If you are visiting London and shopping is on your mind, the best thing to do is to stay in the Piccadilly Circus area and be located close to the shopping hub of the city. Moreover, if you stay at The Piccadilly London West End Hotel, you will also be able to avail of their Shopping Experience package that will provide discounts on your stay along with many freebies. The utterly luxurious hotel will provide the most comfortable accommodation and a whole lot of amenities including the facility of an in-house spa where you can relax and enjoy a complimentary head or foot massage designed so that you can recover your energy after a tiring day of shopping.
When you avail of The Shopping Experience package from the Piccadilly hotel, you will get luxury overnight accommodation in your chosen room category along with complimentary full English breakfast for two the follow8ng morning. Moreover, you will get shopping voucher that you can spend at Liberty and the freebies include a complimentary bottle of Champagne along with complimentary mineral water and fruits on arrival. The hotel also provides complimentary access to the fitness and wellness centre where you can work out and keep fit. This offer is however, subject to availability at the time of booking. Advance reservation is recommended. The rates are per room per night and 20% vat will be applicable. However, no refund is offered for unused services. This package is also non-refundable and non-amendable.
The biggest advantage of staying in the Piccadilly hotel is that London’s best distinct shopping areas are located close offering different goods ranging from luxury goods shopping in Mayfair to quirky goods in Covent Garden. Some of London’s large shopping centres like Westfield and iconic stores like Harrods are located nearby. The various shopping districts in the neighbourhood include the following.
Oxford Street has over 300 shops, designer outlets and flagship stores and is an iconic area famous throughout the world and a must on every tourist’s itinerary. It is home to famous department stores like Selfridges, John Lewis and Debenhams and bargain stores like Primark. You can find the latest trends at Topshop. Berwick Street, Regent Street and Jermyn Street are all in the same district and offer elegant shopping with famous shops such as Hamley’s, Liberty and the Apple Store. You will also find men’s clothing shops and bespoke shirt makers such as Benson & Clegg and shoe shops such as John Lobb.
For designer clothes, you can go to Bond Street and Mayfair and probably come across a celebrity on a shopping spree. This elegant shopping area is home to Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. The iconic fashion store Browns is on the nearby South Molton Street. With two shopping Malls in London, Westfield offers high street favourites such as Debenhams, Next, Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser and luxury brands like Ted Baker, Jimmy Choo, All Saints and Louis Vuitton. Westfield Stratford City is worth a visit as it also offers a cinema, gym, plenty of bars and restaurants at the same place.
Carnaby Street and its 13 surrounding streets are close to Piccadilly Circus and offer 150 brands and a mix of stores, independent boutiques, heritage brands and new designer names. Covent Garden is famous for hip fashion, unique gifts, rare sweets and unique handmade jewellery. Its famous streets are Neal Street, Floral Street, Monmouth Street, St Martin’s Courtyard, Shorts Gardens, Seven Dials and Neal’s Yard that offer distinctive shopping experience.
King’s Road offers one of the best shopping experiences with a grand mix of trendy boutiques, designer shops and high street staples. Its interior designer shops include Peter Jones, Heal’s and Cath Kidston. Duke of York Square, just off King’s Road offers more than 30 fashion and lifestyle retail shops including Zara, Vivienne Westwood’s shop and the Chelsea Antiques Market.
Knightsbridge and Brompton Road offer many shops and department stores that sell prestigious brands and latest trends in iconic shops such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Sloane Street has big-name fashion designers as also a branch of Topshop opposite Harrods. Saville Row is the home of bespoke British tailoring shops such as Henry Poole & Co, Gieves & Hawkes, Huntsman & Sons and Ozwald Boateng and the flagship store of Abercrombie & Fitch.
Camden offers alternative clothing at stores like Dr Martins. Camden Lock Market offers everything from birthday gifts to leather bags at stores such as Cyberdog.
Canary Wharf offers stores such as Oasis, Zara, Myla and Jo Malone for a chilled out shopping experience.
Notting Hill offers many small unique shops that sell unusual and vintage clothing, rare antiques, quirky gifts, books and organic food, The famous Portobello Road Market is located her offering a wide selection of different stalls whereas for more high-end shopping, you can go to the nearby Westbourne Grove that has stylish designer shops, boutiques, hip cafes and art galleries.
Boxpark is in Shoreditch in East London and it offers the first pop up mall that is constructed of stripped and refined shipping containers. You can find a mix of small and independent fashion and lifestyle brands, galleries, cages and restaurants.
Spitalfields: You can find many independent shops in this hip area that is easily accessible from Liverpool Street tube station. The area has independent boutiques such as Mercantile and Collectif Clothing, Barbour, and Belstaff. The Old Spitalfields Market offers many stalls that sell antiques, fashion and street food.