London shopping

Top Choice Market in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Sunday Upmarket

The Sunday Upmarket (also open on Saturday) sprawls among the beautiful brick buildings of the Old Truman Brewery on both sides of Brick Lane between Hanbury and Buxton Sts. Vintage fiends, fashionistas and foodies …
Top Choice Books in Kensington & Hyde Park

John Sandoe Books

The perfect antidote to impersonal book superstores, this atmospheric three-storey bookshop in 18th-century premises is a treasure trove of literary gems and hidden surprises. It's been in business for over six deca…
Top Choice Department Store in The West End

Liberty

One of London's most recognisable shops, Liberty department store has a white-and-wood-beam Tudor Revival facade that lures shoppers in to browse luxury contemporary fashion, homewares, cosmetics and accessories, al…
Top Choice Department Store in The West End

Fortnum & Mason

With its classic eau-de-Nil (pale green) colour scheme, the 'Queen's grocery store' established in 1707 refuses to yield to modern times. Its staff – men and women – still wear old-fashioned tailcoats, and its glamo…
Top Choice Market in North London

Stables Market

Connected to the Lock Market, the Stables overflows with antiques, Asian artefacts, rugs, retro furniture and clothing. As the name suggests, it used to be a stables, where up to 800 horses (who worked hauling barge…
Top Choice Market in East London

Broadway Market

There’s been a market down here since the late 19th century, but the focus these days is artisan food, handmade gifts and unique clothing. Cafes along both sides of the street do a roaring trade with coffee-drinking…
Top Choice Market in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Old Spitalfields Market

Traders have been hawking their wares here since 1638, and it's still one of London's best markets. Sundays are the biggest days, but Thursdays are good for antiques, and crates of vinyl take over every other Friday…
Top Choice Antiques in North London

Camden Passage Market

Not to be confused with Camden Market, Camden Passage is a pretty cobbled lane in Islington lined with antique stores, vintage-clothing boutiques and cafes. Scattered along the lane are four separate market areas de…
Top Choice Department Store in The West End

Selfridges

Set in a grandiose column-flanked Grade II–listed structure, Selfridges has been innovating since its doors opened in 1909. Its wacky, ever-changing window displays draw a crowd of its own, especially at Christmas. …
Top Choice Design in Kensington & Hyde Park

Conran Shop

The original design store (going strong since 1987), the Conran Shop is a treasure trove of beautiful things – from radios to sunglasses, kitchenware to children's toys and books, bathroom accessories to greeting ca…