There is hardly anyone in this world who does not enjoy shopping. They may detest crowded malls, long queues and waiting to try out clothes—but hardly anyone ever detests getting new things for themselves. After all, retail therapy is a real thing!
If shopping is your weakness and your strength, you must visit London—a shopaholic’s paradise! With its range of distinct shopping spots and streets, London is known for its shopping hubs which even have their own themes and specialties. Whether you’re looking for luxury and branded goods or quirky knick-knacks, London is the place to be! Even the department stores here are unique and exciting. So, book a room at The LaLiT London, and set out to enjoy some of the most exciting shopping hubs in the world!
Here’s a guide to some of the best stops in London:
1. Oxford Street
Oxford Street is the heart of London when it comes to shopping, and is always bustling with people. This street has more than 300 shops, designer outlets and landmark showrooms. From the famous Selfridges, to iconic department stores like John Lewis and Debenhams, it also has flagship stores like Primark’s store. One can check out the latest trends in Topshop, located in Oxford Circus. To find exquisite and interesting treats, one can head out to St Christopher’s Place and Berwick Street.
2. Bond Street and Mayfair
All of us who have played Monopoly are aware of these monumental locations. Whether you want to indulge in some designer clothes or simply do some window shopping, these are the places for you. Replete with celebrities, this is London’s most exclusive area, and a home to the biggest brands in the world. These brands include Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co.
If your London accommodation is close to Westfield, the area has two major shopping complexes in London at White City and Stratford. The shopping centre Westfield London houses the high street favourites of London, including Debenhams, Next, Marks & Spencer, along with House of Fraser. Other high-end brands also have a home here, including Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, All Saints, and Ted Baker. Along with brands, this centre also has a cinema, gym, bars, and some of the best Indian restaurants in London.
4. Carnaby Street
This is a historical street as it was here that the Fashion and Cultural Revolution took place in the Swinging ’60s. There are 13 streets that make up the Carnaby and they’re located between Oxford and Regent Street. This area exhibits more than 100 brands, and many restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs—thus making it a really fun place to hang out around. This street is also unique as it has an interesting mix of boutiques, heritage brands and the budding designer names. The English pubs and eclectic range of cafes and restaurants only add to the charm. One can happily spend a day here without getting bored or running out of things to do.
5. Covent Garden
A little different from the other high-end streets, Covent Garden is a hub of hip fashion, quirky gifts and rare confectionaries. One can find a great range of handmade jewellery here as well! From the trending urban streetwear, funky cosmetics, to exciting shoes and imaginative arts and crafts—one can find many surprising and adventurous trinkets here. For more such vibes, do not forget to visit Floral Street, Monmouth Street, St Martin’s Courtyard, Shorts Gardens, Seven Dials, and Neal’s Yard.
Hence, London has all flavours, and one must come and experience each. After all, have you really shopped if you haven’t shopped in London?