As one of the fashion capitals of the world it’s no surprise that London has a lot to offer when it comes to shopping. But where to start? Whether you’re looking for a designer discount or a one-off vintage piece, we’ve brought together the best places to find your next wardrobe favourite.
Best places to shop
For those new to the capital it can be tricky knowing the best place to go to get your shopping fix. If you’re looking to find the biggest high street shops and department stores all in one place then Oxford Street is perfect; one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe, including over 300 shops, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye.
If you’re looking for somewhere a bit quieter, why not pay a visit to Carnaby Street, just a short walk from Oxford Street. Carnaby Street has changed a lot since its heyday in the swinging 60s and has a mix of high street shops, unique boutiques and some great spots for foodies.
If you want to splash out then make your way to Covent Garden, a great luxury shopping destination. With a mix of independent and global brands, from Tiffany & Co. and Chanel to Cath Kidston and The Cambridge Satchel Company, there’s sure to be something to suit all tastes and budgets.
Looking for something a bit more alternative? Head to Camden Town and you’ll be greeted with markets selling anything from crafts, antiques, clothing and accessories as well as independent shops selling all kinds of curiosities.
Finding those designer discounts
If you’re on the hunt for luxury but don’t want the price tag that comes with it, London has some great places to pick up designer discounts – and here’s just a few.
If you’re looking for designer discounts all in one place, make your way to the London Designer Outlet in Wembley Park. Featuring year-round savings, you’ll find the biggest brands there, all at a fraction of the price.
Another great spot to find those designer discounts is Hackney Walk, London’s luxury outlet district. Including outlet stores of some the biggest brands as well as ever-changing sample sales, it’s the perfect spot to find a luxury bargain. If you take a trip to Hackney Walk then make sure to check out The Box, which frequently holds sample sales of the biggest designer brands. Check out their calendar to see what sales are coming up; we can see there’s already a House of Hackney sale and Joseph sale coming up in September.
Looking for a one-off piece?
If you prefer your fashion to be one of a kind then maybe one of London’s many vintage boutiques is more up your street.
Starting from humble beginnings as a Portobello market stall, Absolute Vintage is sure to catch your eye with their colourful displays of vintage goodies. If you can’t make it to Absolute Vintage, why not give Beyond Retro a try? Based in three separate locations across London, Beyond Retro carefully selects pieces that tie in with current fashion trends so you can own a vintage piece of clothing but still look current.
Or if you’re looking for something truly unique, head to Leftovers, situated in Brixton Village and offering vintage fashion with a story. You may even find an old menu or ticket stub in a pocket or recognise a piece from a fashion shoot or play.
What to do after all this shopping?
We know it can be hard work traipsing around the shops and the last thing you want to be doing is making a long trip home after a day of shopping. We’ve got some great offers to help make that shopping trip even more enjoyable.
Give your shopping trip a luxury twist and book your stay with Hilton London Olympia before the 31st December 2018 and enjoy hands-free shopping at Westfield London with a private concierge and unlimited snacks and drinks in the Valet executive lounge.
If the discounts at London Designer Outlet caught your eye why not book your stay with Hilton London Wembley, located just a short walk from the outlet. Plus if you book your stay with the hotel you can receive a £20 London Designer Outlet VIP card. Or maybe the Doubletree by Hilton London Ealing is more your thing, plus you’ll never miss a shop, concert or match at Wembley.