London has several shopping areas and shopping streets. Many of these locations also have their own themes and specialities. London shopping is varied and exciting. From large shopping centres such as Westfield and famous department stores including the likes of Harrods, to luxury goods in Mayfair and quirky items in Covent Garden, there is a shopping area to suit everyone. It is easy to spend a whole day in London just walking around the shops.
Here is a guide to some of the best shopping areas in London that are all located approximately 30 minutes away, via the Tube, from The Montcalm London City at The Brewery Hotel.
Oxford Street has more than 300 shops, designer outlets and landmark stores and it is considered to be the heart of London shopping. Oxford Street is home to the legendary Selfridges and also boasts a range of famous department stores such as John Lewis and Debenhams.
There is also every well-known high street chain imaginable. There is a massive flagship Primark store where you can grab yourself some bargain fashion items and you can check out the latest trends in Topshop.
The nearest Tube Stations to Oxford Street is Oxford Circus, Bond Street or Tottenham Court Road.
Regent Street and Jermyn Street
These two shopping streets are impressively elegant. Regent Street offers a good range of mid-priced fashion stores alongside some of London’s oldest and most famous shops such as Hamleys, Liberty and The Apple Store.
The historic Jermyn Street is situated close to Regent Street and is renowned for men’s clothing shops. Jermyn Street is so typically British and can bring the old-fashioned gent out in anyone.
The nearest Tube stations to these two shopping streets are Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus.
Carnaby is located between Regent Street and Oxford Street. The 13 streets that make up Carnaby are the original birthplace of the 60s fashion and Cultural Revolution. Carnaby Street features more than 150 brands and 50 independent restaurants and bars.
The entrance to Carnaby Street is symbolised by an iconic arch and as you step under it you are greeted with an intriguing mix of independent boutiques, heritage brands and new designer names.
The nearest Tube stations to Carnaby Street are Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus.
Bond Street and Mayfair
Whether you just want to do a bit of window shopping or splash out on some of the best designer clothes, Bond Street and Mayfair are ideal for some extravagant retail therapy. This is London’s most exclusive shopping area and is popular with celebrities when they want to go on a spending spree. This shopping area is home to big names including Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. The iconic Brown’s fashion store is located on the neighbouring South Molton Street.
The nearest Tube stations to Bond Street and Mayfair are Bond Street and Piccadilly Circus.
Westfield has two major shopping centres in London, White City and Stratford.
Westfield London is home to high street favourites such as Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, Next and House of Fraser, along with luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, All Saints and Ted Baker. Westfield London also houses a cinema, gym and several bars and restaurants.
Westfield Stratford City in East London is a shopping centre that boasts 250 shops plus 70 places to dine, making it one of the biggest shopping malls in Europe.
He nearest Tube stations to Westfield London are White City and Shepherd’s Bush. The nearest Tube station to Westfield Stratford City is Stratford.
Whether you want fashion, rare confectionary, unique gifts or one-off handmade jewellery prices, Covent Garden is a great place to go exploring.
Neal Street will allow you to stick up on the latest urban streetwear, funky cosmetics and shoes and Covent Garden market presents imaginative arts and crafts.
Don’t miss Floral Street, Monmouth Street, St. Martin’s Courtyard, Shorts gardens, Seven Dials and picturesque Neal’s Yard for a taste of London’s most distinctive shopping areas.
The nearest Tube Stations to Covent Garden are Covent Garden or Leicester Square. There are plenty of luxury hotels for families located near Covent Garden if you are travelling with small children and would prefer not to use public transport too much.
Sleek and modern Canary wharf I London’s Docklands is home to many of the UK’s leading businesses, but it is also a great shopping destination.
Canary wharf shopping boasts more than 150 shops across 5 shopping centres around Canada Square. There are major high-street chains as well as a good selection of designer shops. You will find names such as Oasis, Zara, Myla and Jo Malone.
Canary Wharf is one of London’s most chilled-out shopping experiences as long as you avoid the lunchtime rush.
The nearest Tube station to Canary Wharf is Canary Wharf station.
Chelsea’s posh King’s Road is home to an eclectic mix of chic boutiques, unique labels, designer shops and high-street stores. There is also a vast array of restaurants and cafes scattered among the shops. Interior design inspiration can also be found here with Heal’s, Peter Jones and Cath Kidston.
Duke of York Square situated just of King’s Road is also worth a visit. This tranquil square is home to more than 30 fashion and lifestyle retailers including one of Europe’s largest Zara stores. You0 can also browse a treasure trove of antiques at the Chelsea Antiques Market, visit the home of 70s punk and Vivienne Westwood’s shop.
The nearest Tube station to King’s Road is Sloane Square.
Knightsbridge and Brompton Road attract visitors from all around the world. This shopping destination is home to the illustrious shops and department stores. Best known for Harrods and Harvey Nichols this is the place to go if you are looking for prestigious brands and up to date trends from the worlds fashion elite.
The nearest tube to Knightsbridge is Knightsbridge.