Shopping in London is always fun. My first stop is always Oxford and Regent Street, of course. Selfridges, John Lewis and Liberty are my favorite department stores and in between you can find COS, &other stories, REISS, JCrew, Michael Kors, Jigsaw, Russel&Bromley, Topshop (although, Topshop in Oxford Circus is always too crazy full for my taste, I don’t bother to go inside anymore)… I could write two full pages only to name some favorite stores. Even if you don’t want to buy anything, just window shopping is extremely fun and you can always go for afternoon tea to Liberty and make the day special, or drop by Fortnum & Mason on Picadilly Street to buy tea, look around at the amazing food hall and visit their amazing Home department, where you will want to buy everything to make your kitchen beautiful. Don’t forget to visit St. Christofer’s Place, a side street right next to Selfridges that can easily be missed but where you can find a Mulberry boutique and Whistles, among others, and lots of great restaurants, or Carnaby Street, behind Liberty, that is fun and colorful! But then, there are so many beautiful places to also walk around and maybe find something special. In Bond Street you will find all the big names, like Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. Another favorite shopping destination is Covent Garden, of course. Make sure you also visit Seven Dials, a very pretty neighbourhood behind the main road where you can get lost in all the amazing small boutiques but where you can also find the big ones like Urban Outfitters. And Space NK, which is a small piece of heaven. Chelsea is also a lovely area to shop and drink/eat.
Below are some snapshots of my recent trip and I hope that they can give you a small idea of what shopping in London looks like!
Selfridges window display at the time, NAILS INC nail polishes and shoes at THE shoe galleries
St Chtristopher’s Place
Liberty Day and Night and Carnaby Street
New Bond Street
Don’t forget to buy something at LUSH!