London is the perfect destination to indulge in some extravagant shopping. There are several avenues dedicated to shopping malls, high streets and markets throughout the city for you to explore. The great thing about London shopping is that each shopping destination has its own personality, none of them are the same. Whether you feel like diving purse-first into a ‘mega-mall of the future’ type establishment, or if you’re more into ambling through a quaint cobbled-street outdoor market… London’s got it all.
Are you ready to shop until you drop? Here are the best shopping destinations in London.
Oxford Street, London W1C 2HY
Most people when they think of ‘London shopping’ will think of Oxford Street, and for good reason too. Oxford Street is the beating heart of Central London’s core, constantly thriving with people and brimming with all your favourite brands and establishments. Oxford Street has over 300 retail outlets to choose from.
This is Europe’s busiest shopping destination. Welcome!
You will find everything you’ll need in the 1.5 mile stretch of this utopic shopping kingdom. Most shops are open from 10am to 6 or 7pm, and remember late nights are on Thursdays.
Ariel Way, Shepherd’s Bush, London, W12 7DS
Westfield is a mega-mall located in Shepherd’s Bush, West London. Westfield is home to over 350 retail outlets, a cinema with 17 screens, weekly music gigs from top artists as well as a magical ice rink during the winter months.
If you’re looking for prestigious crème de la crème designer brands, Westfield is the place to go. Why not take yourself down to The Village, a section of Westfield solely dedicated to high-end fashion with over 35 designer boutiques for you to explore.
With the sheer size of Westfield in mind, it’ll come as no surprise that this mega-mall is also home to countless food halls and restaurants. If you’re looking for the best restaurants in London city, this is certainly the place to go. When we said mega-mall, we meant MEGA-mall.
Carnaby Street, Soho, London, W1F 7DN
During the ‘swinging sixties’ Carnaby Street was the heart of British counterculture. This was the place to discover music, fashion and all things groovy and radical in London town. Carnaby Street is a still the cutting edge hotspot it once was; still setting trends and giving a voice to new emerging designers breaking through into the global fashion market.
If you’re looking for a unique shopping destination like no other, you’ve come to the right place.
Carnaby Street is formed of 13 quaint cobbled streets, over 100 shopping outlets and over 60 restaurants and bars.
Horner Square, London E1 6EW
Spitalfields Market is only a 15 minute walk away from London City Suites Montcalm Brewery and is a great place to explore vintage stalls and quirky boutiques. This market has been part of London’s identity for over 350 years, making the building a historical attraction in itself.
This market is home to an eclectic range of retail outlets, food stalls as well as arts and crafts events throughout the year. A great way to explore London whilst satiating all your shopping desires.