Today, Decor&Style presents you the Top 7 shopping destinations in London.
London is one of the capitals of fashion, music, art and… shopping! And if you are a londoner – or a tourist, only – and you are looking for the best Greater London’s areas to shopping, this article is for you.
From the crowdy Oxford Circus to the calm and alternative Notting Hill, there is place for everyone. Enjoy! It is sales season!
The heart of London shopping, bustling Oxford Street has more than 300 shops, designer outlets and landmark stores. Home to the legendary Selfridges, it also boasts a range of famous department stores such as John Lewis and Debenhams scattered among every well-known high street chain imaginable.
An impressively elegant shopping street, Regent Street offers a good range of mid-priced fashion stores alongside some of the city’s oldest and most famous shops, including Hamleys, Liberty and The Apple Store. Nearby, historic Jermyn Street is renowned for men’s clothing shops and is so typically British it’s enough to bring out the old-fashioned gent in anyone!
More than just a shopping centre, Westfield London is an innovative place to shop, to eat, and to meet. Inside the largest urban shopping centre in Europe you’ll find high street favourites including Debenhams, Next, Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser. There are also more than 275 luxury, premium and high-street retailers showcasing over 700 brands including Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, All Saints and Ted Baker.
Whether you want hip fashion, unique gifts, rare sweets or one-off handmade jewellery, Covent Garden is a great place to explore. You can stock up on the latest urban street wear, funky cosmetics and shoes on Neal Street, check out imaginative arts and crafts at Covent Garden Market or just window shop around the stores.
Shopping is the King’s Road’s main obsession – here you’ll find an eclectic mix of trendy boutiques, unique labels, designer shops and high-street staples, alongside a vast array of cafes and eateries. It’s also a great place for inspirational interior design, with Peter Jones, Heal’s and Cath Kidston all vying for attention.
Notting Hill & Portobello Road Market
Famous worldwide thanks to the film of the same name, Notting Hill offers a vast array of small, unique shopsselling unusual and vintage clothing, rare antiques, quirky gifts, books and organic food.
There’s also the unmissable Portobello Road Market – a mile-long (1.6km) street with a vibrant array of different stalls set out daily. Nearby Westbourne Grove offers more high-end shopping, with stylish designer shops dotted between a mix of quirky boho boutiques, hip cafes and art galleries.
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