High-end retail and designer stores. Probably London's most exclusive shopping area.
Stores include: Burberry, Herve Leger, Longchamp, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tiffany & Co
My favorite eateries: Benares, The Connaught, Coya, Roka, Sketch, Sumosan
A two-story Pop-up mall that has an eclectic mix of trendy and hip shops, bars, and restaurants varying in unique cuisines. Offers outside and inside seating overlooking the young, hip city of Shoreditch.
Pop-up stores so they change every few months.
My favorite eateries: Falafelicious, Chop'd, La Catrina, Pizza East, Thai & Lao Street Food
A notable street from the 1960's popular for selling mod and hippie clothing. Many fashion and lifestyle retailers, as well as independent fashion boutiques.
Stores include: American Apparel, Cheap Monday, Diesel, Dr. Martens, The Kooples, Levi's, Muji, Pepe Jeans, Puma, Replay
My favorite eateries: Ben's Cookies, Comptoir Libanais, Leon
Covent Garden *
Covent Garden is a great outdoor shopping area for those looking for trendy and unique clothing. Also home to 3 bustling markets that sells British arts, crafts, jewelry, and antiques. Street performers also come out to put on various shows.
Stores include: All Saints, Apple, H&M, Kurt Geiger, Lululemon, Nike, Sandro, Zara
My favorite eateries: All-Bar-One, Balthazar, Ben's cookies, Laudree, Jamie's Italian, Punjab, Wahaca, Union Jacks
Notable museums/attractions: London Film Museum, London Transport Museum
Knightsbridge - Sloane Street
Filled with many luxurious shops and department stores. Designer brands located on Sloane Street.
Stores include: All Saints, Anya Hindmarch, Chanel, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Hermes, Jo Malone, Maje, Sandro, Topshop
My favorite eateries: Buddha Bar, Laduree at Harrods, Mr. Chow, Wagamama, Zuma
Notting Hill **
Notting Hill is home to a vast array of colorful small, unique boutiques selling vintage clothing, rare antiques, quirky gifts, books, and organic food. There's also the Portobello Road Market, a mile-long street with a vibrant collection of different stalls set out daily. If you're in the mood for more high-end shopping, nearby, Westbourne Grove and Ledbury Road, is filled with stylish designers shops and quirky boho boutiques.
Stores include: All-Saints, Anya Hindmarch, Helmut Land, James Perse, Joseph, The Kooples, Maje, Sandro
My favorite eateries: Beach Blanket Babylon, Churchill Arms, Hummingbird Bakery, The Ledbury, Ottolenghi, Recipease, Rosso Pomodoro, Snowflake
Notable museums/attractions: Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising, Portobello Road Market
Oxford Street *
A great shopping street with more than 300 shops, designer outlets, and landmark stores. Filled with many tourists. The biggest Topshop (the flagship store) is located here.
Stores include: H&M, John Lewis, Nike Town, Primark, Selfridges, Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Zara
My favorite eateries: All-Bar-One, Ben's Cookies, Wasabi
Regent Street *
An elegant shopping street that offers a good range of mid-priced fashion stores along with famous shops.
Stores include: All Saints, Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Burberry, Calvin Klein, H&M, JCrew, Liberty, Reiss, Zara
My favorite eateries: Leon, Momo, Pizza Express, Sketch, Tibits