Published on December 15th, 2017 | by What 20
THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DAY GUIDE
Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about doing some Christmas shopping if you haven’t already. London is the perfect place to find gifts for your loved ones as there’s so many shops to choose from and streets to explore. If you’re planning a shopping day in the city, take a look at this list first on how to get the most out of your Christmas shopping day in London.
Take a stroll down Oxford street
Oxford street is home to some of London’s best shops, making it the ideal spot to begin your shopping trip. Head to Selfridges to find some exciting high end gifts for that special someone, before exploring Debenhams, John Lewis and a variety of fashion and beauty stores offering a gift to suit every preference. A stone’s throw away lies Regent street, where you’ll find world famous stores such as Liberty London and Hamleys.
Get a bite to eat
All that shopping can work up an appetite. Luckily enough, London is full of plenty of great places to get something to eat while you’re out and about! If you’re in a rush, grab a quick bite at London’s Christmas market in Leicester square. This market is based in the centre of the city, making it easy to access after hitting the stores. Browse a number of stalls offering tasty treats along with a brilliant selection of potential gifts.
Bag some vintage bargains
For those friends and family members that prefer something more unique under their Christmas tree, explore the many vintage shopping destinations London has to offer. Head to streets such as Camden, Brick Lane, Covent Garden and Portobello Road for a wide selection of stores offering vintage fashion, jewellery and homeware.
It may be the season of giving, but that doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be time to treat yourself! Take some time out from shopping and spend an hour or two getting pampered in one of many hair and beauty salons in London for some Christmas glam. Whether it’s a quick blow dry, a facial or a fresh new nail design, you’ll leave your Christmas shopping day feeling rejuvenated and ready for the festivities!
Check out the Christmas lights
No Christmas shopping day in the city is complete without taking a trip to see the Christmas lights! Take a detour to Carnaby Street and admire the famous light display, before heading to Piccadilly, Bond Street and Covent Garden for an instant festive mood.