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London’s best shopping

  • London, United Kingdom (UK)

Last updated: 09 March, 2024

With several distinct shopping areas and countless brilliant department stores and shopping streets, London requires some space in your suitcase. It’s, without doubt, the world’s premier shopping destination.

Whether browsing the designer boutiques around Bond Street or Marylebone, ticking off the historic department stores of the West End, or seeking out individual, legendary shops and historic markets – there is something for every taste and every budget. Even if you’re not a shopper, wandering London’s markets and best shopping areas is a quintessential London experience not to be missed.

Who to go with: tour operators

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Bond Street

  • London, United Kingdom (UK)

A daytime view of street that is know for its great stores

Experience

Luxury central in London, Bond Street is home to the glittering flagship stores of luxury fashion, jewellery and accessories brands.

Good for age: 18+

Fortnum & Mason

  • London, United Kingdom (UK)

Exterior of the large red brick department store on a sunny day

Experience

Grocer to the queen, this glorious foodie emporium on Piccadilly has been supplying the great and good of London since 1705. A Fortnum’s hamper – perfect for a picnic in Hyde Park – is a thing of beauty.

Good for age: 18+

Hamleys

  • London, United Kingdom (UK)

A street view with colourful awnings

Experience

One of the oldest and best toy shops in the world, complete with costumed staff and huge-scale, techy toys, this is heaven for kids (grown-up ones too).

Good for age: 4+

Harrods

  • London, United Kingdom (UK)

Night time view of the department all lit up with lights

Experience

The world’s most famous department store – touristy, yes, but also glamorous, glitzy, and unmissable.

Good for age: 18+

Harvey Nichols

  • London, United Kingdom (UK)

Street view of a popular store on a sunny winter's day

Experience

The original, flagship store in Britain’s upscale department store chain, still a destination for the best in international luxury brands.

Good for age: 18+

Hatton Garden Jewellery Quarter

  • London, United Kingdom (UK)

A street view of a jewellery on a sunny day

Experience

Close to Chancery Lane and Farringdon, this street has been a hub for jewellers and diamond experts since the 19th century.

Good for age: 18+

Jermyn Street

  • London, United Kingdom (UK)

View of the street showing people shopping

Experience

This elegant street in St James is home to some of the city’s best bespoke menswear, from shoes and suits to hats, umbrellas and luggage. A magnet for well-dressed gentlemen.

Good for age: 18+

Liberty of London

  • London, United Kingdom (UK)

A street view of a department store on a sunny day

Experience

This half-timbered, Tudor-style department store is famous for its haberdashery, stationery, beauty hall and signature floral prints.

Good for age: 18+

  • London, United Kingdom (UK)

From fruit-and-veg stands piled high with produce to chatty antiques sellers, London has a long and proud tradition of regular, public markets.

Some are set within high-arched Victorian structures, others thrown together in an open-air jumble, but all will give you a taste of an older way of shopping: browsing, haggling, rooting around for a treasure.

Markets big and small pop-up all over town at different times of the week, month or year – selling everything from vintage records to artisan street food – but these are the most established, unmissable shopping spots.

Good for age: 13+

Regent Street

  • London, United Kingdom (UK)

A daytime view of a street know for the great store to shop in

Experience

This proud shopping avenue is home to large, high-design flagship stores and London’s prettiest Christmas lights, walk up from Piccadilly Circus to see the majestic sweep of buildings at its best.

Good for age: 18+

Selfridges

  • London, United Kingdom (UK)

Lower view of a high end store during the daytime

Experience

Upscale, modern department store with innovative products and design – shopaholic heaven, especially for fashion, with a clutch of excellent cafes.

Good for age: 18+

Westfield London

  • London, United Kingdom (UK)

External view of a shopping centre during the daytime

Experience

This sculptural, white, glass-ceilinged mega mall – with 300+ high-street and luxury boutiques – is a shopping metropolis like no other. You could spend a day here and not see it all.

Good for age: 13+

Logistics

Price: Free
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around
Duration: -

Who to go with: organised tours

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Let us guide you through the beautiful streets of London only known to locals. Our shopping tours are carefully prepared by our guides/stylist to be able to show you around the nicest shops in the city. You will visit the beautiful area of Mayfair and the neigbourhood areas like Piccadilly and Marylebone. Where you can find Liberty and Selfridges The Chelsea tour is full of character and you can also find the iconic Harrods department store. Our tours are ideal for people new to the city, locals looking for something different, birthday parties and corporate events.

Price £85

Min age 0

Rating 4.91 / 5 [47 ratings]

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