Yes it’s that time of year again! When we all have to put our festive thinking caps on (complete with tinsel and antlers) and get your Christmas shopping list in order. So we have put together a list of their favourite shopping areas across London:
King’s Road – For the Yummy Mummy
King’s Road, where 1960s fashion originated and home to designers such as Vivienne Westwood, is one of London’s most fashionable high-streets located in Chelsea. The streets are lined with boutiques and stores, such as LK Bennet, Anthropologie and Jaeger, as well as beauty favourites Space.NK, L’Occitane and Neal’s Yard that are sure to solve mummy dearest’s gift conundrum.
Savile Row – For Daddy Cool
Dads are probably the most complex when it comes to buying gifts. We tend to think that they are simple; a book, a bottle of whisky, a hammer?! But give them a little more credit. Savile Row, located in Mayfair and best known for its tailoring, is a great spot to buy those little extras for a dapper dad. Hardy Amies does a great range of eyewear while a pair of cufflinks from Tatossian, which is located nearby on Conduit Street gives that added personal touch.
Spitafields Market – For the Hipster
East London has gained recognition over the years as one London’s trendy areas, so it is a great little spot that will instantly gain you some street-cred. Spitafields Market, located in Shoreditch, has a great range of stores and pop-up shops such as Oliver Bonas, Moleskine and Wood N Things offering quirky gift ideas that are sure to provide a variety of unique and affordable choices.
Marylebone High-Street – For the Fashionista
Marylebone High-Street is just off bustling Oxford Street, a haven if you will for high-end independent retailers such as Kabiri, Joseph and Aspinal of London where you will definitely find something for the girl who has everything.
Borough Market – For the Foodie
Aside from a great range of eateries Borough Market, located by London Bridge, is perfect for the food connoisseur. The market offers foods, preserves, charcuterie and condiments from all over the world. The Potted Game Company, From Field and Flower, Rubies in the Bubble and Fitz Fine Food offer a range of culinary delights to suit all taste buds.
High-Street Kensington – For Teens
A concise version of Oxford Street, High-Street Kensington has all your favourite high-street stores in one manageable dose. High-Street giants such as H&M, Top Shop and Urban Outfitters are lined-up one after other meaning that you still have a great choice of what is on-trend but without the crowds.
Regent’s Street – For the Kids
No shopping trip to London is complete without a visit to Hamleys located on the bustling Regent’s Street. It is the ultimate toy shop that will have faces instantly light-up with glee that will quickly turn into fits of frenzy and that’s just the adults. If you are looking for the latest on-demand or a classic, Hamley’s is the go-to that will have any child jump for joy on Christmas morning.
Good luck with your Christmas shopping guys!