If one thing is certain, it is that London is not short of luxury shopping destinations – and Christmas is the perfect time to browse them all! Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or treating yourself to something extra special, we’ve compiled this short guide to help you navigate luxury London with ease…
First opened in 1849, Harrods includes seven floors of luxury goods, encompassing 330 departments. Its many floors showcase the very best from the world of food, home furnishings, technology and fashion. Known for its incredible Christmas window displays, this is one location which truly comes alive in winter – and makes a great browsing destination before heading back to your hotel for a meal at Chiswell Street Dining Rooms. If you can’t wait that long and need a snack to sustain you in the meantime, there are 27 restaurants in store serving everything from afternoon tea to steak, pizza and contemporary Chinese fare.
What better way to kick-start a luxury shopping trip than with a visit to London’s glitzy Bond Street? Located within easy reach of the Montcalm Royal London House Rooftop Bar for some post-shopping relaxation, everything about this district spells out luxury –it’s packed with some of the world’s most famous boutiques including the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and Burberry. If designer clothing is your style, then this is a fantastic place to start looking for the perfect Christmas gift.
Bond Street has been drawing a luxury audience for over three hundred years, and from its destination in Mayfair, it’s no surprise that this postcode makes many a high-end shopper’s must-visit list.
Fortnum & Mason
If you shop at Fortnum & Mason, you’re in good company – this quintessentially English company is the official grocer to the Queen, and has been a mainstay of London’s high street since 1707. There’s even a carefully curated selection of items sourced directly from Prince Charles’ Highgrove Estate.
With four restaurants and floor upon floor of food halls selling indulgent jams, sweets, hampers and much more, you’re sure to find something delicious with a very royal seal of approval during your stay at the The Montcalm London Hotel in Marble arch.
The Village at Westfield London
The Westfield London shopping enclave presents an altogether upscale destination perfect for avid designer hunters this Christmas. Luxury idyll, The Village offers over 35 boutiques which cater to fans of brands like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co and Versace, all within stunning surroundings. Major highlights include a wide range of top British and Parisian designers on the first floor.
Synonymous with stylish Brits since the 1980s, Sloane Street is considered to be one of the world’s most exclusive places to shop with an array of designer stores offering high-end service to an equally high-end clientele. There are plenty of great designers to choose from here, including the likes of Valentino, Tom Ford and Roberto Cavalli, so it’s sure to appeal to fashion fans visiting the city.