London is a city made for shoppers – filled with everything from luxury goods to bargain buys. Whatever you’re looking for, London’s sure to have it. Here’s our top pick of shopping experiences sure to cure you of the January blues…
This is the real hub of London shopping: a buzzing, bustling centre filled with some of the best high-street stores, designer outlets, smaller boutiques, department stores and flagships from the best British and international brands around. Some of the most famous shops in all of London are situated right here, from Selfridges to Debenhams and John Lewis. The adjoining side-streets, such as Berwick Street and St Christopher’s Place, also offer plenty of great opportunities to shop till you drop.
Mayfair & Bond Street
When you’ve got a luxury shopping spree in mind, head to this lavish area of London for the ultimate extravagant shopping experience! Given the high-end nature of this part of the city, you shouldn’t be surprised if you see a few celebrities in the crowd, and this is where you’ll find stores like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co and Burberry. Perfect for indulging before heading back to the Park Grand London Paddington.
If fashion and culture are your thing, then it’s time to take a trek to Carnaby Street. World famous as the home of the Swinging 60s, Carnaby’s influence over style and lifestyle can’t be overstated, and today it’s a thriving district between Oxford Street and Regent Street, filled with over 100 top brands. There’s over 60 bars, cafes, eateries and of course, many great British pubs too. If you’re staying at one of our London hotels near Paddington, you’ll find yourself caught up in the atmosphere and sheer variety of shopping on offer, including plenty of new labels, boutiques and heritage brands.
More of the luxe feel permeates here on the King’s Road, which is filled with some of London’s most inspiring designers and everything from high-street style to chic high-end boutiques, all vying for attention. If interior design is your thing, this is where you’ll find some of the greats have set up shop, and you could easily spend a day window shopping here while staying at the Park Grand London Paddington. If you pop across to neighbouring Duke of York Square you’ll be amidst one of Europe’s largest branches of Zara, as well as the home of Vivienne Westwood’s London store.
Known worldwide as the home of Harrods and Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge’s adjoining Sloane Street is home to many high street brands. Filled with some truly spectacular shopping destinations, Knightsbridge is an area where locals and visitors alike flock – both to shop, and to be seen. If it’s a feeling of prestige and luxury you’re after, this is just the ticket to help you acclimatize to everything the New Year has to bring.