Shopaholics, delight! This is YOUR day out in London.
- Begin the day early exploring Borough Market before all the tourists ram it packed. Don’t buy too much though, you need those arms for carrying more shopping bags later. If foodie shopping isn’t your thing, start the day off at Spitafields Market. Quirky stuff galore.
- Admire the view of the Shard then head westwards to St Paul’s Cathedral. It’s worth a look, but don’t bother paying to go inside.
- Head towards Covent Garden – it’s clustered with all manner of shops, quirky and posh. Don’t forget the shop dedicated to Moomins. There’s also a Laduree outlet here if you want to pick up some macarons.
- From Covent Garden head up to Piccadilly circus. You can head towards Regent Street and Oxford Circus from here, where shops like Topshop have their flagship stores. Also Selfridges.
- If Oxford Street or Regent’s Street don’t float your boat, head on the Underground and get the train to Sloane Square. You’re heading for the King’s Road in Chelsea.
- Shop on the street where the rich and famous shop along. If you want to go for the big name designers, take right when you exit Sloane Square tube station, and head up Sloane Street. Gucci, Prada, Anya Hindmarch….you name it, they’ve got it. Harrods and Harvey Nichols are within walking distance.
- Stop by the Saatchi gallery on the King’s Road if interested in art.
- Stop at the Bluebird Cafe, or Beas of Bloomsbury along the King’s Road for a stylish spot of lunch, and to catch a breath.
- Ready fuelled, head further along the King’s Road to West Brompton station.
- Catch the overground train to Shepherd’s Bush, and head to Westfield Shopping Centre.
- Then, exhausted with all that spending, finish the day off with dinner in one of the many many restaurants in Westfield.
- Dump all your purchases home, and collapse!