Friday, October 20The Voice of London

High End To High Street: The Best Places For Christmas Shopping

Thousands of tourists and commuters are going to come in and out of London to do their christmas shopping, here are our chosen best places to go to get the gifts you want and need.

Writer: Tamara Hutchinson, Subeditor: Hayley Warren

Now that Christmas is coming up, it is time to start planning on where to get all your gifts from. But where do you go to do your shopping? Male or female, young or old, we will tell you where and why to get your presents from these high end or high street places.

High end:

These two stores are the best places to go to get extravagant and pricey gifts

Harrods:

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Harrods- Knightsbridge, London

Located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London. This 181 year old building has a lot to offer, from perfume to homeware, this is the place where you can get the most out of your money for the best quality.

Selfridges

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Selfridges- Oxford St, London

This 109 year old building has been known as ‘The Best Department Store In The World’ three times. Having 4 different stores around the UK, Oxford St, London is the most visited. This store has anything you can possibly think of, such as, high end designer goods, beauty cosmetics, men’s items and so much more.

 

 

High Street:

M&M’s world

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M&M’S World- Leicester Sq, London

 

If the person you are buying for has a love for chocolate, this is the place to be. Situated in Leicester Square, London. There are so many things you can get for chocolate lovers as well as clothing to bedding.

 

Hamleys:

 

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Hamleys- Regent St, London

Being the oldest toy store, introduced in the year 1760, it has never failed to impress. Hamleys is the place to go if the gift you’re buying is for children. Floors and floors of toys, children or even adults can fall in love. Giant teddy bears standing over 6ft tall, remote controlled flying helicopters. There is anything and everything a child can wish for.

 

 

House of Fraser:

 

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House of Fraser- Oxford St, London

Around from 1849, House of Fraser is a great place to go if you want something that has good quality but at a reasonable price. You can get the best gifts of perfumes, jewellery, clothing, furniture, technology and many more.

 

Outdoor Shopping:

 

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Christmas Market – Southbank, London

If shopping in stores doesn’t cut it, then there is somewhere else you can go, Christmas markets. There are many around London like, Southbank, Tate Modern and other places throughout the month of December.

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