Festive Shopping Guide in London

London is the fashion capital of the world. Whether you’re looking for a specific designer brand or unique Christmas gifts, within a strolling distance or a quick taxi ride away from the Althoff St. James's Hotel & Club, there’s a wealth of shopping for you to explore. From famous department stores, widely known shopping streets, marvellous Christmas markets and exciting independent boutiques, there must be something that suits your preference.

Jermyn Street and Savile Row: Two historic streets are home to many traditional British brands and hold fame for the finest British craftsmanship and bespoke tailoring menswear. A perfect place for buying gentlemen’s gifts. All hotel guests of the Althoff St. James's Hotel & Club are eligible for a 10% discount on all goods and services in Jermyn Street when you present the membership card. (Get it from our front desk staff upon arrival.) 

Oxford Street and Regent Street: They are the most popular shopping boulevards for shopaholics in the capital. You can discover the world’s leading retail chain stores and high-end flagship stores there. The British multinational toy store - Hamleys nearby is a brilliant destination full of surprising Christmas gifts for children. You can walk to Oxford Street from Althoff St. James’s Hotel & Club in 17 minutes making a perfect location to stay in if you are planning a day out shopping at Oxford Street. 

Knightsbridge: It’s one of London’s most exclusive shopping areas where you can go on an exploration of the most reputable department stores – Harrods, which houses over 500 brands of high-end clothing, accessories, food, furniture and more. Another equally reputable department store - Harvey Nichols located in the same district definitely worth your visit. 

Covent Garden: This popular central shopping area has a great mix of international and independent labels of fashion, beauty, homeware and gift shops. There are lots of fantastic coffee shops and trendy eateries in between for a relaxing shopping break. Covent Garden is a 20 minute walk from St. James’s Hotel and Club.

Hotels Bond Street

Bond Street: Located in the heart of Mayfair, it is one of the most luxury streets lined with exclusive designer boutiques and elegant jewellery stores. Those who like to savour an ultimate luxurious shopping experience shouldn’t miss it. Bond Street can be reached from Althoff St. James's Hotel & Club using the nearest tube station. Green Park is the nearest underground station which is less than a two-minute walk from the hotel and is on the Piccadilly, Victoria and Jubilee lines.

Planning your Christmas shopping in London?