Shopping

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    Oxford Street

    96 reviews on Yelp

    Oxford Street is the most popular shopping destination in all of London, among the best in the world. From budget firesale prices to the utmost of luxury, Oxford Street has something for everyone, regardless of wallet size.

    Oxford Street

    Behind Our Choice

    Being London’s premier shopping hub and the nexus gathering different brands, Oxford Street houses at least five different chain department stores (including Selfridges, Debenhams, John Lewis and House of Fraser). Together, they prove greater than the sum of their parts, providing a shopping experience that not only leads London but the United Kingdom as a whole as well.

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    Covent Garden

    207 reviews on Yelp

    Having long left its history as a 17th-century fresh produce market behind, Covent Garden is one of London's popular shopping and entertainment district, and a can't miss destination for all visitors to London.

    The Market Building

    Behind Our Choice

    Covent Garden has more than the typical high-end brands. What sets this destination apart are the eclectic merchant stalls in the Market Building, the abundance of gastronomic options, and a great variety of street performances. Shoppers, foodies, and sightseers can each find what they are looking for here.

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    Carnaby Street

    50 reviews on Yelp

    Located in London's famous Soho, Carnaby Street is a pedestrianised street filled with fashion and lifestyle retailers that focus on the hip and trendy.

    31 Carnaby Street

    Behind Our Choice

    Surrounded by colourful buildings, Carnaby Street is filled with a relaxed and laid back vibe that has given to rise many of London’s signature subcultures, from Mods and Skinheads to Punks and the New Romantics. Visit and see what is potentially the newest trend to come out of London!

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  • 4

    Harrods

    774 reviews on Yelp

    The world-leading luxury department store Harrods features over 300 departments with a wide range of products and services across its over one million square feet of retail space.

    87-135 Brompton Rd

    Behind Our Choice

    An attraction with a royal past and historical significance, Harrods is more than your typical department store. Not only does it hold warrants from her Majesty the Queen and Prince Charles, the store had also displayed memorable items in its past from the autographs of Marilyn Monroe and Gandhi to BB King’s guitar. None who visits London for more than an airport transfer should miss this landmark institution.

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    Selfridges

    332 reviews on Yelp

    Founded in 1906, the award-winning Selfridges is an iconic department store with its current flagship store on Oxford Street, featuring over 400 brands covering womenswear, menswear and beauty.

    400 Oxford Street

    Behind Our Choice

    Considered a London landmark, Selfridges has won many accolades, including three ‘Best Department Store in the World’ wins and one ‘ World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ in various Global Department Store Summits in the 2010s. Though less historical than Harrods and not as diverse as other shopping attractions, Selfridges is perhaps the best in London when it comes to providing a pure shopping experience.

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    Liberty London

    193 reviews on Yelp

    Situated on Great Marlborough Street, the 140-year old Liberty London is a whimsical department store specialising in eccentric designs.

    Regent Street

    Behind Our Choice

    As a department store dedicated to unique goods, Liberty London is perhaps best known for its prints and fabrics, having inspired many British designers such as Christopher Kane. These iconic prints are available in various forms, including stationary, accessories and scarves. Not only would they be perfect souvenirs for visitors to London, but it would also make great gifts for friends and family back home.

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  • 7

    Fortnum & Mason

    330 reviews on Yelp

    Founded in 1707, Fortnum & Mason situated in Piccadilly is famous worldwide for their tea and teaware.

    181 Piccadilly

    Behind Our Choice

    Fortnum & Mason embodies the British stereotypical tea culture. Simply enter the shop, and you would immediately be assaulted by the visual spectacle of shelves upon shelves of elegant Mint coloured tea tins. Where better to pick up what you need to create the perfect English afternoon tea in the comforts of your own home.

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  • 8

    Harvey Nichols

    72 reviews on Yelp

    Harvey Nichols is a chain of luxury department store founded in 1831, with its flagship store in Knightsbridge, focusing on high-end fashion brands.

    109-125 Knightsbridge

    Behind Our Choice

    With branches across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, Harvey Nichols is a cultural ambassador of British luxury. While this means some travellers can find their branches closer to home, it is still worth the time to make a visit to their spacious and chic Knightsbridge flagship.

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  • 9

    Westfield London

    251 reviews on Yelp

    Located in Shepherd's Bush, Westfield London is the London branch of an Australian shopping centre chain that provides the full mall experience, including food, shopping, cinemas, and more!

    Ariel Way

    Behind Our Choice

    Despite having three main floors, over 360 retail outlets, and a 17 screen cinema which hosted the Captain America 3: Civil War European premiere, Westfield London remains unsatisfied with the experience they can offer, with an ongoing expansion scheduled for completion in Spring 2018. Combined with the dedicated luxury section affectionately named ‘the Village’ designed by Michael Gabellini featuring 40 international and British luxury brands, Westfield London has nowhere to go but up on London.com’s Top 10 list despite their Australian roots.

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  • 10

    Hamley’s

    226 reviews on Yelp

    With two and a half centuries of history on its side, Hamley’s is one of the world’s best-known toy retailers and a popular tourist destination for adults and children alike.

    Unit 188

    Behind Our Choice

    As the leading toy store in the United Kingdom, Hamley’s can claim success in a myriad of means, but since we are discussing England, perhaps it is easiest to mention the Royals: Hamley enjoys TWO Royal Warrants from Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth II respectively. They also feature a diverse array of toys, figurines, novelty gifts from franchises such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, ensuring something for everybody. And if we were ranking solely based on Christmas performances, Hamley would perhaps take the crown with its annual toy parade, the largest in the world!

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