The 100 best shops in London: full list

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

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Here it is, in all its enticing glory – the full and definitive list of London’s 100 best shops. Here you’ll find something to please every purchaser – whether you’re looking for a handsome department store or an eccentric little independent, a high street stalwart or something a little more… ‘specialist’. If there’s ever been a good time to think about extending your overdraft, it’s now. Happy shopping from Time Out!

80

Hub

Best for... small labels

  1. 49 and 88 Stoke Newington
    Church St, N16 0AR
  2. www.hubshop.co.uk
    Stoke Newington rail
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79

Aquascutum Outlet

Best for... brit style on a budget

  1. 7-8 Chatham Place, E9 6LT
  2. www.aquascutum.co.uk
    Hackney Central rail
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78

Matthew Williamson

Best for... colourful, floaty womenswear

  1. 28 Bruton St, W1J 6QH
  2. www.matthewwilliamson.com
    Bond St tube
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77

Run and Become

Best for... running gear

  1. 42 Palmer St, SW1H 0PH
  2. www.runandbecome.com
    St James’s Park tube
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76

Sh!

Best for... sexy undies and naughty accessories

  1. 57 Hoxton Square, N1 6PD
  2. www.sh-womenstore.com
    Old St tube
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75

Tatty Devine

Best for... laser-cut perspex jewellery

  1. 236 Brick Lane, E2 7EB
  2. www.tattydevine.com
    Shoreditch High St Overground
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74

Mungo & Maud

Best for... posh pet gear

  1. 79 Elizabeth St, SW1W 9PJ
  2. www.mungoandmaud.com
    Sloane Square tube
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73

Twentytwentyone

Best for... hip, Scandi-orientated homeware

  1. 274-275 Upper St, N1 2UA
  2. www.twentytwentyone.com
    Highbury & Islington tube
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72

Honeyjam

Best for... old-fashioned toys and kids’ clothing

  1. 2 Blenheim Crescent, W11 1NN
  2. www.honeyjam.co.uk
    Ladbroke Grove tube
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71

Hostem

Best for... edgy, bespoke clothing and accessories for men

  1. 41-43 Redchurch St, E2 7DJ
  2. www.hostem.co.uk
    Shoreditch High St Overground
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70

Bernstock Speirs

Best for... quirky hats

  1. 234 Brick Lane, E2 7EB
  2. www.bernstockspeirs.com
    Shoreditch High St Overground
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69

Machine-A

Best for... edgy new designer labels

  1. 13 Brewer St, W1F 0RH
  2. www.machine-a.com
    Oxford Circus tube
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68

Sunspel

Best for... cool, quality cotton under garments

  1. 40 Old Compton St, W1D 4TU
  2. www.sunspel.com
    Leicester Square tube
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67

Ben Day

Best for... dazzling jewels

  1. 3 Lonsdale Rd, W11 2BY
  2. www.benday.co.uk
    Ladbroke Grove or Notting Hill Gate tube
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66

Olive Loves Alfie

Best for... inspiring kids’ labels

  1. 84 Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0AP
  2. www.olivelovesalfie.co.uk
    Stoke Newington rail
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65

Lock & Co Hatters

Best for... beautiful British hats

  1. 6 St James’s St, SW1A 1EF
  2. www.lockhatters.co.uk
    Green Park tube
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64

G Baldwin & Co

Best for... old-fashioned herbal remedies and tinctures

  1. 171-173 Walworth Rd, SE17 1RW
  2. www.baldwins.co.uk
    Elephant & Castle tube
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63

Fara Kids and Baby

Best for... bargain children’s clothing

  1. 39-41 Ledbury Rd, W11 2AA
  2. www.faracharityshops.org
    Notting Hill Gate tube
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62

Circus

Best for... original, affordable art and home accessories

  1. Unit 70, Brixton Village, SW9 8PR
  2. www.circusbrixton.com
    Brixton tube
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61

Albam

Best for... cool, simple men’s classics

  1. 23 Beak St, W1F 9RS
  2. www.albamclothing.com
    Oxford Circus tube
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Jane black
Jane black

Definitely the best shop I have visited in London is RACHEL VOSPER CANDLES. Hand made candles right in Belgravia, poured by Rachel herself. A truly unique experience in a beautiful mews moments from the chaos ofKnightsbridge. They offer candle making courses as well. But the absolute best thing is the BESPOKE service they offer, filling any vessel you bring them with a fragrance of your choice. AND its next door to a pub- should keep everyone happy! Address is : 69 Kinnerton Street SW1X

Trisha McKenzie
Trisha McKenzie

This article has failed to mention one of the better shops that London has to offer: OLIVER BONAS www.oliverbonas.com. Am not sure how many shops they have but there are quite a lot of them - they have a good selection of gifts, jewellery, scarves (my absolute faves are from there), dresses etc

Jamie Bomboy
Jamie Bomboy

I've never been to London before, but it is my dream to go there. Most people don't want to go cause of the weather. But it seems like a very nice place. It's historical. And very educational. The stores seem very unique and interesting. I hope to go to London and go shopping one day. Since I live all the way in the United States.

oh the shame
oh the shame

Why are chain stores on here? nothing speical about chains sorry. abercrombie is american so not really cool or new for american tourists

Christie
Christie

Everyone check out the following stores : Holisyer Gilly hicks Abercrombie Jack wills and of course M&m world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Esme
Esme

check out Drop Dead shop in London, they sell the coolest clothes, I just wish I could afford more of it :L

Jane S
Jane S

I've found my favorite London shop! Check out Folklore on Upper Street in Islington. I think it only opened a few weeks ago - London's first proper ethical design store!

Jeff Green
Jeff Green

What happened to XEN near Middlesex Street, E1 ?? Great prices on excellent mens suits as well as massive savings on Loake hand made shoes from Northampton !!

Dave
Dave

Oh come on, this list is so textile biased as to be utterly pointless.

squitully
squitully

It has been sometime because i have commented on someone elses work, luckily this is positive though. Great post, i is going to be reading this blog more within the future.

squitully
squitully

These days there's too a lot garabage written on blogs, glad to see your blog has kept it is integrety. Thanks

squitully
squitully

Made my day once again, fantastic post..two thumbs up!:)

squitully
squitully

This comment would be to say thanks, i dont comment typically, but when i do it's constantly for some thing very good.

squitully
squitully

I have read your stories but this is my 1st time to comment, i adore your work

felicite
felicite

What issue was this in. Does anyone know?! I can't find it anywhere! Thank you x

Brondo
Brondo

I don't really understand how any properly thought through list of the best shops in somewhere as diverse as London can end up with 9 clothes (or strongly clothes focused) shops in the Top 10. How depressingly blinkered...

Will
Will

You forgot 'The Dulwich Trader'

MIAO
MIAO

LN-CC , Louis Vuitton, BROWNS, OKI-NI, HARRODS,

VF
VF

LN-CC is fantastic, an out of this world shopping experience!! A must see!!

AJ
AJ

LN-CC is wonderful, can't understand how Selfridges ranked so highly? Liberty is also great. Good list all in all.

YURI TINGELLI
YURI TINGELLI

How could you miss out LAYERS on Conduit Street???

Nadia Manning-Thomas
Nadia Manning-Thomas

Thanks for this list--a very interesting composition of shops across London. I would like to offer my personal favourite--which didn't make your list-maybe because it is new or maybe because ethical fashion is still emerging properly in the London arena, it is: Danaqa World Chic 282 Westbourne Park Road, W11 1EH www.danaqa.com ...for wonderful luxury, ethical personal and household accessories. beautifully made items from unusual places, with great 'feel-good' stories!

Alice
Alice

Erm... Stanfords?! Anyone?

Ben Allen
Ben Allen

TFC in Dalston rules, I love the European supermarket smell - It's like being on holiday. It's a shame Beach London didn't make it in, on Cheshire Street.