10 Dec Christmas Shopping Joy
Don’t fear the crowds, Christmas shopping in London can be an absolute joy. With a huge range of department stores, markets and boutiques all beautifully illuminated. Check out our hot picks and you won’t have any trouble picking up all those last minute gifts:
Oxford Street– Shoppers flock towards Oxford Street all year round, and during the winter months they are lit up with a spectacular set of Christmas lights. Selfridges on Oxford Street has some of the best Christmas window displays in the capital, and this massive department store won’t let you down when it comes to buying presents.
Mayfair- No Christmas shopping excursion in London is complete without paying a visit to the Queen’s grocer, Fortnum & Mason. The food hall is the real highlight, with Christmas puddings, mince pies, chocolates and the iconic Christmas hampers fit for royalty.
Knightsbridge- Harrods is a Christmas card itself. When it is all lit up the famous department store is enough to fill you with Christmas cheer, with the giant Christmas shop, and luxury grotto this is must for shopping with the kids.
Carnaby Street– This is the place to go when you’re buying for that super-cool friend who already has everything. Carnaby Street is one of London’s coolest shopping destinations, stacked with independent fashion boutiques and cutting-edge brands.
Christmas Markets- If you are looking for something a little more unique, London’s many Christmas markets have everything from handmade jewellery to beautiful arts and crafts. These Christmas hotspots are sure to put you in the festive mood and there’s the added bonus of being able to stop off for a delicious hot chocolate or a warming mulled wine. Favourites include Notting Hill, Camden, Southbank Centre and Winter Wonderland.