Find the perfect gift for all on your holiday list at London’s vast shopping options
You can check every name off your Christmas list — and have the time of your life doing it — browsing in any of London’s celebrated department stores, along its glittering shopping districts and at seasonal holiday market pop-ups.
Temptingly close to Nell Gwynn Chelsea Accommodation, down Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, is the world-renowned Harrods, with its one-million-square feet of items in 330 departments. You will find everything from fashion to furniture, toys, jewelry, bespoke goods and services — as well as 32 restaurants to fuel your energy to shop ’til you drop.
Our location makes shopping a breeze around Sloane Square, where Peter Jones beckons, throughout South Kensington and along the Kings Road in Chelsea — designer boutiques from names such as Stella McCartney, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Orlebar Brown and dozens more — all within walking distance.
Visits to Regent, Oxford and Carnaby Streets this season are as much about gawking over the breathtaking lights and decorations as the actual shopping.
London’s seasonal markets are scattered throughout the capital, offering festive shopping for handmade arts, crafts, foodstuffs along with entertainment, activities for youngsters, food and drink. Among the most notable are those in Hyde Park, the Southbank Centre, London Bridge City, and Leicester Square.
Be sure to bring an extra piece of luggage for your stay — you will be going home with more than you carried when you arrived.