If you want to know where the best Primark store in London is, or what’s to see at Hatton Garden, check out our complete guide to London shopping!
We love welcoming people to London. Our city has so much to offer and we are always happy to point visitors in the right direction, especially when it comes to London shopping.
If you are visiting London and want to do some shopping while you are here then there really is something for everyone!
Primark is a relative newcomer to the London shopping scene, but when it comes to visitors one of our most asked questions is “which is the best Primark Store in London”. People love it for its cheap and cheerful versions of all the latest designer trends known as ‘Primarni’.
For a start there are two Primark stores at opposite ends of Oxford Street:
- Primark Oxford Street West: 499 – 517 Oxford Street (opened in 2007)
- Primark Oxford Street East: 14-28 Oxford Street (opened in 2012)
In October 2017 they relaunched their Primark Oxford Street East as a Harry Potter store. It really is a Harry Potter fan’s dream as there are no end of magical touches throughout the store. Our favourite is the Harry Potter bedding!
Nearest accommodation: Urban Chic Bond Street – 0.3 miles and 0.9 miles
Tottenham Court Road
Tottenham Court Road runs north to south through Fitzrovia and central London. Tottenham Court Road tube station and Centre Point is at its southern end, and Warren Street tube station is at the northern end. Before the growth of internet shopping it was home to a large number of electronic shops along with a number of furniture shops. Sadly the electronic shops fell into decline and for a while the road became a rather shabby. Today it much smarter and is now home to a range of high street restaurants and stores plus a number of furniture stores such as Heals.
At the Centre Point end of the road you can also access the Primark Harry Potter store – one of the best Primark stores in London. There is also fantastic a new public square at the base of the Centre Point tower, which built in 1966, is now protected by English Heritage.
Nearest accommodation: Urban Chic Fitzrovia – 0.3 miles
Bond Street – Old Bond Street and New Bond Street
If you are looking for Bond Street on Google Maps, don’t be surprised if you end up in Ealing, or East London rather than the West End! The southern older part of the road is actually called Old Bond Street and the northern section is called New Bond Street but Londoners tend to call the whole road Bond Street. Even more confusingly Bond Street Tube station isn’t on the road itself but a two or three minute walk along Oxford Street.
Today there are a host of prestigious shops and great labels throughout the length of Bond Street. Perfect for that special purchase or just window shopping!
New Bond Street
- Boss Store
- Dolce & Gabbana
- Jimmy Choo
- Louis Vuitton
- Mulberry UK
- Ralph Lauren
- Victoria’s Secret
Old Bond Street
- Alexander McQueen
- De Beers
- Tiffany & Co
Nearest accommodation: Urban Chic Bond Street – 2 minute walk
Borough Market is ‘south of the river’ near to Southwark Cathedral and close to London Bridge and Southwark Bridge. It is one of the oldest food markets in London and is a great place to visit to see the old London architecture and to buy speciality foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, meat, game, and a wonderful array of baked goods!
Borough Market, 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL
From Monday 4th December to the New Year, Borough Market is open seven days a week. For the rest of the year we’re open Monday to Saturday.
- Monday 10:00 – 17:00 Limited Market
- Tuesday 10:00 – 17:00 Limited Market
- Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00 Full Market
- Thursday 10:00 – 17:00 Full Market
- Friday 10:00 – 18:00 Full Market
- Saturday 08:00 – 17:00 Full Market
Nearest accommodation: Urban Chic Covent Garden – 1.8 miles
Burlington Arcade opened on 20 March 1819 and was one of London’s earliest arcades, an early kind of shopping centre. In the heart of the West End, today it houses around 40 prestige shops under a beautiful glazed Georgian roof. It is worth a visit just to admire the architecture, and also shop at some of the fabulous jewellery, clothing, footwear and accessory shops!
Nearest accommodation: Urban Chic Bond Street – 2 minute walk
Camden Market surrounds Camden Lock on the Regent’s Canal in North West London, or NW1. It is a great place to visit to browse the eclectic range of market stalls and shops. You can buy anything from a Vintage denim jacket to a set of juggling clubs, to an antiques dining table. Best of all, chill out with a pint of beer, some street food and enjoy a bit of people watching!
Nearest accommodation: Urban Chic Baker Street – 2 miles
Built in 1830 Covent Garden is a Georgian neo-classical glass roofed building which was originally built to house a local fruit and vegetable market. It is in the heart of London and today it is popular with tourists and Londoners as they visit the many shops, restaurants, museums, street theatre and of course the Royal Opera House.
Nearest accommodation: Urban Chic Covent Garden – 2 minute walk
Fortnum & Mason
Founded way back in 1707 this store has over 300 years of history and started out as a grocery store. The flagship store is on Piccadilly and now has other departments such as clothing and a fabulous tea shop. It is also still well renowned for its Christmas Hampers!
Address: Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1A 1ER
Perhaps the most famous and iconic department store in London, Harrods is still considered the height of luxury and top of many peoples ‘to do’ list!
Right next to Knightsbridge Tube station and a short walk from Harrods you will find another great flagship department store, Harvey Nichols. The store dates back to 1831 when it opened as a linen store.
Most recently famous for the Hatton Garden Heist (Number 88 – 90), Hatton Garden has long been home to diamonds and jewels and it the place to visit if you are looking for a special piece of jewellery. It is also a really old and historic area of London and fascinating even if diamonds aren’t your thing! Alongside the jewellery stores you will find Saint Etheldreda’s church, one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in England. Alongside the church is Ye Old Mitre pub which, depending on your source, may date back as far as 1546.
Parallel to Hatton Garden you will find Leather Lane, which does not have any links to the leather industry but has a great weekday market and a fantastic range of street foods on offer.
Nearest accommodation: Urban Chic Covent Garden – 1 mile
John Lewis is a much loved UK department store and its flagship shop at 300 Oxford Street dates back to 1864. It is trusted by customers around the world for its fantastic customer service and it’s ‘Never knowingly undersold since 1925’ policy, which is still in existence today.
Nearest accommodation: Urban Chic Bond Street – 0.4 miles
Founded in 1875 the Liberty shop on the corner of Regent Street and Great Marlborough Street is a well-known for its Tudor revival building and its floral and graphic prints which are world renowned. Don’t miss out on the interior of this beautiful building which is a history lesson in itself!
Running east to west from Marble Arch to Tottenham Court Road you will find the busiest shopping street in Europe – or the home of London shopping. It is famous for its Christmas lights as well as many popular high street stores:
- Clarks Shoes
- Disney Store
- Foot Locker
- John Lewis
- Marks & Spencer
Nearest accommodation: Urban Chic Bond Street – 0.1 miles
Regent Street runs roughly north to south through London’s west end, from Oxford Street and Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus. It has a number of flagship stores:
- Calvin Klein
- J Crew
- Karl Lagerfeld
- Michael Kors
- Molton Brown
- T M Lewin & Sons
- Tommy Hilfiger
Nearest accommodation: Urban Chic Bond Street – 0.5 miles
Selfridges & Co
Founded in 1908 Selfridges is a well-known, high end department store and if you are a fan of window shopping they all ways have fabulous window displays. There are four stores throughout the country but the flagship is in 400 Oxford Street, London.
Nearest accommodation: Urban Chic Bond Street – 0.1 miles, or a one minute walk
Tiffany & Co
Tiffany & Co is a famous American jewelry store and if you fancy a little bit of luxury during your London visit you can find it sold at a number of locations:
- 400 Oxford Street, in Selfridges & Co
- 25 Old Bond Street
- 87-1135 Brompton Street
- 145 Sloane Street
- Royal Exchange, London EC3V
Nearest accommodation: Urban Chic Bond Street – 0.1 miles, or a one minute walk to Selfridges