During the festive season, London attracts millions of visitors from across the globe, tempted by its world-class department stores, where you can find an amazing variety of Christmas gifts and treats. If you’re looking for somewhere special for this year’s Christmas shopping head to one of our favourite Christmas shops in London this year.
Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly
One of the most famous department stores in the world, Fortnum & Mason has been selling luxury souvenirs for more than 300 years. From the finest champagnes and chocolates to exquisite jewellery and fragrances, it’s the perfect place to find that special gift for that special someone.
The flagship Piccadilly store, open 10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 11.30am to 6pm on Sunday, also features the romantic Wine Bar, the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, and a wonderful parlour where you can sample some of the finest ice creams in the world.
Founded by Harry Gordon Selfridge, the charismatic American entrepreneur known by the nickname ‘the earl of Oxford Street’, Selfridges’ flagship Oxford Street store is the second largest department store in the country. Browse its funky personalised gifts, luxury Christmas food boxes and wines, and visit the rooftop Forest Restaurant. If you’re looking for inspiration or tips on what to buy for that special someone, ask the Elfridges, the shop’s friendly team of gift-giving experts. Selfridges is also a short distance from the luxurious Connaught Hotel, one of Venueseeker’s top private Christmas party spaces for 2016.
No shopping experience in the capital would be complete without a visit to Harrods, another world-renowned department store. Open in 1834, this enormous five-acre shop has more than 300 department selling the best luxury gifts, designer clothing and fashion accessories in the country. Harrods is also revered for its food halls, where you can browse luxury Christmas gifts from Christmas mail sweetie boxes to Christmas pudding and honey and clementine biscuits.
The largest toy shop in the world. Hamleys on Regent Street is more than just a department store, it is a major tourist attraction, welcoming millions of visitors each year. From life-sized animals to stuffed toys, you’ll be amazed at the selection on offer at this huge seven-floor store.
The Liberty Christmas Shop
Visit the Liberty Christmas Shop on Regent Street and browse more great festive gifts, from musical snow globes to baubles and stockings. Liberty also manufacturers and sells an extensive range of quality jewellery gifts, clothes and pet presents.