May 10, 2012

Grab the Girls for a Shopping Break in London

London is one of the world’s best cities for shopping, so why not grab the girls and indulge in the ultimate retail therapy?

You can book group accommodation at one of the 30 Travelodges in London, leaving you plenty of cash to splash in the shops.

Oxford Street is a great place to start your shop-a-thon, as it boasts over 300 shops. Try Selfridges for everything under one roof designer shopping, or head to the world’s biggest fashion store, Topshop, for some seriously cool shopping over three floors.

On Regent Street you’ll find iconic London stores such as Liberty and Hamleys – two great places to find gifts for your loved ones at home.

Nearby Carnaby Street has some fantastic smaller designer boutiques, as well as some atmospheric cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a quick pit-stop.

Those who have some serious cash burning a hole in their pocket should head to Bond Street for upmarket, designer boutiques including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany and Co and Burberry. Alternatively, the swanky department stores of Harrods and Harvey Nichols are to be found in posh Knightsbridge. Don’t forget your credit card!

Covent Garden is a good place to find unique items such as handmade jewellery and rare sweets. You can also stock up on cosmetics, fashion items and shoes while enjoying the atmosphere of one of London’s prettiest shopping areas.

If it’s smart tailoring that you’re after, Saville Row is the place to head. You’ll also find the flagship Abercrombie and Fitch store for those who prefer to dress casually.

For a change from the shops and stores, Portobello Market is an unrivalled open air shopping experience. Pick up one of a kind items such as vintage clothing, antiques, jewellery and books on the market, and in the surrounding shops of trendy Notting Hill.

Making group bookings with Travelodge couldn’t be easier. Simply fill in the online form then dust off those flats ready for some serious shopping.