Visit London Asks: What Do You Love About Shopping in London?

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William Baker, Kylie's creative director, is putting on his first-ever catwalk show at Westfield during London Fashion WeekLast week saw the launch of London’s A Christmas Carol, and got us all thinking about London’s history. Thanks to everyone who commented.

This week is London Fashion Week and the capital is being taken over by all things fashionista.

While the main hub of LFW is Somerset House, there are hundreds of events taking place across the city. From art on the Underground to catwalk shows in the Charing Cross hotel; from new waxworks at Madame Tussauds to Kylie’s hotpants designer, William Baker, at Westfield London.

London’s fashion and shopping scenes are really exciting: constantly evolving and changing; among the best in the world.

So as London shows off the best of its fashion designers, models, producers, photographers and parties(!), we want you to tell us what you love about shopping in London.

Is it the great independent boutiques around Carnaby and Seven Dials? The historic shopping area of Covent Garden? The amazing, modern Westfield London shopping centre? The shoppers’ adrenaline rush you get stepping out of Oxford Circus Tube and onto the world’s most famous shopping street? Or do you have a favourite shopping hidden gem that you want to share with the world during this London Fashion Week?

Let us know.


  1. londonlover says:

    I know its a bit early to be thinking about Christmas, but for brilliant Christmas presents I really recommend life style bazar in one of the little streets off Carnaby Street. They have amazing stuff in there. Great for buying presents for people who you think already have everything!

  2. janey_jane says:

    When I first heard about Westfield, I was skeptical. I’m not a fan of huge shopping centres. But then I went, and it was great! It’s so big, there’s plenty of space for everyone. There’s loads of great shops to choose from. And lots of places to eat. And it’s really family-friendly, which is important to me.

  3. Lilac says:

    I don’t tend to go all-out on Christmas presents but for myself, I’m a big fan of the small boutiques around Islington. For my husband, I often find something quirky and cool around Floral Street or Longacre in Covent Garden.