Going shopping can be like an ordeal for many people. But you can also discover superb department stores abroad! So why not get a change of scenery and see what's going on across the Channel? A good way to combine business with pleasure. Here's everything you need to know for shopping in London!
Luxury for ladies
Are you looking for prestigious brands, luxury goods and the latest fashion trends in London? So, direction Knightsbridge and more particularly Brompton Road. It is in this street that the famous English store Harrods is located. Chloé, John Galliano, Moschino, Paul Smith or Chantelle, all the big brands are at Harrods. The best time to visit this unique place is during the winter sales. They traditionally begin on Boxing Day and end at the end of January. And for even more luxury, go to Bond Street, which is the street of all the great couturiers!
The luxurious Harrods
Elegance for gentlemen
Jude Law, Hugh Grant or even the no less famous James Bond played by Sean Connery: they all have that "So British" elegance that makes women fall in love with them. But you too can be classy! For it, take a walk around Jermyn Street, London's most famous street for its men's clothing stores and tailor-made costume and shirt makers. There is guaranteed charm!
Fun for the kids
Do you want to go shopping in London with your children? No, they won't complain while dragging their feet… because the English capital has incredible and fun boutiques. The most famous store in London is Hamleys, on Regent Street. It is also the largest toy store in the world! Don't miss the 4th floor, entirely dedicated to Harry Potter.
Hamleys toy store
On Oxford Street, the Disney Store will delight fans of Mickey, Frozen and other characters of the famous firm. Finally, Lego enthusiasts will have to visit Leicester Square to find the brand's store. On two floors, young and old will have fun contemplating the works created with these small embedding bricks!
Eccentricity for all
For those who want to stand out at all costs, there's nothing like a touch of London eccentricity. Then meet in the district of Covent Garden. Specialty shops, trendy designers and a bustling neighborhood: all the ingredients for a successful weekend in London are gathered here.Covent Garden
Without forgetting Notting Hill and its very "vintage" clothes, which is also to be done. The best way to discover this district is to go there during the carnival which takes place every year, the last weekend of August. Finally, you can't go shopping in London without going through the markets. Do not miss the famous Camden Market, a London attraction in its own right and more and more "hype"!
The biggest shopping street in the world
Impossible not to browse Oxford Street during a shopping weekend in London. This street, located in the heart of the capital, is 2,5 kilometers long. You will be able to give yourself to your heart's content in the 300 shops that border it! All the latest collections are present there and for all budgets. Try to go there during the Christmas holidays, to enjoy the lights and the unique atmosphere of this busy street. You will find many cafes to sit in the middle of your window shopping, like the famous “Hard Rock Café” brand.
Oxford street at christmas
Ready for a shopping weekend across the Channel?
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