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Shopping in London: the best tips

Shopping in London is a lot of fun. There are enormous shopping streets full of well-known chains, but also countless small streets with boutique shops full of original items. London is also full of nice markets. Whatever you are looking for, you are bound to find it when shopping in London.
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High-end shopping in London: Bond Street

Bond Street has the reputation of being one of the most exclusive shopping streets in the world. In any case, it is a very expensive shopping street in London. No big fashion chains here, but boutiques of exclusive brands such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Chanel. It is even said that Bond Street is home to the most haute couture shops in Europe.

Famous shopping street in London: Oxford Street

Ask any Londoner about a famous shopping street in London? The answer is undoubtedly "Oxford Street". With a length of two kilometres, Oxford Street is one of the longest shopping streets in Europe.

Do you want to shop with big chains in London? Then don't miss Oxford Street. Here you will find shops like Primark and H&M, but also typical British department stores like Selfridges and Marks & Spencer. Whenever you go to Oxford Street, it is always busy. On average, around 9 million tourists visit this famous London shopping street every year.

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Shopping in London off the high street

Apart from well-known shopping streets, London also has numerous smaller shopping areas. For example, you can have a great time shopping in London in the district of Covent Garden. Here, you will find a mixture of large chains and smaller shops. It is also a very lively area to stroll through.

Regent Street is, so to say, in between Oxford Street and Bond Street: not very cheap, but not outrageously expensive either. In this street, you can buy good quality stuff for a good price.

Weather not going your way during your visit to London? Then go to Westfield! In this district, you will find two large indoor shopping centres, namely White City and Stratford. Great options for a drizzly day.

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Shop in London at authentic markets

In London, there are daily markets where you can buy the most original souvenirs or things for your home.

Portobello Road Market

One of the best markets for shopping is without doubt Portobello Road Market. Stalls line Portobello Road six days a week, but Saturday is the largest. It covers a total of two kilometres and you can buy absolutely anything. From clothes to shoes, from art to typical British souvenirs, it's all here in abundance.

Camden Lock

For those who prefer a more alternative market, Camden Lock is a good idea. This market is open seven days a week and is both indoors and outdoors. Besides special items, there is also a lot of food on sale. Camden Lock is so big that you can easily spend a day here.
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Old Spitafields Market

The Old Spitafield Market is located in the Shoredich district. It is located almost directly by Liverpool Station and is therefore easily accessible by public transport. In the market hall, there are many restaurants and nice shops. In addition, there is a market with a different theme every day. For example, one day there is a clothes market and the next day you can shop for handmade items. Find out which market takes place when.

Shopping at St. Pancras International

If you travel to London by train from the Netherlands, you will arrive at St. Pancras International. This is one of the biggest and most beautiful stations in London. If you like shopping, you will be in for a treat. This station houses a shopping centre where you can easily spend a couple of hours. If you travelling to London for a shopping spree, then the train really is the ideal means of transport.

To London by train

The most relaxed way to travel to London for a city trip is by train. Board at your nearest station and travel to Amsterdam or Rotterdam. From Amsterdam you can travel with Eurostar to the heart of London in just 4.13 hours. From Rotterdam it takes 3.41 hours.

You can book a return trip to London € 88 per person with Eurostar. The earlier you book, the cheaper the train tickets.

Shopping in London: tips and information

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