When it comes to spending time in the Capital there is always something that you can do. Whether it is taking in some culture with the many galleries and museums or visiting the many popular tourist attractions, you will never find yourself stuck for things to do.
Another great activity to plan in during your trip to London has to be some shopping. The streets of London seem to be paved with some fantastic markets, boutiques and of course high street stores which cover a wide range of tastes, trends and needs; but there are some areas in particular that really pack a punch when it comes to a spot of retail therapy.
For those who love the fashion of the 60’s; Carnaby Street is the place. With one main street and 13 smaller ones around it there are over 150 different brands to be found here alone and there is plenty of mixture in what is available although there is a definite feeling of vintage fashions to be found in this area.
Bond Street and Mayfair
If you like to indulge in a spot of designer luxury then you might want to pick Bond Street and Mayfair as your shopping destination. With some of the biggest designer fashion houses represented, including; Louis Vuitton, Tiffany and Burberry you shouldn’t be surprised if you come across a celebrity or two browsing through the racks.
Oxford Streetis seen as the heart of shopping in London and when you see the sheer volume of people who can visit this one street on a day it is easy to understand why. With 300 shops to choose from here you will find John Lewis, Debenhams, Selfridges and plenty of other smaller stores that have a true variety of gifts, clothes, home wares and beauty items to choose from.
Camden Market and Locks is a haven for those who are looking for something quirky. With shops that are almost as designed as the items within them here you will find one of a kind, unique and different takes on fashion all in a colourful and vibrant setting.
Covent Garden has a real variety of different stores selling street wear, cosmetics, shoes and pretty much anything else that you can care to buy. It also has a rather popular market with some interesting and unique items for sale and plenty of delicious places to stop off and eat when the shopping becomes too much.
If the weather isn’t looking too kind then Westfield and the two major shopping centres available there might be the answer for you. These centres have a mixture of high street fashion and boutique stores as well as designer shops aplenty too. You are sure to find a bargain at one of the many stores here.
If you are feeling tempted to brave the hustle and bustle of London and pick yourself up a bargain then there are plenty of ways that you can reach your destination. There are several train stations in the area including King’s Cross and Paddington which have links across the UK, train tickets can be bought online. For those coming from a little further afield then you can fly into London City Airport and then catch the tube to wherever you want to go. <