Christmas Shopping in London 2016 Part 2

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Christmas Shopping in London 2016
Credit to: Rob Greig
Days are counting down. Christmas eve is coming soon. There's nothing more festive as London at Christmas time. After Reading Christmas Shopping in London 2016 Part 1, there're more reasons and choices to spend your christmas holiday in London. Christmas London is a joy of shopping. There're a lot of things to buy here.



SHOPPING

Harrods


Harrods
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Harrods is never one to do things by halves – and it's Christmas-a-go in the luxury shopping behemoth this year. As well as endless opportunities to blow two months' salary on fancy baubles there's a sleighful of merriment taking place in store, which kicks off with the Festival of Christmas on November 7.

Then there's the Harrods Christmas grotto – harder to get into than the Ivy, practically. Pre-bookable tickets are like gold-dust, and tend to sell out in a jiffy.
  • It's located in Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, London, SW1X 7QN.
  • You can come here at 10am-9pm Mon-Sat; 11.30am-6pm Sun.
  • Best for decadent decorations.


Selfridges


Selfridges
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Up on the fourth floor between the excellent toy department and Food Garden café, the Selfridges Christmas shop is bursting with everything you could require for a stylish Yuletide including knitted pudding decorations, traditional advent calendars and luxury Christmas crackers. New for 2015 are festive personalisation services, from wrapping paper to gift cards to mini Moet bottles.
  • It's located in Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, London, W1A 1AB.
  • You can come here at 9.30am-10pm Mon-Sat; 11.30am-6pm Sun.
  • Best for stylish stocking fillers.


Fortnum & Mason


Fortnum & Mason
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We can’t think of a more festive shop than 307-year-old Fortnum and Mason. The entire store becomes a winter wonderland bedecked in opulent decorations and the most glorious foodie treats, from specialist biscuits presented in Christmas Merry-Go-Round tins to children’s hampers full of traditional sweets and crackers.
  • It's located in Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER.
  • You can come here at 10am-9pm Mon-Sat; 11.30-6pm Sun.
  • Best for luxury food hampers.


Liberty


Liberty
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For a lovely, traditional array of Christmas bits and bobs in a festive setting, Liberty is your place. The Christmas shop sits on the fourth floor in the East Gallery and East Atrium. Look out for old-fashioned Christmas wreaths, stuffed toys and baubles galore. Liberty crackers are among the prettiest on the market, too.
  • It's located in Liberty, Regent St, London, W1B 5AH.
  • You can come here at 10am-8pm Mon-Sat; noon-6pm Sun.
  • Best for liberty-print crackers.


The Conran Shop


The Conran Shop
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Christmas decorations don’t get smarter than those you’ll find at the Conran Shop; think coloured-Perspex deers, Missoni-esque glitter balls and retro-style glass sea horses.

Those who want to turn the Christmas table into a work of art will also appreciate the super-elegant array of crackers.
  • It's located in The Conran Shop, Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, London, SW3 6RD.
  • You can come here at 10am-6pm Mon, Tue, Fri; 10am-7pm Wed, Thur; 10am-6.30pm Sat; noon-6pm Sun.
  • Best for designer home trimmings.


Heal's


Heal's
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Heal's super-cool Christmas shop is always a lavishly-decorated affair. Go here for statement decorations and super-stocking fillers like gorgeously packaged Italian soaps and Missoni face cloths. Crafty types should look out for the festive programme of in-store events.
  • It's located in Heal's, 196 Tottenham Court Rd, London, W1T 7LQ.
  • You can come here at 10am-7pm Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat; 10am-8pm Thur; noon-6pm Sun.
  • Best for festive atmosphere.


Paperchase


Paperchase
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When it comes to buying your festive trappings, Paperchase has it covered. Come here for a glittering selection of decorations from traditional tartan covered baubles to glass pugs and retro disco balls.

The first floor of the Tottenham Court Road flagship also houses an inspiring selection of classic children's toys and home wares by design brands including Vilac. The classy book department stocks glossy art, design and craft titles – all excellent gift fodder for the creatives in your life.
  • It's located in Paperchase, 213-215 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7PS.
  • You can come here at 8.30am-7.30pm Mon-Wed, Fri; 8.30am-8pm Thur; 9am-7pm Sat; 11.30am-6pm Sun.
  • Best for well-priced cards, wrapping paper and baubles.


V&A Shop


V&A Shop
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When it comes to buying your festive trappings, Paperchase has it covered. Come here for a glittering selection of decorations from traditional tartan covered baubles to glass pugs and retro disco balls.

As museum shops go, the V&A’s airy store has got to be the most festive. Find a lovely array of classic decorations, cards – including vintage Harper’s Bazaar covers – and a fine selection of stocking fillers. As well as a mighty selection of beautiful art, fashion and design books, you’ll find all sorts of crafty delights such as handmade felt puppets for kids, Indian floor cushions and accessories by Welsh textiles label Melin Tregwynt. This year, you can also expect a line of covetable gifts to tie in with the autumnal Fabric of India exhibition.
  • It's located in V&A, Cromwell Rd, London, SW7 2RL.
  • You can come here at Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am-5.45pm; Fri 10am-10pm.
  • Best for cultural themed gifts and cards.


John Lewis


John Lewis
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When it comes to buying your festive trappings, Paperchase has it covered. Come here for a glittering selection of decorations from traditional tartan covered baubles to glass pugs and retro disco balls.

London’s least intimidating department store has everything you could ever require to make Christmas go with a bang. As well as the vast selection of tree decorations, wrapping paper and baubles, you’ll find the best range of fake Christmas trees – and, at 10ft, the tallest – on the high street. It's also ace for table decorations.
  • It's located in John Lewis, 300 Oxford St, London, W1A 1EX.
  • You can come here at 9.30am-8pm Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat; 9.30am-9pm Thur; noon-6pm Sun (browsing from 11.30am).
  • Best for fake Christmas trees.


Debenhams


Debenhams
Credit to: Rob Greig
When it comes to buying your festive trappings, Paperchase has it covered. Come here for a glittering selection of decorations from traditional tartan covered baubles to glass pugs and retro disco balls.

The flagship Oxford Street branch recently underwent a huge £25million renovation. The Christmas shop features a good supply of festive trimmings including Christmas stockings, table top trees, garlands, wooden advent calendars and felt trees. Look out for lots of special offers.
  • It's located in Debenhams, 334-348 Oxford Street, London, W1C 1JG .
  • You can come here at 9.30am-10pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun.
  • Best for bargains.


Christmas Shooping in London 2016 Part 1

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Source: Time Out

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