Book yourself a break away in the British capital and take a tour of some of London’s most iconic shops for your Christmas shopping this year!
Best for traditional gifts
Harrods, the world’s most famous department store, comprises seven floors of luxury and is a tourist attraction in itself. You’ll be sure to find a traditional present that will go down a treat, whether it’s a custom-designed rocking horse or the ever-popular Harrods Christmas pudding. You’ll make someone very happy on Christmas morning with a present from this great British institution.
Best for a sweet tooth
Since the 1700s, Fortnum & Mason has brought the world’s best food into their spectacular Piccadilly store. Indulge in the finest confectionery, caviar and champagne and truly spoil your loved one with a signature Fortum & Mason hamper, or personally design your own and fill it with their favourite truffles and sweets.
Best for fashionistas
Selfridges is renowned for staying ahead in the fashion stakes, stocking a range of clothes from both established and new designers in their Oxford Street store. The recently opened Shoe Galleries is the perfect place to find the shoe to fit your favourite fashionista. Admire the magnificent window displays and then browse the 4,000 shoes on display, from Louboutin to Lanvin.
Best for the boys
Harvey Nichols is a hot shopping spot for boys who love their toys. Constantly showcasing new and exciting gadgets, it’s the spot for picking up a designer iPad case or a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones that will keep him happy.
Since 1875, Liberty has been the top choice for shoppers in search of a unique and special gift. This Christmas the iconic British store has teamed up with the nation’s best loved icons who have created original gifts for the festive period, the proceeds of which will go to the designers’ chosen charities. Or, to ensure a kiss from your beau under the mistletoe this year, visit the antique jewellery department and select a beautiful, everlasting piece.
Best for the children
Visit the greatest toyshop in the world and make a Christmas wish come true with a toy, game or furry friend from Hamleys. The staff are renowned for dressing up and entertaining the children – they even donned tin hats and carried on when the Regents Street shop was bombed during World War II! Leave your children to enjoy a scrumptious feast of Afternoon Tea with Father Christmas and his elves whilst you whizz round and try not to get distracted!