London is well known for its almost infinite shopping possibilities. With every borough and area showing off its own unique high street, choosing the right shopping area for your needs can be very hard indeed. If you’re staying at the Park Grand Paddington Court Hotel, you might find that your work is cut out for you with the nearby Bayswater. This West London borough holds within its reach Paddington, Little Venice, Queensway and part of Hyde Park, and promises a beautiful and diverse range of shopping experiences.
You can’t find anything quite like West London shopping in the city. With the promise of vintage markets, boutique designer fashion and some of the most beautiful art in the city, this West London area glistens with charm and promises boutique shopping experiences within its white housed streets.
Al Saqi Books
Bayswater has an incredibly diverse community, a large proportion of which is made up of Middle Eastern residents. This is why Al Saqi Books is such a great find in the Bayswater area. This Middle Eastern topic and Arabic language related bookshop has been running for a good 30 years and is one of the most celebrated literature retailers in West London.
Pistol panties swimwear boutique
Pistol Panties is one of the best women’s boutiques in the city, offering a high-class range of deluxe swimwear and lingerie. Whether you’re looking for a summer bathing suit or a new set of lingerie, Pistol Panties promise a striking range of underwear and beachwear, also selling beach-friendly boutique kaftans and cover-ups. This glamorous shop is located on Westbourne Park Road and is open between 9.30am and 6pm every weekday.
Whiteley’s Shopping centre
Whiteley’s Shopping Centre was once one of the most popular shopping centres and department stores in the city. Since it’s closure in late 2018, the shopping centre has begun its redevelopment process, enhancing the historic Grade II building’s range of deluxe shopping options.
Dating back to 1810, this Central London based furnishing and design store has recently opened up a new branch in the Notting Hill area of West London. This is a smaller store than its former Kings Road store. Here you can find an intimate shopping experience that sells everything from lighting to home decor.
This Pembridge Road shopping centre is a popular second-hand clothes store which offers up as much, if not more stylish accessories than the nearby Portobello Market. This Notting Hill-based vintage store boasts a colourful collection of throwback style, modernising vintage for present-day tastes.
Moss Bros is a chain of suit shops and tailors with a slick range of sharp suits. With in-store assistants on hand to help you make the perfect purchase, this suit rental shop is one of the most popular in the city, if not the country. The Whitley’s retail village based shop is a West London gem which promises great value style and a diverse range of suits applicable to all tastes.
If your London hotel special offers don’t include an on-site spa treatment, then never fear, Porchester Spa is the go-to pampering package to help you unwind during your visit to the city. With a wellness centre based in Bayswater, this expansive spa offers three Turkish hot rooms, a plunge pool and a swimming pool. Located within a classic art deco building, this spa is well worth an afternoon, especially if you’re fixing for a health kick.