Ward Thomas’s Guide to Shopping in London
London is without a doubt one of the world’s number one destinations for shopping. Whether you’re looking for the latest high-end fashion or you’re buying toys for Christmas, London is the perfect destination. With many of the world’s leading brand names and stores holding residence in the capital, you’ll be hard-pushed to find a better city for shopping.
Many people plan entire visits to London around shopping. For some people, it’s more than just buying goods. Shopping is an experience that they take very seriously, enjoying the process as much as what they buy. And like most things, London takes shopping to another level of excellence. No matter what sort of item you’re looking for, you’ll find it in London.
London’s Best Places to Shop –
Knightsbridge – if you’re looking to namedrop, you’d struggle to top Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Burberry. You’ll find all three and more in Knightsbridge, which also heralds plenty of kudos for its original buildings and architecture.
Carnaby Street – one for the music historians, Carnaby Street was the mecca of ‘mod’ back in the 60s and now hosts some excellent clothing shops. Just like its past, you’ll only find stores that live on the cooler outskirts of the fashion world. Diesel, Adidas Originals, Sweaty Betty and We Built This City call Carnaby home.
Bond Street – fancy some high-end shopping fit for a celeb? Then Bond Street is your destination, and you might want to increase your card limit before you arrive. The jeweller giants Tiffany and Cartier are residents, as well as Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
King’s Road – another one to make the bank statement shake with fear. King’s Road is the place for trendy boutique a d designer shops. If you’re looking for an expensive and unique gift for someone, then head to King’s Road. You’ll find Claudie Pierlot, Vivienne Westwood, Calvin Klein and many more at King’s Road.
Oxford Street – known as the busiest street in London, Oxford Street is number one on our list. You’ll find the big department stores here most notably Selfridges. There are more urban style orientated stores, like Urban Outfitters and Nike here for the streetwise shopper. It’s wise to get there early on weekends or avoid it and go through the week.
Making Your Visit to London Permanent –
London has tens of thousands of visitors every month, and many are here specifically for the shopping experience. And some are some taken with London and everything it has to offer, then end up making plans to relocate here.
One thing’s for sure – you’ll struggle to find anywhere that beats London’s shopping scene. Additionally, you’ll also find the UK’s most elegant restaurants in the capital, with many Michelin Star establishments for you to choose from. If you want something slightly less fine-dining, there are tastes from around the world on offer.
With dinner covered – fancy a show? London’s famous West End puts on the very best musicals every season. For the true thespians out there, head over to the Old Vic, the Harold Pinter Theatre, and the Adelphi, to name just a few.
And if you fancy something a bit more exciting, London has lots of pubs and bars to choose from. We have everything from your cocktail bar to your traditional gastro public house. And for those of us that can make it past last orders, you’ll find that London has a vibrant nightlife.
If culture is your thing, you have your pick of the best theatres, galleries, and museums, historical places to visit. London has that much to do you’ll have to move here to experience them all. Which is ideal, as we have some fantastic areas to choose from. Each one with their own style and local amenities. And to top it all off – London has one of the best transport systems in Europe.
Ward Thomas – We’re London’s Removals Experts –
If you’re planning on moving to London, then it’s essential that you book a removals company that offers the highest level of service. Ward Thomas is London’s prestige removals and storage company. From the first contact, we aim to build a picture of what our customers need so that we can provide the correct service for them.
Ward Thomas move thousands of people every year. We’re London’s favourite removals and storage provider because of our expertise and dedication to the highest level of customer service. The Ward Thomas team are experts who take a great sense of pride in their work. They have the best tools and equipment needed to undertake any removals or storage job. We understand that specific items need individual protective wrapping to ensure that the packaging doesn’t cause damage.
At Ward Thomas, our number one priority is the help you move with as little stress as possible. We will discuss your move in detail well in advance of your moving date. Moreover, we’ll relocate you in the most efficient way possible, and all your possessions will arrive in perfect condition.
If you’re planning on making your next trip to London a more permanent one, make sure you book with Ward Thomas. Contact us today to discuss any of our range of services and removals packages.