Black Friday, you've all heard of it and no doubt seen images of shoppers scrambling over each other to claim the final fridge on sale or the last remaining discounted plasma screen TV. But what actually is it?

The term "Black Friday" comes from from across the pond, in America. Referring to the day after Thanksgiving when it's tradition for retailers to slash prices for shoppers.

In the UK, it falls on the final payday before Christmas , so with personal banks full, shoppers are at the ready.

It's an annual event offering customers discounted goods, anything from a woolly jumper to a cooker, you name it, everything is included in the Black Friday extravaganza.

Will you be shopping for the best deals this Black Friday?

This year, Black Friday falls on November 25, when shoppers can grab a bargain both online and in store.

Here's some tips of where to head this Black Friday:

Where to go in west London

Westfield Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush

With 265 shops to choose from, there's sure to be a bargain or two to pick up.

Treaty Shopping Centre, Hounslow

Some of Treaty’s biggest stores include Next and Debenhams and with many other stores on the high street including Argos, it's the perfect location for Black Friday shopping.

The Pavilions Shopping Centre, Uxbridge

Marks and Spencer is just one of the many retail outlets in this shopping centre, a store which takes part in Black Friday every year

Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, Ealing Broadway

Looking for that discounted TV or laptop? Look no further, this shopping centre has a Currys, another store which jumps onto the Black Friday bandwagon.

Stores promising a bargain in 2016


Last year Currys had offers on TV's and laptops (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Currys are a big player in the Black Friday shenanigans, last year their top offers included up to £600 off HP laptops and £200 off TV's.

Currys say: "this year our deals are set to be even better."

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Marks and Spencer

M&S (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Last year they had offers on everything from Christmas decorations to fragrance and even furniture. This year they are planning more offers.

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Tesco has Christmas decorations on it's Black Friday list (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The supermarket already has a list online of deals you can bag on Black Friday, including up to half price on selected bikes, deals on Microwaves and offers on clothing.

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Amazon say they will have deals this year (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The online retailer takes part in Black Friday year on year and 2016 will be no different.

On their website, the retailer say: "Our wide selection of deals will include electronics, toys, pet supplies, clothing, jewellery and more."

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Argos is promising deals this year (ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

Black Friday returns to Argos with many deals across the store. Last year they had discounts on technology and toys.

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