This London walking tour will show you one of the most visited shopping areas in the capital. We are going through Oxford Street, New Bond Street and Mayfair until we reach Piccadilly Circus . Oxford Street offers a wide variety of affordable fashion. New Bond Street is a home of more luxurious brands. The colourful window displays attract many locals and tourists all year around. London’s New Bond Street identified as Europe’s most expensive shopping street, according to Main Streets Across the World report.
The past 5 months have been hard for all of us. The lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 slowed down even a busy capital like London. The crowded streets turned into a quiet ghost places. After the non-essential shops reopening last week life seem to be getting back to normal. London Lockdown has been relaxed recently. All of the pubs and restaurants are also allowed to reopen. They have strict safety measures and look for everyone’s safety and well being.
This walking tour in the capital will show you a few of the most visited shopping areas in London. We are going through:
- Oxford Street
- New Bond Street
- Piccadilly Circus
Whet it comes to shopping areas in London, the most popular one for affordable fashion is Oxford Street. It is a 1.9 km long paradise for all of you that enjoy a good bargain and do not want to spend a lot of money to look good. The well-known brands that you will find there will guarantee you a lovely and modern look for each season of the year.
The Covid-19 pandemic slowed down the retailers for a while. Today we can proudly say that London is coming back to life and people enjoy their shopping as before. Reaching Oxford Street is pretty easy. There are several buses going through the entire street. The most convenient and fast way of transportation is still the Underground. There are three stations which will get you as close as possible to your desired shopping destination. In the East end of the street is Tottenham Court Road Station. If you choose to begin from the West end, then Marble Arch Station is your best option. Right in the middle of Oxford Street is Bond Street Station.
What shops you could find here? The list is not short, so better check out their official website for more details and opening times of each shop: https://www.oxfordstreet.co.uk/shop/
New Bond Street
Talking about the best shopping areas in London, we can not miss New Bond Street. It is a part of the Bond Street, which connects Oxford Street and Piccadilly. New Bond Street is a home of more luxurious brands. The colourful window displays attract many locals and tourists all year around. London’s New Bond Street identified as Europe’s most expensive shopping street, according to Main Streets Across the World report.
Getting there is not complicated. You can hop on the Underground and get off at Bond Street. This will give you the perfect opportunity to see the most of the shopping street. You can also decide to start from Piccadilly.
Some of the brands that you can splurge on here are: Boss, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Bulgari, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Gyvenchy and many more. The full list and opening times, please check their website here: https://www.bondstreet.co.uk/explore/shopping
Mayfair is one of the posh areas in London. It is a great residential area. Here are also plenty of unique luxurious hotels and fancy restaurants. Mayfair is one of the most expensive areas of the capital. Of course it is a shopping area as well. In Mayfair you will find boutiques, which offer clothing, accessories and everything you could need for your perfect outfit.
Walking the streets of Mayfair is such a pleasant experience. All of the houses are in Georgian architecture. The streets are lovely and welcoming with some cozy coffee shops and little restaurants among the boutiques.
Piccadilly Circus is definitely one of the most visited and iconic places in London. Let’s first take a look at the giant advertising boards, which catch everyone’s eyes straight away. The fountain in the middle of the busy streets is a favourite meeting place for locals.
Piccadilly Circus is so famous probably because of its location. It is close to Regent Street and Oxford Street. On the other side in just a 5 minute walk is China Town. In this area is the Theatre district and also some of the Harry Potter movie locations.
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