The fact that London can be expensive AF is shocking to exactly no one, especially if you’re planning a massive London 4 day itinerary.
Just look up the price of any hotel here and you might have a mild stroke as sweet, sweet quotes about London scroll through your mind.
I wasn’t particularly thrilled about buying an entirely new wardrobe during my most recent trip here.
I’ve been London more than five times and know exactly what to add to my London packing list.
However, this time was different.
See, I was traveling to London in February, after spending a grand total of seven months in Southeast Asia.
The warmest piece of clothing I owned was one dingy beyond belief sweatshirt that had more holes than a slice of Swiss Cheese.
Clearly I needed to include some budget shopping in my 3 day London itinerary. Especially since my days of hot and humid fun in the sun were long gone.
Because even though London is an amazing city, it’s not exactly known for its next level stellar weather.
I found a ton of cheap London shopping spots where you can procure a wealth of high-quality, reasonably priced clothing, fashion accessories, and home goods.
Items that would all make fantastic London souvenirs to take home with you, especially if you’re on a bit of a tight budget.
If you’re ready to embark on a bit of retail therapy, as you attempt to shop ALL of your feelings away, then you’re in the right place.
Because we’re about to cannonball into this post on 15 of the most wickedly wonderful, cheap London shopping spots.
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London Budget Shopping Markets
Want to do a bit of budget shopping in London?
Then visit the city’s multitude of different markets, Just one of the many free things to do in London with kids. Because from street food to antiques to vintage clothing, these markets really do have it all.
And usually at deeply discounted prices since many vendors tend to sell high-quality, secondhand items (minus the food since that’s never secondhand).
Some of my personal fave London markets, in addition to the ones mentioned below, include Ladbroke Gorve Market (Great for vintage clothes. Stop by on a Friday when the market is least crowded), Old Spitalfields Market (A covered market in Shoreditch that si a great place to go on a rainy day), and Greenwich Market (probably the least crowded of the markets I mention in this post).
All of which are are truly amazing, budget London shopping spots.
1. Camden Market
Overlooking London’s stunning Regent’s Canal:
Camden Market actually consists of several different markets that help put the “fun” back in “funky”.
Because the vendors at these markets?
Yeah, they sell a wide variety of vibrant, totally off-beat, uber-eclectic wares that any budget shopper will love.
If you’re in “the market” (lame pun intended) for some unique arts and crafts, then mosey on over to Camden Lock Market, which sits adjacent to Regent’s Canal and is brimming over with vendors selling scarves, shoes, hand-stitched leather goods, custom Converse, Fairtrade jewelry, and more.
And If you get hungry along the way:
Then stop for some slovaki, vegan curry, NY-style pizza, burgers, or coconut pancakes at one of the many food stalls that line the series of narrow corridors here. Many of which showcase an exquisite ceiling made entirely out of vibrant umbrellas.
If you’re looking for some vintage clothing, then Buck Street Market is the place to be since second-hand shops here sell an awesome collection of t-shirts, jewelry, specialty clothing (think goth, punk, fetish, etc.), and unique furniture (What Goes Around Comes Around and Lost ‘N’ Found are two of my FAVE shops here, so be on the lookout!).
All of which sit inside a former horse hospital. A fact that I for one think is super cool.
Just do yourself a favor though and be prepared to do a bit of bargain hunting since not everything here is exceptionally cheap.
Because Camden Market isn’t exactly a state secret and is the fourth most popular tourist attraction in London, do try and get here as early as humanly possible.
Just so that you can steer clear of the overwhelming hordes of selfie stick-wielding tourists.
Other than that though:
Just relax, take a leisurely stroll through this lively place, admire some of the beautiful street art (and storefronts), and marval at the fantastic street performers.
Don’t forget to visit the Amy Winehouse statue and pay your respects.
Because believe it or not:
The immortal singer was a resident of the area up until her untimely death.
Address: Camden Market, Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8AF
Hours: Open Monday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
How to Get There: Take the tube to Camden Town Station and it’s about a five-minute walk to the market from there.
2. The Vintage Market
Even if you’re exceptionally averse to all things shopping-related and actually recoil in anguish at the very thought of “retail therapy”, you’ll still love Brick Lane Vintage Market.
Because this Vintage Market has way more to offer than just shopping.
As soon as you descend into the cavernous basement of The Truman Brewery, you’ll become entranced by a wealth of ultra-funky decor, old school photo booths, strobe lights, and by the sound of pulsating house music.
Characteristics of this retail market that make it feel way more like a club than an actual clothing store.
Even though this place may feel like a hip AF night club, it’s still pure, London budget shopping awesomeness since many of the thirty vendors that occupy this space come from all across the UK, and Europe,
And they sell an eclectic collection of exquisite, vintage-inspired clothing items (Some of which can date all the way back to the 1920s. Although most of it is probably from the 90s.) like glam feather capes, chic fur coats, men’s suits, vinyl records, and more.
Making this uber-cheap London shopping spot infinitely more exciting than any department store you’ll visit.
While you’re here, you can even let your inner freak flag fly free and indulge in an impromptu selfie sesh while rocking an over-the-top pair of sunglasses that would make Elton John himself green with envy.
Whatever you do though:
Do NOT let the store vendors know that I told you to do this.
Let’s just keep that our little secret.
Since you’re already in one of London’s most vibrant and alternative neighborhoods, don’t forget to check out some of the other totally amazing things to do in Shoreditch.
Address: F Block, 85 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sundays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
How to Get There: Take the Tube to Shoreditch High Street and walk to the market from there.
3. Portabello Road Market
You probably don’t need a reason to visit the exquisite, pastel-hued homes and charming mews streets of Notting Hill.
However, if you do:
Then Portabello Road Market is THAT reason.
Because when you step inside any one of the charming boutiques or quaint, antique stores that line this beautiful market, you’ll discover wonderful, vintage glassware, crystal, books, furniture, and clothing around every corner.
Items that can sometimes date back to any time between the 1500s and 1960s.
This shopping area definitely isn’t one of London’s more unusual things to do.
Be sure to arrive as early as possible, like around 8:30 am, to avoid the crowds.
If you’re a distinctly anti-morning person like me and simply can’t wake up that early, then be prepared to share the half a mile of stalls here with hordes of other budget-conscious locals.
Look on the bright side though.
Because along the way, you’ll likely encounter some of the fun, funky, and beyond bizarre street performers that have been known to frequent this area.
They really do put the awe back in awesome.
Address: 306 Portobello Rd, London W10 5TA
How to Get There: Take the tube to Notting Hill station and walk from there.
Hours: Open Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and Friday/Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (closed Sundays).
High Street Shops
For a truly authentic London shopping experience:
Head to some of the city’s biggest high street shops, or stores that sit along some of London’s busiest avenues.
And while you can easily find these retail giants in just about any neighborhood in London:
Oxford Street is probably THE single best place to go since it is extremely centrally located and has the highest concentration of high street shops in the city.
Be forewarned though because this is also one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe.
Avoid the throngs of slightly oblivious tourists by starting your personal shopping spree either early in the morning or on a quiet weekday.
No list of cheap London shopping spots would be complete without the one and only Primark.
Founded in Dublin in 1969:
The affordable fashion retailer can now be found throughout the United Kingdom and is known for its stylish lines of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing.
Sprinkle in a shoe department, beauty products, a selection of fashion accessories, and a collection of homeware goods that feature everything except the kitchen sink, and you have a London budget shopping mecca of sorts.
And while the quality of some of the items on offer here may be questionable:
It’s hard to complain about a store where you can a pair of boots for £5.00.
Don’t ask me how they do it because it must be some straight-up, Harry Potter type sorcery.
And speaking of Harry Potter:
If you’re a die-hard Harry Potter fan like me, then you are forbidden from leaving London without first stopping by Primark’s 80,000 sq ft flagship store on Tottenham Court Riad.
Because if you walk into the first floor of the store and head all the way to the back, on the right-hand side, you’ll find an entire section of clothing and apparel that is dedicated to all things Harry Potter.
You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see a wicked awesome flock of Hedwig’s and Harry Potter books hanging from the ceiling.
It’s even more awesome then it sounds.
***Want to embrace your love of all things Harry Potter? Then check out my post about 24 of the most amazing Harry Potter related things to do in London.***
Address: 499 – 517 Oxford St, Mayfair, London W1K 7DA
Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and on Sunday from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm.
How to Get There: Take the tube to Tottenham Court Road station and walk to Primark from there. But they do have other locations throughout the UK and across the globe.
5. New Look
Founded in ye olde 1969:
New Look is yet another chain of high street shops that have become famous for selling cheap, fashion-forward pieces for men, women, and teens.
And while some of the items here may be a bit tatty, with polyester and nylon abounding aplenty, there are great bargains to be found here. At least, if you just take the time to look.
Their well laid out, flagship store in London has plenty of space to do just that, featuring a beyond wonderful selection of high-quality shoes, as well as beauty products, lingerie, and celebrity inspired lines of fashion accessories (previous collaborators include Giles Deacon, Kelly Brook, Lily Allen, etc.).
Address: 203-207 Oxford Street London W1D 2LE
Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
How to Get There: Take the Tube to Oxford Circus station and walk to the store from there.
6. TK Maxx
When I first arrived in London:
I definitely thought this was a type since TJ Maxx, and not TK Maxx is a thing in the good old US of A.
The two discount, retail store giants are one and the same since they both herald from an identical parent company.
Walk into any TK Maxx store along High Street and you can expect to find designer brands for up to 60% off department store prices.
But wait, time out.
How can TK Maxx possibly afford to give its customers such rediculous discounts of wonder?
They procure their wide array of merchandise (think men’s and women’s fashion, home decor, home goods, beauty products, accessories, furniture, sportswear, bedding, etc.) from designers, both big and small, who have gone out of business or who have overbought/overproduced their products.
When this happens, TK Maxx swoops in, negotiates for the lowest price possible and TADA, passes on the savings to you, their devoted customer.
The company further reduces prices by limiting investment into the decor and the design of the actual store itself.
When you step inside, you won’t find any chic AF, super Instgrammable, designer aesthetics.
You’ll encounter a sparse, almost warehouse-like store where no walls exist between retail departments. A stratedgy that was designed to accommodate largely unpredictable, ever-changing, merchandise deliveries.
When you do shop here, give yourself ample time to comb through the racks.
Because trust me:
Finding something that you might actually want to take home with you can prove to be more than a little challenging.
All that hard work will eventually pay off since all the products sold here are high-quality, authentic, brand name items.
And when you finally do find something you love?
Well, be sure to grab it (like Harry Potter grabs the Golden Snitch during a Quidditch match) because once it’s gone, it’s gone.
Sorry, but they don’t really replenish items here since the company just takes what designers have available.
Prepare to channel your inner discount loving, shopaholic, and enjoy all that this cheap London shopping spot has to offer.
If you can, try and avoid this store during the weekend since it’s a zoo of the worst kind.
Address: 120 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JR
Hours: Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Sunday from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.
How to Get There: Take the Tube to Tottenham Court Road station and walk to the store from there.
7. Other Popular High Street Shops
- H&M – Another reasonably priced chain of high street retail stores that the world knows and loves. Known for making high-fashion designs accessible to the masses, H&M features a wealth of trend-led items for men, women, and children. The brand also has a fairly decent homewares section too.
- Flying Tiger – Originally from Denmark, this cheap London shopping spot is a maze of affordable, slightly quirky, knick-knacks that you never realized you couldn’t live without. Take a walk through their labyrinth of kids toys, homeware items, and stationery essentials and you’ll quickly discover a wealth of vibrant, kitsch, Scandi inspired items that are of surprisingly good quality,
- Muji – Another world wide phenomena, Muji is a Japanese lifestyle brand that has streamlined production processes and limited packaging to help reduce the overall cost of its products. Centered around the idea of selling “no-brand” goods, you’ll find a simple, minimalistic design aesthetic in many of their stationery, furniture, gadgets, clothing, and homeware items.
- & Other Stories – An H&M spinoff shop, & Other Stories specializes in selling, reasonably priced women’s clothing, fashion accessories, and makeup. Products that all have a distinctly high-end, luxury feel to them. Plus, every item sold here is designed to be mixed and matched, making it easier than ever to create a single, fashion-forward, work ensemble.
- Zara – Yup, everyone knows Zara! And that’s because they are an incredibly popular, fashion brand with designs that look like they are straight off the catwalk. And while their prices aren’t quite as reasonable as those of Primark, the high-quality fabric and manufacturing processes that they use to create their clothing more than makes up for this fact. So, think of this as the perfect London budget shopping spot to get high-fashion for a whole lot less.
- Monki – I’d never even heard of this store before I visited London. But, with shirts that start at just £6, bras that start at £10.and jeans that are priced anywhere between £30 – £50 a pair, I can understand why this budget, women’s fashion brand is so incredibly popular. Monki also carries a wide array of sizes, making it incredibly easy for women of every shape and size to shop here.
- Decathlon – If you’re looking for discounted sportswear of any kind, then Decathlon is the place for you. Because chances are, if you can think of the sport, then this store probably has the associated gear to go along with it. This chain also has a decent selection of sporting equipment and camping gear, with deep dscounts on any of their branded clothing.
If you love shopping for vintage, retro style clothing and antiques, then London is the city of your dreams.
Because just around every corner, you’ll find a new and exciting store selling that sequence pair of neon pink leg warmers that you never knew you wanted. Throw in a nifty little neon fanny pack and you’ll be straight up, 80s era stylin it.
All kidding aside though:
Vintage, second-hand shops really are a great budget friendly, eco-conscious way to find fantastic pieces from high-end designers, like Chanel and Moschino, for a fraction of their normal price.
If you’re dying to discover some of my favorite cheap London shopping spots, then read my suggestions below and beeline it on over to the uber-trendy, super alternative neighborhoods of Shoreditch and Brixton.
8. Absolute Vintage
Not gonna lie:
Nowadays, it is extremely difficult to find amazing, super cheap, vintage clothing in London.
Absolute Vintage is here to help!
Located along Shoreditch’s famed Brick Lane:
This store started off life, in the 1990s, selling nothing more than vintage shoes, with wonderfully colorful, eye-catching window displays that quickly garnered the attention of some of the most popular fashion brands in the world.
Fast forward a few years:
And this popular vintage clothing brand left its location along Portobello Road and has now settled into an old warehouse in the Brewery, at 14 Hanbury Street.
The shop is known for its dynamic collection of shoes (like over a thousand pairs), handbags, belts, and men’s and women’s fashions. Pieces that all date from anywhere between the 1930s and 1980s.
Sourced worldwide and handpicked for era-defining design:
The clothing here is not only beautiful but also incredibly cheap. At least if you’re willing to do a little digging.
Because it is not uncommon to find dresses and tops here for as little £3, with items in their bargain bins costing a mere £1.
Do pay close attention to anything you buy since the quality of the items on offer here can vary from ‘As New’ goods or items that were never sold in stores and that may still have original price tags on them, to ‘Good Condition’ pieces, or items that were used and may have signs of wear and tear.
If you’re exceptionally lucky, you might even find a vintage Chanel bag or two.
Stop by Absolute Vintage today and stock up on some chic, vintage fashions that you will ABSOLUTELY love (Sorry but I HAD to throw that lame pun in there. It was just too easy).
***If you’re an anti-people person who loathes crowds almost as much as I do, then you can always check out one of the brand’s two online stores (Absolute Vintage & Miss Vintage).***
Address: 4 Hanbury St, Spitalfields, London E1 6QR
Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Sundays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
How to Get There: Take the tube to Shoreditch High Street station and walk to the store from there.
9. Beyond Retro
First opened in 2002, inside a former dairy on East London’s Cheshire Street:
Beyond Retro has become an international, specialty, vintage clothing retailer with a plethora of shops scattered throughout both the United Kingdom and Sweden.
Stumble into any one of these cheap London shopping spots and you’ll quickly discover a dazzling assortment of colorful designs that appeal to festival loving teens, trendy AF twenty-somethings, and mature fashionistas who are on a budget but still wanna look hella good.
And with a wide array of denim, sportswear, loungewear, and fashion accessories for men and women:
You’re sure to find at least one something that you just cannot live without.
All of the items here are recycled, totally unique, and reasonably priced, making it easy to feel super good about anything you purchase.
Because Beyond Retro is home to the biggest collection of vintage clothing in London, it does make finding that one-of-a-kind, hidden gem, more than a little challenging.
Don’t just settle on the first thing you find.
Take some time to really comb through the racks and racks of clothing on display here. And I pinkie promise, you’ll be rewarded…handsomely.
Address: 37 Carnaby Street, Carnaby, London, W1F 7DT
How to Get There: Take the Tube to Bond Street station and walk to The Music Room from there.
10. ATIKA Vintage Department Store
Known as Blitz in its former life:
ATIKA Vintage Department Store sits inside a beautifully renovated, 6000 sq ft, five-room, 2-story, Victorian-era warehouse that was once a furniture factory.
In-store buyers Jan Skinners and John Howlin draw much of their inspiration from nearby Brick Lane and showcase a dazzling variety and quantity of more than 20,000 vintage (and reworked vintage) items from independent artists and famous designers alike.
Amidst a sea of well-presented seersucker blazers, colored denim, and 80s style letterman jackets, you’ll also encounter a variety of books, homewares, art, magazines, and other lifestyle merchandise.
You might even discover a designer label or two since some pieces from high-end manufacturers are kept in store for slightly more fashion-focused clientele (think brands like Illustrated People and Barry the Cactus).
You won’t have to worry about the quality of any merchandise sold here since all of their second-hand items are cleaned, steamed, and folded before they even hit the shop floor.
Address: 55-59 Hanbury St, Spitalfields, London E1 5JP
Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Sunday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
How to Get There: Take the London Overground to Shoreditch High Street station and walk to the store from there.
Started in 1986 as a small, vintage, Camden Market denim shop that specialized in reselling jeans from American cowboys, Rokit has since become the go-to store for vintage loving, style-savvy Londoners.
As a result:
Rokit now has three different stores in London, all of which sell a unique and diverse range of one fo a kind, hand-selected pieces that cater to everyone from 30s ere glamazons to 90s punk rock princesses and every style in between.
A collection of limited edition statement pieces and handpicked garments that are all freshly washed, pressed, and mended before they ever hit the store shelves.
And anything deemed unsellable?
Well, all those items will be recycled and transformed, by the Rokit Recycled Crew in the store’s upstairs workshop, into customized pieces that reflect nothing but the latest fashion trends.
Products that have all been developed into the store’s very own line of items, known in house as the Rokit Originals Range.
If you’re searching for a fantastic, cheap London shopping spot that helps breathe new life into second-hand garments, then look no further than Rokit.
Address: 42 Shelton Street, London WC2 9HZ
Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
How to Get There: Take the Tube to Covent Garden station and walk to the store from there.
“I hate saving money”, said no one ever.
Outlet stores are the absolute best since they allow you to get brand name merchandise for between 50% and 70% off retail price.
Outlets are where brands and designers ship their excess merchandise to be resold, and at significantly lower prices. Discounts that these retailers can then pass on to you, the ultra-happy customer.
Read on and find out where some of the best outlet stores in London are located.
12. London Designer Outlet
Opened in 2013 in Wembley Park:
London Designer Outlet (LDO) is a 350,000 sq ft, semi-outdoor shopping center that is known for being the first outlet center in the Greater London area.
And although the name might suggest that you’d find nothing but premium, designers here:
In actuality, all of the stores here are already reasonably priced and offer patrons even further discounts of between 40% and 70% off initial, retail prices.
You can actually find clothing here that is cheaper than Primark but of infinitely better quality.
What are you waiting for? Make a day off it and take a stroll through this enormous shopping complex, where you’ll find a cinema, a play park, twenty plus restaurants and bars, and more than fifty different retail stores.
Some of which include popular brands lie Gap, Marks & Spencer, H & M, Nike, Guess, Lindt, Villeroy & Boch, North Face, Kurt Geiger, Adidas, Next, Denity, Jack Willis, Clarks, and Superdry.
If you’re visiting from overseas, you can also procure an uber-handy, exclusive tourist LDO Privilege Card, which will entitle you to an additional 10% off anything you buy.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it does!
Because this outlet mall also has its very own store-to-door delivery service.
Known as Dropit:
Guests can actually leave their shopping bags at any store register and have Dropit deliver them straight to their hotel room. And usually within twenty-four hours.
Seriously, how cool is that?
Yup, pretty dang epic if I do say so myself (and I do).
Say goodbye to schlepping a Hunchback-inducing number of shopping bags on the tube with you and hello to pure, unadulterated, budget shopping freedom.
Because budget shopping in London?
Yeah, it really doesn’t get much better than this.
***PRO-TIP: Since this shopping complex sits right next door to the national stadium, I would avoid this place like the plague whenever the Three Lions are in town.***
Address: Wembley Park Blvd, Wembley HA9 0FD
Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and on Sundays (and Bank Holidays) from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
How to Get There: Take the Tube to Wembley Central station and walk to the outlet from there.
13. Bicester Village Outlet Shopping Centre
Dare to visit this high fashion, luxury lifestyle shopping center in Oxfordshire and you’ll discover a countryside mall that is home to more than 130 boutiques, all of which offer 60%, year-round discounts on regular, in-store prices.
Fans of Bicester Village (pronounced ‘Bisster’ for my non-British brethren) routinely come armed with a fully-charged cell phone (for price comparison purposes since naturally, the outlet mall offers free wifi), and a comfortable pair of walking shoes since you’ll need them to do some serious walking.
And I pinkie promise:
You won’t find any lame AF, pyramids of ratty, second-hand sweatshirts here.
Nope, no way in hell. Instead:
You’ll encounter beautifully laid out, tree-lined, avenues of wood-fronted, boutique stores that resemble quaint country cottages more than they do actual shops.
Which makes sense since you’ll find posh brands like Roberto Cavalli, Versace, Dior, Gucci, Cath Kidston, Le Creuset, and L’Occitane en Provence occupying many of the stores here.
And if you really wanna be chic AF:
Then feel free to partake in some of their extra-posh services, like valet parking, chauffeur travel, day trip packages (featuring luxury transport and dining experiences), luggage drop facilities, and tax refund assistance.
Because this is one of those cheap London shopping spots that all the swagerific fashionistas (or fashionistas in training) flock to on the weekends.
***When planning a visit, always check their website to see which stores currently have additional sales.***
14. Hackney Walk
Tucked away inside a series of converted, Victorian-era railway arches:
East London’s Hackney Walk is a premier, luxury, outlet shopping destination that offers discounts of up to 70% on all designer items sold here.
It’s also conveniently located along Morning Lane and is just a short walk away from the Hackney Central Overground station.
Once inside through:
Visitors will be overwhelmed by the sheer number of outlet stores here that sell merchandise from high-end designers like Burberry, Present, MatchesFashion.com, Pringle of Scotland, Nike, Anya Hindmarch, UGG, Aquascutum, and more.
And added bonus?
There are even several restaurants and bars on-site, allowing you to extend your shopping spree well into the evening.
I prefer to do all of my outlet shopping at Bicester Village since the merchandise here can be dated and bit hit or miss.
If you don’t feel like traveling all the way to Oxfordshire, then Hackney Walk could be a decent discount shopping alternative.
Address: 116 Morning Lane, Hackney, London E9 6LS
Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
How to Get There: Take the London Overground to Hackney Central and walk to the outlet mall from there.
15. Icon Outlet at the O2
Desperately seeking world-class fashion at rock bottom prices?
If so then meet your latest and greatest London shopping obsession, Icon Outlet at the O2.
Recently opened in October of 2018:
This mega shopping center has more than sixty different brand name stores for customers to choose from, all of which offer upwards off 70% off traditional, retail prices.
And FYI, we’re not talking about lame AF stores here people.
We’re referring to first-class, top designer brands like Ted Baker, Levi’s, Cath Kidson, Calvin Klein, Kurt Geiger, Nike, Adidas, Guess, and more.
If you really want to live that uber-chic, luxe life, then don’t forget to take advantage of the facility’s suite of premium services, like free delivery for any purchases over £150, free parking when you spend £35 or more, and several designated shopping bag “drop off” areas.
But wait, there’s more.
Because in addition to this retail therapy filled wonderland, visitors can also relax, after a hectic day of shopping, at one of The O2’s twenty-five different restaurants, with iconic fan faves like by Chloe, Ask Italian, Nando’s, and Pizza Express on offer here.
Because let’s be real here.
The only thing better than discount shopping is when you get to pair it with some beyond delicious food.
NOM, NOM, NOM (excuse me while I use a moist towelette to wipe the drool from my keyboard).
Address: Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0DX
Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm and on Sundays from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.
How to Get There: Take the Tube to Bond Street station and walk to the outlet mall from there.
16. Enjoy London’s Sample Sales for the Ultimate Cheap London Shopping Experience!
Before we go one step further, I gotta know. Have you ever heard of a sample sale?
If not then you’re TOTALLY missing out.
Because these mystical unicorns of the fashion world cannot be chased, just found.
As my good friend Google likes to say, they’re events where designer brands sell their trial-run clothing (think samples and prototypes) for an extremely limited amount of time and for about a third of their original price.
That being said though:
Many of today’s sample sales now include deeply discounted items, most of which are priced at the cost of production, that have been overstocked or that are out of season.
These ultra-rad, modern marvels are also unannounced, pop up sales that typically run out of merchandise within a few hours.
Which is why:
Sample sales are no joke to fashion-loving Londoners, who have been known to start fistfights over out of stock merchandise.
If you can, try and arrive as early in the morning as humanly possible. This way, you have the largest selection of discount items to choose from.
And if you want to know where to find some of the best sample sales in London:
Then routinely check out websites like LDN Fashion and Chicmi for the latest information on current sample sales in London.
You can also stop by the Music Room (sign up for their newsletter if you want regular updates about current sample sales in London) in Mayfair or the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch since both establishments host regular sample sales.
***PSST! Since most sample sales really only carry sample pieces (hence the name), it’s highly unlikely that you’ll find alternative sizes for anything that you find. So, translation? What you see is what you get!***
Address: The Music Room, 26 S Molton Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 5LF
How to Get There: Take the Tube to Bond Street station and walk to the store from there.
A Super Fun, Interactive Map to Help You Find 16 of the Best Cheap London Shopping Spots!
Tada (Insert wicked awesome jazz hands here)! Because that just about concludes my guide to 16 of the most amazing, cheap London shopping spots.
Because these stores really are the perfect place to do any and all of your bargain shopping in London.
So, if you’re beyond broke but still wanna look like fly like a G-6, then this list of discount London stores is for you.
And if you found this post even a little helpful, then be sure to pin it now and read it again later! Pretty please with sugar on top?
Saturday 2nd of May 2020
This is so helpful! I visited London last spring while I was studying abroad in Dublin and I found it to be super expensive. I'm glad you've compiled some more affordable places to go. :) Definitely saving this for next time!
Thursday 7th of May 2020
Agreed. London can definitely be a really expensive place to visit and shop in. So glad you found this list useful.
Saturday 2nd of May 2020
This is a great list! I am not a big fan of shopping, but I love London markets :) Especially, Camden Town.
Thursday 7th of May 2020
Yeah me too. London markets are a ton of fun to explore.
Madi | Madimonde
Saturday 2nd of May 2020
Love London, such a fun city especially for shopping! Such a useful guide and love that you included a map with all the shopping destinations. Pinned for my next trip ☺️
Thursday 7th of May 2020
Thanks for reading and so glad that you found the post useful.
Saturday 2nd of May 2020
OMG you had me at the Vintage Market!! I love vintage anything -- clothes, hats, shoes, belts, bags. I think I would go to town there haha
Thursday 7th of May 2020
I think you would too. it's a pretty awesome market and part of town for sur.e
Friday 1st of May 2020
Very useful, it will work for my next trip to London. Camden Town is one of my fav <3
Thursday 7th of May 2020
Same here and so glad to hear that. Thanks for reading.