Late night shopping in London

Shop till you drop after hours with London’s top late-night shopping destinations.
Harrods at night
Harrods lit up at night. Image courtesy of visitlondon.com/Antoine Buchet

There’s no need to stick to daytime shop opening hours to catch up on essential retail therapy at this wide range of large and small retailers.

Late night London shopping destinations

Central London is full of amazing retail hubs, and plenty of them keep their doors open after the sun goes down.

 

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Covent Garden: Stroll the cobbled piazza of Covent Garden and browse the East Colonnade market, where you’ll find the stalls of independent makers of soap, sweet treats and jewellery. Open until 7pm.

Westfield London: Choose from more than 300 stores, plus a cinema and restaurants, at this huge shopping mall. West London location open until 10pm, Stratford location open until 9pm from Monday to Saturday. Read more

Oxford Street: Hundreds of the big name retailers on London’s most famous shopping street are open for late night browsing. Many stores are open until 9pm during the week and 10pm on Thursdays.

Best markets for late night shopping

London has a rich of history of markets, selling just about everything you could imagine. Discover some of the best markets to browse after hours.

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Greenwich Market: Delve into history at this World Heritage Site which has been home to various markets since the 1700s. Buy local crafts, vintage clothes, artworks and more during special late-night openings on selected dates. Read more

Old Spitalfields Market: Switch between haggling for antiques, buying designer perfume and discovering handmade crafts, all under one roof at Old Spitalfields Market. Shop opening times vary, but generally the market runs until 8pm on weekdays.

Brixton Night Market: Support local crafters at Brixton Night Market, where stalls pop up in Windrush Square selling arts and crafts to the sounds of local DJs and the smells of mouthwatering food stalls. Open until 11pm, running on selected dates throughout the summer.

Late night salons in London

Pampering yourself certainly doesn’t have to be limited to the daytime. Here are some of the best late night salons for both shopping and treating yourself.

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Cowshed Carnaby Street: Book a luxury treatment or buy some home-pampering goodies from the Cowshed shop where beauty experts can help you choose the best products. Open until 9pm Wednesday to Friday.

The Salon by Neil Cornelius: Set amidst the glitz of New Bond Street, The Salon is a go-to for celebrities, so be sure to pre-book your appointment. Go for a cut, colour and blow dry at 4am – this place is open 24 hours a day.

Coco Nail Bar: Catering for both men and women, with treatments including waxing, manicure, threading, pedicures and massage, you can polish your look day or night. Open until 10pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Read more

Best quirky late-night shopping spots

Whether it’s fine art, vintage wear or rare vinyl records, you can find it even after hours at these quirky late night shopping spots.

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Rough Trade East: Head to the Old Truman Brewery to hunt through stacks of curated vinyl records, CDs and music paraphernalia, plus catch regular live gigs. Open until 9pm Monday to Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturdays, and 7pm on Sundays. Read more

The V&A shop: Bag an arty gift at the V&A shop, selling custom prints, unique jewellery, art books, homeware, haberdashery and more. The shop is open until 9:45 on Fridays, with the main gallery open until 10pm too, ideal for a spot of art appreciation.

Reign Wear: Step back in time at Reign Wear, selling a wide array of daily-changing quality vintage pieces from 1920s to 1990s, in the heart of Soho on Berwick Street. Open until 8pm Monday to Saturday.

Best for late night food shopping

Feed your after-dark foodie cravings at one of these late-night food shopping spots around London. No matter what cuisine you choose you can find the right ingredients here.

Mercato Metropolitano: A vibrant market just by Elephant and Castle station, Mercato Metropolitano is the perfect place to grab authentic Italian charcuterie, freshly-baked breads and ripe French cheeses from a venue whose ethos is "small is beautiful" and "natural is good.” Visit until 11pm Monday to Saturday and 10pm on Sundays.

Loon Fung: Discover Chinatown’s largest and busiest Chinese supermarket to stock up on exotic fresh fruit and vegetables, noodles, oriental sauces and more. Open until 9:30pm during the week.

Harrod's food hall: Indulge yourself with the incredible foodie finds you can pick up at Harrod's food hall, from coffee beans roasted on site, to fresh goods from the bakery, or your own personal tea blend, plus plenty of basic groceries and not-so-basic luxuries. Open until 9pm Monday to Saturday.