Top 5 Places for Shopping in London

Any trip to London isn’t complete without some retail therapy!

Shopaholics will absolutely love the variety of shops, stores and stalls the city has to offer. If you only have a few days in the city, spend your time wisely and visit these top 5 places for shopping in London:

Westfield Shopping Centres

If the weather isn’t on your side, don’t let it spoil your shopping trip. The Westfield shopping centres, one in the west and one in the east, are an outrageous combination of over 250 stores each and entertainment under one roof. You’ll find a mix of luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton and Tiffany to high street retailers Zara and H&M. After all that shopping you’ll have worked up an appetite and there are no shortages of places to eat with cuisine from around the world.

Oxford Street

The world famous Oxford Street is a haven for those who love their high street brands. Here you will find many of your favourite’s flagship stores meaning even more choice. You’ll also find department stores such as Selfridges while Regent Street is just a stone’s throw away with the world’s largest Burberry store. For families, a visit to the celebrated Hamleys toy store is a must. If you’re looking for fashion’s biggest names, Bond Street is the place to be. Since its inception in 1700, the street has been synonymous for luxury goods and today is no different with the likes of Chanel and Ralph Lauren calling this home.

Covent Garden

This is an excellent place to find handcrafted and unique souvenirs to take home with three markets at your beckoning – Apple, East Colonnade and Jubilee Market. Covent Garden is more than just a place to shop – it’s a place to be entertained. It’s unrivalled for atmosphere with street performers drawing in large crowds throughout the day. You’re also spoilt for choice when it comes to dining with the likes of Meatmarket putting smiles on customer’s faces with burgers, hotdogs and shakes. You can also learn more about its history on a guided tour.

Camden Lock Market

London is home to a wide variety of markets. Camden Lock Market offers a little bit of everything no matter what you are on the lookout for. There seems to be an endless amount of stalls and shops as you trawl your way under the glass canopy. While it originally opened in the 1970’s as a market for arts and crafts, today it also sells items such as vintage clothing and music. For even more antiques, walk just down the road to The Stables Market with around 700 shops and stores to peruse.


An underrated place to shop is Boxpark in the very trendy area of Shoreditch. While it lacks the number of shops on offer compared to the above, don’t let that discourage you from finding something truly unique. Made up of shipping containers, you’ll find treasure troves of pop-up stores that are aimed at the young urbans of this world looking for something nobody else has. It’s also a great place to try new cuisines and beverages while relaxing in the sun on the terrace.

Author Bio: Dan Perdomo writes for Elite Travel Blog. When he’s not travelling around the world, he loves nothing more than sharing his tips for visiting London.

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