The gift shopper's itinerary
Gift shopping requires planning! Start your day by going over your shopping list with a fresh coffee and enjoy the breathtaking views from the roof terrace at One New Change.
Links of London
One New Change’s three floors of shops offer a treasure trove of unique gifts and original designs, so you are sure to find the perfect gifts here! Make sure you pop into Links of London to find jewellery for that special someone.
One New Change has all the answers for those who are notoriously hard to buy for! For those tricky teens, the colourful, well-crafted accessories at Swatch are hard to beat. If it’s the ‘for him’ gift that you're struggling to find, pop into Kurt Geiger for the perfect premium present.
St Paul’s Cathedral
One New Change sits in the shadow of the iconic dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, so you know it’s just a few seconds' walk away. The cathedral’s gift shop is fantastic for unusual gifts for hard-to-buy-for dads, and is famed for its collectible chess sets.
Christ Church Greyfriars Rose Garden
One New Change is surrounded by lovely gardens, and one of the loveliest is the secluded and serene rose garden of Christ Church Greyfriars, a Wren church that was bombed in World War II. Rose beds mark where the pews once were, creating an incredible meadow feeling – the perfect spot to stop and rest.
Guildhall Art Gallery
Take a route back to One New Change via the Guildhall Art Gallery, just a couple of minutes away. Free to visit, the art gallery has a wonderful collection, including some gorgeous pre-Raphaelite paintings.
For premium chocolate, make sure you pop by One New Change’s Hotel Chocolat, where there's a box to suit every chocolate-lover in your life.
Bread Street Kitchen
Reward a successful shopping trip by enjoying five-star food at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen. The restaurant and bar offers a relaxed dining experience that’s perfect for unwinding in style.
London’s best shopping centres
Why risk traffic and weather when your local shopping centre can provide all of your favourite outlets under one tidy roof? All the convenience of the high street with none of the buses, tourists or chuggers; London's shopping centres and malls are where retail therapy gets serious. Whether you're shopping for gifts or something a little more selfish, here are ten we'd wholly recommend.
Mad World Fancy Dress and Costume Hire
This vast dungeon (well, it's in a basement) of a fancy dress store offers a stellar personal service. Staff will help you navigate some 35,000 costumes, from a sleek ant to a fuzzy Orvill duck, and then assist in piecing together a unique outfit for sale or hire. Mad World is a great stop for period costumes, character fancy dress (they have everyone from Ron Burgandy to Rainbow's Bungle) and seasonal events such as halloween. Their get-ups are so on point that TV and movie production companies use them, too. They also stock balloons and costume accessories, such as wigs, swords and more, and there's another Mad World store in Charing Cross.