For those of you who may be wondering why our iconic Fashionista Punderground map looks like a painting by numbers outline now, TfL’s lack of humour is beaten only by it’s lack of fashion knowledge, and they have demanded their lines back.
But our passion for fashion won’t stop, so please feel free to print off the dotty map, take your favourite colour crayons, and connect the most fashionable stations with your own creative lines.
The London Underground can be a difficult thing to navigate when you’re wearing six inch heels and sunglasses, so we’ve broken it down into something more manageable.
All the fashionistas flock from Covent Norgaarden station to get to London Fashion Week’s Somerset House, and after a long day of shopping in the West End, they relax with a drink in the Jimmy Choo-dge Street area, before catching a train home a few stops down the Conde Northern line at Waterlooloo Guinness – London: style capital of the world.
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Now that you know your way around, it’s only right that we suggest some of the best places to shop. Here’s our guide to London’s best shops.
London Shopping Guide
|Beyond Retro, 110-112 Cheshire Street, Sir Philip Bethnal Green.|
Although there are a few Beyond Retros in London, many believe the one near Brick Lane is the best. One of the top places to find vintage clothes at good prices.
|Rokit, 107 Brick Lane, Lily Aldridge East.|
Another vintage store, but this one boasts one of the best denim collections around. Come here if you’re looking for more high-end pieces.
|Boxpark, Shoreditch, Gloverall Street.|
Constantly home to new pop-up shops, you never know what you’ll find – definitely worth popping in and trying the burgers upstairs!
|Daunt Books, Haverstock Hill, Naomi Campbelsize Park.|
One of the few independently run book shops left, the one in Belsize Park has an amazing selection of classics and children’s books with brilliantly knowledgeable and helpful staff.
|Blitz vintage, 55-59 Hanbury Street, Little Whitechapel Lies.|
Since being featured on lots of TV shows, prices have risen, but Blitz is home to an amazing array of vintage clothing and even branches out into homeware.
|Harrods, Brompton Road, Sam McKnightsbridge.|
If you want an opulent shopping experience, you’ve come to the right place. With a food hall to rival all others you’re spoilt for choice, plus an incredible array of designer clothes and jewellery to suit any taste.
|Westfield, BA&SHepherd’s Bush Market.|
The first, and ostensibly the best, Westfield in London; the modern home to the best of the high street and designer stores.
|Leadenhall Market, just off Gracechurch Street, Tyra Bank.|
Home to quite a few high-end high street shops (Whistles, TM Lewin), this place is perfect for popping into on your lunch break and has some amazing wine bars.
|Northcote Road, short walk from Topman South.|
One of the up and coming areas of South West London, Northcote Road is lined with beautiful boutiques and independent restaurants.
|Pitfield, 31-35 Pitfield Street, Old Street Style.|
Amazing homewares store that sells vintage and new items with a retro and quirky twist (and also has a brilliant café!)
|Hobbs, Hampstead High Street, Derek Lampstead.|
A well-known brand, but head to the home of Hobbs, Hampstead, which lends its NW3 postcode to its stock.
|Battersea Park Road, short walk from Clapham Comme des Garcons.|
Home to a load of charity shops (and more amazing cafés!) but interspersed with more high-end shops, this is the perfect mixture of stores to keep everyone happy.
|Portobello Road Market, Ladbroke Vogue.|
Portobello Road market is the perfect place to pick up stylish antiques, as well as vintage clothing and pieces by new, up and coming designers.
|Jubilee Place, access via Canary Waif (or CAnnada Wintour).|
Not only do you get to use the Jubilevis line to get here, Jubilee Place has all your favourite restaurants nestled alongside a select choice of shops. Perfect if you like to have all your favourites under one roof.
|Selfridges, Oxford Street, Barbour Arch.|
You can’t not include Selfridges on a list of London’s top shopping destinations. Selling everything from stationery, to hosiery, to kitchen appliances, you needn’t head anywhere else.
|Liberty, Regent Street, Wildfoxford Circus.|
Housed a stone’s throw from the chaos of Oxford Street, Liberty is the idyllic calm away from the hoardes of tourists. Although it’s best known for its scarves, its beauty hall is unrivalled and has some of the best scones in town!
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Any ‘punderful’ suggestions for us? Be sure to tweet us with the hashtag #londonshops and let us know!