One of London’s strongest attributes has it be its shopping. Shopping is a huge draw for people and often you will find the streets filled with shopped stuffing their purses and handbags, everything you could want or need from department stores, shopping districts, designer labels, shopping centres and quirky boutiques, you can find it all in London. I have put together a shopping bible, this will tell you where to go depending on what you want and what tubes will take you there. Approach with caution as spending and retail therapy can becomes very addictive, especially when you see all that London has to offer, here is a collaboration of 5 different shopping areas, districts and centres that you will be able to enjoy and purchase everything and anything.
Firstly the famous Oxford Street. – Tube stations are Oxford Circus, Bond Street & Tottenham Court Road.
So what might you expect from Oxford Street, well the answer is easy, it homes more than 300 shops, including designer outlets and landmark stores. Here you will be able to find the legendary Selfridges and the likes of John Lewis and Debenhams, amongst many other designer shops and labels, if you are looking for something a little quieter and more relaxing when shopping then head back into the back streets where many little delights are hidden and treasures can be found. Berwick Street is one to watch if you want to find something special.
Regent Street and Jermyn Street – Tube stations are Piccadilly Circus or Oxford Circus.
So you are looking for something special, nothing too flashy and nothing cheap, something middle range priced that you can appreciate and enjoy. This is the place for you, with many fashion stores all offering you the latest trends and must have items you will be able to get yourself a whole new wardrobe. Many shops you can expect to find here are names such as 7 for all Man Kind, All Saints, Aquascutum, Armani, Austin Reed, Barbour, Benetton, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Calvin Klein, French Connection, GAP, Goat, Guess, H&M, Hobbs, Jaeger, Juicy Couture, Karen Millen, Lacoste, Levi, Mango, Michael Kors, Super Dry, Ted Baker, Timberland, TM Lewin, Topshop, Zara and many many more, this is a place where you can shop as expensive or as high street as you like, there is also something for the children here, the world renowned Hamleys is located here and for the men, Jermyn Street is the home of bespoke shirt makers; Bensons & Clegg and shoe shops including John Lobb.
Bond Street & Mayfair – Tube stations are Bond Street and Piccadilly Circus.
Now this is the haven for you if you are hoping to splash out, invest in a diamond or two or maybe a designer bag and scarf, either way this is the higher end of London’s shopping districts, this is where you can indulge in some extravagant retail therapy. Not only is this a haven for the rich but also the famous, this is probably London’s most exclusive shopping district and with the likes of Tiffany & Co, Burberry and Louis Vuitton being located here who can blame us for just wanting to take a walk and do a little window shopping. Even if we can’t all afford to shop here, we can certainly appreciate the money that is spread around this area.
Westfield London – Tube stations are White City and Shepherds Bush.
Westfield is so much more than a shopping centre it is a new place for people to shop, eat and meet, it is the largest shopping centre in Europe and you can expect to find almost every high street shop front in here, there are more than 275 shops for you to browse and over 700 brands for you to choose from, everything from the high street to the top end of shopping is available and all under one roof. Not only are you able to shop, but also located in here is a gym, a cinema, several restaurants and bars also for you to dine in and rest your feet and arms before you head back out to the shops.
Over all, when it comes to London and shopping it is fair to say that they know what they are doing! With some of the most famous brands worldwide available alongside the more affordable shops it is a brilliant place for you to be. If you are travelling here for the first time book your accommodation in advance; Montcalm Brewery Hotel London would undoubtedly be your best option to stay in the heart of this wonderful city. London is famous for its fashion and shopping, this is why it is one of four cities in the world to hold fashion week. London runs with Paris, Milan ad New York, these are some of the biggest cities in the world, so for your shopping experience that you won’t forget in a heartbeat visit London.