Shopping in London's West End
With dazzling lights and splendid window displays, London's West End comes alive in the run up to Christmas.
Visit legendary department stores like Selfridges and Liberty or watch the kids' faces light up at Hamleys toy store. For decadent seasonal treats it has to be the famous food halls at Harrods and Fortnum and Mason. And for more unusual gift ideas, why not visit the quirky emporia at Covent Garden?
Events in the West End this Christmas
There’s nowhere else in London like the West End at Christmas. From family Christmas shows including Elf the Musical, A Christmas Carol, plus your pick of Pantomimes, there’s a reason the West End is known as Theatreland. It’s also the scene for some of the most spectacular Christmas lights in London and beyond, plus it’s the perfect place to buy your nearest and dearest a Christmas present they’ll treasure forever.
Oxford Street is one of London’s most famous streets for fashion and is home to many brands’ flagship stores, from Selfridges to FOSSIL® and Topshop to Marks & Spencer. Bringing the best in high-street stores and outstanding fashion outlets, it’s packed with some of the most beloved brands in the World. Oxford Street has become synonymous with its World-famous spectacular Christmas lights, which are worth the trip alone!
Did you know Regent Street was the world’s very first shopping street? Today it still rivals the likes of Fifth Avenue and Rodeo Drive. Home to a fine family of international brands, from high street favourites to high-end couture, Regent Street is a must for a Christmas shopping spree. It’s famous annual Christmas lights switch-on is a sensation of fireworks, family fun and even celebrity appearances.
Covent Garden is one of London’s most exciting areas and home to the famous Covent Garden piazza, street entertainers, a string of restaurants and bars and of course, the Royal Opera House. With sprawling stores, like the World’s largest Apple Store to fashionable boutiques, Covent Garden is perfect for picking up everything from the latest gadgets to unique gifts.
Directions from London Liverpool Street to the West End
You can reach the West End from Liverpool Street by taxi or bus (or even jump on one of Boris’ bikes!) but one of the quickest and easiest ways to get there is on the London underground. Take the Central Line four stops to Holborn then hop onto the Piccadilly Line and exit at any of the four West End exits; Oxford Circus, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square.
Directions from Stratford to the West End
If you’re travelling from Stratford take the Central Line to Holborn then change to the Piccadilly Line and exit at any of the four West End tube stations: Oxford Circus, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square.
|Prices per person from||Standard|
|Norwich - London||£9|
|Diss - London||£9|
|Ipswich - London||£9|
|Cambridge - London||£6|
|Colchester - London||£9|
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Travel information for travel to and from London Liverpool Street
Directions to London's West End from London Liverpool Street
Tottenham Court Road is only a 10-15 minute tube journey from London Liverpool Street - see the map below for directions. Exit Liverpool Street station, go into Liverpool Street Underground station and then take the Central Line Westbound to Tottenham Court Road.