Part three highlights the retail therapy hot spots. Read more…
So you've been to Selfridges, passed by Harvey Nichols and memorized Harrods better than you did your home. Not surprising since that is where most people tend to go when they need some retail therapy. London is bustling with people rushing in and out of shops, but what places have you passed by and never noticed? For part three of the ultimate London summer guide, we highlight the unconventional shopping hot spots that are worth a visit.
Old Spitalfields Market
This market offers a variety of things to do, from antiquing, to dining, to shopping. Open all days of the week, it is most packed on Sundays. The area gets jammed with street vendors and you can find a wide variety of things to buy. The most interesting aspect of the market is when you reach the stalls of the recently graduated fashion designers who sell their designs to the public, fashion at its rawest level!
Portabello Market, Notting Hill
You can find fun and interesting boutiques (Matches 85 Boutique) in the Notting Hill Area, especially on Saturdays where you can enjoy a walk around “lively markets, gorgeous streetscapes, interesting history and diverse population,” Also stop by one of Notting Hills most popular attractions Portabello Market on Portabello Road. The market takes up most of Portobello Road, it stretches for around two miles. During the week the market is the place to go to buy your fruit and veggies but on Fridays and Saturdays the market offers hundreds of stalls selling clothes, antiques, jewelry and lots more. An experience not to be missed, especially for those love vintage findings!
A recently opened mall well suited for London’s unpredictable weather offers a wide variety of shops (265 shops from over 15 countries). It is the ultimate shopping experience all under one roof. With their spectacular concierge service, Westfield offers valet service, hands free shopping, a stylist, home delivery, taxi lounge, chauffeur service and much more. Imagine a mall where you don’t have to worry about parking your car, what to buy, carrying those heavy shopping bags, spending so much time hailing a taxi, or worrying how to get home. For all you moms out there is a little distraction for all your bored little ones. At Westfield, you can collect a Kiddy Car to keep them entertained and they even get their own driving license, every little one’s dream!
The concept of this store revolves around innovation, culture, trend, and most importantly, originality. It caters to your needs in terms of apparel and design. Located in Sloane Street, Liberty "evokes a distinct sense of exotic glamour and decadent opulence."
Butler & Wilson
For all you bedazzled lovers out there, we present you with Butler and Wilson. Located in South Molton Street, a fresh and quaint boutique with a wide range of adornments such as bracelets, earring, bags and more. A place really worth seeing for accessories fanatics.
Calling all soccer fans! Soccer Scene is the place to be to get all your soccer-loving heart desires, located in the famous Carnaby Street. From authentic jerseys to exclusive memorabilia, this is the place for die hard soccer followers.
Dover Street Market
Located in London’s Dover Street is a peculiar yet captivating market with multiple levels. Where a multitude of creators from different range of fields have gathered together and collaborated their own visions in what is Dover Street Market. Offering a wide range of high-end fashion, accessories, and much more.