In addition to its outstanding museums and monuments, London is one of the best cities for shopping. Teeming with markets, arcades, shopping quarters, and shops for all budgets and needs, you can find everything in the English capital. Add the following shopping areas to your agenda while staying at hotels near Queensway Tube Station.
- Portobello Road Market
This open-air market in Notting Hill near Queensway is the world’s largest antique market. Over 1,000 vendors gather where they sell all manner of collectables. The market is open Monday to Saturday, with Friday and Saturday being the best days to shop for antiques. In addition to the market, Portobello Road is lined with vintage clothing shops and gift boutiques.
- Oxford Street
The hotels near Queensway Tube Station are convenient for getting to the legendary Oxford Street. Starting at Marble Arch, the avenue works its way westward toward Tottenham Court Road. Shops include the prestigious Selfridges department store, high street fashion brands, jewellery shops, and flagships for such sports brands as Adidas and New Balance. You can take the Central Line for two stops or tap on a leisurely stroll through Hyde Park and the Italian Gardens.
- Marylebone High Street
Often overlooked by tourists, Marylebone High Street has a charming village-like ambience and is spared the crowds of other shopping areas near Queensway Tube Station. The walkable street is lined with bakeries, whole food shops, designer clothing boutiques, and independent bookshops. This is where you will find the photogenic Daunts flagship, one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world. If you visit on a Sunday you can pick up farm-fresh produce from the Farmers’ Market.
- Westfield London
For a major shopping expedition, Westfield London is a mere three stops west on the Central Line from Queensway. This mall contains shops across fashion, cosmetics, fragrance, accessories, toys, homeware, and luxury items. If you are travelling with younger kids, you can check them in at KidZania – a play “city” for children – while you hit the shops. As a mall, Westfield London is suitable for all shopping budgets.
- New Bond Street
If you’re not constrained by budget while staying at hotels near Queensway Tube Station, head to New Bond Street. This Mayfair avenue is home to top-tier clothing, accessory, and shoe brands. If you’re in the market for luxury gifts, leather products, and high-quality watches, this is an ideal shopping area. Savile Row, the premier destination for suits and tailored apparel, backs onto New Bond Street. Furthermore, you can break up your shopping excursion by popping into the contemporary art galleries.
- South Kensington Museums
Remember that Queensway is well-located for getting to the best museums in London. The Natural History Museum, V&A, and Science Museum are on the other side of Hyde Park. All museums are equipped with gift shops where you can purchase top-notch items including children’s games, jewellery, art, book, and items relating to the permanent galleries and special exhibitions. At the same time, you can tick an icon off your list.