Shopping destinations

From boutique markets to global shopping destinations, London has it all. Discover some of our favourites.

A rail of clothes at Deptford Market

Deptford Market

Deptford Market

Find a hidden treasure at Deptford Market, which takes place every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Located on Deptford High Street, you can find something new each time you visit. Stalls offer everything from fresh fruit and veg and multi-cultural food to clothing, fabric, and household items.

Just off the High Street is the world-famous Douglas Way Market, best known for its eclectic selection of second-hand items, including antiques, books, furniture, clothing, and one-off novelty items.

Location: Deptford High Street
Price: Various depending on what you purchase.
Plus: There is always something new when you visit.
Minus: You may need to go rummaging to find what you are looking for.

Shops at Westfield Stratford City at night

Westfield Stratford City

Westfield Stratford City

Westfield Stratford City is one of the largest shopping centres in the UK, with over 200 stores, including boutiques, high-street brands, and luxury retailers.

When you tire from shopping, you can take a rest at one of the centre’s many dining locations, enjoy a movie at the Vue Cinema or play bowling at All-Star Lanes.

Location: Stratford
Price:  Various depending on what you purchase.
Plus:  Lots of acitivities to do for a day out that includes more than shopping.
Minus: It is a popular shopping destination, so it can be busy, especially at weekends.

Street food being served in Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market

Discover arts, crafts, food, and fashion at Greenwich Market, open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Established in the 1700s, the market has been a long-time shopping destination in the centre of Greenwich. Situated under a covered square, the market features an assortment of food, clothes and art stalls that are surrounded by boutique shops.

Grab a cannoli, cinnamon bun, empanada, or another tasty treat as you browse.

Location: Greenwich
Price:  Various depending on what you purchase.
Plus:  The market is covered meaning it can be enjoyed no matter the weather.
Minus: Greenwich is a popular tourist spot meaning the market can often be busy.

A sign lit in green that reads 'Brick Lane Vintage Market'

Brick Lane Vintage Market

Brick Lane 

Whether you’re looking for vintage furniture, clothing, or artisanal pieces, you can find it on Brick Lane.

Several markets run along the stretch of Brick Lane, each offering their own curated collection. One of the best-known is the self-titled Brick Lane Vintage Market, which features over 40 traders, selling clothes from as far back as the 1920s.

Other markets and shops to check out include Backyard Market, UPMARKET, ATIKA and Hunky Dory Vintage.

Location: Spitalfields
Price: Various depending on what you purchase.
Plus: A huge range - you can find something no matter your budget or your style.
Minus: Some markets are only open on weekends.

A busy Oxford Street at night

Oxford Street

Oxford Street

Oxford Street is a global shopping destination in the centre of London. As the busiest shopping street in Europe, it’s a must-visit during your time at university.

Running from Oxford Circus to Marble Arch, you can visit over 300 stores including the ‘World’s Best Department Store’ Selfridges and other high street brands.

Location: West End
Price:  Various depending on what you purchase.
Plus:  An iconic, world-known shopping destination.
Minus: The street is over a mile long, so it can be tiring to walk the length of it and its shops in one day.

A fruit stall on Peckham High Street

Fruit Stall, Peckham High Street


Peckham is a multi-cultural, creative hub in south east London. Walking along the High Street you will find anything from fruit and veg markets to zero-waste stores and indie shops.

Bussey Building and Copeland Park celebrate the area’s vibrant creative scene. The space is home to a number of small creative businesses and regularly hosts markets and fairs such as Pexmas, the DIY Art Market and the Peckham Salvage Yard.

Location: Peckham
Price: Various depending on what you purchase.
Plus: You will be supporting small, local buisnesses by shopping in the area - many of the pieces you come across will be unique or hand-crafted.
Minus: You will need to keep an eye on Copeland Park's calendar of events - some fairs happen only once a year.