London offers plenty of shopping opportunities for those who fancy a bit of retail therapy.

Portobello Road

On Saturdays in Notting Hill, Portobello Road is transformed into one of the world's largest antiques markets, stretching nearly a kilometre and selling everything from furniture and bric-a-brac through to clothing and jewellery. Many stalls also sell street food, fresh fruit and vegetables and other goods.

What's more, there are a number of antique shops in the area, so even when the market isn't open, Portobello Road is a great destination.

Burlington Arcade

An elegant shopping destination in Mayfair, Burlington Arcade offers a collection of luxury shops selling items such as jewellery, leather goods, high-end fashion, antiques and perfume.

Whether you're looking to find a treasure or are just window-shopping, Burlington Arcade is sure to delight. Be sure to keep an eye out for the lovely glass ceiling and the traditionally dressed attendants in frock coats and top hats - called Beadles.


Piccadilly, a few stops via the underground from Paddington station is home to some of the best shops in London, giving you plenty to see and do.

Fortnum & Mason

If you're looking for luxury food items, a trip to Fortnum & Mason is sure to delight. Established for more than 150 years, it is a premier destination for fine foods, with products ranging from chocolates and confectionary, through to exclusive Champagnes.

Indeed, the shop - which is located on Piccadilly Road - has held numerous Royal Warrants through the years. It's also a popular place to go for afternoon tea and is home to a variety of restaurants and a wine bar.


Located on Regent Street, Liberty is an up-market department store that offers everything from home furnishings through to food, flowers, fabric and fashion.

Before you go in, be sure to take some time to admire the building's stunning exterior - built in a Tudor Revival style, it has a Grade II listing.

South Kensington Farmer's Market

If you're shopping for fresh, local or organic foods, this is the place to go in Kensington, a few stops via the underground from Paddington station.

Open every Saturday, you'll find stalls selling fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as meat from unusual breeds, unique sausages, artisan breads, mouth-watering cakes and dairy products like milk, eggs, cheese and yogurt.

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