Shopping is probably one of the favorite pastimes of tourists in London. Those who know well can collect some real bargains. They seasonal clearance sales care in January and July for large discount and make even designer stores such as the famous Harrods affordable. Do not give away the best shopping destinations in London – times of the London markets apart.
Street # 1 : Oxford Street
Who wants to go shopping in London, is usually always the first on the legendary Oxford Street. Here you can find all the well-known high street stores such as H & M, Mango, Zara and Esprit. There is also with us lesser known stores such as Topshop, Forever 21 and Shoe Stores Office and Dune.
Avoid the H & M on Oxford Street and prefer to go in the H & M in the nearby Regent Street. It is just a stone’s throw away and much emptier.
At the very end of Oxford Street (towards Marble Arch) is also located Primark (ideal for super cheap basics such as tops or t-shirts). But be careful: Except early in the morning or late at night, it is hard to stand in Primark because of the crowds! Underground: Oxford Circus (Central, Victoria and Bakerloo lines) or Bond Street (Central & Jubilee Lines)
Street # 2 : Covent Garden
In addition to the Covent Garden Market, there are many small shops, restaurants and cafes that invite you to browse. Covent Garden is perfect for souvenirs for loved ones to buy because of its many small shops and stalls at home. Street artists also work around the clock for entertainment. But beware: This is where many pickpockets around, with their sights on innocent tourists! Metro: Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line) or Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly Lines)
Street # 2 : Westfield Shepherds Bush
The Westfield Shepherd’s Bush is just a shopping center and is located next to the eponymous subway station in west London. The shopping center is divided into two areas: The Village with Gucci, Prada and Co and the “normal” range with H & M, Next, Gap, Office and more. Westfield is indeed well attended, but in a long time not as full as in the center. This means that the queue in front of the cabins also a lot shorter.
In the Shopping Centre is also home to myriad restaurants where you can eat, even made a movie theater. So you can easily spend a whole day here without that you get bored. Metro: Shepherd’s Bush (Central Line)
Street # 3 : Westfield Stratford City
For the Olympic Games by the way, a second Westfield Shopping Centre has opened in East London. Westfield Stratford City is bigger and has all the famous shops. Metro: Stratford (Central & Jubilee Lines)
Which one is your favorite shopping destination in London ?