London’s Top 10 Luxury Shops

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London is one of the world’s best shopping destinations, offering something for everyone from affordable high street chains and vintage clothing, to high-end and bespoke luxury items.

Browsing London’s luxury shops can be an enjoyable experience, even if your budget can’t match that of the city’s mega-rich. If you want to see how the other half live, head to the popular luxury shopping districts of Mayfair, Knightsbridge, or Bond Street, or visit one of department stores and luxury boutiques in the list below.

 

1. Harrods

Stocking over 750 luxury brands including clothing, accessories, gifts, and food, Harrods occupies one million square feet of retail space in London’s Knightsbridge, making it the biggest department store in Europe. There are 330 departments covering everything from designer clothing to furniture. Harrods are known for stocking an astonishing range of products under their slogan “all things for all people”. Some of the more unusual items sold include gold bars, a luxury yacht, and alligators, elephants, and lions from the pet department, which closed in 2014. In the food hall you can find the world’s most expensive coffee (Terra Nera, costing up to £6,800) and gold-flaked truffles for £190.

87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL

Open 10am – 9pm Monday to Saturday, and 11.30am – 6pm Sunday.

www.harrods.com

 

2. Fortnum & Mason

A favourite of the Royal Family, Fortnum & Mason is best known for their food department, which sells luxury teas and hampers costing up to £25,000. The company was founded in 1707 and is based at Piccadilly and now has outlets worldwide. Visitors can also dine at one of the several restaurants, including the famous afternoon tea, or even visit the barber for a traditional men’s haircut or wet shave.

181 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1A 1ER

Open 10am – 9pm Monday to Saturday, and 12 – 6pm Sunday.

www.fortnumandmason.com

 

3. Liberty

Housed in an eye-catching mock-Tudor building, Liberty of London is a must-visit to many visitors to the city and is most famous for its “Liberty print” fabrics which are also available in the form of clothing, furniture, and accessories. Liberty silk scarves start at around £150 and fabric starts from £22.50 per metre. Liberty has taken part in several designer collaborations with brands including Manolo Blahnik, Barbour, Nike, and Uniqlo.

Regent St, Carnaby, London W1B 5AH

Open 10am – 8pm Monday to Saturday, and 12 – 6pm Sunday.

www.libertylondon.com

 

4. Harvey Nichols

The luxury department store founded in 1831 now has 16 locations worldwide, but the most famous and popular remains the original at Knightsbridge. The store includes large fashion departments stocking designer labels for men and women, beauty products, and food and wine spread over eight floors. The fifth floor offers several high-end restaurants as well as the food market and wine shop.

109-125 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, London SW1X 7RJ

Open 10am – 8pm Monday to Saturday, and 11.30am – 6pm Sunday.

www.harveynichols.com

 

5. Dover Street Market

Despite the name, this is not a market, but a contemporary fashion retail space stocking curated designer clothing over five floors. The primary clothing brand available is Comme Des Garcons, alongside several other designer brands displayed in innovative surroundings that bring the Japanese fashion shopping experience to London.

18-22 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4DG

Open 11am – 7pm Monday to Saturday, and 12 – 6pm Sunday.

www.doverstreetmarket.com

 

6. Burberry

When it comes to British heritage brands, they don’t come more iconic than Burberry. Known worldwide for its distinctive check pattern, the Burberry label sells fashion for men, women, and kids, accessories and fragrances.The Regent Street store offers an in-store monogramming service for leather bags and accessories, and an all-day dining restaurant.

121 Regent Street, London W1B 4TB

Open 10am – 9pm Monday to Saturday, and 11.30am – 6pm Sunday.

www.burberry.com

 

7. Selfridges

London’s first department store, Selfridges on Oxford Street is frequently named as the best in the world and is frequented by the rich and famous residents of London and beyond. Departments include designer clothing and accessories for men, women, and kids, homewares, beauty, toys, electrical goods, jewellery and watches, and a luxury food hall. The latter is famous for selling the world’s most expensive sandwich – an £85 Wagyu beef and foie gras on sourdough.

400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB

Open 9.30am – 9pm Monday to Saturday, and 11.30am – 6pm Sunday.

www.selfridges.com

 

8. The Royal Exchange

Not a single shop, but a collection of exclusive boutiques and restaurants, founded in the 16th century and housed in a striking building constructed in 1837. Shops include Hermès, Georg Jensen and Tiffany & Co, and goods available to buy range from fashion and accessories to beauty products and homewares.

3 Royal Court, Royal Exchange, Unit 15C, London EC3V 3LN

Open 9.30am -7pm Monday to Friday, and closed on Saturday and Sunday.

www.theroyalexchange.com

 

9. Browns

This iconic female luxury fashion boutique offers curated designs from over 150 labels and is heaven for fashionistas. There are often some impressive bargains to be had in the seasonal sales and you’ll find new items from up and coming designers as well as the more established labels.

24-27 S Molton St, Mayfair, London W1K 5RD

Open 10am – 7pm Monday to Wednesday, 10am – 8pm Thursday to Friday, 10am – 7pm Saturday, and 12 – 6pm Sunday.

www.brownsfashion.com

 

10. The Village at Westfield London

Westfield London in White City is one of the largest shopping centres in the UK and boasts an area dedicated to designer brands including Burberry, Georg Jensen, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Mulberry, Tiffany & Co and Versace.

Ariel Way, London W12 7GF, United Kingdom

Open 10am – 9pm Monday to Saturday, and 12 – 6pm Sunday.

uk.westfield.com/london/luxury