Hen Do Shopping in London

A guide to shopping in London

London is a shopper’s paradise, with everything from itsquirky weekend marketsselling one-off items, to hugedepartment storesthat are famous all over the world. With so much to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start - especially if you’re just here for ahen weekend. Whether you're looking for a leisurely afternoon of window shopping or want to shop as much as you can - this guide will show you the best spots for all styles, budgets and interests.

Central London

Oxford Street

Oxford Street is Europe’s most popular shopping street, attracting thousands of visitors everyday. It offers something for everyone: from big names, including the flagshipPrimark,John LewisandTopshopstores to designer labels in and aroundSelfridges.

Nearest stations: Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus, Bond Street and Marble Arch

Regent Street

Located just off Oxford Street, Regent Street is an elegant shopping area showcasing impressive architecture and world-class designer brands, such asBurberry,Ralph LaurenandMichael Kors. Don't missHamleys, the world's oldest toy store, it’s the perfect place to pass some spare time.

Nearest stations: Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus

Carnaby Street

Under the iconic Carnaby Street arch is a world-famous fashion destination. Shop at concept stores, pop-ups and flagship stores. Grab a bite with more than 60 independent restaurants, bars and cafes, plusKingly Court, a three-storey, delicious dining experience. Don't missLiberty London, one of the UK’s oldest department stores. At Christmas, visit to see Carnaby Street at its brightest.

Nearest stations: Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus

Covent Garden

A visit to Covent Garden is a must while you’re in London. It’s got a bustling atmosphere, luxury cosmetic shops and diverse restaurants. In the market, you’ll find unique jewellery, handmade clothes and one-off antiques. The area is a square of cobbled streets filled with artists and street performers. The high street covers the more popular retailers, likeH&M,ZaraandTK Maxx.

Nearest stations: Covent Garden and Charing Cross

North London


Camden is a hub of music, art and creativity. It’s also the ideal shopping destination for those who love alternative fashion. With unique shops likeCyberdog, amazing food stalls and the picturesque Camden Lock, it’s the perfect place for those looking for something a little different. Plus, there are loads of quirky pubs and bars to enjoy after the shopping.

Nearest stations: Camden Town and Kentish Town

East London

Shoreditch and Spitalfields

For something a little more trendy, head to Shoreditch. With loads of top quality vintage stores, includingRokitandBeyond Retroon Brick Lane, it’s a great place to find some properly unique clothes. If vintage isn’t your style, then there’s loads of small boutiques in this vibrant part of town. Spitalfields Market also shouldn’t be missed, with its independent shops and popular restaurants.

Nearest stations: Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street

West London

King's Road, Chelsea

Walk the star-studded King's Road. It’s one of the most prestigious shopping destinations in the world, with Vivienne Westwood’s famousWorld’s Endstore here. Full of famous faces, it’s a great place to treat yourself to something luxurious before the wedding. Plus, there are plenty of stylish options for brunch.

Nearest stations: Fulham Broadway, South Kensington and Sloane Square


Knightsbridge is one of the most unchanged and picturesque areas of central London. With designer shops includingGucci,ArmaniandChristian Dior, it’s one of the pricier parts of town to shop. It’s also the home to the world-famousHarrodsandHarvey Nichols. It’s definitely worth a visit, even if it’s just for some window shopping or to take advantage of the elegant brunch spots.

Nearest station: Knightsbridge and South Kensington

Those are some of our favouriteshopping spots in London, but there are loads more that could be mentioned, including the popular Westfield shopping centres, Angel and Notting Hill. But with only a weekend, you'll want to experience the best London has to offer.

Want more ideas? Check out moreLondon hen do ideasand our guide toLondon's marketsandLondon's department stores.