Where to Shop for Bargains in London?
Are you planning a shopping trip to London and are wondering where to go? There are lots of places and shops to visit for bargains in London and where you choose to go depends on a few things — what you’re looking for and where you’re visiting from, for example. If you already live in the UK, you might already have many of the chain shops in your home town and then those shops will not be as interesting to you, though the stores might be larger and offer a wider selection of products in the capital. If you’re staying over in London, the Park Grand Paddington Court Hotel is a gorgeous 4 Star Luxury Boutique Hotel that is central for you to easily get to all your shopping destinations.
If you are visiting from outside the UK, the high street in London, Oxford Street, is filled with great shops that you might not have in your home country. You’ll find discount fashion retailer Primark which have very large stores in London and budget friendly New Look, Zara, Mango and H&M in the area too. These shops are great if you’re looking for trendy fashion buys at bargain prices! It can get very busy though, especially if there are sales on and at the weekend, so if you can, choose to visit on a weekday and the earlier the better if you prefer a calmer shopping experience.
- Outlet Stores & Sample Sales
If you’re more into designer fashion and want to find great quality items from top brands at good prices, London is a great place for finding designer outlet stores and sample sales. You’ll find outlet stores if you head to Hackney Walk or Chatham Place nearby and there are also more shops in Mayfair and Chelsea. Do a quick internet search for the brands your looking for with the word “outlet” to find the best outlet shops for your needs. In Mayfair, you’ll also find regular sample sales at the Music Room. The best way to find out about upcoming sample sales is to visit sites like LDN Fashion.
Is vintage and unique fashion more your kind of thing? Then Shoreditch is your area of London. You’ll find most of London’s very best vintage shops and thrift stores collected there which makes it a perfect destination for a vintage style shopping trip. Other options include Camden High Street which has a few charity shops on it and if you’re in central London, don’t miss Beyond Retro for some great vintage buys. If you’re looking for hotels nearby, check out The Barbican Rooms Hotel for some great deals.