As one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world, London provides a lot of shopping opportunities that ensure your every need is catered for. The very mention of Covent Garden, Oxford Street and Carnaby Street triggers thoughts of shopping in some of the world’s most famous areas, with everything from luxury boutiques to eclectic markets. Studying in this bustling metropolis means you’ll have many opportunities to feed your shopping addiction.

Oxford Street

The beating heart of London shopping, Oxford Street has more than 300 stores, boutiques and designer outlets for you to explore, with iconic names such as Selfridges and John Lewis found next to a lot of side street charms.


For those with a taste for luxury purchases, a visit to Mayfair and Bond Street will give them a lot of options. Designer brands and exclusive outlets make Mayfair the premier shopping destination in the capital, with names such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co and Burberry, all battling for your hard-earned cash.

Westfield Stratford

Westfield represents more than a simple shopping centre. Europe’s largest urban shopping centre features recognisable high street names, an array of restaurants, a cinema, gym and bar, all ready to be discovered.

Carnaby Street

As popular and bustling today as it was in its 60’s heyday, Carnaby Street features over 150 brands for you to explore after stepping through the iconic archway. With independent boutiques and a choice of eateries and bars to enjoy, there is plenty to see on Carnaby Street.

Covent Garden

For all the latest in chic fashion and unique gifts, look no further than the cosmopolitan shops of Covent Garden. Experience the distinctive stores hidden away down the surrounding streets and alleys, and browse the arts and crafts of Covent Garden Market.

Camden Market

A hotbed of activity all-year round, the famous Camden Market enables you to experience a true taste of London diversity. Browse the stands for bargains and discover life in the inimitable marketplace that’s been thriving since the 1970s.

Enjoy London Whilst you Study at UKCBC

London is an amazing, pulsating city, full of an eclectic range of shops. Enjoy the shopping culture of our capital during your studies at UKCBC. Any of our friendly student support team will gladly point you in the direction of the best shopping spots in London.