Best Shopping Destinations in London

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Among the many things that help to make London one of the must-visit cities of the world is its enviable reputation as an incredible shopping destination.

The capital is, of course, home to an incredible selection of high street stores and street markets, as well as much, much else besides.

And on any shopping trip to London, there are a few select stores that you simply must visit. Here, we’re going to provide a guide to some of the best of these.

Harrods

The name and reputation of Harrods is known throughout the world and anyone who has visited the store will be able to understand why.

Harrods - Famous London department store decorated for Christmas

What you may not know, however, is that the store started life very humbly in 1834, when it was little more than a local grocers and tea merchant.

These days, though, it is one of the most iconic stores in the Western world, spanning seven floors and more than 300 departments.

How to reach to Harrods?

Fortnum and Mason

Another of the city’s most iconic stores, Fortnum and Mason was founded in 1707 and is today among the most beautiful shops that you could come across.

Pastry counter delecacies at London’s Fortnum and Mason.

It has an unrivalled reputation for selling hampers, teas and wines. And so if you’re looking to enjoy a picnic in a London park, this store is well worth visiting.

How to reach to Fortnum and Mason?

Selfridges

Finally, how about taking a trip to Selfridges? This is one of the oldest department stores in the world and dominates the west end of Oxford Street.

Selfridges department store building in London

It covers six floors and ten acres of shopping space, meaning that there is plenty of choice on offer to customers.

There are also plenty of boutique stores found just off the side of Oxford Street, which are worth seeing.

How to reach to Selfridges?

All three of these iconic destinations are within reachable distance of the Portman Rooms by the Montcalm in central London.