Trying to cram all of what London has to offer into one shopping trip is impossible, so for this shop we decided to explore an area that’s both a haven for tourists and a must-stop for locals. Covent Garden has a mix of boutiques, retro stores and high street names. It’s the perfect place for a lunchtime shop or a lazy afternoon, which suits us just fine. It also happens to be just around the corner from Shiny Towers, meaning this time we’ve been able to use the Sony Vaio from the comfort of our swish ‘sofa area’. Thank heavens for Wi-fi…

Midday: Designer bargains at The Loft
12.45: Cheap vintage at Pop Boutique
2pm: Gemma and Laura hit Neal Street's shoe shops
2.45: Ethical shoes from Terra Plana and United Nude
4pm: Who needs Celia Birtwell for Topshop? Get original Ossie Clark at Wow Retro...
4.15pm: Still at Wow Retro, gawping at gorgeous accessories!