London shopping guide
By Emily Jones
Going on a shopping spree in London is a dream of most fashionistas. It doesn’t matter what your style is, in London you can always find something that will fit your taste. Unless you are already living in the English capital, you need to know what the main shopping areas are and where to find the widest range of clothing and accessories available. So book yourself a hotel in London through a website like venere.com and follow this guide to the top shopping locations in the city.
1. Oxford Street
Oxford Street is considered the busiest street in London and it is easy to guess why; 300 shops and boutiques, 5 million square feet of retail space and more than 200 million visitors per year. It all started when Debenhams and Selfridges were opened in 1909. These two huge and famous departments stores offer all you need from designer clothes to fashionable accessories for every pocket. And for those who like fashion, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, there are world famous brands like Zara, Mango, H&M, Benetton and Topshop.
2. Carnaby Street
In the ’60s, London was ‘swinging’ and Carnaby Street was the perfect symbol of that era. Nowadays still considered one of the most stylish streets in the city, it’s the place for those who want to discover new, independent designers and vintage boutiques. Here, you will also find shops selling urban streetwear like Puma, American Apparel and Diesel, and a lot of great cosmetics shops like MAC Cosmetics and Cowshed.
3. Notting Hill
Notting Hill is known for its beautiful Victorian houses and high-end shops, and restaurants. This is the perfect place for those who love unique vintage style, unusual accessories, rare objects and antiquities. If you are in London, you cannot miss the Portobello Road Market, which was established in 1800 and became famous for its antiquities, organic food and second-hand clothes later on in the 1950s.
4. Covent Garden
Covent Garden and its market is a must-see when you visit London. Dive into a carnival atmosphere and watch mime artist shows, before taking a stroll in the market and shopping. The market has been the centre of Convent Garden since the Middle Ages and it is still vibrant and full of shops with a large variety of products, and high street clothes and shoes outlets for men and women. In Covent Garden, there is also a Apple Store located in a beautiful building from 1876 for those who like technology.
The list of London’s shopping places can be endless, but these are some of the key locations if you want a fun and fruitful shopping experience. All you have to do now is to book you flight and enjoy your glamorous holiday in London.