Heading to London for your Christmas shopping is a spectacular way to get into the festive spirit and find unique gifts your loved ones will cherish forever. With everything from designer stores to traditional Christmas markets, London has everything you need to get your Christmas shopping sorted in no time.
The cobbled streets of Covent Garden are a great place to shop for British fashion, with stores such as Barbour, Ben Sherman, Burberry Brit, Hacket, Jack Wills, Paul Smith and Ted Baker. The Covent Garden piazza is also well known for its irresistible Christmas decorations, and is home to one of London’s biggest Christmas trees. For some more high-end Christmas shopping (or maybe just window shopping!) head over to Bond Street where you will find designer favourites Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co.
In Knightsbridge, you can experience the delight that is Harrods at Christmas time. The world famous department store is a must for a London Christmas shopping trip. Marvel at the spectacular Christmas decorations and enchanting window displays, and shop till you drop in the dedicated Christmas department. With over 300 departments in Harrods, you’re sure to find gifts that everyone will love.
Another iconic London location that should never be missed on a Christmas shopping trip is Oxford Street and Regent Street. The famous roads are home to everything from luxury brands and historic department stores, to high street favourites. Shop in some of London’s most distinguished stores including Selfridges, Hamley’s, John Lewis and Liberty.
If you’d rather swap busy department stores for a more laid back festive vibe, then get your Christmas shopping done at one of London’s many Christmas markets. Leicester Square will once again be transformed into a Christmas haven, featuring Santa’s grotto and over 25 food, drink and gift stalls.
Easily the most anticipated Christmas event in London is Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, which opens today for 6 weeks of celebrating everything festive. The annual event features market stalls, fairground rides, ice skating and loads of Christmas food and drinks; it is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit and find unique gifts for all your loved ones. You can take a break from Christmas shopping at the Bavarian Village, rest your feet and grab yourself a hot cider or delicious mulled wine and enjoy live music from traditional Oompah bands.
If that’s not enough Christmas shopping destinations to choose from, then make your way to London Bridge Christmas Market. The banks of the Thames become home to market stalls offering a combination of homemade gifts and delicious food, alongside a spectacular backdrop of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
If you’re looking for the perfect base for your Christmas shopping trip in London this year, then stay at The Rembrandt. Just steps from Harrods and Hyde Park, and an easy tube journey to Oxford Street, Leicester Square and Covent Garden; The Rembrandt is perfectly located for all of London’s Christmas shopping destinations. You can stay in a luxurious bedroom, enjoy free English breakfast in the morning, and get into the festive spirit with a Christmas Afternoon Tea in the 1606 Lounge Bar. Book online today or call us on 020 3740 7145 for more information.