Shopping depends what you rock, I'd say carnarby street, for Levis to ralphy, north face to g star. Also a few hidden gems for me, such as bape, hidden playground- londons 1st supreme, Norse projects etc link, recommended! Also new era flagship, and stone island.
Covent garden for a couple hidden good thrift/charity stores, although the main area for this has no switched to the party area of young london ATM, east london.. Shoreditch and places in and around hackney. If your not from london I wouldn't recommend, you'd stick out and get in trouble
Whilst my friends and I rock hard for the last few years bape and hip hop fashion, it's coming of last 3 or 4 years to also be influenced by the skating culture and brands, supreme 10deep etc, these clothing brands are very rare in England, and so our style is very uncommon.
The general style is ralphy, or with youths ralphy or Lyle and Scott. Not so much a particular style, just the polo shirt with the top buttons done up! Snapbacks are becoming big, for your average SnapBack your paying a hefty price for fashion compared to us, from 35 pounds upwards, around 50or so dollars for cheapest ones, diamon supply you pick up for upwards of 40 pounds, like as an American you cannot comprehend how expensive shopping is UN the UK! Also a coffee.. Anything really
Basically, RL or Lyle and Scott polo, top button done up byr the young kids, for originality, and that huge gap it gives you in style from the others Who don't... I'd say its pretty shit overall in UK!
That's the street wear, our catwalk or smart wear idk what you call it.. Well its far superior to yours!