London is home to some of the most distinguished boutiques in the world. You can find anything from the renowned luxurious department stores to small specialty shops or stands.
With over 40.000 shops selling everything one can imagine, London is an ideal city when it comes to shopping. Either you are a tourist or a local, enjoy this cosmopolitan capital including in your schedule a shopping session!
87-135 Brompton Road
London, SWX 7XL
One of the most famous luxury department stores in the world, Harrods is now owned by the State of Qatar. With 7 floors and 330 departments, it is the home of the most renowned quality brands, 28 restaurants, a spa and various services bureau. Even those days, Harrods is trying its best to stay loyal to its original motto: Omnia omnibus ubique( everything for everyone, everywhere).
2. London Designer Outlet
Wembley Park Blvd
London, HA9 0QL
If you are a bargain hunter, London Designer Outlet is the place for you. With 7 million visitors yearly, 70 shops, 20 restaurants and coffee shops, a cinema and a play park, LDO is an attraction for both locals and tourists. It hosts a wide range of designer names, with the likes of Kurt Geiger, Guess, GAP and Clarks, and it has up to 70% sales all year round.
3.Fortnum and Mason
London W1A 1ER
Opened in 1707, as a small London grocery store, now an iconic, world famous British brand, Fortnum and Mason holds the Royal Warrants from Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. If you are looking for some happiness-giving gifts, or for a particular tea you will definitely find them at 181 Picadilly. Not only a shopping destination, Fortnum and Mason houses one of the best afternoon tea experiences. From the moment you step through the doors, the service and the atmosphere are truly unforgettable. For a complete experience, book your executive transfer with London Transfer Minicabs.
London, SW1X 7RJ
Located in one of the most exclusivists shopping districts in London, Harvey Nichols occupies 8 floors and provide its customers with hundreds of the finest designers, such as Valentino, Versace, Gucci and Alexander McQueen. Whenever you need a break from shopping, the department store also has a spa, where you can relax. Even if Harvey Nichols is not for all kind of pockets, it is worth a visit.
5. Westfield London
Ariel Way, Shepherds Bush
Olympic Park, Montfichet Rd
London E20 1EJ
Two of the largest shopping centers in Europe, Westfield White City is located in West London, while Westfield Stratford is located in East London. The regular mall, with a plethora of shops, from very cheap to very expensive. Unlike the Westfield Stratford Centre, the one in White City has a special wing, The Village, devoted to over 30 luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci.
6.Portobello Road Market
London W11 1AN
A great place to experience street food, vintage shops and stalls, Portobello Road Market is a world-renowned market, with a history of over 150 years. Entering into a great boho atmosphere, you can shop for anything from old to new, fashionable or vintage. If you love to shop without knowing for sure what you’ll find, you’ll love Portobello Market. With sellers from every corner of the world, it is a good representation of what London is. Remember to book your minicab here.
Oxford Street is Europe’s busiest shopping street, attracting around half a million shoppers daily. It has about 300 stores resisting the giants shopping centers. The annual switching on of Christmas lights by a celebrity has been a popular event since 1959. Oxford Street runs from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch for 1.2 miles(1.9 km).
Camden Lock Place
London NW1 8AF
Famous for the lively culture, filled with fashion and curiosities, Camden Market hosts over 1000 stores and stalls. It is the largest market in London, opened 7 days/week and has a history of fashion, music and trade. Every day is different at Camden Market, as the diversity is representative and it is popular with tourists, teenagers, and punks.
If you love shopping, department stores, and stalls, London is the place for you. Always remember to plan your visit in advance and book your minicab with 6 hours before your journey.