Summary: Travellers will adore heading to central London for shopping and can venture to the designer stores of Knightsbridge, Covent Garden and Oxford Street.
Something that is consistently on the list of travellers when they visit London is to go on a shopping trip. There are so many wonderful destinations to venture to in the English capital that visitors will have to plan where they want to go. The city has plenty of amazing retail hubs ideal for buying designer good, or just window-shopping while watching the many rich and glamourous Londoners and tourists wander by. Somewhere that most tourists will head to when they are in the city is Covent Garden. It is usually full of travellers but visitors should not be put off as there are many wonderful brand name shops in the bustling Piazza area.
Covent Garden actually started life as a vegetable market and now has brands including L’Occitane and Links of London. If tourists head out onto the streets around the Piazza there are stores such as Mulberry, Ted Baker, Monsoon and Jack Wills. A fabulous retail area to head to is Sloane Street famously known as one of the most exclusive shopping hubs in the capital. There are many high-end brands based there including Giorgio Armani, Chanel and Prada. This lovely, tree-lined road is perfect for shoppers to wander down and relax in its many cafes and restaurants that provide a welcome break from a busy day out of shopping.
There are a large amount of department stores in the English capital especially down Oxford Street. One of the most famous is Selfridges that opened in 1909 and is found in a beautiful, Grade II listed building. This is a wonderful place to visit for its stunning luxury fashion, home furnishings and gifts. Its Food Hall is amazing with some very exclusive brands that will be attractive to visitors who want to purchase something special. Another famous destination that tourists should definitely try out is Harrods, in Knightsbridge. This excellent department store is visited by hundreds of people every day who usually just want to have a wander.
Visitors must try and find the best location when it comes to selecting a residence that is close to attractions and landmarks. There are many amazing hotels in Sussex Gardens that are worth visiting including the brilliant Kingsway Park Hotel. Here there are amazing rooms that have a large en-suite bathroom with hairdryer, shower and bath. There are many modern comforts in the spacious rooms including a telephone, plasma television and Wi-Fi internet. There is a useful mini-fridge that’s ideal for storing food and drink, as well as tea and coffee-making facilities that allows travellers to feel right at home as soon as they arrive.
Another top shopping experience can be had at the fabulous Liberty department store found near Oxford Street. This destination is famous for its Tudor building and has five floors of clothing, shoes, accessories, homeware and cosmetics. There are also antiques on sale and the main allure for shoppers is that Liberty often sells unique products that are not available anywhere else. A superb place that travellers should head to in London is the lovely Fortnum and Mason in Piccadilly, which is a popular department store that oozes luxury. This store is where Queen Elizabeth II shops and there is a chance to enjoy some tasty afternoon tea.