How to Sniff Out a Bargain in London – a Seasoned Shopper’s Guide


London is a notoriously pricey city, but there are plenty of tips and tricks that will help you get the best out of your trip without overspending on your budget. It may come as a surprise but it is possible to enjoy the magic of London without breaking the bank.

For the best London city hotel deals, book a break at the Montcalm London and follow our brief guide to grabbing a bargain in the UK’s capital. There are plenty of fashion outlets and retail hotspots where you can find amazing gifts, clothes and accessories at bargain prices.

Look Out for The Sales

One of the benefits of London being such a shopping hub is the plethora of sales opportunities throughout the year. If planning a big purchase during your stay at the Montcalm London, timing is almost as important as location when it comes to shopping as many of the city’s designer outlets will offer radical discounts during times such as Black Friday and the January sales. Sample sales are an opportunity to get your hands on some amazing bargains for clothing, so keep a regular check on where and when they’re happening, and plan to be there early to beat the rush.

Have a Bargain Hunting High Street Splurge

London isn’t just a haven for designer clothing. London’s high street stores offer great style at a budget-friendly price tag. Oxford Street is a major shopping destination but can be particularly busy at peak times. Stores such as Primark offer everything from clothing for men, women and children to homeware and make-up, all at incredible prices. Oxford Street and nearby Regents Street offer many of the less pricey London stores including New Look and Zara, combining the latest London fashions with a surprisingly affordable cost.

Find Some Vintage Bargains

London has a thriving vintage scene, and if you come prepared you might just get hold of a designer piece at a fraction of the original price. Top destinations for vintage-friendly and budget-friendly garments are London mainstays Absolute Vintage and Blitz. The vintage trend has boomed onto the fashion scene in recent years which is great news for trendsetters looking to pad out their wardrobe without maxing out their credit cards. Cultural hotspots like Camden Town and Shoreditch offer a wide range of boutiques and shops that specialise in all things vintage so be sure to pass through on your city break to London.

Seek Out Budget-Friendly Homeware

It’s not only budget clothing which London offers in spades. Homeware and accessories are also pretty high on the list of items which you can find at a relatively low-price if you’re looking in the right place. Tiger is a new addition to London’s shopping district. Hailing from Denmark, the stock is quirky and creative and the Oxford Street branch has some incredible finds to help make your home super stylish at a fraction of the price you’d expect.