10 best London department stores

Shop for designer fashions, foodie treats, homeware and more at London's best department stores.

Harrods at night
Harrods lit up at night. ©visitlondon.com/Antoine Buchet.

Choose from dozens of brands under one roof at one of the many unique department stores in London.

Make the most of London's iconic shopping scene, including the best shopping destinations such as Harrods and Selfridges for luxury goods and stunning food halls.

Check out newer London department stores which curate cutting-edge clothes and lifestyle pieces from the latest British designers.

1. Fortnum & Mason 

Statue holding a candelabra inside Fortnum & Mason in London
Classic interior decor at Fortnum & Mason. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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

Exterior view through a window at Dover Street Market sign in London
Window shopping at Dover Street Market. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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.

3. Fenwick

Exterior view of the architecture of Fenwick department store in London at dusk
Grand architecture of Fenwick department store. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Browse the coveted collection of fashion, beauty and accessories at Fenwick on New Bond Street. Find the latest fashion lines from the likes of Bella Freud and Calvin Klein, as well as top beauty buys from brands such as Caudalie, Charlotte Tilbury and The Ordinary. 

4. Goodhood

Find trend-setting clothes and stylish homeware that appeal to the east London crowd at Goodhood in Shoreditch. Items are for sale at every price range, with an eclectic mix of goods that includes mugs, designer camping gear and pet accessories.

5. Harrods

Harrods department store lit up at night against a dark blue sky and illuminated street lights in London.
Take a shopping trip to Harrods in London. ©visitlondon.com/Jon Reid.

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

Exterior signage on a brick building at Harvey Nichols department store in London
Shop for the quality pieces at Harvey Nichols. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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.

7. Heal's

Spiral staircase and chandelier at Heal's department store in London
Spiral staircase and chandelier at Heal's department store. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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

Lit-up exterior signage at John Lewis on a grey day in London
Pick up quality goods at John Lewis & Partners. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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

Mock-Tudor exterior of Liberty department store in London
Shop for luxury goods at Liberty London. ©visitlondon.com/Jon Reid.

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.  

10. Selfridges

Lit-up grand exterior architecture at Selfridges on a grey, cloudy day In London
Iconic Selfridges department store in London. Image courtesy of Andrew Meredith/Selfridges.

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. 

For more top places to shop in London, take a look at this guide to London's best shopping destinations.

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