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London Shopping – The Top 10 Shops to Visit

London has an enormous and eclectic range of department stores and smaller shops to visit and is THE place for luxury shopping. Take a look at just some of the stores you could be visited on our London Shopping tours:

  1. Harrods. With a name that is known the world over, it sells everything from high end designer wear to food to pets; indeed, one of the many specialist services Harrods offers is bespoke dog coat fitting.  Harrods also boasts 20 restaurants and its world-famous food hall where you can shop for luxury hampers and wine.
  2. Dover Street Market in Mayfair is the place to go for luxury labels like Alexander McQueen, St. Laurent and Dior to name but a small selection of what you can find in this stylish six-floor emporium.
  3. Fortnum & Mason.  The official grocer to Her Majesty the Queen, this quintessential English food store is a purveyor of the most indulgent foodstuffs, teas and specialist hampers.
  4. Liberty.  Another of London’s most iconic and long-established stores, Liberty was traditionally a purveyor of fine haberdashery and now offers a host of designer names like Vivienne Westwood, Chloé and Dries Van Noten.
  5. Selfridges. Founded in 1906 this has everything from High Street to high couture, plus a fine selection of artisan food and drink.
  6. Fenwick of Bond Street.  Take advantage of a personal shopper for a bespoke shopping experience then have one of Fenwick’s professional nail technicians pamper you with a high quality manicure.
  7. Harvey Nichols.  You can easily spend a whole day in this world-famous Knightsbridge store.  It has everything – designer fashion, fine dining and to die for beauty products.

London is the hub of specialist and quirky boutiques, many of which are well worth a visit and you may find some unique and innovative items to remind you of your visit in:

  1. Alice Through The Looking Glass.  This is a wonderful bazaar of Alice in Wonderland-themed items and a fabulous place to grab a unique souvenir.
  2. Cornelissen & Son.  Founded in 1855 and still very much unchanged this is an art-lover’s paradise.
  3. House of Hackney Gallery.  Showcases some of the best quality British-made lifestyle must-haves.

Whatever type of shopping you like to do, you’re sure to find something you love on a London Shopping tour!

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