Well, around two hundred years down the line, Napoleon’s prediction stands true. Hands down, London is one of the best and most sought after shopping paradise around the globe. From Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Mason to Liberty and Selfridges (to name a few) are most attractive shopping hotspots to visit.
Public transport in London is highly efficient and fun, especially when you consider going shopping and do not want to spend a fortune on parking tickets. London has an excellent underground system (tubes and rail lines/links) along with taxis and mini cabs that are easily available.
Local buses are extensively spread out around the city. They are both comfortable and cheap to travel. If you plan to go shopping during night time, busses with prefixed letter ‘N’ are all available at your service. For more information on bus routes, travel cards and timings you can visit Transport for London or Visit London to know what best suites you. Here you can also find prices charged to your favorite destination. Additionally you can find bus areas of shopping with an estimated time of arrival and departure.
Another option is to get a taxi on London’s streets: otherwise, if you want to save money and time, you can try to use a minicabs fares comparison websites such as www.minicabit.com. All you have to do is enter your current place and your destination, you will be directed towards the best quotes available in town—so, shop and save at the same time!
It is a mainstream shopping hot spot of London.
If you want to hit the main shopping area at Oxford Street, it is right in between the Oxford Circus and Marble Arch. You will find plenty of bus services in this area.
Home to a large number of elegant stores in London, it has a variety of exclusive high end brands, luxury goods, top notch jewelers, antiques and a lot more!
It’s no less of a haven for shopping lovers. Bond Street is often visited by eminent celebrity and political figures when it comes to shopping.
Knightsbridge & Harrods
It will not be wrong to state ‘Harrods’ to perhaps be the most remarkable fashion store house of London. It is not only the central spot, but also just a mile away from Kensington at Knightsbridge.
Another important exclusive fashion hub in the area is Harvey Nichols. Like Harrods, this eminent fashion store provides high-end luxury items for the wealthy in London.
Notting Hill (Portobello)
On most Saturdays, Portobello Road in Notting Hill is home to exclusive Portobello Road Market. It is famous for second hand clothes and antique items.
Thousands of shoppers from around London flock in Portobello Road Market to get their hands on some of the best items at reasonable prices. Besides clothes and other goods, the market also displays a variety of good food and drinks.
One of the most buzzing and popular venues for shopping to hit when in London—Covent Garden is just walking distance if you are at River Thames or Soho.
You will find many London buses that travel by the Covent Garden, and many tube lines that are strategically located in the area.
All aforementioned shopping destinations are conveniently accessible through public transport.