London is one of the world’s great capitals, a financial, political and cultural powerhouse that would take a lifetime to fully explore.
Iconic sights and world-famous museums are just part of the appeal; London is a city where it’s exciting just to be there, tapping into its restless rhythms and wandering its storied streets.
London is a legend among serious retail addicts
From discreetly luxurious tailoring to classic British brands and from street style to vintage, the possibilities are limitless.
For high-end clothing, head to Bond Street or Knightsbridge, home of legendary department store Harrods (87-135 Brompton Road) and fashionista temple Harvey Nichols (109-125 Knightsbridge).
Oxford Street – London’s ‘main shopping street’ – is dominated by Harrods’ deadly rival Selfridges (400 Oxford Street).
Outside the West End, there’s more distinctive shopping in Lamb’s Conduit Street, in Islington’s browsy Camden Passage.
In East London, try Hostem (28 Old Nichol Street) for fashion-forward men’s and womenswear, the Boxpark pop-up mall by Shoreditch Overground Station or Goodhood (151 Curtain Road) for designer streetwear.
You can also make an appointment to visit hip fashion-to-music concept store LN-CC (18-24 Shacklewell Lane).