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Hi All, Taking DC to London for half term. We live 500 miles away with crap shops so I am keen to squeeze in a little bit of shopping time. Realistically this won't be long at all perhaps a couple of hours. We are staying in Marylebone and doing the usual kids museums etc. Any tips on where I should go? Oxford Street? Although be nice to go to some smaller shops rather than high street I don't know if it's practical..Many thanks !
I would walk down Marylebone High Street for lots of gorgeous smaller shops. Keep walking south and you will eventually come out about halfway along Oxford Street, near Bond Street tube. You can stay on Oxford St to do the big department stores (turn left for John Lewis, right for Selfridges), plus you will be handy for the massive Uniqlo. You can carry on past JL to get to Oxford Circus for Topshop etc but I personally tend to dodge OC itself as it's always so madly busy. I would cross Oxford Street and head down New Bond Street for more lovely little shops, then turn left again to make your way across to Regent Street for & Other Stories, Anthropologie, J Crew and Cos. Then behind Regent Street to Liberty and Carnaby Street.
For just a couple of hours, covent garden is a good bet - Stories, cos, Lululemon, massimo, muji are all there and it's far quieter than Oxford St. But down side is it's a pain to get from there to nearest uniqlo - and the flagship is really good.
Oh yes - John Lewis has a rooftop garden cafe - you'll have to ask the staff where the entrance is, no-one ever finds it by themselves. You can buy food in the Foodhall and bring it up to the cafe to eat.
I will need to plan this out! Feels like we AR sleeping right under the Heathrow Flight path (Windsor Legoland first!). Not after anything in particular just be nice to go to some new shops. Aberdeen doesn't have much really apart from usual high street stores