With its glossy, towering buildings illustrating the iconic skyline and sleek weather-stoned walkways lined with contemporary shops, it is no surprise that London is one of the most fashionable cities in the world. To celebrate the capital’s unmatched lifestyle and character, we have scoured London’s streets to find our top picks for the best places to shop ‘til you drop…
Walton Street, Chelsea
Located within central London’s Chelsea district, this street is known for its rows of modern white buildings, stylish boutiques and popular restaurants. With Chanel’s sleek three-storey boutique standing tall on the street corner and Harrods only a stone’s throw away, Walton Street is an enclave of luxury independent stores and quaint antique shops, and you will see residents and tourists lining the pavements wearing a mixture of classic and contemporary pieces.
Oxford Street, Central London
One of the world's most famous high streets, Oxford Street is home to some of the most popular shops in London. Stretching from Marble Arch to Tottenham Court Road, you can easily spend an entire day browsing an abundance of shops. The iconic Selfridges is located near Bond Street, while tourist hotspot Liberty can be found just around the corner towards the equally famous Carnaby Street.
Marylebone High Street, Central London
Located just north of Oxford Street, Marylebone high street is one to watch as it often goes missed by tourists. This street is rich in character and style, with a large scope of shopping choices ranging from luxury beauty treats and high-end sportswear to Nordic and simplistic indoor furniture. This street has been described as the hidden wonder of the west end for its elegance and variety and many locals regard this delightful shopping district as London’s hidden gem.
Sloane Street, Kensington
Hosting stores of world-famous names such as Versace, Balenciaga and Gucci among many others, Sloane Street is a high-end shopper’s dream. Accentuating the very best of London life and style is the street’s elegant catwalk of iconic luxury brands, exclusive products and delectable dining spots.
Bond Street, Central London
The famous Bond Street is split into two; Old Bond Street and New Bond Street. This street is known as a major shopping destination in the West End, particularly amongst those with luxurious taste. A fashionable shopping destination since the 18th century, this beautiful street offers designer stores and boutiques in abundance from Cartier and Tiffany & Co. to Alexander McQueen and Prada.
Redchurch Street, Shoreditch
This cutting-edge street is like no other, take a walk along this two-mile stretch and take in the street’s vintage boutiques, independent retailers and classic old favourites. Redchurch Street is beloved by fashion enthusiasts and design lovers for its quirky tourist spots such as the French multi-brand boutique Aimé, which offers under-the-radar labels and luxurious exclusive pieces.
Carnaby Street, Soho
This pedestrianised district for shopping and dining is a must-visit amongst visitors to London and locals alike. Carnaby Street is jam-packed with independent boutiques, popular restaurants and pubs. Distinctive in style and character, this street encompasses London's culture at its finest.
Brick Lane, Shoreditch
This stylish area located in East London is an exciting mixture of old-world England and contemporary London. Brick Lane is known for its compelling street art, one-of-a-kind fashion items and sensational food dishes. Stroll through Brick Lane’s unparalleled market and you’ll find not only incredible vintage shopping opportunities, but quirky souvenir shops and food stalls that stand out from the rest in London - which is really saying something.
King’s Road, Chelsea
Cutting a path through Chelsea and Fulham, this two-mile stretch is a tourist go-to for shopping, dining and nightlife. There are countless treasures to be found along King's Road; discover independent bookstores and rooftop cafes, be halted in your tracks by show-stopping window displays and explore thrifty second-hand shops full of unique finds.
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