Summer is almost here, and with it comes the need to break out our summer wardrobes! Whether you’re visiting the capital on business or pleasure, the city heat during the warmer month's calls for a shift in clothing – and thankfully London has plenty of great venues where you can find the very latest summer styles. Read on to find out the top locations for a summer shopping spree…
No mention of clothes shopping in London is complete without paying homage to the delights of Oxford Street. This famous retail Mecca is ideal for guests staying at Royal London House and our hotels near Old Street London and makes it easy to really get to grips with the London shopping scene.
Oxford Street is a wonderful mixture of old and new stores, with flagships, designer outlets and smaller boutiques and independents all mingling alongside each other. Whatever your budget and whatever your style, this is the first port of call for summer shopping . The street itself is home to legendary department stores such as Selfridges as well as offering more unusual finds in subsidiary streets like St Christopher’s Place and nearby Berwick Street – all of which combine to create a real shopper’s heaven.
Once the thriving birthplace of the 1960’s cultural and fashion revolution, Carnaby is comprised of thirteen streets and more than 100 brands offering the finest in modern fashion, heritage brands and up-and-coming designer names. There’s plenty of wonderful British bars and clubs nearby, sure to help any summer shopping trip go with a bang – and you can practically feel the cultural history with every step in this iconic district. Go ahead and soak it up as you find new and exciting ways to refresh your summer wardrobe with a little London style while you visit Royal London House.
Bond Street and Mayfair
Offering a more deliberately upscale shopping destination, Bond Street and Mayfair are the districts of choice for those with plenty of cash to flash and a love of big brands and extravagant shopping trips. Whilst this might not be to everyone’s taste and budget, even window shopping in this area can feel like an exotic and indulgent experience, thanks to brands like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co and Burberry all calling the area home. For exclusivity and decadence in your summer wardrobe, this is the place to see and be seen.
King’s Road, Chelsea
Chelsea has been a shopping destination worthy of shouting about for decades, and the King’s Road is its unofficial hub. With everything from Vivienne Westwood’s store to Europe’s largest Zara all within easy reach, there are more than 30 big fashion brands all nestled within the King’s Road, and plenty of street style on display as inspiration for your latest fashion finds for summer. As with many of London’s top shopping destinations, go prepared to browse as well as shop, and you’ll be sure to find something unique, distinctive and sure to see you through the summer and beyond.