Your guide to London shopping

When we think of the ultimate shopping experience, the first place that springs to mind is London! With streets and malls brimming with retail boutiques, big brand chains and independent stores, the capital city has everything to suit your spending needs!

Get your much-needed dose of retail therapy at one of London’s top locations for shopping!

Oxford Street

This iconic street is one of the most famous of all shopping destinations in London. With more than 300 different iconic shops, including high-street chains and designer outlets, everything you would need is situated right on this central London crosswalk. The street starts at Oxford Circus station and extends left and right, making it easy access for tourists and Londoners travelling by tube. The street boasts plenty of shops such as Selfridges, Urban Outfitters, Primark and The Disney Store.

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Regent Street

This elegant outdoor shopping street offers plenty of luxury and elegant shops. Located just a minute’s walk away from the start of Oxford Circus and stretching round to Picadilly Circus station, there are lots of storefronts and brand names that will catch your eye. With shops such as Hamleys, The Apple Store, Anthropologie and more, that special gift will be a breeze to pick out! Heddon Street just nearby has plenty of eateries to suit all appetites, ranging from tapas to vegan snacks.

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Bond Street and Mayfair

Known for its designer clothes and luxurious nature, Bond Street and Mayfair are the places to go if you’re looking to splash the cash. So if you’re a keen celeb-spotter or just want to experience the big names and lavish brands, then look no further! Stores on these streets include Tiffany & Co, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and Christian Louboutin. There is also a delicious nearby food hall if you get peckish!

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If you’re looking for a shopping centre rather than the open streets of central London, why not try Westfield, with two major shopping centres in the city! With over 500 shops and 80 places to grab a bite between the two sites, these are some of Europe’s largest shopping malls. Check out their selection of name brands such as Morphe Cosmetics, Ted Baker, MONKI, Next and even a Vue Cinema to end off the exciting day of retail therapy.

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Stroll under the iconic arch into the culture-rich Carnaby Street. With independent boutiques, indie shops, and up-and-coming brand names, this is exactly the location if you’re looking for something unique or niche. With over 100 different retail brands and over 60 eateries to choose from, the walk around Carnaby is ideal as an all-day activity. Local brands include Dr Martens, Fred Perry, Pharell Williams’ Billionaire Boys Club, and french fashion store The Kooples.

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Covent Garden

If you’re looking for an urban shopping experience, with funky and imaginative brands and products, then look no further than Covent Garden. As one of the more popular areas of London for shoppers, the mix of hip fashion, outlandish cosmetics and shoe stores will get the retail lover deep in you excited! With stores such as Whittards, Charlotte Tilbury, Polo Ralph Lauren and Deciem, as well as the London Transport Museum, this area of London should be on your list to visit!

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Seven Dials

Located right at the start of the famous London West End, the Seven Dials consists of seven streets that all join around the famous Sundial Pillar. This unique area of London is known for its pop of colour, as well as the many lifestyle and independent stores. With over 90 home good stores and more than 50 eateries. Some good stores they have include Tatty Devine, Neal’s Yard, Nudie Jeans, and Birkenstock. If you’re looking to support some independent businesses, then Seven Dials is the place for you!

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Greenwich Peninsula

Ranging from lavish markets to discount stores on top brands, Greenwich Peninsula has it all. It’s a great place to get your shop on! When you think of the O2 arena, most people likely think of live events and their all-famous strip of indoor restaurants. But did you know there is also a small shopping centre inside? They have stores such as Adidas, Calvin Klein, Hackett and many more! Tucked away inside this shopping centre also lies an Instagrammer’s dream, the selfie factory.

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Arguably one of the most popular spots to do some shopping in the city, Camden is full of alternative and unusual stores. In the streets of Camden, you may find hidden gems and gothic fashion, whereas in the Camden Loch Market there are plenty of souvenir and jewellery shops perfect for tourists. Shops here include Cyberdog, Turkish De-light, Things of Nature, and UR Handmade Crafts & Crystals. Why not try out the funky Chin Chin Labs store where you can get liquid nitrogen ice cream!

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