Best Places in London To Shop

London shopping at HarrodsWith Christmas fast approaching it is time to start planning your festive shopping and avoid leaving it until the last minute. Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than dashing around your local town centre trying to find gifts in the week before Christmas and the harsh reality that everything worth buying has already been bought.

From the Oxford Street lights to the Somerset House ice rink, nowhere quite does Christmas like our Capital. So, why not head to London for all your Christmas shopping this year? And even better, why not avoid the hassle of public transport and be chauffeur driven to your chosen locations? You can even fit in a spot of sightseeing on your way. Read on for more information regarding our Christmas chauffeur service:

Christmas Gifts and Shopping Stress

For the majority, Christmas is a wonderful time of year filled with family, friends, gifts, and food. However, the lead up to the big day is often quite the opposite, particularly when it comes to Christmas shopping. For many, picking out presents that you know will make people smile is enough. But for others it is a nightmare of crowded shops, struggling to carry bags, and not knowing what to buy.

Travelling to London for the ultimate Christmas shopping session is no different. In fact, the crowds of Oxford Street tube station are perhaps the worst. But you’ll be sure to find mega-department stores, quirky boutiques, craft, vintage, and antique market stores across the capital for any gift you seek. Even more, you can experience the festive light displays and fun of the ever popular Winter Wonderland.

It is virtually impossible to bring a car into the centre of London without the hassle of finding somewhere to park, facing congestion charges, and having to fork out a fortune on parking expenses. The tubes and trains are equally chaotic as people pack into carriages attempting to fit in bags before the doors shut. Essentially planning a trip to London is a military like operation, especially if you want to fit in a spot of sightseeing too. Fortunately for you Rapid Exec can help ease the burden of shoppers stress and take the pressure off of travel arrangements.

Our Tops Spots For Shopping

Harrods, Knightsbridge

The world famous department store has been providing unrivalled service for over 160 years. From fine jewellery to make-up, toys, and luxury hampers Harrods intrigues customers from far and wide.

Offering 7 floors of shopping with 330 departments you’ll find the finest products in fashion, homeware, technology and even food. The store also has a new luxury womenswear department with 17 boutiques dedicated to brands such as Valentino, Prada, and Dior.

Offering classic, contemporary and café styled food Harrods is an eatery destination in its own right. Their internationally acclaimed chefs prepare innovative cuisine from seafood and afternoon tea to macaroons and wood-fired pizza in a handful of restaurants.

Selfridges, Oxford Street

Dominating the west end of Oxford Street, Selfridges was founded by Harry Gordon Selfridge who opened their flagship store in London in 1909. Home to high fashion, technology, jewellery, sunglasses, wardrobe co-ordination, and wedding lists – to name a few – the world famous store prides itself on the theatre of retail.

Spread across 6 floors and 10 acres, Selfridges has been named the best department store in the world three times. It is also home to the world’s largest denim department with thousands of jeans covering a 25,000square foot area.

With a total of 11 eateries, including a champagne and oyster bar and the forest restaurant and roof top bar, you won’t be short of lunch options. Their famous Wonder Room exhibits beautiful jewellery and fine watches as it plays host to some of the world’s most desirable brands such as Cartier, Chopard, and Bulgari.

Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly

For over 300 years Fortnum and Mason have been at the heart of the finest food and drink in London. In fact, for over 300 years they have been renowned as purveyors of fine foods, hampers, tea, and wines. With 5 award winning restaurants on site including a wine bar, ice cream parlour, and their Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, it is certainly worth giving their speciality a try.

Other than the delights of their culinary masterpieces you’ll also be able to browse fragrances, skin care, make-up, homeware, accessories, and handbags. And if you’re looking for that truly magical Christmas experience visit their in-house Christmas store which offers personalised gifts, decorations, food, crackers, tea, coffee, and advent calendars.

Your Christmas Shopping experience

Whether you’d like to spend the day browsing the 7 floors of Harrods, stop at a handful of London’s mega-department stores, or venture to smaller boutiques give us a call for an unrivalled chauffeur experience. Combine comfort, convenience and luxury in one of Rapid Exec’s chauffeur driven Mercedes Benz vehicles and arrive at your destination stress free. Call us today to discuss your travel requirements on 0117 900 0709