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WELCOME TO LONDON Recognised as one of the most exciting cities in the world with its rich cultural heritage, London now offers the very best in shopping with a dazzling selection of stylish shops encompassing brilliant British designers as well as established worldwide brands. In this Shopping Guide you will discover some of the finest stores in London offering an unsurpassed mix of the latest fashion, jewellery and accessories. All of the stores featured in this booklet participate in the Premier Tax Free Shopping Scheme. When you are in this country you will pay a sales tax (VAT) of 20% (16.67% of the total purchase price) on most goods you buy, which is already included in the sales price. As a non EU resident you are entitled to reclaim this VAT on items purchased here and taken home with you.
HOW TO GET YOUR REFUND Claiming back your VAT on your journey home has never been easier. When you see the PTF tax free logo, request the VAT form for your shopping and follow the tips below to save money by getting your VAT back quickly and easily.
Ask for your Premier Tax Free Shopping Form in every store along with your receipts - the sales assistant will help you complete this.
Make sure you complete your VAT refund form fully, including your name, full address, passport number and your arrival and departure date. Donâ€™t forget to state how you would like your refund, you can get cash at the airport, have the refund put back onto your card, put into a UK bank account or receive a cheque.
On arriving at the airport on departure from the EU, locate the VAT refund desk, take your VAT refund form, goods, receipts and passport to the desk and get your VAT refund form stamped.
Customs will then take the form from you and either issue you a cash refund instantly or post your form back to us if you have requested a different way of receiving your VAT back.
You have up to 3 months from the date you purchase the goods to leave the EU and retrieve your refund. Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
You can claim your cash refund from the following terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick airport and over 300 other locations worldwide. To see our full list of cash refund locations please visit our website; www.premiertaxfree.com TOP TIPS: 1. Ensure that your Premier Tax Free form is fully completed before you get to the airport. 2. Have all of your purchase receipts to accompany your Premier Tax Free form. 3. Leave some extra time at the airport to locate customs and get your form stamped. 4. If you do not wish to receive a cash refund at the airport, you can post the form back to us using your Premier Tax Free envelope for; Credit Card, Cheque or UK Bank Account refunds. At Heathrow Airport, you can hand your forms to the designated Travelex VAT refund desk. For any queries, call our helpline on 0845 129 8993.
LONDON CASH REFUND LOCATIONS Get your cash refund before you go to the airport at these locations:
AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL SERVICE (Kanoo Foreign Exchange Services Ltd) 78 Brompton Road London, SW3 1ER Tel: 020 7761 7905
THOMAS EXCHANGE 13 Maddox Street London, W1S 2QG Tel: 020 7493 1300
AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL SERVICE (Kanoo Foreign Exchange Services Ltd) 30-31 Haymarket London, SW1Y 4EX Tel: 020 7484 9600
Opening Hours 9.00am - 5.30pm (Mon to Fri) For purchases between £100 and £1000, present your completed Premier form, along with a valid Visa or MasterCard credit card. Refunds subject to status terms and conditions.
FEEL AT HOME IN LONDON PAY IN YOUR OWN CURRENCY Just because you are shopping in London doesnâ€™t mean that you have to pay in Pound Sterling. The Premier Tax Free DCC (Dynamic Currency Conversion) service means that you can pay in your own currency when paying by credit card. It will convert the purchase into your home billing currency at point of sale. The currency is converted at the rate of exchange on the date of purchase. You can shop with the confidence of knowing exactly how much the goods cost in your billing currency. The amount youâ€™re charged at the store will be the exact amount that appears on your credit card statement. Ask in store for more information. For more information on DCC machines and using them in your store, advertising in or stocking this guide, please contact the Premier Tax Free team on 0845 129 8993.
MAKING TAX FREE SHOPPING WORK FOR YOU Throughout London, whenever you see the Premier Tax Free logo you can shop tax free if you live outside of the EU. All of the stores that use Premier Tax Free can issue you with a Tax Free Shopping form in store. Wherever you see our logo you will make significant savings, so make sure you ask for your Premier Tax Free form!
SMARTPHONE APPLICATION The Premier Tax Free Smartphone application enables you to find the shops you love easily. You can search the store you would like to shop in by GPS location, product type or brand name. When you find the shop youâ€™re looking for, our Smartphone application gives you information about the stores opening hours, its address and even lets you call the store from the application. The application allows you to find the desired store closest to your location. To download the Premier Tax Free application, please visit your APP store.
KNIGHTSBRIDGE & SLOANE STREET Knightsbridge is recognised as a very popular tourist destination; renowned for its shops and famous department stores such as Harvey Nichols, you will also find all the prestigious brands and up to the minute trends.
Brompton Road has an array of designer brands as well as contemporary high street names. Adjoining Brompton Road is Sloane Street; dedicated to world famous luxury brands such as Gucci, YSL, Chanel and Dior.
Cesareâ€™s inspiration, innovative ideas and provocative design result in contemporary fashion uniting elegance and quality. The rigorous craftsmanship combined to his creativity resulted into new revolutionary vision in the accessory field, where shoes were no longer considered as simple, practical item but rather necessary element that completes an outfit in elegant and unique manner. The company motto is the pursuit of perfection in every department. 8a Sloane Street, SW1X 9LA | T: 020-7235 3393 www.cesare- paciotti.com
Harvey Nichols is the leading international luxury fashion destination, a one-stop-shop for the worldâ€™s most exclusive brands. With our flagship store in Knightsbridge, London and six other stores across the UK and Ireland in Bristol, Dublin, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Leeds, we offer the best in luxury fashion, fragrance and food. 109- 125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ | T: 020-7235 5000 www.harveynichols.com
Knightsbridge, Brompton Road, Sloane Street, Sloane Square. Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge, Sloane Square
BOND STREET & OXFORD STREET WEST Bond Street is home to London’s Largest Collection of luxury shops and designer brands, including Asprey, Chanel, Gucci, Tiffany & Co, and Yves Saint Laurent. Often chosen by celebrities on a shopping spree, it is one of London’s most exclusive shopping areas.
New Bond Street meets Oxford Street, which is recognised as the worlds busiest high street, home to over 300 outlets and famous department stores, such as House of Fraser.
Design-Led, Sexy, Iconic, Modern. The Reiss philosophy centres on creating and producing directional, design-led menswear, Womenswear and accessories. Reiss prides itself with an uncompromising commitment to delivering innovative, original products combining exceptional design, quality and value. 10 Barrett Street, W1U 1BA | T: 020-7486 6557 www.reissonline.com
Having put ‘it’ bags firmly back on the fashion map, Mulberry tops the must-have lists of most handbag aficionadas. Founded in rural Somerset in the 1970’s, Mulberry is a luxury leather goods and lifestyle company with its roots planted firmly on English soil. A purveyor of some of the most iconic accessories in fashion today, its name has become renowned throughout the world for quality, tactility and craftsmanship. The brand’s backbone is an extensive line of luxury bags for men and women that combine stylish, stand-out design with the finest leathers and detailing. To date, Mulberry has gained a cult status, coveted by celebrities and consumers alike. 50 New Bond Street, W1S 1BJ. | T: 020 7491 3900 www.mulberry.com
Old Bond Street / New Bond Street, Oxford Street (W), South Molton Street, Conduit Street. Nearest Tube: Bond Street, Green Park
REGENT STREET & OXFORD STREET EAST Regent Street, Oxford Street (E), Picadilly, Jermyn Street, Savile Row and of course - Carnaby Street.
Regent Street is home to some of the worlds leading fashion names, with a unique mix of classic and contemporary style. Linking Piccadilly and Oxford Street, the stylish curve of Regent Street represents one of Londons most attractive shopping areas.
Drawing inspiration from its Greek heritage, Folli Follie’s jewellery, watches and accessories collections offer instant glamour hits. With everything from chunky bangles and cocktail rings, to statement watches and eye-catching bags, Folli Follie is your one-stop shop for the perfect standout pieces whatever your style. 124 Regent Street, London, W1B 5SB | T: 020-7287-9912 | www.follifollie.co.uk
No trip to London is complete without a visit to Hamleys, the world’s finest toy store. With over 7 floors packed with magical fun, you’d be mad to miss it! 188-196 Regent Street, W1B 5BT T: 0871 704 1977 | www.hamleys.com
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Piccadilly Circus
COVENT GARDEN Neal Street, Covent Garden Market, Floral Street, King Street, Tottenham Court Road.
Covent Garden is filled with lots of popular fashion brands as well as specialty stores, where you will come across lots of quirky finds, or get the latest urban street wear.
EAST has become a much loved desirable brand in Covent Garden through it’s unique vivid colours and prints. Along with an exceptional attention to detailing. 16 The Piazza, WC2E 8HB | T: 020 7836 6685 www.east.co.uk
Agnes b.’s flagship store covers four floors showcasing her collections; Homme, Femme, Voyage (luggage and bags) and Accessories, with her trademark style creating clothes that are elegant but not conventional. You will find sleek suiting, refined tailoring and absolutely perfect essentials to finish your style, not forgetting the iconic snap cardigan, striped t shirts in a variety of colours and the collector’s limited edition artist t shirts. 35 – 36 Floral Street, WC2E 9DJ | T: 020-7379-1992 www.agnesb.com
With over three decades of heritage, innovation and authenticity in sport, Oakley is the undisputed leader in performance eyewear. Oakley’s brand-owned retail outlets, known as O-Stores, bring the brand DNA to life with an on-site custom build service and a full range of sunglasses, goggles, performance and lifestyle clothing, footwear, watches and accessories. 1-4 King Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8HH. T: 0207 395 6070 | www.oakley.com
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden, Leicester Square
WESTFIELD LOCATION MAP At Westfield London, you can explore a world of premium shopping, from designer brands to Britainâ€™s high street favourites with over 300 stores and 40 luxury brands.
Westfield London is only 15 minutes from the West End on the Central Line making it accessible and easy to get to.
Established in Italy in 1996, David Mayer Naman quickly gained attention for itâ€™s slim cuts and attention to detail. Already a favorite among Italian celebrities, it begun to expand internationally in the last 6 years. Available exclusively in the UK at their Westfield store, it has already gained a cult following. Westfield Shopping Centre, W12 7GD T: 0208 740 3202 www.davidmayernaman.com
Michael Kors brings American jet-set luxury to everyday life. With a polished yet sporty sensibility and attention to detail and quality, Michael Kors offers accessories and sportswear that epitomize chic, sophisticated style. Opening May 2011 Westfield Shopping Centre, W12 7GD www.michaelkors.com
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At Westfield London, you can explore a world of premium shopping, from designer brands to Britain’s high street favourites with over 300 stores and 40 luxury brands. Westfield London is only 15 minutes from the West End on the Central Line making it accessible and easy to get to.
beneath dazzling chandeliers in a bespoke enclave at Westfield London is The Village. This beautifully designed space is home to the world’s most sought-after fashion brands, from European thoroughbreds Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Miu Miu, and Versace to English classics such as Burberry, Hackett, Mulberry and Church’s.
The boutiques in The Village showcase seasonal designer fashion, accessory and footwear collections for him and her. The impressive mix also includes specialist jewellers De Beers and Tiffany & Co. and shoe guru Jimmy Choo. In addition you’ll find a superior range of health and beauty products at Jo Malone and a wealth of fashion and beauty collections at House of Fraser. Westfield London offers more than just fabulous fashion: your every whim is catered for. Head to the seriously glamorous Searcys Champagne Bar, or relax at one of our top restaurants, eateries or cafes, with over 60 places to eat you’ll be spoilt for choice. To make the most of your day out with friends or families, let yourself be pampered at one of our elegant hair salons or catch the latest film releases in the luxurious surroundings of the state-of-the-art Vue Cinema.
At your Service: Service is paramount with a dedicated and bi-lingual concierge team at your service. Westfield London’s high level of customer service includes personal chauffeurs, concierge, handsfree shopping, UK and international home and hotel delivery, personal stylists, cloakroom and bag storage services, tax-free shopping and valet parking services.
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Don’t miss out on a world of fun No trip to London is complete without a visit to Hamleys, the world’s finest toy store. With over 7 floors packed with magical fun, you’d be mad to miss it!
188 -196 Regent Street, London W1B 5BT www.hamleys.com
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