London is one of the world's leading shopping destinations and also one of 4 fashion capitals where prestigious fashion weeks are held every year. London is dotted with shopping malls, from luxury ones like Harrod’s to those that offer multi-brand stores at more affordable prices. We definitely recommend that you should buy one piece of clothing with a famous British print or to consider a trench coat or an umbrella - something that will definitely come in handy in London, and perhaps you could put it to good use later when you return home.
Harrods is the most famous London mall. It is situated in Brompton Street, near Hyde Park. It is owned by Quatar i. e. the Quatar Royal Family. The shopping mall spreads over an area of 2 hectares, with 330 departments taking up around 100 thousand square meters. Harrods is one of the largest and most famous shopping malls in Europe. The founder of this mall was Charles Henry Harrods, a London entrepreneur who opened the doors to his business in 1824, and in 1849 he moved his shop to the plot where Harrods stands to this day.
Regent Street is very popular among locals and tourists alike. The street is completely dedicated to shopping. Here, you can find shops offering goods made by the leading international brands of today, and it also houses the oldest toy store in the world – Hamleys. Bond Street – if the name of the street is a giveaway, this is clearly a street where you can find luxurious brands such as Channel, Armani, Gucci, Versace etc. Numerous British designers also have shops in this street, which we highly recommend you visit.
Covent Garden is one of the liveliest spots in London. If you look at it from the outside, it may seem like just another market, but it is actually home to many clothes, shoes, and souvenir shops, as well as shops that offer delicious English biscuits which you can eat with the tea you buy in Covent Garden. Street musicians also give this spot a unique flair. You can also buy English tea here. As it is a truly cult place, we advise you to visit it.
Camden Town is filled with tourists during the day, mostly because of the market which has been organized in the spot since 1973, which offers cheap, but delicious food. The market attracts thousands of locals who come here to buy clothes at popular stands, as well as to try some new food. Many stores offer retro clothes, and tattoo and piercing studios are very common.Inside the market itself you will surely find shops to your liking.