With Christmas just around the corner we share our favourite places to get the perfect Christmas gifts for your family and loved ones! London has a number of markets, shopping centres and famous areas so will pick some much loved ones by tourists, locals and us at Air Blue Lets.
Arguably the best known and loved store in London, Harrods needs no introduction it's a London institution adored by millions worldwide and is located in the exclusive area of Knightsbridge. Its grand facade makes it easily recognisable and during the night the iconic building is lit up creating wonderful ambient lighting. Anything can be found in store from golden cutlery sets to designer jewellery, be sure to visit the Harrods food hall serving highest quality foods, wines & spirits from across the globe.
Oxford St/Regents St/Bond St
Oxford Street in the heart of London is the iconic shopping area and surrounding it is Regents Street, Bond Street and Saville Row, Londoners are really spoilt for choice with a plethora of stores available in walking distance from high street brands to luxury designers, you can look no further than here for your Christmas shopping. Regents Street also has the must visit Hamley’s toy store perfect for families looking for kids toys. During Christmas it is a magical place filled with 50,000 lines of toys for sale spanning 7 floors!
Located just off Regents Street and inbetween Oxford Street, filled with boutique shops, heritage brands and new designers, along with a number cafes, restaurants and pubs. Be sure to stop by when you're in area to visit this hidden Soho gem.
One of the largest shopping centres in Europe, Westfield Stratford has all that one could need under one roof featuring a eye watering list of well known shops and high street brands including many restaurants and bars to enjoy at any budget. Should you find you yourself in the Westside of London there is also a Westfield in Shepherd's Bush, which is not quite as large but still has all one could need in one place.
Covent Garden is much loved across London for its unique market and close proximity to a number of theatres, restaurants and bars. Covent Garden has a wonderful hustle and bustle and a variety of stalls selling handmade gifts, luxury products and British made crafts. Located nearby are also the iconic Royal Opera House and Somerset House. Neal’s Yard is also a must visit, a quirky area with a number to artisan shops and cafes, the surroundings are truly breathtaking with a colourful backdrop.
London is one of best places to shop in Europe, if not the world, if you’re looking for gifts this Christmas you’re in the right place. The only thing you’ll be short of is time, regardless of where you choose to shop, you’ll be sure to have a great experience.
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