Shopping in London

This is where local Airbnb hosts say to go in search of local treasures and trends.


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869 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Columbia road flower market has to be witnessed. Every Sunday morning the street is transformed into oasis of foliage and flowers. Everything from bedding plants to 10 foot banana trees are up for ... read more

475 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Westfield London is a pioneering shopping and leisure destination to shop, to eat, and to meet. Find your department store giants Marks and Spencer, House of Fraser and Debenhams alongside speciali... read more

Westfield London is the best leisure destination to shop, to eat, and to meet. Find over 265 luxury, premium and high street retailers from more than 15 different countries within the architectural... read more

A true shopping, entertainment and food mecca. This award winning mall has it all, even an ice rink in winter. Anything from high street to haute couture under one roof, amazing cinema. Alongside -... read more

398 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Brick Lane Market on Sundays is within walking distance of the Columbia Rd Flower Market, but is a whole other scene. The flower market is quaint and quirky, but Brick Lane is loud, eclectic and f... read more

Brick Lane Market is growing faster than your waistline after a Bengal curry. Formerly just a trail of bric-a-brac and a smattering of fruit stalls, the now sprawling market has a buzzy new append... read more

The best day to visit Brick Lane market is on Sundays, though the shops and restaurants are open every day. On Sundays the streets are lined with people hawking their second-hand wares, with some g... read more

#4

Harrods

ShoppingStores
109-125 Knightsbridge·Map·Hours·Website·

417 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Harrods is one of the most Iconic shopping Malls in London, as it is located within one of the world's most affluent street; "Knightsbridge & Sloane Street" They host exclusive branded stores such ... read more

Britain's most famous store and possibly the most famous store in the world, Harrods features on many tourist 'must-see' lists - and with good reason. Its humble beginnings date back to 1849, when ... read more

Located at 109-125 Knightsbridge, London, Greater London, SW1 Known for Shopping Mall Elaborate shopping emporium with glittering Egyptian Room and acclaimed Food Hall. 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsb... read more

334 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Camden is a brilliant place for diverse shopping. Ethnic, hippy, punk, it's all here. If you're in to the club scene or even if you're not it's worth checking out Cyberdog in the market for a taste... read more

London's most popular open-air market area with stalls, shops, pubs and restaurants. Around 200 stalls jostle for space in the narrow alleyways off Camden High Street/Chalk Farm Road. This market... read more

The famous Camden Market is a diverse community of creative sellers, street food traders and independent stores next to the Regent’s Canal. Open every day, there are over 1,000 places to shop, eat,... read more

#6

Rich Mix

ShoppingStores
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

132 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cinema and arts space with exhibitions, live music, comedy, theatre, spoken word, lots of community-based projects bringing artists and local residents together. I saw the midnight showing of the n... read more

359 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The largest in Europe, you will find anything you need and more! Loads of restaurants and bars / cafes to enjoy. Get a bus from the tube station - they all go to Stratford in less than 10 mins. Th... read more

It has everything you need, Stratford in itself is fun, with lots of restaurants, a cinema, casino, there are mostly mid range shops like H&M / top Shop but you with and a few like true religion , ... read more

Westfield shopping centre. Great, if you like shopping centres! Has all the main shops, places to eat, bowling alley, cinema etc. Very easy to get to - 25 mins from Epping on the Central Line. It's... read more

214 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The famous Portobello Road Market is a short walk, bus or tube ride from our place. Different daily. Food markets, bric-a-brac, antiques & collectables, vintage clothing, street food, pubs & cafes.

Portobello Road The legendary Portobello Market is either 2 stops away on H'smith and City Line or a brisk 20-30 minute walk through a pretty Holland Park and Notting Hill streets.

Portobello Road is a street in the Notting Hill district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west London. It runs almost the length of Notting Hill from south to north, roughly parall... read more

205 local Airbnb hosts recommend

London’s Portobello Road & Golborne Road Market is probably the world’s best known street market with a history stretching back over 150 years. The market is famous for its antique and bric-a-brac ... read more

On weekends throughout the year, crowds stroll the two-mile stretch of Portobello Road Market. Colourful terraces are interspersed with antiques shops, buskers, historic pubs and clothing stalls. ... read more

Portobello Road is a street in the Notting Hill district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west London. On Saturdays it is home to Portobello Road Market, one of London's notable st... read more

234 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best and secret place to eat in London! Aside from affordability the quality from the variety of restaurants in Brixton village, the atmosphere and local culture gives the whole market ... read more

Loads of little restaurants and cafes, serving food from around the world. There is somewhere here to suit every taste. It is also a sociable and lively place to hang out on Thursday and Friday nig... read more

Independent small shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. "Brixton Village and the other arcade Market Row are the place to go for foods from around the world. You’ll find Europe, India, Asia, Africa,... read more

#11

Selfridges

ShoppingStores
400 Oxford St·Map·

182 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Situated in Oxford Street and Voted the best department store in the world, Selfridges has all the latest designer collections, must-have toys & gifts for all the family

Voted the best department store in the world, Selfridges has all the latest designer collections, must-have toys & gifts for all the family. Nearest tube: Bond Street or Marble Arch

158 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Brixton Station Road Market is a community market run by local traders. It's on a wide pedestrianised road near the tube, a street dotted with cafés and music sellers,with traders offering street food

The original Brixton Market situated around Electric Avenue - the 1st market street to be electrically lit! It is full of fun and food and lined with food shops from all 4 corners of the world!

Brixton market is an icon in its own right. Don't expect any artisanal cheeses here - this is an old fashioned buzzing market with lively traders from all over the world, capturing the spirit of B... read more

215 local Airbnb hosts recommend

-35 mins walk, 15 mins by bus -Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London - At its centre is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base.

A must-see destination for visitors to London, Trafalgar Square is home to Nelson’s Column (a monument commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805), iconic sto... read more

Trafalgar Square today In July 2003 a huge project to transform Trafalgar Square was completed. The north terrace was pedestrianised, so that the square is now linked to the National Gallery. The ... read more

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Reccomend visiting Spitalfields and Brick Lane at the same time as theyre just streets away. Market, restaurant, bars and art culture located here.

A definite must on a Sunday or even a Saturday if you want street food, street fashion, street art London. Very cool right now (nearest tube, Liverpool St).

Monthly market (except January and February) selling original art from paintings to photography. -

172 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Longtime, indoor market with up to 120 stalls for antiques, art & other goods, plus take-out bites. Discover London’s only historic market set within a World Heritage site. Surrounded by independen... read more

"Discover London’s only historic market set within a World Heritage site. Surrounded by independent and boutique shops and a well-established designer-maker trend means you are sure to find somethi... read more

A visit to Greenwich town will be incomplete without a visit to this Old city Market, established in the 17th Century. Though its entrance is impressive, its interior is occupied with makeshift sta... read more

#16

Daunt Books

ShoppingBookstores
Marylebone High St·Map·Hours·Website·

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the most prestigious book stores to do a book launch. Wonderful inside, books are unconventionally arranged by the country. Pop in on the way to Waitrose.

It's my favorite bookstore in the world, seriously. It's a magic place, extremely beautiful and full of travel books. I can spend hours there. I can stress enough that this is a mandatory place to ... read more

Historic book shop. At the heart of the shop is a long, galleried main room which has as its focus a beautiful arched window partly glazed with stained glass. The intention then, as now, was to arr... read more

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Church street is church street. Known for being an Antique market (lined up with antique shops on both sides), but also known for its buzzing and (sometimes messy) street market on weekends. This i... read more

109 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An easy 15 mins walk from Kith and Kine is Exmouth Market. A trendy, pedestrianised street filled with independent shops, restaurants and bars, it also has a busy street food market on weekdays. ... read more

An easy 10 mins walk from us is Exmouth Market. A trendy, pedestrianised street filled with independent shops, restaurants and bars, it also has a busy street food market on weekdays. A great place... read more

Exmouth Market has some of the capital’s best street food stalls offering a global assortment of flavours from local and specialist farmers and producers, to small region continental delicacies as... read more

#19

BOXPARK

ShoppingShopping Malls
2-4 , Bethnal Green Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

155 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Shipping container, pop-up mall for independent and global, fashion and lifestyle stores and cafes.

Pop-up mall made out of shipping containers. Idependant and global fashion retailers and a few small cafés, bars and restaurants.

Shipping container pop up mall with independent and global fashion, lifestyle stores and cafes in the trendy area of Shoreditch

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A must-visit vintage clothes store. Few London stores can compare for the range of second hand clothes, causing Time Out to call it a 'London rite of passage'.

Vintage clothing megastore & decent bus stop coffee deals (filter coffee and pastry for a quick refuel).

For those that share my passion for vintage and 2nd hand things, this is one of the iconic commercial chains for this, plus, it has a tiny wifi cafe and nice staff.

83 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's a traditional London street market - fruit and veg, pots and pans etc - with amazing African, Turkish and even a Chinese food stall. It's the inspiration for the market in EastEnders.

Old-School East London market selling loads of fresh fruit, veg, meat , fish, pots, pans, socks for £1, Nigerian DVDs & pound-shop style bargains... Worth a look for the colours and characters...

Brilliant, authentic, African inspired market. Amazing food at the TFC at the bottom of the road. Loads of poundshops, a local secret ;) The best naan bread in London is made at the Ararat stall -... read more

83 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This historic market has been transformed into one of Londons trendiest hot spots where cheap eateries sit along Michelin starred restaurants and a wealth of coffee shops, boutiques, market stalls.

Sunday market is great, lots of restaurant and street food ! And check what's on during the week, some special vinyls records or antiques , flea market days !

Indoor market near Liverpool Street, bustling at the weekend with crafts, clothes, accessories and art. Also lots of food stalls and restaurants, a nice way to spend a few hours at the weekend.

75 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A general market selling all types of goods & foods. On Sunday (10am-2pm) the farmers market sells local meat and cheeses,fruit & vegetables, eggs, jams, ciders, wines and fruit juices.

Great traditional London market selling fruit & veg, household items, clothes, bags etc... On Sunday there is a farmers market. A few nice restaurants and cafe's too!

Chapel Market is one of the few remaining traditional markets serving the local community. If you happen to be in the area, it's worth passing through to get a taste. The stalls are a jumble of fre... read more

#24

Fortnum & Mason

ShoppingStores
$$· 181 Piccadilly·Map·Hours·Website·

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you want to experience English high tea, then Fortnum and Mason is the place to go. Advise you book. It also has the most wonderful food hall. Tip - you have a direct tube to Leicester Square a... read more

65 local Airbnb hosts recommend

*** Saturday morning tasty food market off the beaten track.Small & less touristy than Borough market. Reuben sandwich,French cheese and patisserie, burgers .Get a map or get lost!

Fantastic market open on Saturday and sunday, fabulous food stalls and lovely shops and restaurants under the railway arches. Less touristy than Borough Market

Hidden gem of a market, not far from the famous Borough Market. Great place to grab brunch, a snack or a few drinks from a range of stalls. (Nr Bermondsey Underground or on C10 bus route)

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Super trendy homeware and furniture shop (almost a concept store) with mostly Danish designed products

Twentytwentyone is one of the best companies around for furniture and home accessories. The shop is full of well-designed objects, with a small collection of books on design.

63 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Columbia Road flower market and shops are open on Sundays from 8am ’til 3'ish. On Sunday the street is transformed into oasis of foliage and flowers

Lined with chic boutiques, every Sunday this historic street fills with a bright patchwork of hundreds of flower stalls. Columbia Road is the capital's most colourful and sweet-smelling market.

This market is a beehive of activity on Sunday where, amongst the plant and flower stalls, craft shops, art galleries shops and eateries open, a market where fantastic street musicians come to play.

56 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great place to explore. Music boat canal tours, food markets, gadgets, clothes and souvenirs. Or just walk the tranquil canal to nearby Little Venice or Angel.

Huge choice of fantastic food stalls and always buzzing. In fact, you struggle to push your way through on a busy summer weekend. But it is the best place for lunch when it's dry. There's plenty to... read more

For adventurous fashion, vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, jewellery, international food and more. Make sure to visit WORD, a shop in the Stables Market which sells unique scrabble art gift... read more

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

All sorts of weird and wonderful things.

Great vintage designer clothing and quirky interiors

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Books For Cooks

ShoppingBookstores
$· 4 Blenheim Crescent·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cookery Bookshop which also prepares the receipes from the books it sells! Get there at 12.15pm sharp and you'll be served the daily changing menu. Super cheap, super good, super fun!

A cookbook shop that is open for a set menu lunch in the back. It is my favourite lunch spot in Notting hill because I never know what I'm getting, but it is always delicious. Everyday they try a n... read more

Books for Cooks on Blenheim Cres is a treasure trove of food-related books with a cafe out the back for cooking demonstrations, light lunches and tea.