Christmas isn’t called the most wonderful time of the year for nothing. Succulent Christmas dinners, tv specials and getting the family together for a festive blowout party are perfect ways to round off the year; it’s no wonder many people prefer the colder winter periods to summer just because of Christmas!
Perhaps the best part of the holiday season, however, is the presents. Seeing your children’s faces light up when they see the gifts they’ve been writing to Santa for is one of the most magical experiences any parent could wish for. In fact, showing your love for any of your family members through a special Christmas gift is a brilliant way to bring the year to a close, and there’s a whole host of superb shopping destinations near our Montcalm Hotel London in Oxford Street for you to find just the right pressie.
Here is a Complete Christmas Shopper’s Guide to Oxford Street
300 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1C 1DX
John Lewis is a favourite of British people for the simple fact that it stocks more or less everything, and the John Lewis superstore near our London boutique hotels doesn’t disappoint. This massive store has seven floors, each one with a different selection of products including homeware, fashion, toys and electronics.
There’s also a truly enchanting Christmas Village surrounded by lights and decorations that children will love, giving you a chance to slip away and look at presents whilst your partner keeps them preoccupied in the village!
As if the huge product catalogue and Christmas Village weren’t enough, Oxford Street’s John Lewis is also home to a stunning rooftop garden on the top floor and a large food hall on the lower ground floor. Why not grab a bite to eat after a long day Christmas shopping or simply put your bags down and enjoy the beauty of London from a bird’s-eye vantage point?
257/259 Oxford St, Mayfair, London W1C 2DD
If you’re looking for somewhere to pick up a truly special Christmas gift for your partner, then look no further than Pandora. This chain jewellery store is renowned as being a must-visit destination for bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings and more, and the store on Oxford Street certainly lives up to Pandora’s sparkling reputation. As well as the usual stunning repertoire of jewellery made from a vast variety of precious stones and metals, Pandora now has a truly beautiful winter collection made up of pieces based on ice crystal motifs.
200 Oxford St, Fitzrovia, London W1D 1NU
Buying presents for a footwear fanatic? If so, Schuh should be the first stop on your list. This dedicated store has an absolutely enormous range of different footwear styles to suit all ages, including trainers, boots, shoes, sandals, slippers and more. What’s more, Schuh is well-known for stocking the very latest releases from the biggest footwear brands, including massive sports retailers such as Adidas and Nike to edgy vintage brands like Dr Martens.