Your essential guide to London’s department stores


London is well known for having some of the best shopping districts in the world, with hundreds of top brands and many flagship stores to be found on the city’s high streets. Shoppers will often find themselves exploring Westfield in London, along with other big shopping centres, in search of a bargain. If you want to make the most of your shopping trip while visiting the country’s capital then take a look at our guide to the best department stores in London.


Located on Bond Street, this boutique-style store has become one of the most sought after retail destinations for shoppers. The chic shop was initially opened in 1891 as a hair accessories boutique but has grown into a luxurious multi-level outlet. Fenwick now specialises in a multitude of products from designer clothing and jewellery to homeware and cosmetics. The sleek and modern design of the store makes for a unique and indulgent shopping experience that you won’t soon forget.


This high-end megastore is perhaps the most iconic retail outlet in London, drawing in celebrity customers from all over the world. Harrods was set up in 1849 as a simple grocery store but over the last century has expanded into the biggest department store in the city. It now has seven floors with over 300 different departments including hundreds of top retail brands, restaurants and service providers. If you have a minimum amount of time in London then Harrods is a must-see. With everything from deli food to technology and fashion, shoppers will never struggle to find something good. If you’re strolling along Knightsbridge in the evening it will be hard to miss the superstore as it lights up the street.

Harvey Nichols

For everything fashion related, Harvey Nichols has got you covered. This department store has become renowned in the retail industry for its huge range of brands. Specialising specifically in fashion, Harvey Nichols brings together a collection of products from world famous brands and designers. Whether you’re looking for a new bag or an entirely new wardrobe, it is bound to have what you need. The flagship store can be found on the corner of Knightsbridge and Sloane Street.

House of Fraser

House of Fraser is a brand that’s well-known throughout the country as a home to some of the most popular brands in the world. The Oxford Street location provides an alternative for those on a slightly tighter budget. If you want to update your wardrobe without breaking the bank then the many brands sold at House of Fraser will have you looking great in no time.

There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to shopping in London but hopefully these suggestions will help you figure out the best places to visit during your stay. Our hotels near Lancaster Gate Tube Station are conveniently located so you won’t have far to walk while you’re carrying all those bags.