Lifestyle Magazine’s Top 5 London Department Stores
London has always been one of the best destinations for fashionistas and connoisseurs of luxury looking to find the items they desire. Voted best city in the world in a 2013 surgery conducted by research company GfK, Lifestyle has complied a list of London’s top 5 department stores for when the journey takes you to british shores.
5. Fortnum and Mason
Fortnum and Mason first opened its doors in 1707 and has been described as the quintessential british store. Selling food, luggage, clothes and even being appointed as the official grocer to The Queen, Fortnum and Masons is the place to go for luxury hampers and a taste of London’s history.
Opened in 1875, Liberty is one of London’s more traditional department stores with its distinctive mock Tudor facade and small homely rooms with wooden carvings, the department store in Regent Street really stands out especially at christmas time. Famous for their floral fabrics and the famous Liberty clock with the motto ‘No minute gone comes back again,Take heed and see ye nothing do in vain’.
Undoubtably the most famous department store in the world, Harrods is known for selling everything you expect and more. From Gucci bags to helicopters if they haven’t got it in stock they will order it for you. Visiting Harrods is not all about shopping there are a total of 28 restaurants and a giant food hall and 7 floors to explore, that makes this department store a must visit London attraction.
Harvey Nichols situated in Knightsbridge supplies an elite clientele with fine clothes, accessories, cosmetics, food and shoes. D&G, John Galliano, Space NK, Burberry and Jimmy Choo are just a few of the high-end labels on the stock list at this luxury London department store. This makes Harvey Nichols the must visit store for fashionistas.
The number one spot on our list goes to Selfridges. The London department store located on Oxford Street opened its doors in 1909 and has been selling clothes, bags, shoes, cosmetics, soft furnishings, books and other luxury items ever since. The store famous for its yellow carrier bags also features a speciality food hall and world-class dining at Hix and Aubaine. This combination makes Selfridges Lifestyle magazine’s number one London department store and we highly recommend a visit.
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