check for open­ing hours. www.fen­wick.co.uk. 63 New Bond St, W1S 1RQ. T: 020-7629 9161. E6. Sta­tion: Bond Street.

Fort­num & Ma­son

This fa­mous Bri­tish com­pany has a great food hall, as well as fash­ion, gifts, an­tiques and gro­ceries. The store also has its own ice-cream par­lour and The Diamond Ju­bilee Tea Sa­lon and is renowned for its lux­u­ri­ous ham­pers. Mon-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun noon- 6pm. www.fort­nu­mand ma­son.com. 181 Pic­cadilly, W1A 1ER. T: 0845-300 1707. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.


One of the world’s big­gest and most fa­mous toy shops, Ham­leys has sev­eral floors of fun with en­ter­tain­ing staff on hand to demon­strate the prod­ucts. Mon-Wed 10am-8pm; Thur & Fri 10am-9pm; Sat 9.30am-9pm; Sun noon- 6pm. www.ham­leys.com. 188-196 Re­gent St, W1B 5BT. T: 0871-704 1977. D7. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.


The fa­mous store has food halls, fash­ion, a sports floor, a spa and myr­iad bars and restau­rants. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 11.30am- 6pm. www.har­rods.com. 87-135 Bromp­ton Rd, SW1X 7XL. T: 020-7730 1234. F5. Sta­tion: Knights­bridge.

House of Fraser

Mid-range de­signer brands and col­lec­tions, rang­ing from fash­ion to elec­tri­cals and home prod­ucts (mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions around Lon­don). www.house­of­fraser.com. 318 Ox­ford St, W1C 1HF. T: 0844- 800 3752. D6. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.

John Lewis

Bri­tish fash­ion la­bels and home­wares are all avail­able at this pop­u­lar store. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 9.30am-8pm; Thur 9.30am-9pm; Sun noon- 6pm. www.john­lewis.com. 300 Ox­ford St, W1A 1EX. T: 020-7629 7711. D6. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.


Fash­ions, home fur­nish­ings and flo­ral and graphic prints. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun noon- 6pm. www.lib­erty.co.uk. Great Marl­bor­ough St, W1B 5AH. T: 020-7734 1234. D6. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.

Marks & Spencer

Stal­wart Bri­tish com­pany with cloth­ing, food, beauty and home­ware (mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions around Lon­don). Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sun noon- 6pm. www.mark­sand­spencer.com. 458 Ox­ford St, W1C 1AP. T: 020-7935 7954. D6. Sta­tion: Mar­ble Arch.

Peter Jones

Set over seven floors, it has fa­mous fash­ion brands and home­ware, as well as beauty rooms and a res­tau­rant. Mon-Tue, Thur-Sat 9.30am-7pm; Wed 9.30am-8pm; Sun 11am-5pm. www.peter jones.co.uk. Sloane Sq, SW1W 8EL. T: 020-7730 3434. G5. Sta­tion: Sloane Square.


This land­mark store of­fers some of the finest prod­ucts in beauty, fash­ion and home style, plus a se­lec­tion of cafes and restau­rants. Check open­ing times. www.sel­fridges.com. 400 Ox­ford St, W1A 1AB. T: 0800-123 400. D6. Sta­tion: Bond Street.

MALLS & FAC­TORY OUT­LETS Bices­ter Vil­lage

Out-of-town cen­tre packed with top de­signer out­let shops of­fer­ing large dis­counts. Mon-Fri 10am-7pm; Sat 9am-8pm; Sun 10am-7pm. www.bices­ter­vil­lage. com. Bices­ter Vil­lage, Bices­ter, Ox­ford­shire, OX26 6WD. T: 01869-323 200. Off map. Sta­tion: Bices­ter North, then shut­tle bus. Bus pickup ser­vice from ma­jor ho­tels.

West­field Lon­don

A huge shop­ping mall, which is home to more than 300 fash­ion stores, from high-end to high­street names. Plus 65 restau­rants, and a cin­ema. www.west­field.com/lon­don. Ariel Way, W12 7GF. T: 020-3371 2300. Off map. Sta­tion: Shep­herd’s Bush/ Wood Lane.

West­field Stratford City

Europe’s largest ur­ban shop­ping cen­tre is packed with shops and eater­ies and even has an All Star Lanes bowl­ing al­ley. www.west­field.com/ strat­ford­c­ity. 2 Stratford Place, E20 1EJ. T: 0208221 7300. Off map. Sta­tion: Stratford.

Banana Re­pub­lic

Men’s and wom­enswear, plus many cov­etable ac­ces­sories (mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions around Lon­don). www.ba­nanare­pub­lic.eu. 224 Re­gent St, W1B 3BR. T: 020-7758 3550. D6. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.


Fash­ion bou­tique in in­ter­con­nect­ing town­houses selling de­signer clothes. www.browns­fash­ion.com. 24-27 South Molton St, W1K 5RD. T: 020-7514 0016. D6. Sta­tion: Bond Street.

Lin­gerie Re­tailer of the Year 2014, Coco De Mer, spe­cialises in lux­u­ri­ous un­der­wear. With top lines in bras, knick­ers, hosiery and ac­ces­sories, this spe­cial­ist bou­tique has gained a fine rep­u­ta­tion for of­fer­ing stylish prod­ucts from the world’s fore­most de­sign­ers. Look out for in-house talks and classes that take place in the evenings.


Cloth­ing for men, women and chil­dren (mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions). www.burberry.com. 121 Re­gent St, W1B 4TB. T: 020-7806 8904. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.


Chic flag­ship store with fash­ion and ac­ces­sories. (mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions). www.chanel.com. 158-159 New Bond St, W1S 7UB. T: 020-7493 5040. E6. Sta­tion: Green Park.

Chris­tian Dior

High-qual­ity women's fash­ion la­bels from Dior's latest col­lec­tions. www.dior.com. 31 Sloane St, SW1X 9NR. T: 020-7245 1330. F5. Sta­tion: Knights­bridge.


Lux­ury Ital­ian clothes (mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions). www.gucci.com/uk. 18 Sloane St, SW1X 9NE. T: 020-7235 6707. F5. Sta­tion: Knights­bridge.


Bri­tish gen­tle­man-at-leisure look (mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions). www.hack­ett.com. 193-197 Re­gent St, W1B 4LY. T: 020-7494 4917. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.


Ital­ian leather bags, stylish eyewear and men's and women's fash­ion (mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions around Lon­don). www.prada.com. 16-18 Old Bond St, W1S 4PS. T: 020-7647 5000. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

River Is­land

Stylish, af­ford­able fash­ion for men and women. Also of­fers per­sonal shop­ping. www.riveris­land.com. 473 Ox­ford St, W1C 3AU. D5. Sta­tion: Mar­ble Arch.


Beau­ti­ful gems loved by roy­alty and Hol­ly­wood's elite. www.har­ry­win­ston.com. 171 New Bond St, W1S 4RD. T: 020-7907 8800. E6. Sta­tion: Bond Street.


Stylish pieces, in­clud­ing charm bracelets that you can build. Look out for the Lon­don-inspired pieces, from the Queen's guard to a tele­phone box. www.pan­dora.net. 257-259 Ox­ford St, W1C 2DD. T: 020-7407 2007. D6. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.


Grand, spa­cious set­ting for this lux­ury Ger­man fam­ily busi­ness, es­tab­lished 1878. Large se­lec­tion of jew­ellery with a unique range of fine watches in­clud­ing A Lange & Söhne, and Glashütte Orig­i­nal. www.wempe.com. 43-44 New Bond St, W1S 2SA. T: 020-7493 2299. E6. Sta­tion: Bond Street.

KID'S STORES Build-a-Bear

Cre­ate your own toy bear. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am-7pm. www.build­abear.co.uk. Covent Gdn, North Pi­azza, WC2E 7QA. T: 020-7240 2372. E8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Dis­ney Store, The

Huge store with Dis­ney prod­ucts. Mon-Sat 9am-9pm; Sun noon- 6pm. www.dis­ney­store.co.uk. 350-352 Ox­ford St, W1C 1JH. T: 020-7491 9136. D6. Sta­tion: Bond Street.


Full of prod­ucts inspired by the TV chan­nel's char­ac­ters. Look out for the life­size Sponge­Bob SquarePants. Mon-Fri 10am-10pm; Sat 10am-11pm; Sun noon-6pm. 1 Le­ices­ter Sq, WC2H 7NA. E7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

Buck­ing­ham Palace Shop

Sou­venirs in­clud­ing the Royal Arms Chi­naware col­lec­tion. Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm. www.royal col­lec­tion­shop.co.uk. 7 Buck­ing­ham Palace Rd, SW1W 0PP. T: 020-7839 1377. E6. Sta­tion: Vic­to­ria.

Lon­don Glass­blow­ing Stu­dio & Work­shop

Home to jew­ellery, dec­o­ra­tions, vases, or­na­ments and un­usual items. www.lon­don­glass­blow­ing.co.uk. 62-66 Ber­mond­sey St, SE1 3UD. T: 020-7403 2800. F11. Sta­tion: Lon­don Bridge.

M&M’s World

Huge store with a colour­ful range of sweet treats. Mon-Sat 10am-mid­night; Sun noon-6pm. www.mms world.com. 1 Swiss Court, W1D 6AP. T: 020-7025 7171. E7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.


Opened in 1706, Twin­ings is filled with dozens of teas and in­fu­sions. Visit the Tea Tast­ing bar. MonFri 9.30am-7.30pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10.30am4.30pm. www.twin­ings.co.uk. 216 Strand, WC2R 1AP. T: 020-7353 3511. D9. Sta­tion: Tem­ple.

. D R M A H L U F

The Amer­i­can de­signer and film di­rec­tor, who re­vamped Gucci and is known for his sim­ple, stylish el­e­gance, has taken his time to open his first Lon­don store, which is home to men’s and wom­enswear. Tak­ing up more than 2,400 square me­tres on ul­tra-chic Sloane Street, it’s a vi­sion in white mar­ble, chrome and dark wood.

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