London like all major cities and certainly capitals has an abundance of shopping areas and so where to decide to go shopping in London can be a problem. Here is a list of what are the top 10 best places to shop in London when you go:
Famous Shops: Portobello Road Market
Nearest Tube Stations: Notting Hill Gate, Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Park.
Notting Hill provides a wide diversity of little stores selling unusual items of rare antique and quirky gifts. The Portobello Road Market is a 1 mile long road with different stalls set up daily.
Famous Shops: Henry Poole & Co., Abercombie & Fitch
Nearest Tube Stations: Bond Street, Piccadilly Circus
This is a mile long stretch of best British tailoring, starting with the flagship store Abercombie & Fitch. Henry Poole & Co. is famous for inventing the tuxedo.
Famous Shops: Harrods, Harvey Nichols
Nearest Tube Station: Knightsbridge.
This is where to go if you are looking for the prestigious names or up to the minute fashion trends.
Famous Shops: Peter Jones, Habitat, Chelsea Antiques Market
Nearest Tube Station: Sloane Square.
Apart from the famous high street names, you will also find some great interior design stores. Of course a not to be missed is the antiques market.
Famous Shops: Covent Garden Market
Nearest Tube Station: Covent Garden, Leicester Square.
The garden offers rare gifts, fashions and home made sweets and jewelry. The Covent Garden Market also features some unique arts and craft.
Famous Shops: Carnaby Street
Nearest Tube Stations: Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus.
This is a place of real history being the home of the fashion trends in the 60s. Here you also find a unique blend of cafes, restaurants and typical English pubs.
Famous Shops: Debenhams, House of Frazer, Louis Vuitton.
Nearest Tube Stations: White City,
Shepherds Bushargest urban shopping center in Europe with 275 luxury retailers offering you over 700 brands from which to choose.
Bond Street and Mayfair
Famous Shops: Burberry, Tiffany & Co.
Nearest Tube Stations: Bond Street, Piccadilly Circus.
This is the place for designer names and luxury window shopping. It is a favorite shopping spot for celebrites, especially for those on short visits to London.
Regent Street and Jermyn Street
Famous Stores: Hamleys, Liberty, The Apple Store.
Nearest Tube Stations: Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus.
Offering a good range of mid-priced fashion, Regent Street has perhaps the oldest and best known stores including Hamleys famous toy store.
Famous Stores: Selfridges, John Lewis, Debenhams
Nearest Tube Stations: Oxford Circus, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road.
This is the heart of London shopping and contains over 300 stores including both designer shops and high street chain stores. It is usually crowded but there are some interesting side streets that can offer you some respite from the crowds.