There is a shopping area in London to suit everyone from the avid fashion follower to the quirky style individualist. When booking a break solely to shop ‘til you drop, book hotels in London City Centre so you are close to most of the retail districts and you won’t have far to drag your bags.

Popular shopping areas are a tourist attraction and are surrounded by London hotels. Book early to get the best deal and save your spends for your shopping spree.

Oxford Street

Oxford Street is nothing short of a breathtaking retail paradise. The street is a mile and quarter long and filled with flagship stores from big name brands to tucked away bonny boutiques.

For followers of contemporary fashion, Oxford Street will hold the key to your wardrobe desires, with over 300 shops.

Wear flats. No matter how well you walk in heels, Oxford Street will leave you loathing your Loubs.

Carnaby Street

Tagged as ‘London’s greatest shopping experience’, Carnaby Street was established in the 1960’s, the decade when hemlines began to rise and the bikini was born.

Located not far from Oxford Street, within Soho, Carnaby Street makes a great alternative shopping experience. Independent boutiques and award-winning restaurants fill this retail region.


A shopping trip to London would be wasted if you didn’t embrace the retail rapture of Knightsbridge.

Home to the world famous designer department store Harrods, and other elite boutiques, Knightsbridge is the primary tourist hotspot for shopping with London.

Don’t miss the huge Harvey Nichols store and the designers that made the cut of select shops on Sloane Street.

Notting Hill

Those who prefer to pick up trinket treasures will love Notting Hill. As the film infers, this affluent area of London is filled with small shops, nifty knick-knack stores and cutesy boutiques.

Sadly Hugh Grant doesn’t always make an appearance.

After a long day of retail therapy, London hotels offer comfy and convenient rooms to rest your fashionable feet.

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.