London is arguably one of Europe’s top shopping destinations, with a unique mix of high end and boutique stores, quirky shopping areas, tonnes of markets and iconic departments stores such as Harrods and Selfridges. It’s no surprise that millions of shoppers head to London each year, eager to indulge in luxury goods and designer labels from some of the world’s most coveted brands. Staying at The Shaftesbury Suites London Marble Arch puts you in a prime location if you are looking to explore the luxurious side of London shopping, with easy access to key shopping areas including Bond Street, Knightsbridge and Chelsea.
There are a lot of different places to shop in London of course, but if your weekend or city break is all about the exclusive and you want indulgence, high-quality and even perhaps a touch of the extravagant in the form of designer bags and beautiful jewels, our retail therapy experts recommend the following exclusive shopping experiences…
Bond Street is renowned for the high calibre of its retail offering and it’s no coincidence that many shopaholics make a beeline to this area whenever they’re in town. Bond Street is home to some of the world’s most popular designer brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co., as well as a host of smaller boutiques.
When it comes to tailoring in London there’s nowhere like Savile Row. Savile Row’s reputation for providing the very best tailoring in the city is well deserved and built over generations. If you’re on search of the very best formalwear, you’re sure to find a bespoke piece on Savile Row.
Harrods is equal parts tourist attraction and luxury shopping experience. This iconic department store opened in 1849 and since then it has grown to become one of the most famous stores in the world. Spread across seven floors, Harrods has 330 departments and sells pretty much everything you could ever want or need including pet products, food, fashion and the latest gadgets.
Fortnum and Mason
First opened in 1707, Fortnum and Mason is quintessential British luxury, packaged. This store is the place to go if you are looking for a luxury hamper of foods and fine wine, but it also sells homeware, luggage and clothes. Plus, it’s the official grocer to the Queen and you can’t do much better than that.
Even if you have never been to London, you’ve probably heard of Mayfair. It is one of the most fashionable and expensive areas of the city to live in, and with this comes great shopping. Mayfair is a mix of designer brands, exclusive boutiques and restaurants. You won’t find your average high street brand here, it’s all about prestige.
Shaftesbury Suites London Marble Arch offers luxurious accommodation to match your exclusive shopping experience. It’s centrally located with excellent transport links and a host of luxurious amenities to help you relax after a long day of retail therapy.