27. November 2018

That’s a Wrap! A brief guide to London Christmas shopping

Don’t shop till you drop this Christmas, follow our shopping guide and enjoy a leisurely day out and about in London whilst picking out the perfect presents for your friends and family. Hop from Harrods, to the high street followed by the best of the winter markets and enjoy a few glasses of bubbles and a bite in between.  

Relax we’ve got London Christmas shopping covered!


Start at the creme de la crop of department stores, Harrods. Soak up the Christmas magic, with their glistening decorations and luxury goods. Harrods is one of the world’s most famous department stores, boasting the latest designer trends. Gifts from here won’t come cheap, so be sure to choose your favorite friends and family to spoil here.

Carnaby Street

Hop on the tube at Knightsbridge or take a stroll through Hyde Park and make your way to Carnaby Street. A slightly edgeryer shopping scene, in its heyday it was the place to snap up some bell bottoms. It has evolved into a lively area with a mix of urban clothing brands, beauty and health shops and a selection of fantastic eateries and bars.

Oxford Street 

Continue onto Oxford Street, it might be busy but you will be sure to find a something for everyone here, along with some fantastic Christmas decorations.

Festive Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea at Charing Cross

Take a break from the crowds and unwind over a glass of bubbles and a scrumptious bite to eat with our Festive Afternoon Tea at Amba Hotel Charing Cross.

South Bank Centre Winter Markets

South Bank Centre Lights

Take a short and sweet ten minute walk over the Thames River from Amba Charing Cross to the Southbank Centre Winter Markets. Here you will find an array of hand crafted christmas goodies, and pop up food and drink stalls. Celebrate your successful day out with an espresso martini from Bar Under the Bridge at Southbank Centre or a mulled wine from one of the pop up stalls. 

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London Christmas Shopping Guide