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Best Shopping Guide to the City and Finding London Hotels Nearby

Updated on December 30, 2013

London Shopping Scene

Looking to shop in London? Like many travellers, you might also be on a watch out for some amazing shops in popular markets of the city. Find some amazing shopping destinations in London, where you will get a variety of items as per your choice. The popular shopping streets in London offer items to cater to different budget needs.

Make your shopping vacation in London a memorable one by picking up these:

Best Superstores in London

The best of London is essentially in its central part. This region is famous for fashion destinations in London like the Oxford Street. Oxford Street being the busiest shopping street in Europe, offers plenty of fashion stores. Selfridges is one of the major department stores in this area, where you will get best clothes and accessories. If you are in London to bargain clothes, head to Primark Superstore opposite Selfridges. Further, down the street, you will find London’s largest fashion store, Top Shop. It sets over four floors, with a huge range of clothing, nail bars, a café, and a blow-drying salon.

Louis Vuitton, Bond Street
Louis Vuitton, Bond Street
Affordable Vintage
Affordable Vintage

High Price Fashion Shops in London

The Bond Street in London’s West End is a major fashion destination. It is home to many high price fashion shops, revered for elegance and luxury. These shops offer exclusive brands, fine jewels, art & antiques, and designer fashion. Bond Street offers a perfect blend of traditional elegance, history, and modern luxury. Some of the world’s prestigious retailers including Bulgari, Dolce Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, and Tiffany Co have shops here. You will also find some unique hotels and restaurants on this street, including The Ritz and Claridge’s. You can book luxury hotels near Bond Street tube station to spend a lavish shopping vacation in London.

Affordable Vintage Shopping in London

London is best to stalk for unique, affordable, retro clothes. If you plan to look extraordinary on a budget, pre-loved clothes are perfect. Thrifty second-hand shopping in London is a great option for your bank balance. Search best fashion bargains in Covent Garden, Mayfair, Camden Market, and Portobello Road Market in London. Stroll down Camden Market to find many vintage shops like Berty & Gerty, Gekko, Punk Glamour, and Last Fashion. Beyond Retro, Absolute Vintage, and Rokit are other popular vintage shops in London, where you will find everything you want.

Alfie's Antique Market
Alfie's Antique Market
National Geographic Shop
National Geographic Shop

Art and Antique Markets in London

If you love antiques, you will relish shopping in London’s antiques markets. Do you love sifting through different stalls and argue for a bargain? If so, find out some professional art and antique markets in London. You will definitely find something to take your fancy! Alfie’s Antique Market offers a fabulous range of art deco, furniture, paintings, silver, jewellery, and ceramics. You can also check out Bayswater Road that has over 250 artists and artisans with their original artworks on display. Another important destination is Camden Passage Market where you get impressive variety of antiques. You will find an exclusive range of jewellery and silverware at this market. If you want to explore more, visit Portobello Road Market in London. It is a world famous street with a variety of antique jewellery, art, and silverware. It is always bustling and is worth visiting even if you do not want to buy.

Eco-Friendly Shopping in London

On your leisure trip to London, you will find many retailers offering organic and eco-friendly clothes. London shops offer best organic accessories, homeware, and gifts. London’s Old Truman Brewery is a popular site to buy creative homeware. If you travel to London’s Regent Street, you will some unusual gifts at National Geographic Store. You will find here maps, travel goods, gadgets, and exceptional furniture items.

London’s shops, shopping district, markets, and superstores have everything that you want. Book a stay at hotels in London to enjoy unlimited shopping on your vacation.


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      Ameliam Michelle 5 years ago from London, England

      Thank You

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Wow! There are so many places to visit in London. Your shopping guide are useful for tourist. The antique market is a great place to visit. I will drop by when I have a chance to visit London. Thanks!