Shopping in London, U.K.
Famous brands, traditional department stores, large fast fashion chains and several interesting fairs. Those who like to go shopping will be impressed by the huge amount of options in London, certainly one of the best cities in Europe for that purpose.
The tip for those who like to bargain is the sales season, which takes place after Christmas and in the months of June and July. During these periods, you can find unmissable discounts of up to 70%. Another option is to look for stores that refund VAT (Acronym for Value Added Tax), a tax applied to commercial transactions made in European Union countries (including the United Kingdom).
In general, stores in the city open from Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm, but some more central ones can stay open until 9 pm. On Sundays, several establishments open from noon to 4pm. Check abbreviationfinder.org for abbreviations and acronyms related to London, U.K..
The team of Best Destinations walked the busy London shopping streets and presents, below, a selection with excellent tips.
Harrods department store is one of the most elegant and famous addresses in the English capital. In this true temple of consumption, world famous brands gather, such as Gucci, Hermés, Yves Saint Laurent, among many others, besides, of course, some restaurants and cafes. An unmissable tip is to visit the fantastic and delicious food hall of the store. See countryaah.com for more information about London, U.K..
Harrods opens from Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 8 pm, and on Sundays, from 11 am to 8 pm. The store is close to the Knightsbridge tube station. More information on the official website.
87-135 Brompton Rd, London – CEP: SW1X 7XL
Telephone: +44 20 7730 1234
Hours: Mon – Sat: 10: 00–21: 00 \ nDom: 11: 30– 18: 00 \ n
This is one of the most famous streets in London that offers shopping options for all tastes and budgets. Technology enthusiasts, for example, cannot fail to visit the busy Apple store, while those looking for the latest fashion trends will love the route filled with brands like Armani, Michael Kors, Zara, GAP, among many others.
Camden Town is a London neighborhood where diversity reigns. The place, visited by a large number of tourists, seems to have become even more famous in recent times due to a very famous resident: the singer Amy Winehouse (1983-2011).
Also in Camden Town are some of the most interesting markets in the English capital, where you can find a bit of everything: clothes and accessories, objects of art and decoration, antiques, as well as several stalls with street food. Be sure to try delicacies such as fish & chips, hamburgers and even coxinhas and brigadeiros, sold in Brazilian stalls.
The markets are on the way up Camden High Street, for those who leave directly from the subway station *; however, until you get there, you will find many other interesting shops, tattoo and piercing studios, restaurants and bars.
Those who like to buy clothes will identify themselves with Camden Market, while Camden Lock (whose architecture resembles an old train station) is the place of handicrafts and art. Don’t miss Stables Market, great for those who like antiques, and Camden Village Market.
* Tube station: Camden Town
On this busy street in the center of the English capital, you will find a wide variety of shops selling clothes, shoes, perfumes, among other products. Networks of fast fashion, such as H & M, the famous department store Primark and its unbeatable prices, as well as trendy and refined Selfridges, are some of the facilities existing in the region, which is always crowded with tourists. In addition, on Oxford street there are also several options for cafes and famous fast food chains.
The opening hours of the place, generally, are from 9 am to 8 pm, from Monday to Friday (on Thursdays, shops close an hour later). On Saturdays, stores are open from 9am to 7pm, and on Sundays from 12pm to 6pm.
Oxford St, London – CEP: W1
Hours: Mon – Sun: 24 hours
Portobello Road Market
On Saturdays, the Notting Hill neighborhood is home to one of London’s most famous and cool fairs, the Portobello market. The visit is worth a lot, both for those who want to do some shopping and for those who just want to know and feel the vibrant atmosphere of the place. There you can find all kinds of objects and also lots of delicious food.
Those who like movement and want to see the full fair, should go on Saturdays, between 9 am and 7 pm. On Fridays, the market has its second busiest day, an opportunity to buy antiques, clothes, personal and home accessories and also eat well. On Sundays, there is the food section and also a fair full of vintage items.
Check here the complete schedule of the week at Portobello Market.
Portobello Rd, Notting Hill, London – CEP: W11
Telephone: +44 20 7727 7684
Website: http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/place/470049-portobello-road-market-and-golborne- road-market
Hours: Mon – Wed: 9: 00–18: 00 \ nQui: 9: 00–13: 00 \ nSex – Sat: 9: 00–19: 00 \ n
Westfield is an excellent option for those who don’t like to kick their legs when shopping. That’s because the London mall brings together a large number of clothing, shoes and accessories stores in one place. They are famous brands such as Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Gucci, as well as large fast fashion chains, such as H&M.
The mall, which still houses some bars and restaurants in the city, including Jamie’s italian, by the famous chef Jamie Oliver, opens from Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 10 pm. On Sundays, the place opens at noon and closes at 6 pm. More information on the establishment’s website .
Westfield, Shepherds Bush, London
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3371 2300