Where To Shop For The Best Bargains In London


London has always been one of the go to cities for the best in shopping. And whilst the streets can be a playground for the rich, whether it be the high-end fashion boutiques of Chelsea or the dazzling tailors and department stores through Oxford Street, it can be difficult for those counting their pennies. What with the prices of public transport and Michelin Star restaurants, you’d be forgiven for assuming there was nothing for the less flush among us. If you’re looking to visit the city on a budget, you needn’t confine yourself to the free galleries and museums in London. Scratch under the surface and you’ll find streets full of bargains primed and ready for your browsing pleasure. Below are some of our top picks.

Camden Market

Camden Market

Based in North London, the now famous Camden Market isn’t just lane upon lane of headshops and street food, but also holds the key to some quirky and cultured clothing ranges. Whether it’s a Moroccan leather or a vintage baseball jacket, you’ll find many bargains if you keep your eyes peeled in the lanes of Camden. Not only this, but you’ll find boutique items from local artists, second hand DVD and record collections as well as arts and crafts from some of the young talent coming out of the Camden scene. With the beautiful lanes leading straight to the banks of the Regents Canal, it’s not only bargains you’ll find in Camden, but beautiful views and a buzzing atmosphere.

Brick Lane

Brick Lane is known as one of the must visit areas of East London. Not only is it a great look into the history of the East London area, what with it’s mish mash of Bangladeshi curry houses and Jewish heritage bakeries, the area is also home to a market and a seemingly infinite range of vintage shops. Whether it’s Beyond Retro or Blackmans discount Doc Martens store, there’s plenty of trendy throwback clothing hidden between the art fairs and record stores.

Hackney Walk

Based near Homerton, the Hackney Walk road of high end fashion outlets gives you a chance to shop some of the best brands at discount prices. With brands such as Aquascutum and Pringle of Scotland available at a fraction of its retail price, you’ll find a wide range of menswear, children swear and womenswear all at your door.

High street brands on Oxford Street

Oxford Street

Located not far from the Park Grand London Hyde Park, Oxford Street is one of the best places to find the best bargains in large flagship high street retail stores. Whether it’s huge multi-storey H & M stores or it’s the giant Oxford Circus Topshop store, there’s plenty to choose from right in the heart of London. This street isn’t classed as one of the busiest high streets in Europe for nothing; if you can brave the queues then this is a definite must for a day full to the brim with shopping experiences.