A Guide to Luxury Shopping in London

Shopping in london

If you want to splash the cash in the English capital, that you won’t be disappointed by the potential that awaits you for luxury shopping in London. In fact, you might be overwhelmed by how many choices you have! We’ve rounded up some of the city’s most impressive shopping destinations for quality, decadence and head-turning style. If you’re seeking the finer things in life, this is London at its most luxurious.

1. Regent Street

Regent street shopping area

The sophisticated counterpart to Oxford Street, Regent Street, forms the eastern border of the upscale Mayfair neighborhood. Named after the Prince Regent, it was built in 1819 under architect John Nash and features Grade II listed facades. It’s where you can find flagship stores and international brands. You will find a mixture of stores across the road, ranging from fragrance and beauty brands, high-end fashion and high-ticket spas. Highlights include Burberry, All Saints, Kate Spade New York and Kiko Milano.


Closest Underground station Piccadilly Circus or Oxford Circus

 2. Saville Row

Look sharp as you walk through the lobby of the Marble Arch Suites with a bespoke suit. Savile Row is a street in Mayfair with a long and revered history of traditional tailoring for men. There are a number of tailors on the street to choose from, each with its own distinct sartorial style. For example, with a history of creating uniforms for the forces, Gieves & Hawkes still feed hints of military sentiments into their pieces. The internationally renowned designer Alexander McQueen has a posthumous branch which provides bespoke or ready-to-wear. Meanwhile, Scabal made sartorial history by dressing Marlon Brando in The Godfather!


Closest Underground station: Oxford Circus

3. Liberty London

This eye-catching, Tudor-revival department store is an icon of London shopping. Step inside to find a haven of fragrances, cosmetics, clothing, homeware, furniture and artwork. Liberty is one of the best places to shop for high-value gift items from leading British and international designers. The store is famed for their innovative, boldly printed fabrics which may be ordered and turned into your own bespoke piece of furnishing or fashion. You can put the money saved with hotel reward programs in London to good use at Liberty!

Regent Street, Soho, W1B 5AH

Closest Underground station: Oxford Circus

4. Fortnum & Mason

London’s leading supplier of luxury hampers is the officer grocer of the British royal family, so you can be assured of quality fit for the queen. Hampers are available year-round, with special seasonal ones hitting the shelves during holidays such as Easter and Christmas. Besides the wealth of hampers, Fortnum & Mason stock exceptional teas which all begun with a bespoke blend for King Edward VII. These include rare teas and the slightly less conventional ‘gin & tonic’ tea. Other departments include biscuits, wine and spirits, and homeware. The store gets particularly busy during holidays and at weekends.

181 Piccadilly, Mayfair W1A 1ER

Closest Underground station: Green Park or Piccadilly Circus

5. Hatton Garden

If you want to put a ring on it, there’s no better place to find diamonds in London than Hatton Garden. The shopping district dates back to the medieval era and is thriving with jewellers specialising in precious gems, wedding bands and watches. Most of the jewellers offer shoppers offer bespoke customisation and pieces are crafted on-site. London Rocks Jewellery have a glass floor in their store that looks down onto the workshop so you can catch a glimpse of how your item is made!


Closest Underground: station Chancery Lane or Farringdon

6. Burlington Arcade

Burlington Arcade is a mid-19th century covered shopping arcade tucked away just off Piccadilly in the wealthy Mayfair neighbourhood. Come here to browse fine jewellery and watch boutiques, such as the Vintage Watch Company, Michael Rose Jewels and David Duggan Watches. Be savvy with the hotel reward program you book with and you’ll be able to really treat yourself (or your loved ones) in this decadent shopping district.

51 Piccadilly, W1J 0QJ

Closest Underground station: Green Park or Piccadilly Circus

7. King’s Road

King’s Road is a place to shop and be seen shopping. This 1-mile street features over 300 shops, restaurants and cafes. Predominantly a destination for the fashion-conscious, King’s Roads is packed with clothing boutiques as well as homeware stores and health, beauty and grooming stations. As one of London’s most affluent districts, shops cover such designer brands as Hugo Boss, Massimo Dutti, LK Bennett and Whistles. After a trawl of the outlets, take a seat at one of the scrumptious cafes and indulge in some people-watching. You might spot a famous famous navigating the shops!


Closest Underground station: Sloane Square

8. Harrods

Harrods is for life not just for Christmas, although it’s certainly the Christmas season when the statement department store springs to life. Famed for its windows, the shop floor of Harrods is a mecca for the leading designers and brands across fashion, luxury beauty, fine jewellery and watches, gourmet food, home furnishings and furniture. Egyptian-themed decor that crops up throughout the venue might make you forget you’re in a department store rather than a museum.There is also a touching memorial to Princess Diana and her companion Dodi.

87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7XL

Closest Underground station: Knightsbridge

9. The Royal Exchange

And our final port of call for luxury shopping in London whisks you away to the east. The Royal Exchange was originally founded in the 16th-century as a commercial market place, conceived by English merchant and financier Sir Thomas Gresham. The Great Fire of London in 1666 destroyed the building completely, but fortunately for modern-day shopaholics it has been rebuilt and was refurbished as recently as 2001. You can find 30 of the world’s most revered brands including Tiffany & Co, Lulu Guinness, Jo Malone London and Paul Smith. There are a number of stylish restaurants to dine at between shops.

Cornhill, The City, EC3V 3LR

Closest Underground station: Bank

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