Make the most of the City

If you want the breadth of choice and quality you get from West End shopping but can’t face the crowds, head for the City

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On weekdays the City of London – from Smithfield to Liverpool Street, Fleet Street to Blackfriars – bustles with business high flyers. But come the weekend, it’s a fabulous space to explore and soak up some history and culture. Even better, you can fit in some great shopping without the long queues.

Whatever type of weekend shopper you are, there is something for everyone at the City’s premiere shopping destination, One New Change, which sits just minutes from St Paul’s Cathedral. So we’ve put together the perfect day out for you – from eating and sightseeing to shopping and pampering – whether you love luxury and design, you want to get ahead with your Christmas gift shopping, or you're spending a great day out with friends or someone special.


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The Man on the Street

Went to New Change last week. Loved it. Popped round the corner for lunch at Bread Street Kitchen then toured St Pauls. Not bad for a Londoner. I was a tourist in my own town and really enjoyed it. Contrast of old and new is striking.

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