Shopping in West Central London
London's West End is famous for its fantastic range of theatres, tourist attractions, hotels and shopping. There's always something happening on these iconic central London streets.
The West End contains some of London's finest shopping streets. Check out Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street and St Christopher's Place for big-name flagship stores such as Topshop, Ralph Lauren, Selfridges, Hamleys, and The Apple Store.
When shopping in Soho, you’ll find the famous mock Tudor department store, Liberty, close to excellent boutique shopping areas such as Berwick Street, Carnaby Street and Kingly Court. Covent Garden is a lovely area to explore on foot. There are smaller West End shopping streets in the area. Don't miss St Martin's Courtyard and Seven Dials.
Shopping in the West End is limitless, it really is. Choose from money-no-object label shopping around Bond Street in Mayfair, traditional shops selling masculine, ultra-British accessories in St James’s, the mid-range glamour of Regent Street, chic-funky Carnaby Street, and noisy, thronging Oxford Street, packed with under-25s and insane during the legendary January sales.
Seven Dials is a seven day shopping and leisure destination offering an unparalled experience on the door-step of the West End but far removed from the mayhem of the high street. Seven Dials is an intriguing network of seven atmospheric streets that link Covent Garden to Soho. Always buzzy, packed with independent boutiques, international fashion labels, heritage brands, beauty salons, men’s grooming specialists, traditional pubs, cool cocktail bars, cafés, restaurants, theatres and smart hotels; historic Seven Dials is modern London’s most original shopping and lifestyle destination.
Florals, florals everywhere, though a little less overwhelming than in the main store at 180 Piccadilly. A relative newcomer in the increasingly upmarket world of Covent Garden, this shop is awash with the English designer’s fresh, pretty, retro designs, usually flower-based, which decorate everything from aprons and tents to little girls’ handbags and wellington boots. Many a relieved father has done his last minute shopping here after a business trip.
Covent Garden is one of London’s hottest shopping destinations. Discover Chanel, Dior and Burberry along with the best of British beauty. For the fashion lover there’s Paul Smith, Sandro, Hackett and Burberry Brit. Thanks to the diverse range of restaurants including New York renowned Balthazar, the sophisticated Laduree and Peruvian fare from LIMA Floral, Covent Garden is a true foodie destination. The district is loved for its history, iconic Market Building, Royal Opera House and cobbled Piazza.