London truly comes alive during the festive season. With beautifully decorated storefronts, magical street lighting and magnificent Christmas trees waiting around every corner, it’s a wonderful time of year to visit to do some Christmas shopping.
So instead of trawling around the same old local shops this year, grab your other half and head to one of our hotels in Paddington London to make the most of these fantastic festive season shopping spots which are all ideal for couples.
Oxford and Regent Street
Two must-visit couple’s Christmas shopping spots have to be Oxford and Regent Street.
Filled full of flagship department stores such as Hamley’s Toy Store, John Lewis, Debenhams and an array of side street boutiques, both Oxford and Regent Street go all out to impress with a spectacular display of Christmas lights that are more than worthy of a shopping selfie!
Better still, once you’ve made those Christmas gift purchases, you can head back to our hotels in Paddington London to drop off your bags and enjoy a hot chocolate with brandy to escape the crowds.
If you’re seeking some special artisan gifts and want to enjoy a little of London’s famous street entertainment, then Covent Garden is the place to go.
Located just nineteen minutes away from our bed and breakfast Paddington, Covent Garden is filled with festive spirit at this time of year thanks to its wonderful indoor artisan market offering gorgeous jewellery, handmade soaps and toiletries or original artwork for that special Christmas gift.
You can also enjoy the amazing street entertainment and carol singers while you shop too.
Grab those credit cards and head down to Knightsbridge for a little celebrity spotting and luxury gift shopping during your Christmas time visit to London. Frequented by the rich, famous and even royalty, Knightsbridge is the go-to place for luxury goods and a walk around London’s most iconic department store, Harrods.
To save a few pennies for this luxurious shopping expedition, check out our bed and breakfast Paddington offers so you’ll have a little extra for those special Christmas treats. You also won’t be able to resist splashing out on something special for yourself.
One of the hippest and most vibrant shopping districts in London, Carnaby Street has a long heritage of famous artists, new designers and a unique vibe all of its own.
Packed full of cutting-edge brands, quirky boutiques and up and coming new designers from all over the world, you’re sure to find a fantastic gift for a special friend or family member as you stroll the fourteen pedestrianised streets that make up this trend London shopping destination.
Carnaby Street is really easy to reach from Paddington Station too, so all you need to do is take the Bakerloo line to Oxford Circus which takes just over ten minutes. Once you arrive, Carnaby Street is only a few minutes’ walk away from the Tube station.