Sometimes, when exploring London, we can find ourselves all too lost amongst the usual touristy shops: whether that’s Selfridges or Harrods. There is no question that these are some of the most iconic department stores in London, but we’d advise exploring London a little further!
A simple adventure around the cobblestone streets and markets of London can uncover fabulous hidden shopping gems that you’ll treasure forever. Here are just six of the best hidden shopping gems in London that you must check out.
Neal’s Yard, Seven Dials
The Seven Dials is a sweet, hidden-away courtyard that conceals the fabulous Neal’s Yard Remedies and Dairy – a must-see haven of organic skincare products and scrumptious cheeses! Big discounts can often be found in the Seven Dials area on an evening, also.
Camden Passage, Islington
This cobblestone lane, parallel to Islington’s Upper Street, is lined with the most amazing market stalls! Antiques, vintage clothes, the most out-there products and delicious cafes you could think of – all to be found in Camden Passage.
Connaught Village is as quaint and lovely as its name suggests, reasonably close to Hyde Park and Oxford Street, and lined by gorgeous Georgian streets and pastel-coloured shops of all kinds. Here, you’ll find a veritable treasure trove of small, independent retailers who really love what they do! And, there’s no shortage of decadent, luxury goods to be had – if you want to treat yourself or a loved one, look no further.
Chiswick High Road
Shopping in the same places can leave you feeling burnt out and dull. Fortunately, South London has the perfect solution for this shopping monotony: Chiswick High Road! Chiswick High Road has the best of both worlds: cute independent stores and high-street favourites. Without doubt, you’ll be able to find an original shopping gem here.
Perfectly situated in London’s Mayfair, Shepherd Market is as charming as it is intriguing. You can shop everything from humble, independently owned art galleries to impressive, high-end boutiques. And, of course, if you get a little peckish on your shopping travels, you could always stop by one of Shepherd Market’s many classic Victorian pubs!
Not to be missed, King’s Road has a serious reputation for some of the finest hidden shopping gems in London. After all, King’s Road is where Vivienne Westwood’s first shop was established! Full to the brim of prized restaurants and clothes shops, you might also note King’s Road for the birthplace of punk in the 1970s. There’s no better place to shop till you drop, and truly engage with London’s rich cultural history.
Choose your Hotel Wisely
To live your shopping dreams in London to the fullest, we’d advise staying in a hotel near Westfield Shopping Centre. Not only is this shopping centre home to many brilliant hidden shopping gems in London, but by staying here, you’re in the best location for many of London’s central delights. Don’t risk ruining your trip away by staying in a hotel too far away from the latest and greatest shops that London has to offer!