The Best Shopping Centres in London
Must See Places For Shopping Lovers in London
Of course, when it comes to shopping in London, it is not possible to skip Harrods. In this building, which has a very different design, you can find the products of world-famous brands, as well as make very delicious tastings in the dining area, buy Harrods themed souvenirs or spend a few pleasant hours in this luxurious and different shopping centre even if you do not buy anything.
Charles Harrod opened a wholesale grocery store in 1834 and moved to Brompton in 1849, building a shop on the site of the present department store. The shop expanded by buying nearby houses and buildings in the following years.
Harrods was burned to the ground in December of 1883 but was restored on a wider scale soon afterwards. The department store was acquired by Mohamed Al Fayed of Egypt in 1985 and sold in 2010 to Qatar Holdings.
Primark, located on Oxford Street, is especially famous for its quality and affordable products. You can find many products you are looking for here.
Boyner style shopping centres can be incredibly crowded, especially on weekends. If you do not want to wait for a long time in the trial booth or checkout queues, you can visit here on weekdays.
Selfridges is another shopping mall located on Oxford Street that was opened in 1909. Unlike Primark, this is a place that attracts attention with its expensive and luxurious shopping options.
Harry Gordon Selfridge travelled with his wife, Rose, to England on holiday in 1906. Unimpressed with the standard of established British supermarkets, he found that the new selling ideas that were being used in the United States were not embraced by the major stores in London. And then, Selfridge decided to build its own building to invest £400,000.
You can walk around Selfridges, the second largest shopping centre in London after Harrods, even without shopping.
This multi-storey shop on Regent Street is one of Europe’s most famous toy stores. Hamleys does not have original products that will attract much attention, but it can be an enjoyable travel and shopping point especially for families with children.
For adults, the sections of Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter etc. themed products may be interesting.
Westfield London is a pioneering retail, dining and meeting destination for shopping and leisure. Inside the architecturally beautiful hub, locate M&S, Topshop, Zara, House of Fraser, Waitrose and over 265 luxury, premium and high street stores from more than 15 different countries.
Westfield London is as much a meeting venue as a shopping and dining spot. Under a dazzling glass dome, a breath-taking central atrium, exclusive in London, holds a full calendar of art and educational activities. There is also a state-of-the-art 14-screen cinema, a gym and a spa.