With window displays that look like works of art, to toy shops that are the stuff of kids’ dreams, Christmas shopping in and around London is world class. So ditch the endless hours of scrolling for gifts online and get soaked up in the magic of Christmas shops decked out with twinkling lights. Here are some of our favourite places to go to find those perfect Christmas gifts.

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Westfield Stratford Christmas Shopping

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If it’s options you’re after then you’ll be spoiled for choice at Westfield Stratford City, one of Europe’s biggest urban shopping centres. Sprinkled with decorations and lights galore, enjoy the selection of hundreds of shops and restaurants with catchy music in the air. Save on your train tickets with GroupSave to have more to spend on your pressies.

Nearest c2c station: Stratford or West Ham (then change for London Underground services to Stratford)

Lakeside Christmas Shopping

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Lakeside shopping centre truly transforms into a Christmassy delight; with decorations and lights, it’s the perfect convenient stop to shop for all your holiday gifts. There are plenty of activities for the kids to do while you help Santa out with his list. Take the train and avoid the nightmare of the car park, plus save money with our kids for £2 tickets on weekends and school holidays.

Nearest c2c station: Chafford Hundred

Carnaby Street Christmas Shopping

carnaby christmas shopping

London’s famous Carnaby Street not only boasts a world famous reputation for Christmas shopping, but some of the most artistic Christmas lights too, as you pick from the hundreds of shops, bars and restaurants. It’s hard not to get swept up in the festive magic of this West End hotspot. Plan your trip online in advance and save enough change to treat yourself to a hot chocolate or mulled wine as a festive goodie.

Nearest c2c station: West Ham, then change for Jubilee Line to Green Park

Covent Garden Christmas shopping

Covent Garden Christmas Shopping

There’s a reason Covent Garden remains one of London’s most popular destinations for Christmas shopping – the combination of high street stores and independent vendors make for fantastic selections and a very merry atmosphere. With hundreds of restaurants and trendy bars nearby, as well London’s theatre-land, you can really make a proper day of it!

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street, then change for Circle/District Line to Embankment

Oxford Street Christmas shopping

Oxford Street Shopping

Experience the fantastic atmosphere of the city in lights as you shop across London’s arguably most famous street. With too many shops to mention, you won’t be disappointed with the choices on Oxford Street. And now, with the expansion of pedestrian walkways the streets won’t feel nearly as busy when carrying all your shopping bags!

Nearest c2c station: West Ham, the change for Jubilee Line to Bond Street

Fortnum and Mason Christmas Shopping, Piccadilly

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If you’re keen to get some Christmassy luxury in your life, Fortnum & Mason should be your immediate go-to. The elegant displays, afternoon tea rooms, Storytelling with Father Christmas and tours of the building with delicious tastings are just a few highlights that make this festive flagship a truly magical trip for the holidays. Warning: you may not want to leave!

Nearest c2c station: West Ham, then change for Jubilee Line to Green Park

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