Where to shop in London

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A world-class fashion and shopping destination, London is the place to satisfy all retail cravings on every budget. From hidden cobbled alleys with boutique shops to large department stores on the high street and everything in between there are endless places where you can shop in London. To better plan your shopping escape, we have compiled a list of shopping areas in London all of which are easily accessible from Clayton Hotel City of London.

Oxford Street

A destination on its own with millions of visitors every year, Oxford Street is the most famous and busiest shopping area in London. One and a half miles long, stretching between Hyde Park and Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Street is home to many flagship stores including historic Selfridges, a massive Primark and The Disney Store. Oxford Street is also known for its yearly Christmas lights switch on tradition dating back to 1959 and taking place in the second half of November.

Getting here: walk to Liverpool Street Station and take Central Line to Oxford Circus – 30 minutes

Regent Street

What’s more iconic than shopping in the heart of London’s West End and enjoying awe-inspiring views of 19th century architecture? On Regent Street you can find the best of both worlds: big shiny tech stores like Apple and Microsoft and the picture-perfect Liberty’s Grade II listed building. No London family break is complete without a visit to Hamleys, one of the oldest toy shops in the world which puts on fantastic shows right outside the store throughout the year.

Getting here: walk to Liverpool Street Station and take Central Line to Oxford Circus – 30 minutes

City of London

If you are planning a shopping break in London’s financial district, Clayton Hotel City of London is the perfect base located within walking distance from some of the best shopping spots in the city and close to some of the best attractions. From trading stocks to high-end luxury shops and champagne bars, The Royal Exchange is the City of London’s most luxurious shopping destination with brands such as Rolex, Tiffany & Co., Hermes and Gucci. For well-known brands check out One New Change, the biggest shopping centre in the area located near St Paul’s Cathedral. Leadenhall Market is also worth a visit not only for its upscale boutique shops but also for its impressive 14th century architecture and beautiful Victorian arches featured as Diagon Alley in the first Harry Potter films.

Getting here: walk West on Aldgate High Street – average 20 minutes


Shop for any occasion in London’s creative hub. Discover Redchurch Street, scattered with designer studios and a must-visit spot for home ware and sustainable brands. Enjoy the real East End experience at Brick Lane flea market shopping bric-a-brac, clothes and antiques and pay a visit to Atika, London’s biggest vintage store. Grab a bite and a bargain at Old Spitalfields Market, the City of London’s former fruit, vegetable and flower market home.

Getting here: walk North on Commercial Street – 15 minutes

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