Shop 'til you drop: London Shopping Guide

Shop 'til you drop for fun stuff

356 Richmond St., 519-679-8420
Touted as Canada's most unusual bookstore, City Lights has so much more than just books. The dusty, cozy shop is for the true book lover; this is not Chapters, folks! City Lights buys and sells used books, movies and CDs as well.

360 Talbot St., 519-434-8697
This shop is full of unique items that will take you in a time machine back to when you were a kid. Loaded with gifts, jewelry, clothes, cards and trinkets, you can spend over an hour browsing this tiny shop and still find something new.

130 King St., 519-439-3921
London's downtown market is bursting with produce, dine-in and take-out, flowers, jewelry and so much more. Loads of local and small family businesses are packed into this indoor venue. From May to November, local farmers are featured in a twice-weekly outdoor market.

575 Richmond St., 519-642-4095
Located on the lively Richmond Row, this art-filled store has something for everyone. Their wide selection of original and largely local artwork includes jewelry, picture frames, wall art, accessories and Canadian crafts.

353 Clarence St., 519-640-6714
This tiny record shop holds more than you'd think. Bursting with new and used CDs, rare independent releases and tons of vinyl, it's a music geek's fantasy!

186 Dundas St., 519-439-4955
Even the pickiest comic book fan is sure to find something of interest at Heroes, as it boasts not only an impressive amount of both new and old mainstream comics but also a massive collection of independent and small press comics and graphic novels. Their wide selection also includes toys, collectables and fun stuff for all the fanboys and fangirls out there!

140 Dundas St., 519-433-3100
A weekend artisans' market that features vendors from across the city. London has a vibrant art scene, and this market is a great way to immerse yourself in it. Featuring jewelry, vintage clothing, art and a whole lot more, The MET is a fantastic place to spend a weekend afternoon.

630 Richmond St., 519-433-0977
Free trade jewelry, housewares, clothing and more will leave you feeling good about your purchase. This non-profit organization sells handmade wares from 35 developing countries around the world.

575 Richmond St., 519-432-3646
Tribal Mountain Trade is situated in the centre of the action on Richmond Row. This unique store carries a wide variety of jewelry, clothing, gifts and knickknacks from all around the world.

Shop 'til you drop for clothes

355 Talbot St., 519-204-5738
It's not the end of the world — it's a great selection of cool duds and kicks. Featuring mostly clothes for guys, Apocalypse carries tons of brands to keep you looking hot all summer long.

649 Richmond St., 519-439-1619
Archies is a one-stop shop for surf and sun fashions. Their brands include Hurley, Roxy, Billabong, Element and more, with items ranging from shoes to hats and everything in between.

Masonville Place, 1680 Richmond St.,
This independently owned clothing store carries a wide variety of concert and band t-shirts, posters and other fun and funky fashions.

569 Richmond St., 519-434-3122
This gorgeous dress boutique on Richmond Row carries over 700 dress styles suitable for everything from casual Friday night dates to high-end holiday and prom wear. When you're a broke student, just trying on pretty dresses with your friends can be a blast!

362 Talbot St., 519-439-1270
If you're looking for something pretty and unique to wear, whether it's for a night out on the town or just relaxing with friends, Frilly Lizard is sure to have something to suit all your fashion desires.

533 Richmond St., 519-850-5100
Located on Richmond Row, Lolita carries a wide variety of clothing and accessories, including handbags and jewelry. The fun and friendly atmosphere makes for a very enjoyable shopping experience.

202 Dundas St., 519-432-2608
London's destination for the best punk, rock and metal threads around. Check out their awesome selection of band tees, jewelry, wallets and belts and way more.

1345 Huron St., 519-455-1112
Talize invites you to "discover the power of thrift." Part discount store, part secondhand store, Talize offers bargain hunters a bright, spacious, organized shopping experience where vintage, new and nearly new merchandise is priced to sell!

204 Albert St., 519-642-2657
Located above Prince Al's Diner at the corner of Albert and Richmond, through the red door and up a flight of stairs is a wonderful world of handmade clothes, jewelry, bags and so much more! A London favourite for years, Weezi is Mecca for grown up gals who love the vintage look. Don't forget to check out handmade bath and body products by Batty's Bath while you're there!