London is synonymous with world-class shopping, with some of the biggest brands and retailers having a strong presence in London. If you are looking for high-end shopping, then London is the best city in Europe to shop for the best that money can buy!
Conversely, those looking for budget deals will find that the city also offers a wonderful selection of street markets to strike up very attractive bargains.
Those planning a trip to the city will do well to find accommodation in central London. The M by Montcalm Shoreditch, London, Tech City Hotel is ideal location wise in the heart of the city and in close proximity to the best shopping spots in town.
Some of the best spots to shop in town are:
For luxury items, Knightsbridge and speciality goods Kensington: The chic location of Kensington & Chelsea lies in south-west London. It is home to the famous King’s Road considered a great location for premium shopping. There are plenty of independent stores offering everything from music stores to designer wear, furniture to fashion. Sloane Square is home to the popular Peter Jones store known for premium shopping. Close by is Kensington Street known for its eclectic shopping and top-notch retail outlets. Knightsbridge is where shoppers can visit the iconic Harrods Department Store. Harrods has a reputation for offering an unparalleled shopping experience. The food court in the store is the best in London, which sells an assortment of delicacies including the finest delicatessen. The best place to grab a bite after spending a few hours shopping in the behemoth shopping store.
Shop for the best at Oxford Street: The best place to begin high-end shopping is Oxford Street located in the centre of the city. There are is home to a number of independent outlets as well as the major brand’s chain stores including the iconic Selfridges department store. While Oxford Street is top-notch, Regent Street is equally popular with the well-heeled. There is the famous Liberty Store along with several trendy boutiques and jewellery outlets among other shopping options. The Apple Street is also in the area and the most famous kid’s store Hamley’s spread over 5 storeys. Nearby is Carnaby Street, which became a cool place to hang out during the swinging sixties. It now houses some of the best independent shopping stores selling an assortment of goods and items.
Shop like a local at the street markets: London is home to some of the most splendid street markets and they are the best places to pick up some terrific bargains. Two of the top spots to shop on the weekend is Portobello Market (on Saturdays) and Camden Lock (Sundays). Other famous markets include Spitalfields Market in East London. Among the oldest markets, there are an eclectic variety of goods sold here. It is in close proximity of Brick Lane famous for its South Asian food joints. Columbia Road Market offers the most exotic flowers with Petticoat Lane Market selling a diverse array of goods and items.