Top 16 Christmas Things to do in London
If you are getting bored of shopping online, don’t worry! Now the national coronavirus lockdown is ending, real, physical London shops can reopen. We have compiled a list of our top 16 shopping in London experiences below.
London tier 2 restrictions are great news for shoppers: London tier 2 restrictions allow most businesses to open apart from nightclubs and bars that don’t sell food. London weather is also quite good at the moment. Did you know London is actually one the driest parts of the UK? – This debunks the myth of rainy London weather! So come and marvel at the beautiful Christmas lights London has put up and get ready for a magical Christmas in London. There is no better way to get that taste of Christmas wonder than by going into real-life London stores and seeing real-life shopping displays with Christmas lights London.
London COVID lockdowns have caused huge problems to London shopping centres like Westfield London that have seen footfall drop to unprecedented levels. Now tier 2 shopping rules allow you to come and experience traditional Christmas shopping in London and also support struggling high-street businesses to save them from ruin. Tier 2 rules London ensure all you shopaholics out there can get your Christmas fix, especially as late night shopping London is available!
Supporting your London high-streets could not be simpler now tier 2 shopping rules have been confirmed. Just book a 4-star boutique bedroom in Mercure London Hyde Park Hotel, your perfect London shopping base, and then wander along Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and Knightsbridge, admiring the awe-inspiring twinkling Christmas lights of London as you go. Our Mercure Hyde Park is fully COVID secure hotel.
Late night shopping London is also now available thanks to Government interventions to enhance the Christmas shopping in London experience. Many London shops will be open until midnight in the run up to Christmas, according to Government ministers.
Below is our shopping in London top 16, ensuring you have a wide selection of shopping in London options from high-end fashion to children’s toy wonderlands. There is no better way to experience Christmas in London. Please see below everywhere you can go during tier 2 rules London:
1. Harrods London
Probably the most famous upmarket London shopping centre, Harrods London is the largest shop in the UK and is home to thousands of luxury brands to tempt you with fashion and accessories, beauty products, fine jewellery, watches, exquisite food, furniture and more. A trip to Harrods is one of the best Christmas things to do in London. Plus their 30% OFF sale in now on!
2. Selfridges London
Voted the best department store in the world, Selfridges London flagship store on Oxford Street is the second largest shop in the UK. It has the most current high-end designer collections and must-have gifts and toys. Whether you are looking for fashion, food, beauty or technology, Selfridges London has it all.
3. Gucci London
Founded in 1921, a luxurious fashion house based in Florence Italy, Gucci London’s most sought-after products include handbags, clothes, makeup, shoes, decorations, accessories and fragrances.
4. Chanel London
The renowned French fashion house focusing on perfume, women's high fashion, luxury goods and accessories. Enter the world of Chanel London and discovery the finest quality products, from clothes and eyewear to fine jewellery and makeup.
5. House of Fraser London
A British department store established in 1849 selling luxury men’s and women’s clothes, shoes and accessories, House of Fraser London also has a popular home and furniture section. House of Fraser London runs regular sales in the run-up to Christmas.
6. Peter Jones London
A beautiful Grade II listed building in Sloane Square Chelsea, Peter Jones London is a large London shopping centre selling everything from quality clothes, souvenirs and gifts to homewares and technology.
7. Westfield London Shopping Centre
A large, modern, self-contained shopping village of various outlets, Westfield London Shopping Centre is based in White City and features all your high street favourites, boutique shops, a cinema and many tempting restaurants and cafes. Westfield London Shopping Centre also has a large car park on-site, making it easy to travel to by car.
8. Liberty’s London
Stylish homewares, beauty, fashion and fabrics, Liberty’s London is based in a gorgeous Tudor-revival building on Regent Street. Liberty London is one of the UK’s favourite heritage department stores and their sale is now on!
9. Harvey Nichols London
This luxurious London department store was founded in 1831. Harvey Nichols London offers you high fashion, beauty, food and wine in their flagship Knightsbridge store.
10. Top Shop London
A British multinational fashion outlet for clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories, Top Shop London has its global flagship store on Oxford Street where you will find all the best lines. The Top Shop London sale is now on!
11. Lego Store London
See your children’s eyes sparkle with Christmas magic as you take them into Lego Store London in Leicester Square. Explore the world of Lego at LEGO Store London, from games and videos to toys and brick sets.
12. M&M’s World London
Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory may not actually exist, but the closest thing to it is M&M’s World London! M&M’s World London is a huge store dedicated to M&Ms chocolates, sweets, homewares and clothing.
13. Hard Rock Café London
Technically not a London shop but a great place to refuel during your London shopping adventure, Hard Rock Café London is a rock ‘n’ roll themed restaurant with cool vibes, celebrity patrons and tasty American-style classics like burgers and ribs.
14. Hamleys London
Another wonderful way to give your kids a mind-blowing Christmas experience they will remember, Hamleys London is like Santa’s workshop with many floors of toys for all ages, stunning displays and elaborate demonstrations.
15. John Lewis Flagship Store London
A staple of the British high-street, John Lewis Flagship Store London has all the stock and all the ranges. From homewares and electronics to fashion and beauty, you will find everything you need in this reliable, quality retailer.
16. Fortnum & Mason London
Founded in 1707, Fortnum & Mason London is one of the oldest and most prestigious London department stores with a focus on great food. From Christmas hampers and delicious gifts to their eclectic food hall, you will not leave hungry at Fortnum & Mason London!
London shopping is definitely one of the best Christmas things to do in London. We hope these 16 London shopping experiences are enough to tempt you back into the real world now tier 2 shopping rules are confirmed. Please come and spend Christmas in London with us in Mercure London Hyde Park Hotel and awaken yourself to the London Christmas magic. Don’t let London tier 2 restrictions put you off; tier 2 rules London are actually generous enough to allow you to have a great London shopping adventure whilst still staying safe, and remember, late night shopping London is also an option!Book Now