I am spending a week in London from this friday and thought since I was there I would get some gear for my RTW trip as im guessing the London shops will be a bit better than they are in Hull. Could anyone recommend and really good shops where I can buy travel related items such as backpacks, clothes, books etc?
There are a bunch of these shops at Covent Garden, down towards the Strand. There are also one or two on Earls Court Road not far from the tube station (turn left at the top of the stairs).
try oxford street and harrods in knightsbridge which has everything! but probably at a price!
The old favourite is Nomads who have branches at Russell Square, Victoria and Turnpike Lane, particularly good for backpacks and things.