Where to Shop in London:
Hey big spenders, pack your Euros, Dollars, Dinars, Yen, Gold or whatever currency you hold and head to London. With Sterling still trundling along its recessionary journey, international visitors can indulge in some excellent-value retail therapy shopping in London.
This is the London’s latest shopping super-mall in Shepherd’s Bush. With a distinctive blend of designer and high street labels, Westfield London offers the ultimate shopping experience. Under the one roof, you’ll find more than 265 shops from over 15 countries – plus 16 brands that have never been seen in the UK before.
The Village, at Westfield London, is a must-visit for all designer label lovers. Featuring over 40 luxury brands under the one roof, this is a place to discover the best in designer fashion and lifestyle goods from the world’s leading fashion houses, hot designers and chic boutiques, including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dior, Jimmy Choo and Feragamo. A visually stunning environment makes this a stylish shopping experience.
While you’re in the city, check out the world’s first National Geographic Store in Regent Street. As well as offering a stylish collection of clothing and accessories for travellers, the venerable society has created an outlet that doubles as a global cultural centre – part of its mission to inspire people to care about the planet.
Meanwhile, Marc by Marc Jacobs, the eponymous designer’s first London shop, has just opened its doors in Mayfair.
Other London Shopping Centres, Streets and Markets:
- Carnaby Street – for classic British styles
- Covent Garden – shops and market
- Camden Market
- Portobello Market
- Oxford Street for big-name London shops like Selfridges, House of Fraser, Marks and Spencer and John Lewis
- Regent Street
- Kensington High Street
- Brick Lane – for vintage bargains
- Shoreditch – new trendsetting boutiques
Tip: When packing for your London holiday, take as little as possible to allow room in your luggage for your London shopping spree.What about you? What are your thoughts on this subject?