Famous brands, traditional department stores, large
fast fashion chains and several interesting fairs.
Those who like to go shopping will be impressed by the
huge amount of options in London, certainly one of the
best cities in Europe for that purpose.
The tip for
those who like to bargain is the sales season, which
takes place after Christmas and in the months of June
and July. During these periods, you can find unmissable
discounts of up to 70%. Another option is to look for
stores that refund VAT (Acronym for Value Added Tax
), a tax applied to commercial transactions made in
European Union countries (including the United Kingdom). If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage lighting
In general, stores in the city open from Monday to
Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm, but some more central ones
can stay open until 9 pm. On Sundays, several
establishments open from noon to 4pm.
The team of Best Destinations walked the
busy London shopping streets and presents, below, a
selection with excellent tips.
Harrods department store is one of the most elegant
and famous addresses in the English capital. In this
true temple of consumption, world famous brands gather,
such as Gucci, Hermés, Yves Saint Laurent, among many
others, besides, of course, some restaurants and cafes.
An unmissable tip is to visit the fantastic and
delicious food hall of the store.
Harrods opens from Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to
8 pm, and on Sundays, from 11 am to 8 pm. The store is
close to the Knightsbridge tube station. More
information on the official website.
87-135 Brompton Rd, London - CEP: SW1X 7XL
Telephone: +44 20 7730 1234
Hours: Mon – Sat: 10: 00–21: 00 \ nDom: 11: 30– 18: 00 \
This is one of the most famous streets in London that
offers shopping options for all tastes and budgets.
Technology enthusiasts, for example, cannot fail to
visit the busy Apple store, while those looking for the
latest fashion trends will love the route filled with
brands like Armani, Michael Kors, Zara, GAP, among many
Camden Town is a London neighborhood where diversity
reigns. The place, visited by a large number of
tourists, seems to have become even more famous in
recent times due to a very famous resident: the singer
Amy Winehouse (1983-2011).
Also in Camden Town are some of the most interesting
markets in the English capital, where you can find a bit
of everything: clothes and accessories, objects of art
and decoration, antiques, as well as several stalls with
street food. Be sure to try delicacies such as fish &
chips, hamburgers and even coxinhas and brigadeiros,
sold in Brazilian stalls.
The markets are on the way up Camden High Street, for
those who leave directly from the subway station *;
however, until you get there, you will find many other
interesting shops, tattoo and piercing studios,
restaurants and bars.
Those who like to buy clothes will identify
themselves with Camden Market, while
Camden Lock (whose architecture
resembles an old train station) is the place of
handicrafts and art. Don't miss Stables Market,
great for those who like antiques, and Camden
* Tube station: Camden Town
On this busy street in the center of the English
capital, you will find a wide variety of shops selling
clothes, shoes, perfumes, among other products. Networks
of fast fashion, such as H & M, the famous
department store Primark and its
unbeatable prices, as well as trendy and refined
Selfridges, are some of the facilities existing
in the region, which is always crowded with tourists. In
addition, on Oxford street there are also several
options for cafes and famous fast food chains.
The opening hours of the place, generally, are from 9
am to 8 pm, from Monday to Friday (on Thursdays, shops
close an hour later). On Saturdays, stores are open from
9am to 7pm, and on Sundays from 12pm to 6pm.
Oxford St, London - CEP: W1
Hours: Mon – Sun: 24 hours
Portobello Road Market
On Saturdays, the Notting Hill neighborhood is home
to one of London's most famous and cool fairs, the
Portobello market. The visit is worth a lot, both for
those who want to do some shopping and for those who
just want to know and feel the vibrant atmosphere of the
place. There you can find all kinds of objects and also
lots of delicious food.
Those who like movement and want to see the full
fair, should go on Saturdays, between 9 am and 7 pm. On
Fridays, the market has its second busiest day, an
opportunity to buy antiques, clothes, personal and home
accessories and also eat well. On Sundays, there is the
food section and also a fair full of vintage items.
Check here the complete schedule of
the week at Portobello Market.
Portobello Rd, Notting Hill, London - CEP: W11
Telephone: +44 20 7727 7684
Hours: Mon – Wed: 9: 00–18: 00 \ nQui: 9: 00–13: 00 \
nSex – Sat: 9: 00–19: 00 \ n
Westfield is an excellent option for those who don't
like to kick their legs when shopping. That's because
the London mall brings together a large number of
clothing, shoes and accessories stores in one place.
They are famous brands such as Burberry, Louis Vuitton,
Calvin Klein, Gucci, as well as large fast fashion
chains, such as H&M.
The mall, which still houses some bars and
restaurants in the city, including Jamie's
italian, by the famous chef Jamie Oliver, opens
from Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 10 pm. On
Sundays, the place opens at noon and closes at 6 pm.
More information on the establishment's website
Westfield, Shepherds Bush, London
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3371 2300