It might only be September, but there’s nothing wrong with starting early. The end of season sales are still going on, so now can be the perfect time to scoop up some bargains before Christmas hits. Even if you’re not thinking about Christmas yet, you can still grab some cut price products if you’re catching some winter sun or just want to treat yourself.
Oxford Street is the number one stop for Christmas shopping, and for the last few years it has run a traffic-free shopping day several weekends before the big day to allow for easy access to all the shops. Street entertainers, parades and choirs fill Oxford Street, and you are able to shop ‘til you drop in the luxurious West End, including Regent Street and Bond Street with the world famous Hamleys and Selfridges stores for all your gifts.
Covent Garden is another excellent place for shopping. Its market is always filled with fantastic homemade goods, and you can browse the stalls and chat to the traders while you listen to the band entertaining the crowds. There are lots of little boutiques and unusual shops as well as all your high street favourites, so pop in to pick up everything you need before catching a show at the opera house.
Camden Market is famous for its eclectic mix of people and original items, along with all the band merchandise you could ever want. If you’re buying for lots of people into the alternative scene, this is the place for you. Pick up rare records, Dr Martens or some statement furniture for some really unique gifts.
Both Westfield shopping centres are also brilliant for high street and luxury shopping opportunities. The original Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush is filled with high end designer retailers and mainstream shops alike, while the newer Stratford centre is home to lots of exciting new shops for a fun, festive atmosphere.
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