Summary: With its designer shops, high street stores and quirky markets, London is heaven for those who like to shop.
If you like to shop ’til you drop, then London’s the place for you. England’s capital boasts a population of over 8 million and it’s got enough shops and markets to keep both the residents and visitors happy. No matter what your budget may be, you can have fun shopping in London. You can splash the cash and get yourself some designer clothes, or hit the high street to find the latest trends or even search the stalls of local markets to find a bargain buy.
If you’re interested in the latest fashion then you’ll want to go straight for the designer stores. Shops such as Louis Vuitton, Maison, Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry are amongst the many popular shops. Here you will find the season’s latest trends, right off the catwalk. Local designer Stella McCartney also has one of her shops in the Mayfair area of the city.
You can also shop at one of the most popular London landmarks- Harrods. Harrods is an iconic London department store located in the Knightsbridge area of the city. Similar to the designer shops, it is expensive but renowned for its quality clothes and goods. Be sure to check out its festive, 8,000-square feet Christmas department, too. Hope you don’t get lost!
If you’re heading to London for a weekend or short break, then you can look for cheap London hotels right near the shops so you can wake up and immediately get going. If high street clothes are more your scene, then it’s best to head to Oxford Street. Here you have one and a half miles of shops, including Topshop, Selfridges, River Island and H&M. There are also popular department stores, such as House of Fraser and John Lewis. You can even stay in secret hotels in Oxford Street if you want these shops to be right at your front door.
Finally, if you like to hunt for bargains and enjoy strolling through market stalls then you can head to the Covent Garden area of London. Here you will find a popular craft marketplace, called Apple Market, as well as a market in Jubilee Hall. There are also plenty of cafes and pubs around for you to rest your tired legs and refuel. New Covent Garden Market is quite a cool scene as well, with fruit, vegetable and flower stalls from 200 different companies.
London is the place to be for shopping in the UK. You will find it all there- designer duds, high street trends and market bargains.