A recent survey named London as the shopping capital of the world, and Britain as a whole is full of amazing shops. Watch this video to find out all about shopping in Britain – and why it's great.

If you are a teacher of English, you can also use the Shopping is Great lesson plans on the British Council TeachingEnglish site.

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London has some of the world’s most famous department stores: Harrods, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols and many others. Our presenter Richard visits them and also samples a smaller shop for a range of shopping experiences.

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Richard leaves the big shopping areas for small, interesting shops and markets. We hear from a man who sells photographs to Outer Mongolia, and some London shoppers tell us what they like.

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