London as we all know is one of the main fashion capitals of the world and offers a stiff competition to other urbane western cities of the likes of Milan, New York and Paris where fashion is at its best. Most fashionistas prefer to travel to London to shop for their fashion products mainly because London is home to many popular British designers such as Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Stella McCartney, Alice Temperley and Lulu Guinness to name a few.
The best shopping areas and streets in London have some of the best fashion stores, shopping centres, departmental stores and shopping malls that boast of housing the very best designer labels that your money can buy for making a fashion statement.
Every year a lot of tourists travel to this fashion capital only for fulfilling their shopping needs and I personally want to back this statement because I’ve seen the main shopping centers of London being filled with a lot of foreign visitors, of particular relevance is the Harrods departmental store in Knightsbridge where the clothing range was like an ocean without an end! and irresistible, I just couldn’t get my eyes off it.
In the remainder of my blog I will be listing London’s very best shopping places. A point to keep in mind is that these hangouts in London have their own themes and sell things like hip fashion garments, fashion cosmetics, make-to-order tailored suits, Gothic style fashion garments, leather goods and other fashion accessories.
- Oxford street is where you should head in London for some very good shopping experience, located in the heart of London this street boasts of being home to some top departmental stores: Self Ridges & Co, Debenhams and John Lewis and high end bargain stores such as Topshop and Primark . Shopping on Oxford Street is something that can’t be missed when you are in London.
- For your luxury shopping you must travel to Bond Street and Mayfair where you’ll be finding some of London’s very best fashion stores housing brands of the likes of Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. Mind the expenses when you are shopping at these shopping markets as most stores only sell high end fashion products at exorbitantly high prices so be prepared for some extravagant shopping when you are in this part of London. Even if you are unwilling to buy your favorite stuff from here because of higher prices you must do window shopping to get the real feel of London Shopping experience. Another upside of shopping in Bond Street or Mayfair is it is known for being frequented by many celebrities, so you shouldn’t be surprised if you bump into one of them!
- Westfield must be another place of interest for you if shopping is on your mind when you are in London. The main shopping centers in Westfield are concentrated in two areas Stratford and White city, Westfield in popular for housing big clothing names like Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Next to name a few. Of particular significance is the Westfield Stratford City mall located in East London that is popular for having at least 250 shops and 70 fine dining eateries all under one roof.
- King’s Street in posh Chelsea’s street is where you’ll be finding the real fashionistas of London. This place has the very best in the fashion and you will be spotting many urbane and chic people of London visiting the fashion stores, restaurants and cafes scattered along its street. This place is famous for being home to one of the largest Zara stores in Europe and a visit to this store is a must-do thing while you are in King’s street.
- Knightsbridge is a place that you cannot afford to miss if you want to shop for some very elite brands that come at a premium price. The Harrods and Harvey Nichols are the best hangouts for your shopping in Knightsbridge, as told before you will be finding an unending range of clothing lines at Harrods, a visit to London without buying souvenirs from London Harrods is incomplete, I advise you to buy some hard to find sweet savories from the Harrods Departmental store for treasuring memories of your London trip.