Whatever you’re looking for – whether you want to bag a new purse, an entirely new wardrobe, something for the home or something for someone else – London has lashings of luxury stores and centres to help.
From one-off, world-renowned department stores, to lavish shopping malls, quirky and carefully curated antique stores and everything between, there truly is something for every big spender in this city.
To help you navigate your way around luxury shopping – wherever you’re staying in the city – we’ve put together a guide of the best spots to hit, below. Make sure you pack an extra suitcase!
One of the most famous streets in the city for a very good reason – it’s a shopper’s paradise. From highly recognisable high street favourites, to the more refined, high-end stores, there is something for every shopaholic on this iconic street.
As it’s so popular, you’re likely to find great hotel deals in London nearby, too. A Londoners favourite is the department store Selfridges; where fashion, furniture and food are available for purchase in stylish surroundings, spanning a number of floors to get lost in. Top tip: weekends get crazily busy on this favourite London street, so if you can, it’s best to go exploring midweek to avoid the bulk of the crowds.
A leisurely walk away from the Park Grand Hotel Paddington, Bond Street is one of the most visually pleasing shopping streets in the city.
Home to the world’s oldest auction house – Sotheby’s – this highly concentrated area of exquisite stores is a firm favourite with the rich and famous. It’s a hot spot for international designers and for those with expensive and extravagant tastes.
But it’s not just apparel shops – exclusive jewellers like Tiffany & Co. and Cartier are also found on this elite street, so it’s the perfect place to stop off if you’re looking for romantic stay packages in London, too!
Make sure you check out the flagship Louis Vuitton store, which first opened back in 2010. It’s the largest Louis Vuitton store in Europe with a total of four magnificent floors of pure luxury, and it even boasts a VIP apartment for exclusive clientele.
This is one of the most popular areas for tourists meaning there’s arguably no better place to spend a leisurely day enjoying the city than Covent Garden!
From amazing restaurants to street performers, to fun bars and theatres, this quirky little area really does have it all. But, most importantly, it’s great for exercising your bank card, too! Shop for menswear, women’s fashion, kid’s clothing and sweet treats here in a mix of boutique stores and high-end fashion favourites.
Covent Garden is also really famous for its three fabulous markets. Jubilee Market changes its line-up throughout the week, so depending on the day you can find antiques, clothing, household goods, and arts and crafts. East Colonnade Market sells a plethora of interesting items, including some hand-made and hand-knitted ones, seven days a week. Apple Market focuses on artwork, antiques, accessories, fashion and homewares, so arrive early and get your fill!
Tucked around the corner from Oxford Street, this is one of London’s worst-kept secrets.
Dazzling with all the glitz and fun of Soho, mixed with the chicness of Oxford Street, this is one shopping mecca you won’t want to miss. At the core of London’s shopping scene, Carnaby brings you over 100 international and British heritage labels, independent boutiques, one-off concepts, cult beauty emporiums, grooming salons and bespoke jewellery specialists.
Also, make sure you stop off at Kingly Court – a three-storey alfresco food and dining destination just off Carnaby Street. The unique food hub brings 21 of the best international concept restaurants, bars and cafés situated in a vibrant courtyard, which is open air throughout the summer months and covered in the winter.
After a lavish lunch or dinner in the Grand Restaurant Paddington, you can take a leisurely stroll through Hyde Park to Knightsbridge – one of the most affluent and exciting areas of London.
A local shop to Knightsbridge that tourists love is Harrods – the famous British store has a range of luxury and everyday products throughout its seven floors spread out over a staggering 4.5 acres. It’s highly likely whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it and more here. Don’t leave without purchasing a little something to ensure you leave with one of the store’s infamous green carrier bags, too.
Sloane Street deserves a place on the list as it boasts the fact that it’s home to the flagship stores of Gucci, Tom Ford, Escada and more, which is certainly no mean feat in this competitive, fashion-loving city. Located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, it’s within walking distance of both Harrods and Harvey Nichols.
Westfield White City
There are two different Westfield shopping centres in London, one in Stratford and one in White City. The White City one clinches the title of ‘most lavish’ as it boasts a number of high-end favourites, all under one roof. There is even a dedicated luxury shopping area, named The Village. From leading fashion houses to new designers, discover a world of luxury with over 35 boutiques inside. Shop from some of your favourite brands like Twinset Milano, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co, Bucherer, Versus Versace, Hogan and more.
Whilst it may not strictly be in the capital, Bicester Village is still well-worth a mention for those looking to shop until you drop. It’s a mini ‘village’ of luxury outlet stores in Oxfordshire, which is located just 46 minutes from London Marylebone.
The open-air shopping experience even has its very own station, meaning its luxury clothing brands and designer goods are within easy reach from London. Shoppers can browse collections from the world’s most famous fashion brands, shop in a range of distinctive boutiques and explore the latest designer trends, before enjoying snacks from an array of classy cafes, restaurants and po