I hope you’ve been enjoying my themed London itineraries. I’ve received great feedback on them, so today I’m excited to bring you a London itinerary for shopping addicts. If you love a bit of retail therapy, I hope this gives you some good inspiration.
London Itinerary for Shopping Addicts
This itinerary will take you to some of London’s most exciting shopping areas. From high fashion to independent designers and antiques markets, it will allow you to discover a range of the city’s offerings. It covers a 2-day period, but you can mix and match to tailor it to the amount of time you have in London. As always, make sure to check opening hours before you visit.
London Itinerary for Shopping Addicts: Day 1 – Morning
Begin the first day of your itinerary at the market on Portobello Road in Notting Hill. This place has everything from antique maps to vintage watches for sale, and is a fun place to spend a morning.
The shops in Notting Hill are worth a visit, too. Streets like Blenheim Crescent and Kensington Park Road are full of independent boutiques, bookstores, and bakeries.
London Itinerary for Shopping Addicts: Day 1 – Afternoon
When you’ve had your fill of shopping in Notting Hill, head down to Chelsea. The King’s Road is one of my favorite places to shop in London, not least because it has a great mix of retail options.
There’s every high street shop you could want here, meaning there’s no shortage of places to buy clothes and accessories on the King’s Road. There are also cafes and restaurants peppered throughout, so its a great place to get lunch while you’re shopping.
Beyond clothing, John Sandoe Books gives my inner book lover a high, and the Saturday food market in Duke of York Square is a staple in my calendar.
London Itinerary for Shopping Addicts: Day 1 – Evening
When you’ve gotten your fix in Chelsea, head up to Knightsbridge. Harrods and Harvey Nichols sit side-by-side and are two of London’s most iconic department stores. Wandering through the food halls in Harrods is a must if you’re a food lover, and Harvey Nichols is a great place to indulge your inner fashionista. There’s also a restaurant in Harvey Nichols if you want to end your day with dinner in the heart of a retail temple.
London Itinerary for Shopping Addicts: Day 2 – Morning
Start the second day of your London itinerary in Mayfair. Bond Street and its environs are dripping with all the names in high fashion and studded with art galleries. There are beautiful arcades like the Royal Arcade to explore, too. You can shop (or window shop) your way through Mayfair, working towards Regent Street as you go.
When you reach Regent Street, you can spend time shopping in the high street stores along it and Oxford Street, or pass through en route to Covent Garden.
London Itinerary for Shopping Addicts: Day 2 – Afternoon
Covent Garden is a great place to get your fix of all the high street shops and some independent names in between. The streets radiating out from Seven Dials have a great mix of boutiques, and the piazza is surrounded by everything from high-end tea shops to interior stores with style. Neal’s Yard is a must, too.
There are also a lot of great restaurants around Covent Garden, so it’s the perfect place to put lunch on your London itinerary.
London Itinerary for Shopping Addicts: Day 2 – Evening
From Covent Garden, head east to Spitalfields. Old Spitalfields market is filled with market stalls and bordered by shops. It’s a great place to start getting a taste of east London’s take on fashion and design. You can channel your inner hipster or pick up some funky home wares, all while taking in the sights and scents of the market.
If you have time, head over to Brick Lane to get a vintage fix. This area has great independent shops and amazing Sunday markets selling everything from clothing to jewelry and food (just make sure to check opening hours and get there before they close).
Just up the road, Shoreditch is known for its nightlife. If you have energy after all the shopping and want to end your day in the area, I recommend checking out one of the many restaurants (and a lot of the good bars) here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this London itinerary for shopping addicts. There will be more themed London itineraries to come, so stay tuned for the next one in a week’s time. You can find all my itineraries here if you want more.
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