London’s Most Famous Shopping Areas

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: July 21st, 2016

The English capital is home to several world famous shopping districts that attract travelers and shoppers from all over the world.

Oxford CircusOxford Street – Located in the heart of London, Oxford Street is home to over 300 stores and designer boutiques. Selfridges is perhaps the most prolific shopping centre of the area. It houses a number of world famous department shops. Oxford Street can be accessed via three tube stations, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus Street. The area is also the location of the highly visited British Museum.

Westfield – The district of Westfield is home to two major shopping centres, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City. The former is houses both casual and luxurious stores while the latter is one of the largest malls in Europe with over 250 shops and 70 dining establishments. Just like the aforementioned area, Westfield can be reached via several tub stations.

Covent Garden – Covent Garden is one of London’s most famous shopping areas. The district is known for its independent jewellery shops, hip fashion stores and one of kind gift boutiques. Aside of being a popular commercial district, Covent Garden is also a local landmark that tourists from all over the world come to explore.  Coven Garden Market is undoubtedly the most prolific shopping centre within the area.  Leicester Square and Covent Garden are the tube stations that serve the district. This means that you can easily access it and spend a quality time while the man and van company that you have hired is carrying out your relocation.

Regent Street and Jermyn Street – Regent Street is one of the most elegant and opulent shopping streets in the United Kingdom. The area has numerous stores which range from mid-priced to ultra-expensive. It is also the location of some of the oldest shops in the city such as Hamleys, The Apple Store and Liberty. Close by lies Jermyn Street which is another well-known London based commercial area. The district is renowned for its stores which are dedicated to masculine fashion. Both areas can be reached via the Piccadilly Circus Tube Station or the Oxford Circus Tube Station.

Carnaby Street – Carnaby Street and is surrounding areas as located in close proximity to Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus and are reputed as the birthplace of the “Swinging 1960s”. The district features over 150 stores which represent as much local and international brands and an abundance of independent restaurants, pubs and bars that attract both local and foreign visitors. You can use your newly found free time while the movers are providing your man and van services to explore this amazing area and maybe to some shopping.

King’s Road – Shopping is a big thing at King’s Road. The area is situated in Chelsea one of London’s most affluent districts and is home to a sea of trendy, posh and eclectic boutiques and brand shops. King’s Road can be easily reached via the Sloane Square Tube Station. The district is also the location of Europe’s largest Zara stores.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

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