Top shopping areas in London
Saturday, 27 of February of 2016
London has several distinct shopping areas and shopping streets, many of which have their own themes or specialties. From luxury goods in Mayfair to quirky finds in Covent Garden, to large shopping centres like Westfield and famous London department stores like Harrods.
Wondering which area works better for you? Take a look at our guide and spend an excellent shopping experience!
At the bustling Oxford Street, you will find more than 300 shops, designer outlets, and landmark stores. Most shops open from 10 am until 6 or 7 pm. Many also open on Sunday from 12 to 6 pm with late nights on Thursday.
Oxford Street is said to be the busiest shopping street in Europe.
With over one and a half miles of high street brands such as Topshop, Gap, River Island and endless iconic department stores including Selfridges, John Lewis, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer, Oxford Street really is the ultimate shopping paradise!
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus, Bond Street or Tottenham Court Road
Regent Street and Jermyn Street
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 well known Apple Store.
Every year over 70 million visitors come to shop at Regent Street as well as relax and dine at the stylish cafes, restaurants and bars located along Regent Street.
The stores on Regent Street are open from 10 am and generally, close between 8 and 9 pm. Many of the restaurants and bars are open until late.
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus or Oxford Circus
Bond Street and Mayfair
For serious fashionistas, Bond Street is the place to be seen in and to shop. Bond Street - formed of New and Old Bond Street - boasts one of the biggest and best concentrations of designer shops in the world, including Donna Karan, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Nicole Fahri, Armani, Versace and Ralph Lauren. This is probably London's most exclusive shopping area!
Nearest Tube: Bond Street or Piccadilly Circus
Westfield has two major shopping malls in London at White City and Stratford. In addition, there are more than 265 luxury, premium, and high street retailers from more than 15 different countries.
Westfield London is a great place to buy everything from fashion staples and jewellery to cosmetics, sportswear, menswear and children's clothing. Is home to high street favourites including Debenhams, Next, Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser, along with luxury brands, such as Louis Vuitton.
Nearest tube: White City or Shepherds Bush for Westfield London, and Stratford for Westfield Stratford City
The birthplace of the fashion and cultural revolution during the Swinging 60s is Carnaby Street. Nowadays the area has gone through something of a revival and is once again boasting cutting edge designer talents and trendy streetwear.
With over 140 shops, bars and restaurants to choose from, this area is definitely worth a visit. Shoppers will find rich pickings at urban streetwear shops like Replay, Diesel, Howies, American Apparel and Puma. A must If you love the fashion in a historic mode!
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus
London offers a lot of different shopping options, so be ready to get in love with more than one shop and don’t burn your credit card!