London is one of the wealthiest cities in the world and therefore amasses some of the busiest tourist areas, over 16 million tourists visiting each year. With the city being a front runner for both pop culture and the arts, it’s no surprise that so many fashionistas and progressives come to the city looking for the next big thing. The shopping experience plays into this, there being many areas in the city where visitors can find some of the best new designs and products. Whether you’re looking for new designs from great fashion brands or that new pair of running shoes, London has the resources to satisfy your consumer needs whilst also showing you some of the most beautiful parts of the city.
Oxford Street is currently the busiest high street in Europe, and this surprises no one. In an area teeming with 5-star Hotels and tourist attractions London, what better place to have a street teeming with shops. With some of the largest department stores in the country, Oxford Street is home to flagship shops for brands such as H&M and Top Shop, attracting visitors looking for great value high street fashion as well as stellar restaurants and bars. The street is also home to Liberty London, a large John Lewis department store and several other great shops.
For those looking for boutique and vintage fashion, Shoreditch is the place to go. A stone’s throw from M by Montcalm, Shoreditch is home to Brick Lane, a haven for all things stylish. If you’re looking for independent retailers who are constantly looking for the next innovative design, then be sure to check out Brick Lane, home to not only independent fashion retailers but a whole range of Indian, Jewish and Bangladeshi eateries. Spitalfields Market is just around the corner, where you can find local arts, crafts and clothes sellers.
Located in North London, Camden Market is one of the best places to find cheap and affordable fashion which acts as both a throwback to the 60’s and 70’s as well as a great way to experiment for cheap. With everything from Moroccan leather to vintage fur coats, Camden Market will help you find that perfect stylish look whilst gazing over the beautiful Regents Canal.
Covent Garden is in central London and blends great fashion brands such as Nike with independent retailers. In the square you can find the Moomin Shop for all those Austrian hippo fans out there, whilst up the road the Fred Perry store on Seven Dials is sure to impress the fashionistas among us. An extensive Urban Outfitters store sells the best new fashion brands at high street prices whilst high quality homeware shops dot the streets like raindrops do the pavement.
If you’re looking to spot a Sloaney or out perusing the Chanel and Christian Dior, Knightsbridge boasts many high-end fashion stores as well as famous department store Harvey Nichols. With Alexander Mcqueen and Versace among the retailers in Knightsbridge, you’ll be sure to be dressing to impress by the end of your trip to Knightsbridge.