8 Unique Shops Within Walking Distance of Central Park Hotel

London is an outstanding destination for shopping. The city is famed for its legendary shopping streets and neighbourhoods such as Oxford Street, Regent Street, and the King’s Road. What makes London particularly appealing is the diversity of shops. For every luxury boutique, there is a second-hand clothing shop or eclectic gift shop. These are some of the best shops within walking distance of our collection of boutique hotels in Central London.

  1. Pickwicks Gifts 

This independent boutique near Kensington High Street has a miscellaneous offering of jewellery, antiques, and collectables. Every visit yields a different experience and you can always expect to find something unique for a special person in your life. It’s a popular place to shop for female relatives and friends in particular. 

  1. Selfridges 

Selfridges is one of the most emblematic shops within walking distance of our hotels in Central London. This huge department store is devoted to luxury goods, designer clothing, unique accessories and home decor, upscale pet products, cosmetics, fragrances, books, and gifts. Selfridges also has a casual food court and a rooftop bistro serving Italian cuisine. 

  1. Pepper Tree 

Pepper Tree is located on the same street as the Portobello Road Market. The shop is stocked to the gills with second-hand clothing and accessories, many of which are vintage. Items are priced according to value with higher prices for luxury goods and wallet-friendly amounts for non-vintage and high street pieces. 

  1. The Notting Hill Bookshop

The Notting Hill Bookshop was used as the filming location in the blockbuster film Notting Hill starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. It is indeed a genuine bookshop specialising in travel tomes, children’s books, and gifts. The shop is a popular destination for guests of London hotels near Paddington for both the chance to browse the books and take photos. 

  1. Japan House

Japan House is a cultural centre with an enticing gift shop. It hosts a mix of free and paid exhibitions and events but the main compound is free to visit. The shop stocks a selection of homeware, clothing and apparel, accessories, perfumes, and more.

  1. La Fromagerie

La Fromagerie is a charming deli and bistro a short walk from our trio of London hotels near Hyde Park. It stocks French wines, cheeses, oils, pantry items, and freshly baked bread. You can visit and pick up items to make a summer picnic hamper or to buy gifts to take back home – preferably if you’re travelling by train or car. 

  1. Lush Cosmetics 

Lush is a beloved British brand with shops all over the city and the rest of the United Kingdom. It sells cruelty-free, vegan, and eco-friendly cosmetics across skincare, haircare, and bathing products. It’s a wonderful place to buy gifts and also to stock up on any toiletries you forgot to pack. The closest branch is located at Paddington Station. 

  1. Church Street antiques shops

Portobello Road Market is the classic destination for antique shopping in London. However, those staying at our hotels in Central London may also swing by Church Street near Paddington Station. This street hosts an antique market Tuesday through Saturday and has several permanent shops selling one of a kind trinkets and valuables.

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