Best for… Luxury lovers
The lowdown: Harrods is a 4.5-acre empire of designer goods, and the ultimate shopping destination for fashion and accessories in London. But it’s worth visiting even if you aren’t planning on investing in a Chanel bag: the store has over 300 departments including a food hall, a pet shop and a toy kingdom. The interior is also spectacular – think art deco-style lifts and Egyptian-themed escalators flanked by ornately carved pillars and a gold sphinx statue.
If you only buy one thing: Keep it quintessentially British and choose a Wedgwood teacup and saucer set – an elegant memento that’s small enough to fit in a carry-on bag.
地址：87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL。搭乘皮卡迪利线到奈茨布里奇地铁站。
Best for… Curious curios
The lowdown: Walking through the doors of Liberty’s imposing Tudor facade is like simultaneously stepping into a historic London shopping landmark and an eastern bazaar: its nooks and crannies are filled with the most delightful trinkets and treasures. A brilliant place to pick up lotions and potions from niche beauty brands, the department store also has an amazing array of classic Liberty floral printed items, including scarves, bags and notebooks. Head there for brunch in Arthur's Cafe on a Saturday morning at 10:00, leaving you with plenty of browsing time afterwards.
If you only buy one thing: Pick up a Liberty Alphabet Silk Scarf with your initial on it for a touch of luxury personalisation without having to pay extra for a monogram.
Where? 208-222 Regent Street, W1B 5AH. Take the Jubilee, Bakerloo or Central line to Oxford Circus tube station