London: The Best Place on the Planet for Shopping


London is one of the leading cities in the fashion world and the best place in the world to go shopping with big-name emporiums, such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Hamleys, Fortnum & Mason and Liberty. About half the specialist fashion design jobs in the United Kingdom are located in and around the city of London. As a matter of fact, around 46,400 people are currently employed by the fashion industry in London in some way or another.

London is home to a large number of internationally renowned designers, including Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik. Each year, the city hosts one of the most famous fashion events in the world, the London Fashion Week. And if you are looking for affordable hotels in London, The Westbourne Hyde Park in Hyde Park is a great choice, since it is one of the affordable 4 star hotels near High Street, Kensington, at a walking distance from famous shopping destinations like Oxford Street and Notting Hill.

5 Streets in London to Explore Fashion

  1. Oxford Street

This street is the heart of London shopping, attracting millions of shoppers every year. The bustling Oxford Street has more than 300 shops, designer outlets and landmark stores. It is home to the legendary Selfridges. Famous department stores such as John Lewis and Debenhams are also present here.

  1. High Street Kensington

As the main shopping street in Kensington, London, this area is identified as one of 35 major centres in the London Plan. The street starts at the entrance to Kensington Palace and runs westward through central Kensington. Kensington High Street is indeed one of western London’s most popular shopping streets, with upmarket shops serving a wealthy area. To fully enjoy your shopping experience, consider staying at an affordable 4 star hotel near High Street, Kensington.

  1. Bond Street and Mayfair

These are the ideal places to go for some extravagant retail therapy, by choosing the best in designer clothes or just enjoying luxury window shopping, Popular with celebrities, Bond Street and Mayfair are London’s most exclusive shopping areas. Big names like Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co, etc., are all situated here. Even the neighboring South Molton Street boasts iconic fashion stores, including Browns.

  1. Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Now for the London’s trendiest shopping areas, check out the fabulous Spitalfields market, held every Sunday. This is where young, cutting-edge designers display their creations. Then there is Brick Lane, Dray Walk, Redchurch and Cheshire Street, which are full of quirky shops, vintage dens and cool homeware. You’ll find small boutiques for something unique here.

  1. King’s Road

You’ll find an eclectic mix of chic boutiques, unique labels, designer shops and high-street staples in posh Chelsea’s King’s Road. Along the road, there is a vast array of cafés and restaurants where you can rest your weary feet after all that shopping. You can check out Duke of York Square, which is located just off King’s Road. You will find more than 30 fashion and lifestyle retailers in this tranquil square, including one of Europe’s largest Zara stores.

Check out the rooms available at the affordable 4 star hotels near High Street, Kensington, to be within easy travelling distance from the best shopping and fashion destinations in London.

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