Autumn Checklist: Packing For London In The Fall

Autumn Checklist: Packing For London In The Fall

Because of the mild weather, fall is a great time to visit London; however, you do need to be prepared for varying temperatures and a bit of rain. Generally speaking, the days are mild and still long (daylight savings doesn’t end until the end of October.) That said, nights do tend to get a bit chilly, and, of course, there’s that famous British rain. (October is London’s wettest month.) Here’s what you need to remember when packing for London in the Fall. ... Read More

Timeless Glamour: The Best Vintage and Designer Consignment Shops in London

Timeless Glamour: The Best Vintage and Designer Consignment Shops in London

London can be an absolute treasure trove for shoppers on the hunt for designer secondhand goodies and unique vintage pieces. Yes, you will need to do a bit of digging, but a little perseverance is rewarded with affordable fashion and completely singular style. Here are a few of our favorite hidden-gem vintage, secondhand and designer consignment shops in London. ... Read More

What’s Up With The Hats And Fascinators? The Tradition Of British Millinery

What’s Up With The Hats And Fascinators? The Tradition Of British Millinery

Hats and fascinators (ornamental headwear) are as much a part of British culture as tea and scones. With the summer wedding season fast approaching, we’re taking a look at the British fascination with fascinators and hats, as well as rounding up a few British millinery spots to check out if you’re in the market for an English hat of your very own. Happy shopping! ... Read More

4 Baby Stores In London Fit for your Prince or Princess

4 Baby Stores In London Fit for your Prince or Princess

Duke and Duchess of Sussex are about to introduce their royal baby to the world. We’re getting in the celebratory spirit by rounding up the cutest boutique baby stores in London. Whether you’re after a regal gift for a new bundle of joy or just stocking up on British outfits for one of your favorite little princes or princesses, here are the sweetest baby stores in London. ... Read More

A Guide To The Most Iconic London Department Stores

A Guide To The Most Iconic London Department Stores

Let’s be honest: Yes, London is home to some of the world’s best museums and cultural institutions, but it also has great shopping, and that’s one of its biggest draws. As an added bonus to the spectator shopping to be had, many of London’s iconic department stores are also must-see tourists sights as well. Packed with history, fame and cutting edge fashion and flair, these are the most legendary London department stores for fashionistas and history-buffs alike. ... Read More

5 Charming London Bookshops to Satisfy your Inner-Bibliophile

5 Charming London Bookshops to Satisfy your Inner-Bibliophile

The romance and nostalgic appeal of London’s quaint bookshops are hard to overlook. From historic, dusty hideaways to neighborhood favorites, this is truly a city for bibliophiles and bookworms. Selected for their poetic charm, indie spirit and enchanting ambiance, these are just a few of our favorite London bookshops to get lost in for hours. Don’t forget to save room in your suitcase. ... Read More

Shopping in London: 10 Affordable British Brands You Should Know

Shopping in London: 10 Affordable British Brands You Should Know

While walking through the capital, it’s impossible to miss the cool British fashion: The town’s overrun with dapperly clad men in great suits and put-together women in chic ensembles. Luckily, London has plenty of high-street designers that are well priced. If you find yourself in need of a wardrobe upgrade, check out these ten fun, stylish and affordable British brands. ... Read More

Guide to Shopping on Portobello Road in London’s Notting Hill

Guide to Shopping on Portobello Road in London’s Notting Hill

Who’s ready for some shopping? Portobello Road, in the character-filled neighborhood of Notting Hill, is one of the best shopping destinations in all of London—especially on market days when the street is packed with stalls. From priceless antiques to fun vintage garb and everything in between, here’s how to go shopping on Portobello Road like a seasoned pro and an in-the-know local. ... Read More

The Ultimate Guide To The Boxing Day Sales

The Ultimate Guide To The Boxing Day Sales

You thought the festive spending was over right? Well, not quite. In fact, it’s only just begun! Thousands of shoppers will be gearing up for another round of splurging over the Boxing Day and New Year sales. If you’re spending the festive season in one of our stunning apartments, then be sure to head on over to Oxford Street where you’ll find over 300 stores along this famous shopping district. Read on to find out how to make the most of the annual Boxing Day sales! ... Read More

Last Minute Christmas Shopping In London

Last Minute Christmas Shopping In London

Have you finished your Christmas shopping list? The last days of shopping are approaching, but don’t panic, there are dreamy designer wares at Harrods, gastronomic gifts at Fortnum & Mason and the festively dressed boutiques at Covent Garden are packed with bespoke present ideas. If you’re a last minute shopper this year, there are lots of options. Here are the best places to shop this week. ... Read More

Our 5 Best British Christmas Gifts

Our 5 Best British Christmas Gifts

As we draw closer to the Christmas holidays, festive gifting becomes the ultimate consumer dilemma. Each year, we have to continually come up with more unique and personal gifts for family and friends, which can leave us feeling that our choices aren’t always quite up to par. We know how important it is to choose carefully and it shouldn’t be a chore, it should be fun. ... Read More

London’s Top Shopping Destination This Black Friday

London’s Top Shopping Destination This Black Friday

London’s top shopping destination, Oxford Street, offers a whole host of inspiration for you this Black Friday. It’s one of the busiest shopping streets in London, but that shouldn’t put you off enjoying all the great bargains on offer. At London Perfect, we have done the hard work for you and have rounded-up some of the very best shopping deals at the most beloved UK stores. ... Read More

Stanfords: The World’s Largest Map Store

Stanfords: The World’s Largest Map Store

For the travel enthusiast, a visit to Stanfords, the world’s largest map store, is a must while on your London vacation. Located in the heart of Covent Garden, this store has a wealth of inspirational travel books, maps and globe-themed items. The amazing staff will have you coming back if only just for their expertise. A day out shopping in Covent Garden is simply not complete without a visit to Stanfords! ... Read More

Top 5 Shopping Spots In London

Top 5 Shopping Spots In London

London offers incredible shopping opportunities throughout, whether it’s fashion or food. London boasts the grandest scale of shops in the UK. Visitors find it helpful to get advice on where the best shopping spots are to find the best deals and the biggest bargains. From the tourist-heavy Oxford Street to the dizzying heights of Mayfair, London Perfect is here to help you find just what you’re looking for. Here are the top 5 spots we recommend. ... Read More

3 of London’s Best Street Markets

3 of London’s Best Street Markets

A style and fashion capital, London’s mass of markets is incredible for the tourist. There’s numerous high-end and high-street shops to visit but if you enjoy discovering vintage fashion gems, it’s time to go to market. The year-round vendors offer trend-driven goods for a fraction of the cost. From the iconic Brick Lane Market to Portobello Road, these are just a taster of the stalls London has for style, fashion and clothing. ... Read More

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