London Shopping is surely among the best in the world with something to suit every budget and style. Oxford Street is the obvious place to go if you want to visit every high street shop in one day. Alternatively, stroll around the London famous markets – Portobello, Spitalfields, Covent Garden and Camden Market, to find out where real Londoners shop on the weekend.
Big labels or boutiques, whatever your style, London shopping has it all!
London is one of my favorite cities – the street style, the hustle & bustle, the proper way of speaking English, the double-decker buses, the bright red phone booths, the huge shops, I mean, how could it not be a favorite?
I love London and who doesn’t! My last trip to London was one month ago!
It’s such an amazing city and there are so many things to do, including shopping! When I decided to attend London Fashion Weekend this year, I was incredibly happy thinking that I will have the chance to buy myself a beautiful autumn/winter wardrobe. So, I did my wishlist, because I think it’s a great way to realize what you really want and it keeps you focused on that. This time the weather was wonderful and so perfect for SHOPPING. I just love walking 10km a day, for Shopping on the famous Oxford Street. Sure, my feet were in blisters but whatever. All the great shops are located on this huge street, where ladies walk around caring 4-5 shopping bags.
Definitely, when I think about London Shopping, I’m saying Topshop.
I don’t know about you but I got lost in the changing rooms for three hours. I realized I ended up spending half a day in the biggest Topshop store on Oxford Street. Don’t need to further explain! is also a big part of London shopping. These two brands are my favorites in London! I also ventured out a little to take a look at some of the more expensive shops. Wandering around Oxford and Regent and New Bond Street was like heaven. Liberty’s, Selfridges, Harrods, John Lewis and Debenham’s are the five biggest department stores. Since it opened in 1875, Liberty’s has captured the hearts of shoppers around the world and it’s housed in two magnificent buildings. At Liberty’s you can shop till you drop for cutting-edge style, from cosmetics and jewellery through to home and fashion. London’s Harrods is an indication of how the English abide by the fashion rules. Huge department stores, theme-based boutiques and bargain fashion defines London’s exquisite taste. Known for its amazing construction and location, Harrods is situated in the London Boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea. Luxury and glamour makes the consumers dream while shopping at Harrods. The store is of very impressive dimensions and there are more than 330 different world famous departments. Also, at Harrods you can find two amazing memorials to Dodi Al-Fayed and Princess Diana. The first, unveiled on 12 April 1998, consists of photos of the two behind a pyramid-shaped display that holds a wine glass still smudged with lipstick from Diana’s last dinner, as well as a ring Fayed purchased the day before they died. The second, unveiled in 2005 and titled “Innocent Victims”, is a three meter high bronze statue of the two dancing on a beach beneath the wings of an albatross. The memorials were designed by 80-year-old Bill Mitchell, a close friend of Fayed and architect for Harrods for more than 40 years. Oxford Street, Mayfair, Savile Row and Notting Hill are some of the notable streets that one must frequent during their stay in the British capital.
Also, you can buy almost anything at the famous markets in London. From cheap eats and fresh produce to art and antiques, to vintage and designer fashions. London’s Portobello Road is known for the best markets in the world, situated in the heart of Notting Hill. It is famous for antiques, but also features fashion, food, jewellery and music. The main market day is Saturday when the vending stalls can stretch almost 2 miles. Camden Market is the perfect place to get vintage fashion, a retro T-shirt or a body tattoo. The Camden area is the home to many alternative sub-cultures, as well as being the fourth most visited attraction in the city, giving it both an underground and mainstream vibe. Borough Market is famous for its fresh produce and wonderful food. The market boasts both British and international produce, holding the reputation for the country’s most renowned food market. Spitalfields Market, described as London’s oldest market, include contemporary and vintage fashion, music, jewellery and accessories. Being a covered market makes it a great choice on a rainy day.
If chic and urban is your idea of Fashion, London is the place to get all the right things from.
When your mind is at war with itself ninety percent of the time, and the pace of life sometimes gets a bit much, it’s nice to have something that keeps you grounded. Some people get the word tattooed on their wrist, some have an amazing partner or family, some are traveling around the world.
Do whatever you want, but do it often! I’m just SHOPPING!
I’m not very good at taking pictures when I’m shopping. I’m usually so busy thinking about where I’m going next to even bother about getting my camera out. But these are some shots taken while Shopping in one of the fashion capitals. I hope that you have made an idea about how good is shopping here in London!
Those who say money can’t buy happiness they simply don’t know the right shops!
London it’s a city that I love SO much! The streets are so charming, full of elegance and finesse. Shopping is absolutely wonderful, food in general is so good. But above all, what touched me the most are the lovely and polite people. The British accent just makes me melt every time I’m hearing someone talking near me. From the moment you land to the moment you’re actually in the city, YOU will feel overwhelmed by the degree of kindness and attention.
After a day full of shopping I took a walk to the nearest tube station and I ended up in London’s West End. London’s West End houses some of the major theaters of London, but also many cinemas, clubs, shops and restaurants. London’s West End has been a popular place of residence among the rich and famous and most of the area comes under the City of Westminster. The theaters at the West End have a history of long running shows like The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theater is running for 20 Years.
On that relaxed Sunday, I wore a simple white shirt with a pair of black leggings and my new fuzzy shoes from Zara, while holding a chic tote bag. For days like these, it’s all about being comfortable. Combined with a blazer from Zara Studio and a new brimmed hat that has the same color with my shoes, I put on a smart casual outfit.
I took the tube from Leicester Square and I decided to visit again Buckingham Palace. I walked through St. James’s Park and took some pictures with the ducks.
But I couldn’t leave London before seeing the iconic Big Ben at sunset! If you thought it is simply a clock, then think again…The real name of the tower that houses the clock is simply “The Clock Tower”. Big Ben is just the nickname given to the largest bell in the tower, formally known as “Great Bell”. However, since the nickname is much more recognizable, “Big Ben” has become much more commonly used. According to a survey carried out in 2008, Big Ben is the UK’s most popular tourist attraction.
London is such an inspiring and energizing place!
I guess you got my point: I love London like crazy! It sounds super cliché, but the place is filled with the best energy in the world . Each time I come back, I feel more revitalized and motivated than ever,