One of the busiest streets in London, if not the busiest, is Oxford, and it's all due to the variety of shops that this street offers. Oxford Street is considered to be the city's shopping heart, with more than 300 stores, outlets and stores and a variety of British and international designer options. One of the favorites of Londoners is Selfridges (pictured above), where you can buy fashion, furniture and food. It's constantly changing, it's controversial and even a little strange at times, shop windows are one of the biggest attractions of this department store.
Knightsbridge is another well-known shopping district and one of the most attractive and unchanged parts of central London. Some say it is second only to Oxford Street. One local store that tourists love is Harrods (pictured above). This famous British store has a range of luxury and everyday products on its seven floors spread over 4.5 acres.
It's very likely that whatever you're looking for, you'll find it and more here. Since Harrods attracts millions of tourists every year, locals prefer to shop at Harvey Nichols, a more elegant and classy retail store that offers all their favorite designer brands. Carnaby Street was the topic of conversation in the area during the Swinging Sixties. It is the birthplace of the “mod” movement, a modernist movement of British teenagers who wanted to break with their parents and tradition, so they used bolder styles and listened to bolder rock music.
Nowadays, she still has avant-garde clothing styles. Numerous shops, bars and restaurants cover this area, so buy urban clothing or modern vintage attire and then relax with dinner and a drink. Do you want variety? You'll find it in Covent Garden. Buy men's clothing, women's fashion, children's clothing and candy here.
Stop and rest your feet with a cup of coffee and a snack between stores at one of its many cafés, delicatessen shops or restaurants. Covent Garden also has three markets. Jubilee Market changes throughout the week, so depending on the day, you can find antiques, clothing, household items and crafts. East Colonnade Market sells a variety of items, including some made and woven by hand, seven days a week.
Apple Market focuses on art, antiques, accessories, fashion and household items. Westfield London is an American-style mall, so expect shops, food, and a theater under one roof. On an unexpected rainy day, Westfield is the mall that allows you to stay dry and, at the same time, keep up with your fashion fix. More than 300 luxury and first-line stores reside in this mall, as well as in The Village, a unique area compared to the rest of the mall, with its trendy designer bar and champagne.
Bond Street is also home to the only Victoria's Secret and Abercrombie & Fitch stores in the United Kingdom,. If your budget isn't limited to Bond Street, it's worth walking down the street to take a look at some of the city's most glamorous shop windows. Piccadilly Circus is famous around the world for its bright, flickering lights and for the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain (the misnamed statue of Eros). To the north of Piccadilly Circus is Regent Street, as we have already detailed.
Regent Street, perhaps the most atheistic and pleasant of all the shopping districts listed here, was designed by master architect Sir John Nash in the 19th century. With huge panoramic views and different decorations throughout the year (including stunning Christmas displays), Regent Street is a picturesque place to spend a penny. Covent Garden has been home to a market for centuries and continues to operate to this day. The Covent Garden Market offers a true shopping experience at the London Market, with stalls selling handmade products and crafts, as well as cheap clothing and souvenirs.
A great place to “get lost”, Covent Garden offers good shopping for all budgets and a variety of retail stores. Carnaby Street was the heart of vibrant London in the 1960s and still offers quirky and glamorous stores, international and one-of-a-kind brands. With cobblestone streets, small towns, alleys and dead ends, Carnaby Street is just outside Soho and is a great destination for those who like to bump into interesting shops and bars during their visit. Rose Uniacke, the interior designer responsible for the Beckhams' house in London, is the first springboard to enter the surroundings of Pimlico Road, just around the corner from a handful of excellent furniture and fabric stores.
There are Linley, Soane Britain, Sibyl Colefax &, John Fowler, as well as the most contemporary design store Pinch. Elizabeth Street, just a short walk away, is another attraction, with Peggy Porschen's beautiful bakery, the hatter Philip Treacy, the fragrance brand Jo Loves and Beulah, the real fashion favorite. Head here on Saturday mornings, between 9 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon, when the local farmers market is located. Or in May, when the nearby Chelsea Flower Show highlights floral art in the streets.
Founded in 1875, this is without a doubt the most charming department store in London, synonymous with the Arts and Crafts movement. Its floral prints are still as popular as ever, and it is still one of the best stores for its editions of household items and exclusive beauty items anywhere in the world. An outdoor dining room in Shoreditch. Oxford Street, one of the most famous streets in London, is full of shops for all tastes and budgets.
If you're looking for extreme shopping adventures, this is where London's best plastic surgeons are found, and it's impossible not to fall in love with Marylebone's picturesque main street. In addition to a plethora of vintage stores, eclectic boutiques and galleries, this East London shopping district is full of cafés and restaurants to tempt your taste buds. With more than 300 stores, 4 tube stations and iconic stores from numerous companies, Oxford Street is not only the busiest shopping spot in London, but it's also the largest shopping district in existence. It's somewhat hidden between the Valentino and Chanel stores on Sloane Street, but the long lines along the cobblestones to buy Granger & Co, the London brunch favorite, are proof that you're in the right place.
Located in North West London, on the banks of Regent's Park, Camden Market is actually a series of outdoor and indoor markets, along with food stalls, retail stores, bars and restaurants. Easily the busiest market in London, it's best to visit Portobello first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds. London's two Westfield shopping malls, Shepherd's Bush and Stratford, are two of the largest urban malls in all of Europe. The most famous toy store in London was built in 1881 and since then it has enchanted children of all ages.
You'll find everything you didn't know you needed in stores in this region, such as plants at Shrubs & Dubs on Hackney Road, unique clothing at Vintage Basement on Cheshire Street, and everything from sweaters to pacifiers at Luna & Curious, on Calvert Avenue. Burlington Arcade is a trip to the past: a traditional London shopping arcade that is more than 200 years old. Orange Square, one of the main shopping spots in this area, has gotten rid of its blurred image of carpets hanging on golden windows with a new and creative touch. In addition, the location of the Royal Stock Exchange, on the opposite side of the city from London's other malls, means that it's often not as busy as London's best-known shopping spots.
An authentic London shopping experience, King's Road is a destination for London celebrities, as well as for locals and tourists alike. The boutique lifestyle store Anthropologie is a relatively new addition, but it's expensive compared to its U. A visit to Harrods is an experience that will excite all the senses, making it considered one of the best places to go shopping in London. .