London is a shopaholics dream and has a strong case to challenge New York for the title of shopping capital of the world.
Here is a brief overview of what the city has to offer.
Whatever you want or need you can get it in London.......
London is a shopping capital of the world that meets all tastes, styles and budgets. Each shopping area we suggest below has its own unique feel although the Westfield Shopping Malls are almost identical. If you are seeking High Street Therapy although major locations have plenty to do nearby helping to make it the perfect day out.
Oxford Street: Endless array of department stores and fashion outlets stretching well over a mile long. Here are some of the must vist shops in Oxford Street.
High Street Kensington: Lots of well known retailers stores situated right next to Hyde Park and a short distance from the more edgy Notting Hill/Portobello Road area.
Regent Street & Carnaby Street: Famous for being on the cutting edge of fashion and trends, there are many interesting shops in Carnaby Street. Regent Street is home to many flagship retail stores including the famous Liberty and Hamleys.
Covent Garden: A mix of flag ship designer stores, traditional High street Shops and some interesting independent retailers.
Sloane Square, Kings Road: You might bump into a celebrity as you wander down a street mixed with independent and chain retailers aiming at the high end of the market.
Shoreditch/Hoxton, East London: If you are looking for exciting, fresh and creative independent shops you will find them in abundance across East London. The shops can be spread apart so map out your day by visiting the interesting bars and coffee shops you see on your journey. Here are some of the shops that we rate as the best in Shoreditch and surrounding area.
Notting Hill: The home of Portobello Road market prides itself on the unique independent stores the area is home. Here are some of the must visit shops in the area along of course with the market stalls.
Richmond: Lots of nice shops and great places to grab a coffee or two along the way. Shop here when it is sunny and finish the day with a drink on the river.
Kingston: Has a bit of everything, department stores, good places to relax by the river and all your typical High street retailers.There is always lots to do in Kingston after a day of shopping.
Whitecity, Westfield Shepherds Bush: The largest shopping mall in London
Stratford City, Westfield Stratford: London's newest shopping mall based in East London and near the Olympic Village.
Savile Row - Men's bespoke tailoring
Jermyn Street - Famous for men's shirts
Charing Cross Road - Book stores including Foyles
Berwick Street (Soho) - Independent music shops and Vintage Fashion
Denmark Street - Famous for music artists