London’s an innately stylish city, and if you feel like indulging in some retail therapy during your visit, the following stores have plenty of options for the dedicated shoe fan!
These shoe shops are within a reachable distance of the best hotels in London City, so you can strut your way back to one of the top hotels near Old Street Station in your latest shoe purchase.
Carnaby Street, London
The flagship store of this world-famous, infamously quirky shoe brand, Irregular Choice is a haven for shoe lovers with a definite flair for the dramatic. There’s plenty to enjoy here, from the eclectic décor to the shoes themselves – always inventive, sometimes downright fantastical – and sure to spark the imagination during your shoe shopping expedition in London. The eye-catching shoes at Irregular Choice are sure to turn some heads on your walk back to our hotels in London City.
Kings Road, London
If you’re searching for fine French tailoring in the heart of London, look no further. French Sole specialise in classic ballet pumps with beautifully intricate stitching. Head to their store in Chelsea to get a peek at the extensive range of patterns and colourways from this classy and distinctive brand. Anyone looking to take up dancing will find themselves in great hands at French Sole and are sure to find the perfect first pair of ballet pumps or dancing shoes.
A relatively new presence on London’s high streets, Ash launched in 2000 and made a major fashion splash with the introduction of their signature wedge trainers. For casual styles which never compromise on sophistication and inventiveness, this should be your go-to London shoe store. A popular retail spot for hipsters and tourists looking for alternative styles, Ash has become a fashion hotspot. Ensure that this treasure trove of fashion is added to your London bucket list.
24 Neal St, London
This famed German footwear brand has a London store which reflects their simple and timeless style, with plenty of minimalist shoes in store ideal for everything from sandals to warm boots for wearing all year-round so you can make your way around the city in style. With bold designs and reliable products, Birkenstock has something to match everyone’s style.
Harrods Shoe Salon
Harrods represents instant luxury to many Londoners, and the shoe department does not disappoint. With a gold marble floor and glass shelves, Harrods Shoe Salon suggests a world of timeless glamour and have the brands to match their effortlessly stylish aesthetic. Take a stroll through one of the most famous places in London and feel like a celebrity as you try on some of the most beautifully designed shoes in the world.
James St, London
The Covent Garden flagship store of Kurt Geiger is a feast for the eyes, with stunning interior décor and shoe designs right out of a shoe fanatic’s dreams. Be prepared to lose some time browsing the stock and enjoying the unique aesthetic features of this famous shoe brand’s London HQ.