Whether you’re thinking ahead or leaving it to the last moment, London is filled with fantastic places to get all your Christmas shopping sorted. Read on for our guide to the best festive shopping destinations near the Montcalm…
Best Shopping Districts
At the Montcalm London, you’re close to many of London’s best shopping districts, including:
Perhaps London’s best known retail destination, Oxford Street (and the adjoining Regent Street) contains some of the city’s greatest Christmas shopping destinations, including stores like Debenhams, Selfridges and John Lewis. For the more casual shopper, there is also a colourful, festive array of stunning window displays sure to get you in the holiday spirit during your visit.
Google’s Street View: Oxford Street
A top shopping destination for those buying items for the more original characters in their lives, Carnaby Street is as trendy as it gets, filled with independent fashion stores and brands at the very cutting edge of design.
Google’s Street View: Carnaby Street
If you’re thinking luxury and high-end, then you need to head for Mayfair and check out the lines of Fortnum and Mason for some delicious and seasonal Christmas cuisine and hampers, which make fabulous gifts. Close by on Bond Street, you’ll find the likes of Burberry and Louis Vuitton, offering yet more luxurious shopping for the festive season.
Google Map: Mayfair
Filled with upmarket boutiques and unique labels, Chelsea also has an array of cafes and restaurants to relax in and take a break amid your shopping spree. Head for ultra-trendy Kings Road and the Duke of York Square to check out the stunning Christmas lights.
Google Map: Chelsea
Best Department Stores
London has some of the most famous and impressive department stores in the world. Our top picks for Christmas shopping are:
Not sure what you’re looking for? Then Selfridges is a great place to start your search – there’s a little bit of everything here in this famous department store, close to our 5-Star boutique hotels in London. It offers nine floors of designer goods, beauty products and much more besides. The Christmas window is always famed for its creativity, so it makes for a wonderful place to browse.
One of the top shopping destinations in the city, Harrods gets even more impressive at Christmas, with floor upon floor of luxury goods sure to impress your loved ones. If you’re stocking up on Christmas decorations, you can add an ultra-luxe feel to your home this year by adding some Harrods-branded baubles to your tree. If you’re undecided, simply go in search of the best gifts for all tastes, with the convenience of being able to find just about anything all under one roof and within easy reach of the Montcalm London.
Best known for creating the famous ‘Liberty print’, Liberty is a truly beautiful shop from the outside; housed in a historic building, stepping inside the store is just as impressive. Expect to find a range of high-end perfumes and stunning fabric goods, as well as a wide range of unique homewares and carefully curated designer clothing.