Choose from dozens of brands under one roof at one of the many unique department stores in London.
Check out newer London department stores which curate cutting-edge clothes and lifestyle pieces from the latest British designers.
1. Fortnum & Mason
Step back in time at Fortnum & Mason, a bastion of British tradition. From the uniformed staff to the elegant tea room, this department store is full of old-time charm. Enter foodie heaven in the food hall that's stocked with fine tea leaves, delicious patisserie and the famous scotch eggs that were invented by Mr Fortnum in 1738.
2. Dover Street Market
Experience a dose of surrealism as you shop at Dover Street Market. Founded by the designer of Comme des Garçons, Rei Kawakubo, this marketplace features unique installations that blur the lines between fashion and art from designer names such as The Row, Gucci and Simone Rocha, as well as cutting-edge British brands.
Find rare goods and luxury items at Harrods, a true British icon. This shop boasts more than 300 departments selling exclusive products including the latest tech items and bespoke perfume. Take a break from shopping at one of the many restaurants or relax with afternoon tea in The Harrods Tea Rooms.
6. Harvey Nichols
Join the fashion crowd at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge. Championing a mixture of new and established designers, this beloved department store stocks everyday fashion in addition to high-end pieces. Refuel after shopping at The Fifth Floor cafe and terrace for a cocktail with a view.
Discover homeware, lighting and furniture at Heal's. A staple on Tottenham Court Road since the early 1800s, the flagship store has kept up with modern trends and features inspiring showrooms to explore. Make sure to take a picture of the Instagram-worthy spiral staircase that's illuminated by a bespoke Bocci chandelier!
8. John Lewis & Partners Oxford Street
Take home the latest fashion, jewellery, electronics, homeware and more across six floors at John Lewis & Partners Oxford Street. When you're done shopping, take a break at one of the cafes or get pampered by the in-store stylists.
This London department store even has a rooftop bar with seasonal pop-ups, so you can take in views of Oxford Street below with a cocktail in hand.
9. Liberty London
Spend hours exploring the nooks and crannies of Liberty London. This department store in the West End is instantly recognisable with the Union Jack flag flying over its mock-Tudor exterior. Inside, you'll find products exclusive to Liberty, exquisite pieces of jewellery and the famous Liberty fabric in the haberdashery department.
Get your hands on the iconic yellow shopping bag at Selfridges. The bag is easy to fill in this department store that has everything from beauty staples to stationery and luxury fashion from the likes of Miu Miu, Prada and Tom Ford.
Stop by the food hall and in-store restaurants for tempting treats before enjoying the latest film releases at the in-house cinema.