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Heaven for a shoe lover

Selfridges new shoe gallery. No wonder this attracts a shoe lover like Pernilla....

Swedish celebrity and shoe lover Pernilla Wahlgren was in London recently for the opening of the new shoe gallery at Selfridges. The biggest shoe department in the world! I had a chat with Pernilla to find out some more about her love for shoes!

Too many shoes! I can't decide!!!

Pernilla, we know you had loads of shoes before you went to London. How many pairs do you have in your collection now?

“Well, I haven’t counted them but there are probably a 100 of them. And I bought 5 new shoes at Selfridges..(!), so perhaps there are 105 of them now”?

What did you like most about the new shoe gallery?

“I was impressed that there is something for all wallets, even if you don’t have that much money to spend you can easily find something. But there are of course all the luxury brands as well. And what I especially liked was that you can walk around and look at luxury brands like Louboutin, and still feel comfortable, even if you don’t can afford to buy anything.  I don’t always feel comfortable doing that”.

Pernilla's new London shoes.

You spent a whole day at Selfridges, but if you only have an hour or so, what should a visitor focus on you think?

“As a shoe addict – don’t miss the shoe gallery, of course. And then I heard they have a fortune teller! I will definitely pay her a visit next time! And then I would suggest visiting the children’s departement, if you have kids…”

Afternoon tea at The Berkeley.

Pernilla Wahlgren spent two days in London, and besides spending time at Selfridges she also had time for a fashionistas afternoon tea (my favourite!) – the Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley Hotel.

Find your way to Selfridges with our Britain Map and read more about the store in our blog post “World’s biggest destination for shoe lovers”.

To find our more about Pernilla’s London visit, click here, to view all her posts on London. Write the word “London” in the search engine.

And don’t miss Pernilla’s other posts of her trip to London here on our blog, where she gives her favourite tips to the city.



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London top 5 – by Pernilla Wahlgren

Swedish popstar and musical performer Pernilla Wahlgren is in London at the moment and I asked her to give us her top five experiences in the city.

Most Swedes will know that Piccadilly Circus was the song that made Pernilla famous in the 80’s.  But there is more to London than Piccadilly Circus. Even if you’re name is Pernilla Wahlgren!

Pernilla’s London top 5 :

1. Selfridges for great shopping!
2. Go and see at least ONE musical!
3. Madame Tussauds if you visit London with your family.

Afternoon tea at the Berkeley Hotel!
5. NOBU for great food!

And Piccadilly Circus – Of course!! 🙂

One of Pernilla’s favourites below – Selfridges – heaven for shoe lover Pernilla – and all the rest of us around the world! I wonder how many shoes Pernilla will have in her closest after this…

Read more about Pernilla’s great experiences in London in our previous post Pernilla Wahlgren’s favourite London on her own blog Pernillas Värld.


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Pernilla Wahlgren’s favourite London

Glamour, a love for fashion, shoes, good food – and a passion for London.

I asked Swedish superstar Pernilla Wahlgren to tell us about her top experiences in the city, her favourite British brands and to share some of her great travel experiences from the past!

Q: What inspires you to go to London? I really love London for the great shopping , the fantastic restaurants and hotels, and of course for all the musicals you can see there!

Q: Who is your favourite British designer: Stella McCartney

Q: Favourite British brand: Habitat

Q: Favourite British film: Notting Hill

Q: Favourite British actor/actress: Hugh Grant

Q: Favourite British TV series: X-factor

Q: Favourite British pop band: Coldplay

Q: I never travel without .. ? A cosy pillow for the flight. Good hair products, my facial creams and make-up!

Q: Your craziest memory of London? When I went to Stock Atkin Waterman’s Christmas party in the 80’s. All their record artists were invited and I didn’t know anyone but was sitting at the same table as Rick Astley and Bananarama!

Q: Your best travel experience ever: My first shopping trip to London with my best friend in the eighties! We really shopped till we dropped…!  (The images from Pernilla’s private album tells you the story!).

The first time I went to Thailand was magic!

Q: Your worst travel experience: When I was in New York for the first time I almost missed my plane home , because I were shopping and forgot the time completely!!

And dear readers, please come back tomorrow and I will tell you about Pernilla’s top five tips for London.

In the meanwhile, you can also have a look at Pernillas Värld.

Bye for now.


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