London boasts summer shopping scene

Shopaholics looking for retail therapy while enjoying their stay in a luxury hotel in London may find themselves well served by the city's offerings.

Visit London described the capital as the "ultimate shopping destination" saying that there are thousands of shops that line the city streets.

On July 30th shoppers at John Lewis' Oxford Street store will get the chance to meet Rebecca Romero – an Olympic medallist.

Not only does she hold the silver medal and World Championship in rowing but she's also a World and Olympic champion for cycling.

Her visit to the top high street retailer will be to promote the new Power Plate powerBike in the sports department.

Trendy fashionistas can stop in to Lilly Allen's new Lucy in Disguise store in Carnaby from August 1st onwards.

The new Lexington Street store will contain Lilly and he sister Sarah Owen's vintage clothing, ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s for hire or purchase.

Additionally, the stores will feature their own vintage-inspired collection and an in-store hair salon – offering cutting edge styles and makeovers.

Contemporary artist Tracey Emin has taken over the Concept Store at luxury retailer Selfridges until July 31st, featuring her controversial art, favourite books and her own literary work as well as select items from around the store.

Furthermore, the store now features a new furniture range from iconic British interior designer Kelly Hoppen.

The collection consists of more than 30 vintage-inspired living and dining room designs, including armchairs, sofas, coffee tables, ottomans, trunks and more.

All that shopping can create an appetite in even the most seasoned splurger, which may leave many tempted to try out Paul A Young Fine Chocolates on Wardour Street in Soho.

The flagship store has a reputation as one of the "world's leading and most creative" chocolatiers.

Visitors can enjoy sea salted caramels and a wide range of flavoured truffles, including marmite, wild strawberry, orange and tarragon and many more. 

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