Most people know that London is one of the best cities in the world for shopping. In this blog we’ll take a look at some of the best shopping experiences in and around London. We can take you to all of these places, and you’ll travel in comfort and style in one of our luxurious coaches.

London’s West End

Oxford Street, in the heart of London’s West End, is one of the most famous shopping streets in the world. It’s around 1.5 miles long and you’ll find over 300 stores here, including famous department stores such as Selfridges, and a multitude of high street brands including the Zara and Uniqlo flagship stores. More than 200 million shoppers come here every year. The whole area has a vibrant atmosphere, with lots of interesting side streets to explore and a multitude of dining and entertainment options.

Regent Street, which intersects with Oxford Street, is full of famous name stores as well, including Liberty and Hamleys.

Another very popular shopping street in the West End is Piccadilly, where you’ll find Fortnum and Mason. And just around the corner, on Leicester Square, is the Lego Store.

And of course, perhaps the most famous luxury department store in the world, Harrods, is also in the West End. Harrods is located in the Knightsbridge area.

Westfield White City

Westfield London, located in the White City/Shepherds Bush area of west London, is the UK’s biggest shopping and entertainment mall, and one of the largest in Europe, covering 240,000 square metres. It has 280 stores spanning a wide range of categories – more than 50% of the stores are fashion brands. The mall is anchored by large John Lewis and Marks & Spencer stores and you’ll find a wide range of well-known brands selling luxury items, fashion, jewellery, watches, sportswear, toys and more. The mall has 94 restaurants, with something to suit every taste and there is also a Vue Cinema, a bowling alley, KidZania London and many other entertainment options.

Westfield Stratford City

Westfield Stratford City is the sister mall of Westfield White City and is located next to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. It is one of the largest urban shopping and leisure destinations in Europe. It has over 250 shops, including Zara and Hugo Boss, as well as many other high street fashion favourites and well-known home and lifestyle brands. The 65 restaurants at Westfield Stratford City offer cuisine from all over the world. You’ll also find the 17 screen, all-digital Vue Cinema here as well as a 24 hour casino.

Bicester Village

A much visited out-of-town shopping destination is Bicester Village. This is a designer outlet shopping location which is very popular with tour groups. It’s located in the Oxfordshire countryside, around 60 miles (75 minutes) from London. It has a lovely pedestrianised, open air setting and over 150 boutiques featuring British and international luxury brands such as Armani, Burberry, Gucci, Kenzo, Mulberry, Versace and Jimmy Choo. Visitors enjoy year-round savings here on recommended retail prices. Bicester Village is open 7 days a week and has a good selection of restaurants and cafes. Services available include a multilingual Concierge, Personal Shopping and Hands-free Shopping.

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We hope this blog has given you some ideas about the exciting shopping opportunities in and around London, all of which can easily be reached by coach.

For any shopping tour itinerary you have in mind please contact us today. We’d be delighted to help you with your coach transportation requirements.

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