Choose between dozens of brands under one roof at one of the many unique department stores in London.
Head to iconic London shopping destinations such as Harrods and Selfridges for luxury goods and stunning food halls; or check out new London department stores, such as The Shop at Bluebird and Goodhood, which curate cutting-edge clothes and lifestyle pieces from the latest British designers.
Dover Street Market
Experience a dose of surrealism as you shop at Dover Street Market. Founded by the designer of Comme des Garçons, Rei Kawakubo, this marketplace features unique installations that blur the lines between fashion and art from designer brands such as The Row, Gucci and Simone Rocha.
Find the latest fashion lines from the likes of Bella Freud and Michael Kors, and top beauty buys from brands such as Elie Saab and Caudalie.
Fortnum & Mason
Step back in time at Fortnum & Mason, a bastion of British tradition. From the uniformed staff to the elegant tea room, this department store is full of old-time charm.
Enter foodie heaven in the food hall stocked with fine tea leaves, delicious patisserie and the famous scotch eggs that were invented by Mr Fortnum in 1738.
Find rare goods and luxury items at this British icon. Harrods boasts more than 300 departments selling exclusive products including the latest tech items and bespoke perfume.
Take a break from shopping at one of the many restaurants, or relax with a scoop or two at the ice cream parlour.
Join the fashion crowd at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge. Championing a mixture of new and established designers, you'll find everyday fashion next to high-end pieces.
Refuel after shopping at the Fifth Floor Cafe & Terrace for a cocktail with a view.
Explore 42,000 sq ft (3,902 sq m) of homewares, lighting and furniture at Heal's. A staple on Tottenham Court Road since 1854, the flagship store has kept up with modern trends and has inspiring showrooms to wander through.
Make sure to take a picture of the highly Instagrammable spiral staircase, illuminated by a helix of lights.
Inside, find skincare products exclusive to Liberty, exquisite pieces of jewellery and the famous Liberty fabric in the haberdashery department.
The Shop at Bluebird
Explore an expertly curated mix of designers and artists in a historic coach house at the Shop at Bluebird. Spread over three floors, the concept store is flooded with light from the glass ceiling in the central courtyard.
Between palm trees and eclectic decor, find the Avery Perfume Gallery, clothes from British designers and beautiful pieces of homeware.
Get your hands on the iconic yellow bag at Selfridges. It's easy to find something to fill it with, in this department store that has everything from beauty staples to stationary and luxury fashion from the likes of Miu Miu and Prada.
Be sure to stop by the food hall and check out the tempting bites, including Snowflake Gelato for Jersey milk ice cream and EL&N Café for Insta-worthy lattes.
For more top places to shop in London, take a look at our guide to London's best shopping destinations. Visiting London before or after Christmas? Breeze through your list at London's Christmas shopping hotspots, or bag yourself some bargains in London's huge Boxing Day sales and January sales.