London is too crowded for me! So I choose Reading as my destination of choice to avoid the crowd yet enjoy the shopping and English scenery in peace.
It offers both major retail stores and boutiques from where I can shop without the long queues to changing rooms and toilets. I also like the serene ambience of Reading. I know many where aghast when I choose Reading as my destination of choice, but it was sufficient for me. London is just a 30 minute train ride away which is near enough for me!