The 100 best shops in London

Going shopping in London? Plan where to head with our round-up of the city’s finest retailers, from cheap vintage shops to world famous department stores

When it comes to shopping, London is truly the capital of the world. Some cities can boast designer boutiques and glossy malls, while others feature traditional suppliers – but the big smoke is king when it comes to choice. Whether you like a handsome department store that caters for your every retail whim, a loud and proud high street store that churns out catwalk style fodder for pocket money, or a fusty vintage store with a line in forgotten fashions, London has a shop to suit.

When putting together the 100 best shops in London, we aimed for stores that weren’t replicated anywhere else in the world. So you’ll find gobsmacking high street flagships, but not standard outlets of ubiquitous global brands. You’ll find eccentric specialist locals alongside historic outfitters, and glossy designer flagships alongside bargain factory shops.

You can filter the list by price, type, location, suitability for families and even check for somewhere to have a pitstop between purchases. Hopefully our list reflects the bounty and variety of the city’s retail offering, and inspires you to do a bit of browsing – even if it’s just window-shopping.

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Liz Shaw
Liz Shaw

Hopscotch in Barnet High St is simply the best sweet shop in London. Their range is amazing - more than any other in the capital. It's bright and clean and the staff are friendly and know a lot about their sweets. They also do cake baking supplies. Check them out first on Google maps - you can go inside! Well worth the journey. Definitely way up there in the top 100!

Anna Alcock
Anna Alcock

Trinity Hospice Shops, they are amazing shops filled with loads of designer stuff and great quality goods at affordable prices.. They easily rival Mary Portas Shops but as they are not linked to a celebrity they dont seem to get half as much credit. Please big them up :)