Shopping   |   May 23, 2016

Shopping destination london

London is a shoppers paradise.  From luxury to budget fare, there is a shopping experience for everyone.


Just roaming around some of the luxury stores can be an incredible experience.  Knightsbridge is one of the key luxury shopping areas in the city and is dominated by one store – Harrods. This is one of the most iconic names in London shopping. The classic gold and green bags, the logo and the service reflect pure luxury. With seven floors and over 300 departments, it prides itself on providing a comprehensive collection of merchandise. At Christmas, the exterior of the store is lit up by thousands of tiny lights, twinkling magically every night.


Piccadilly and Bond Street is another luxury shopping area. Stroll through Burlington Arcade and enjoy the atmosphere. The top hatted doormen seem redolent of a former age, as does the shoe shine guy in the middle of the Arcade.  Across the road is Fortnum and Mason, a grocery store whose products have been delivered to destinations worldwide for over a century.


Regents Street with its well known Liberty and Hamleys stores connects the luxury of Piccadilly to the more mass market, bustling area of Oxford Street.  

This is another iconic shopping area stretching for over a mile. This is where you can find many top department stores such as Selfridges, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer; fashion boutiques, technology stores, and accessories of all kinds.  It is one of the most popular places to shop in London, constantly bustling and busy. This is a vibrant, lively area where you can find most famous brand names.


Looking for trendy items and trendy fashion?  Try Kings Road, while staying in some of the Best Youth Hostels in London. This is where many unique labels and designer shops can be found. It has been a mecca for fashion stores and trendy clothing since the days of the Beetles back in the 1960’s


For a very different shopping experience, explore some of London’s traditional markets. This is where you can find brilliant bargains and enjoy talking to the traders about their produce.  Many of these markets have been operating on the same site for hundreds of years and have a distinct character and ethos of their own. Some cover just short lengths of street, while others occupy large areas. Wherever you go in London, you are never very far from a traditional London market.   Many specialize in certain types of produce. London’s Food markets especially Borough Market are where the city’s top chefs and restauranteurs come to shop and find the tastiest and most unusual foods on offer. 


Petticoat Lane and Brick Lane Market not far away from Via Limehouse Hostel London are old fashioned, traditional market stalls selling bargain clothing and household items.  This is where both junk and gems can be found as vintage clothing can also be discovered here.  Hunt for flowers at Columbia Road, or fashionable crafts at Camden Lock Market.  Check before going that the market is open.  Some street markets only take place on certain days of the week for example Petticoat Lane is a traditional Sunday venue.


Once exhausted from shopping, our Backpacker Hostels London is the best place for you to relax.

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