The Christmas countdown has officially begun! With some of the most iconic shopping destinations spread across the capital, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your cherished ones this season. Whether you’re a shopaholic looking to discover London’s festive shopping scene, find top-tier gifts, or refresh your capsule wardrobe, here’s our guide to some of the best Christmas shopping destinations in London.
Covent Garden and Seven Dials
See the iconic Covent Garden market and the surrounding Seven Dials area in a whole new light at Christmas. Huge mistletoe and bauble Christmas decorations here add to the perfect festive shopping atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for pop-up Christmas shops, exploring world-renowned beauty and lifestyle stores, boutique fashion stores, personalised fashion wear shops or the most exciting dining options to sample festive food, this is the place to be!
Fortnum & Mason
Piccadilly’s Fortnum and Mason has been the go-to Christmas shopping destination for over 300 years! During the festive time, you’ll find this luxurious store packed with themed Christmas hampers, a fine wine collection perfect for the winter, scrumptious tea hampers and specially designed chocolate gift boxes. Don’t forget to explore their Christmas food hall, the most enormous space ever dedicated to festive feasting! So, plan your visit now.
Undoubtedly, one of the most charming department stores in central London is Liberty. Settle in for a luxurious Christmas shopping experience at Liberty, housed in an outstanding Tudor-style black and white architecture. Reserve your stay at the opulent Grand Royal Hotel London in the heart of the city and enjoy not one, but an array of amazing Christmas adventures (especially shopping) all a skip and hop away from you.
The Liberty Christmas shop with baubles and decorations, its beauty advent calendar, and its breathtaking festive fabric collection make up the perfect Christmas shopping day for people of all ages and interests.
V&A Museum Shop
Housed within the world’s largest Museum of Design and Decorative Arts, the Victoria & Albert Museum gift shop is a must-visit. This Christmas shop in South Kensington, moments away from the Royal Hotel Hyde Park is most popular for its themed bags, quirky Christmassy trinkets made using fabrics, exclusive prints, traditional decorations (the gold doves are a personal favourite!), jewellery, and incredible chocolate collection and more. Combine a unique Christmas shopping experience with local choirs and Christmas carols under the world-renowned V & A rotunda chandelier.
One of the most popular and premium department stores in London is Selfridges. It is renowned for its vast collection of Christmas presents, designer fashion collections, and sumptuous food hall, perfect for a festive family dining experience. From chintz to chocolate and premium handbags to homeware, Selfridges on Oxford Street is a top-notch Christmas shopping destination. In addition to this, its outstanding themed Christmas window displays, an occasional outdoor Christmas market and alluring festive décor are sure to be in your memories for a while!
No Christmas holiday in London is complete without a stop at Harrods! From incredible gift options for everyone to festive food hall delights, Harrods has something to offer everyone. The Harrods Christmas bear, advent calendars, jewel-like decorations and even chocolate-making demonstrations make it an unmissable shopping destination in the capital. Take some time to gaze at its opulent exteriors bedecked with glistening lights and an incredible window display which is a sight to behold!
Tate Modern Shop
A marvellous museum gift shop addition to your list, South Bank’s Tate Modern shop is a treasure trove of gorgeous posters and prints, limited edition Christmas shopping gifts, art books and other design gifts. Tate Modern is one of the most visited and loved museums in London and is also free to explore! So, make sure to add this not-so-ordinary gallery gift shop to your list for an experience to remember.
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