Famous worldwide thanks to the film of the same name, Notting Hill offers a vast array of small, unique shops selling unusual and vintage clothing, rare antiques, quirky gifts, books and organic food.
Shopping is the King's Road's main obsession – here you'll find an eclectic mix of trendy boutiques, unique labels, designer shops and high-street staples, alongside a vast array of cafes and eateries. It's also a great place for inspirational interior design, with Peter Jones, Heal's, Cath Kidston and Habitat all vying for attention. Be sure to check out the store where punk was born in the 70s, Vivienne Westwood's shop and the treasure trove of antiques at the Chelsea Antiques Market.
Oxford Street has more than 300 shops, designer outlets and landmark stores. It is home to the legendary Selfridges, it also has a range of famous department stores such as John Lewis and Debenhams
Regent Street offers a good range of mid-priced fashion stores alongside some of the city's oldest and most famous shops, including Hamleys, Liberty and The Apple Store. Nearby, historic Jermyn Street is renowned for men's clothing shops and is so very typically British.
New Bond Street, Old Bond Street and Mayfair are the ideal places to go for some extravagant retail therapy. Popular with celebrities on a spree, this is probably London's most exclusive shopping area, home to big names including Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. Neighbouring South Molton Street boasts iconic fashion store, Browns.
More than just a shopping centre, Westfield London is an innovative place to shop, to eat, and to meet. Inside the largest urban shopping centre in Europe you'll find high street favourites including Debenhams, Next, Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser.
The birthplace of the fashion and cultural revolution during the Swinging Sixties, Carnaby Street is still home to some of the world's most exciting designers. More than just the world-famous street itself, the Carnaby area consists of 12 streets of fantastic shopping.
Whether you want hip fashion, unique gifts, rare sweets or one-off handmade jewellery, Covent Garden is a great place to explore. You can stock up on the latest urban street wear, funky cosmetics and shoes on Neal Street, check out imaginative arts and crafts at Covent Garden Market or just window shop around the stores. Don't miss Floral Street, Monmouth Street, Shorts Gardens, Seven Dials and Neal's Yard for a true taste of London's most distinctive shopping area.
Visitors from around the world flock to Knightsbridge and Brompton Road to visit Londons most exclusive department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols. This is the place to go if you're looking for prestigious brands and up-to-the-minute trends from the world's fashion elite.
Known worldwide as the home of bespoke British tailoring, Savile Row is the place to come if you want a handmade suit crafted the old-fashioned way (with a price tag to match). You'll also find the flagship Abercrombie & Fitch store.