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Bond Street

Home to de­signer bou­tiques, an­tiques, art and jew­ellery, plus auction houses Sotheby’s and Bon­hams. D6/E6/E7. Sta­tion: Bond Street.

Ca­nary Wharf

A first-class shop­ping des­ti­na­tion lo­cated in a smart and im­pres­sive de­vel­op­ment in the Dock­lands. Off map. Sta­tion: Ca­nary Wharf.

Carn­aby Street

Once the do­main for 1960s mods and rock­ers, th­ese days the Carn­aby area ap­peals to the fash­ion­able set, with sports-in­spired stores and edgy de­sign­ers. D7/E7. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.

Covent Gar­den

This for­mer fruit and veg­etable mar­ket is now a pop­u­lar cen­tre for arts, crafts and spe­cial in­ter­est shops and stalls. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Hat­ton Gar­den

This hid­den his­toric cor­ner of London is home to the jew­ellery trade and the cen­tre of the di­a­mond in­dus­try. C9/D9. Sta­tion: Far­ring­don.

Jermyn Street & St James’s

Some of the old­est spe­cial­ist menswear shops in London are found in this area, in­clud­ing hat­ters and shirt­mak­ers. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

King’s Road

Once fa­mous for up­mar­ket and al­ter­na­tive fash­ion, it still at­tracts a stylish crowd. Peter Jones is good for home­ware and Duke of York Square has stylish shops and a food mar­ket. G4. Sta­tion: Sloane Square.

Ox­ford Street

Europe’s busiest shop­ping street has ma­jor de­part­ment stores in­clud­ing Sel­fridges and John Lewis, plus pop­u­lar high-street chains. D6/D7. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus/Bond Street/Mar­ble Arch/ Tot­ten­ham Court Road.

Re­gent Street

Orig­i­nally de­signed by John Nash, this pres­ti­gious area in­cludes Ap­ple, Lib­erty, Swarovski, the first Bri­tish Fer­rari shop and Burberry. D6/D7/E7. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus/Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

Sav­ile Row

One of London’s most fa­mous ar­eas for tai­lor­ing is in up­mar­ket May­fair. Find be­spoke tai­lors in­clud­ing An­der­son & Shep­pard, Gieves & Hawkes, Hardy Amies and Kil­gour. E7. Sta­tion: Green Park.

Seven Di­als

In the heart of quirky Covent Gar­den are seven streets full of in­de­pen­dent bou­tiques, her­itage brands and vin­tage stores (p. 54). www.sev­en­di­als. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

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