Shopping tourism is becoming a popular form of travel, especially during summer and winter sales when many people make their pilgramages to the shopping meccas of the world. In this worldwide shopping guide we’ll tell you where it’s worth it to go and the shopping secrets of each city…
London Shopping Guide
When it comes to designer fashion, London is the shopping paradise of Europe. The British capital is home to virtually all designers. Here you can see the trends of today and tomorrow. London has many different areas, all of which are full of great shopping centers, streets, and markets. The largest shopping area in London is on Oxford Street. A 2.5 km long road that will make a shopper’s heart skip a beat or two.
For those who prefer something more colorful and eccentric, the Camden Market is a must. Here, sellers offer products from all over the world with great craftsmanship, culinary specialties, and unique fashion.
London Shopping Tips:
Oxford Street London – a trip to Bond Street is well worth it!
Oxford Street Tube Station: Bond Street, Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Green Park.
Harrods London – This luxurious department store may not be in everyone’s budget, especially if you’re going for a low cost trip, but it is still worth the stop, even if it’s just to window shop. Make sure you pass through the Food Hall, the architecture is amazing…and not to mention the food.
Harrods Tube Station: Knightsbridge
87-135 Brompton Rd
London SW1X 0NA
Camden Market London – Browse and take a stroll through the small, winding streets and enjoy dishes from around the world.
Camden Market Tube Station: Camden Town
Camden Market Hours:
Daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
London Outlet Freeport Braintree – The Outlet is a small town consisting of 80 shops and is located just outside London city center. From Liverpool Street you can take the tube or the bus to Braintree Town Centre.
Freeport Braintree Hours:
Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Every Thursday there is a late night shopping from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm