Iconic shopping locations
It’s not just its world-class mix of home-grown and international brands, its iconic department stores, shopping centres and eclectic mix of high-streets that makes Britain’s shopping great. It’s also the breath of what it packs in, from the world’s biggest high street at London’s Oxford Circus to the romantic world of Jane Austin seen through the charm of Bath’s Milsom Street. Explore what you fancy then discover some more, whether its big, boutique or unique, Britain has it all.
Iconic shopping in every corner of Britain
Whether you are into luxury, vintage or market architecture, you’ll find somewhere that ticks all the boxes in Britain. From London’s famous Harrods to Cardiff’s city of arcades, all the way up to Edinburgh’s most photographed Victoria Street, you’ll find bags of brilliant shopping in Britain.
5 iconic shopping spots in London
Fortnum and Mason
This is one of England’s foremost food stores. For more than 300 hundred years, London’s Royal Warrants holding Fortnum & Mason has been at 181 Piccadilly. It has four floors of luxury produce neatly packaged in Fortnum’s unmistakable signature Eau de Nil’s pale green-blue colours. Pick up some iconic teas, beautiful biscuits, confections and homewares or go all out with a classic F&M hamper for dangerously delicious decadence.
Everything Carnaby has to offer. Spanning 14 streets of British history from the centre of the swinging sixties to the emergence of punk and mod, Carnaby has always been an epicentre for British heritage labels, one-off concepts and independent boutiques as unique as their labels. Explore the much-loved Liberty’s, dine at the vibrant Kingly Court and discover the creative Newburgh Quarter.
The Great British icon for luxury has to be Knightsbridge’s Harrods, one of the largest luxury department stores in the world. Explore its staggering 330 departments spread across seven floors and discover international brands like Gucci, home-grown British names like Alexander McQueen and its decadent food hall. Enter below the prominent green awnings, pick up a famous stuffed bear and walk the streets with its signature green Harrods bag.
West End’s Covent Garden is one of the capital’s most buzzing neighbourhoods for eating and shopping. With its iconic Piazza, chic streets and Royal Opera House, you’ll find world-class shopping, dining and performing all in one place. From DECIEM to Charlotte Tilbury, Loot Vintage to the brightly coloured courtyard of Neal’s Yard, enjoy walking the insta-worthy streets and markets of this much-loved London institution.
Europe’s biggest and busiest shopping street, Oxford Street has a staggering 1.5 miles of fashion, beauty and tech, with countless flagship stores and more than 300 shops. Whether you’re shopping for the first time or hundredth, swinging by Selfridges or browsing Burberrys, there’s always something new to discover.