Beyonce Knowles took a 14-metre car ride from her London hotel to a shop.

The 'Single Ladies' singer took two chauffeur driven vehicles containing her team and bodyguards, trailed by paparazzi, on a car journey from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel - located in the exclusive Knightsbridge area of the UK capital - to the Harvey Nicholls department store located opposite.

Beyonce reportedly demanded on being driven because she didn't want to walk in her high heels.

After being escorted around the designer store for just 20 minutes she took her car back to her hotel.

A source told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "Beyonce has always been down to earth but her antics were astonishing.

"It looked like they were preparing for a long journey, but it was over as soon as it began.

"It would have been much quicker to have strolled across the road."

The 27-year-old singer is in the UK for the final dates of her 'I Am' world tour.