With its window displays that are works of art, to toy shops that are the stuff of kids dreams, Christmas shopping in and around London is world class. Here are some of our favourite places to go to get a Christmas shopping fix.
Westfield Stratford Christmas Shopping
If you’re after options then you can’t go wrong at Westfield, one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe. With approximately 280 stores and 70 restaurants you’ll be able to tick off everything on your Christmas list and enjoy the festive decorations and music.
Nearest c2c station: Stratford
Intu Lakeside Christmas Shopping
From 11 November, intu Lakeside transforms itself with majestic Christmas lights, an ice rink and Santa’s Grotto. If you want to shop somewhere convenient yet Christmassy, get over to intu Lakeside and get swept up in the Christmas atmosphere.
Nearest c2c station: Chafford Hundred
Carnaby Christmas Shopping
With 14 streets boasting over 100 shops and 60 bars and restaurants, this West End hotspot will be a destination of choice for all your Christmas shopping needs. From 9 November, you can spend the day in London and watch the Carnaby Christmas lights dazzle when the sun goes down.
Nearest c2c station: West Ham, then change for Jubilee line to Green Park
From 14 November, Covent Garden will be adorned with London’s biggest hand-picked Christmas tree and the giant reindeer statue will return. In between your Christmas shopping, take a break in one of the many restaurants whilst admiring the lights around the Piazza and with London’s theatreland just around the corner, you have every excuse to make a day of it!
Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street, then change for Circle or District line to Embankment
For a touch of luxury, why not visit Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge? With extravagantly decorated shop windows to catch your attention, you’ll definitely want to take a peek inside. Treat the special person in your life to their Christmas gift, whilst treating yourself to one of the in-store beauty treatments after a long day of shopping.
Nearest c2c station: West Ham, then change for Jubilee Line to Green Park
Fortnum and Mason
Fortnum and Mason should be your store of choice if you’re on the hunt for hampers galore! Marvel at the elegant displays and perfected gift wrapping as you wander around the festive flagship in Piccadilly. Break for afternoon tea and check out the range of seasonal craft workshops taking place throughout the store.
Nearest c2c station: West Ham, then change for the Jubilee line to Green Park