The Five Best Places to Shop in London

Wed 13th November, 2019

London’s diverse shopping scene boasts shopping streets, speciality stores and multiple retail districts. If you’re a first-time visitor to the city, you won’t want to miss our top 5 recommended shopping areas. We hope you’re ready to shop till you drop!

You may have booked your trip to London intending to visit Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. Yet London is not only a top tourist destination, but equally renowned for being one of the shopping capitals of the world!

London’s diverse shopping scene boasts shopping streets, speciality stores and multiple retail districts. If you’re a first-time visitor to the city, you won’t want to miss our top 5 recommended shopping areas. We hope you’re ready to shop till you drop!

1. Oxford Street

Oxford Street hardly needs an introduction. Home to more than 300 stores, it is one of the most notorious shopping streets in the world! Completely understandable considering this area offers the most exquisite and versatile shopping experience you could hope for. From bargain to designer – this is the place to shop to your heart's desire.

Not sure where to start your shopping spree? Selfridges is a local favourite for all things fashion, furniture and food! If you're not a fan of huge crowds, we recommend heading to Oxford Street early in the morning and preferably not on the weekend.

2. Bond Street

Think designer brands and ultimate sophistication – Bond Street is where you’re more than likely to run into someone rich or famous (or both). This is a street for those who prefer the finer things in life! But worry not if you don’t want to spend all your savings on a handbag - Bond Street is a great place to go window shopping!

Marvel at the selection of exclusive jewellers like Cartier and Tiffany & Co or enjoy the numerous stores with antiques and arts on display.

3. Covent Garden

For the ultimate variety in shopping, head to Covent Garden Market. Whether you're shopping for trendy fashion wear or unique souvenirs to take home – Covent Garden has it all!

Fill up your bags with a selection of shoes, cosmetics, handmade jewellery and more! Covent Garden features three markets: Jubilee for antiques and arts and crafts, East Colonnade for handmade and knitted items and Apple market for all things fashion and homeware!

4. Notting Hill

Famed around the world by a film of the same name, Notting Hill is not to be overlooked! Shopaholics adore this place for its unique stores that offer everything from high-end designer to vintage pieces.

We recommend popping into Portobello Road Market, The Merchants and Dolly Diamond for a great shopping experience!

5. Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge is another popular retail district and found in one of the most appealing parts of London. Tourists love Harrods – a truly British store that simply spells luxury, featuring seven floors spread out over 4.5 acres!

If you’re looking for something less busy, locals turn to Harvey Nichols that offers everyone’s favourite designer labels!

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