Top shops on London for Shopaholic

London is one of the greatest cities in the world for shopaholics to get their retail fix. You can find ever designer label and high street outlet under the sun. It’s not hard to dedicate an entire weekend to trawling the shops along Oxford Street or Covent Garden. However, London is also home to some exquisite boutiques where you can find everything from tailor-made shirts to bespoke fragrances. Many of the shops are pride to hold Royal Warrants from the British royal family.

Book yourself into one of the comfortable budget Hyde Park hotels and let yourself loose on some of the finest shops in London!

Geo F. Trumper

The go-to boutique for men’s grooming and fragrances, Geo F. Trumper stock a thorough variety of cologne and eau du parfum from their own highly commended line. Scents range from sandalwood to Spanish leather to bay rum. Other noteworthy self-care essentials include shaving soaps, aftershave and hair products. Anything from Geo F. Trumper will make for a special gift for the sophisticated modern man. The store also has a grooming parlour where men can receive a traditional wet shave, beard trim, hair cut or massaging facial cleanse. If you still need convicing, references to the brand have appeared in several cult novels including James Bond On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited!

1 Duke of York Street, SW1Y 6JP

Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus

James Smith & Sons Umbrellas

Chances are that at some point during your London weekend package hotel stay, you’ll get caught in a spot of the pesky British rain. Maintain your style and stay dry by sheltering beneath a proper, Englishman’s umbrella from the city’s original brolly shop. James Smith has been a fixture on the London shopping scene since 1830, and each piece is handcrafted the traditional British way. Splash out and treat yourself or a loved one to one of these stunning pieces. James Smith also carry a line of fetching walking sticks, drinking vessels and cufflinks. At the very least, pop in to discover the legacy of this historic shop.

Hazelwood House, 53 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1BL

Nearest Tube: Holborn

Riders & Squires

Don’t horse around when it comes to buying equestrian gear. Head straight to Riders & Squires where you can purchase top-quality riding equipment including helmets, boots, crops, saddles, bridles and gloves. The boutique stocks the most popular equestrian brands and has been supplying premium equestrian goods since 1992, to Londoners and international customers. If you are tempted to book afternoon of horse back riding at the stables near your Hyde Park accommodation then make a pitstop at Riders & Squires before saddling up.

8 Thackeray Street W8 5ET

Nearest Tube: High Street Kensington

Floris

A thoroughly family business, Floris has been in action since 1730 and descendants of the founder Juan Famenias Floris and his wife Elizabeth continue today to uphold the family name and keep the brand going strong. Floris stock timeless fragrances for women, men and the home, featuring classic scents of roses, limes and honey oud. These never go out of fashion For something truly special, you can work with the experts to customise a fragrance of your own to create a bespoke scent and have initials of yourself or your recipient added to the bottle. King George IV granted the first Royal Warrant to the perfumery, and since then Her Majesty the Queen and the Prince of Wales have granted further warrants. So, trust us – you are in the best hands with Floris!

89 Jermyn Street, SW1Y 6JH

Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus

Lock & Co. Hatters

Another store on our list to boast a Royal Warrant, Lock & Co. are also the oldest hatters in the world. They cater for women and men and incorporate vintage designs with contemporary mindset to create statement headgear that is wearable, chic and versatile. Take your pick from an array of styles including trilbies, berets, beanies, flat caps and fedoras. Depending on the type of hat you are seeking, you can self-measure or make an appointment to visit the store for a tailor-made fits. In keeping with its stout heritage, the boutique is located is a sensational Grade II listed townhouse.

6 St James’s Street SW1A 1EF

Nearest Tube: Green Park

R. Harris

Founded in 1790, the chemist D. R. Harris are specialists in soaps, shaving and skincare. The range consists of over 400 products made in Britain, and they uphold a traditional, old-worldly feel in their St James’s shop. In 2002 D. R. Harris was appointed as Chemists to the Prince of Wales, then in 2012 they had the Royal Warrant for Her Majesty the Queen bestowed upon them. Browse their lavish, fragrant range of oils, bath salts, powders and lotions. D. R. Harris make use of crisp scents of ginger, lavender, roses and lemon to keep you feeling fresh.

29 St James’s Street, SW1 1 HD

Nearest Tube: Green Park

Turnbull & Asser 

Turnbull & Asser have been dressing royalty, politicians and film stars for over a century, since 1885. Located in the heart of London’s quality tailoring district, they are famed internationally and locally for their shirts and ties, made in English factories. They also cater for nightwear, undergarments, accessories and pocket squares. Turnbull & Asser offer a bespoke service, so pop in to enquire or call from your Hyde Park accommodation to make an appointment. They received a Royal Warrant from Prince Charles.

71-72 Jermyn Street, SW1Y 6PF

Nearest Tube: Green Park

Jon Lobb 

Jon Lobb Bootmaker was founded in 1866 and upholds their distinguished name for making the finest bespoke and ready-to-wear shoes for both women and men. Esquire Magazine dubbed the store the ‘most beautiful in the world’. The quality of manufacturing and design achieved by Jon Lobb is so legendary that they even send representatives abroad to fit existing and new customers with their perfect pair of shoes.

9 St James’s Street SW1 1 EF

Nearest Tube: Green Park

 

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