Shopping is one of the most popular things to do in London at any time of the year, and few shopping events attract more attention than the highly publicised West End VIP Shopping Day.
VIP in this case stands for Very Important Pedestrian and refers to the fact that on this day vehicles are banned from the usually jam packed shopping zones of Regent Street and Oxford Street, allowing visitors to browse for bargains and cross between shops without having to dart between big red buses and run in fear of their lives as taxis and cars bear down on them. In addition to the relative peace of the streets on these days, a number of shops offer special discounts and promotions, making this a great time to do a little Christmas shopping. Entertainment is provided along the way in the form of live music, games and prizes, and celebrity spotting is another activity that can be enjoyed even by visitors who are not particularly bargain crazy.
Oxford Street, Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1C 1JN
November 24th 2012