London, the paradise of shoppers! As well as being a popular destination for culture vultures and history buffs, London is also great for those who love to shop till they drop. Every year millions upon millions of visitors head to the city to experience all that shopping in London has to offer. From designer brands and one of a kind boutiques to high street favourites and large shopping centres, London has it all. If you’re heading to London for a spot of retail therapy, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice.
There are lots of big shopping destinations in London, making it a shopaholic’s dream. Here are some of the most popular and most impressive shopping areas that are worth checking out during your stay. Excessive baggage fee not included!
Oxford Street is one of the busiest places to shop in London and for good reason. It is lined with a mixture of high street and designer brands, meaning everything can be found in one place. If you are visiting London over the Christmas period, Oxford Street and nearby Regent Street are home to the famous Christmas lights which are ideal for getting into the festive spirit. It is also where you will find Selfridge’s, the flagship Topshop and one of the UK’s largest Primark stores.
Regent Street crosses Oxford Street and is similar in that it is also lined with a lovely mixture of high end and affordable brands. Hamleys, London’s biggest toy store, is located in Regent Street and is a great place for kids and adults to play with toys and get stuck in to crafts.
There are two Westfield locations in London, Shepherd’s Bush and Stratford. Both are extremely large shopping centres with all the shops a shopaholic could want handily contained under one roof. If you are heading to London to shop, then Westfield can’t be missed and both centres are large enough to spend the entire day in. Plus, there’s a great choice of restaurants and bars to choose from after the hard work of bagging a bargain is done.
One of the best things about shopping in London is the wide range of unique markets to explore and Camden Market is one of the most popular. It is where you’ll find everything goth, indie, rock and metal as well as crafts, music souvenirs, food stalls and handmade jewellery.
Harrods is a luxury department store that every shopaholic has heard of. It can be found in Knightsbridge, one of London’s most exclusive areas, and is worth a visit even if most things are out of your price range. Harrods has over 330 different departments and sells everything from pet accessories and toys to sporting equipment and stationery. There’s also a restaurant, food hall, salon and spa.
London, the paradise of shoppers, should be on everyone’s list of places to explore. It’s a city that provides everything in terms of retail therapy and you’re never too far away from a key shopping area.