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Christmas Shopping visit to London

It's a wonderful time of the year to visit London and for Christmas Shopping made easy, booking London coach hire or minibus hire ensures a stress free day.

With so many shopping options and of course a lunch or dinner treat, to chat over and share the day's purchases amidst the stunning Christmas light displays, London is the nation's favourite shopping destination.

Busy time of year so get your coach hire to London booked and enjoy a fabulous day and night out.

Let's take a look at what you can expect and the wide range of shopping options available.

The Must Do List

Christmas shopping in London is an annual highlight for many people. The festive magic of the city draws people in from all over the UK and across Europe, with wonderful highlights not to be missed.

Going on a trip to London without visiting Harrods is like visiting the seaside and not having an ice cream.

Often quoted as the world’s leading luxury department store, the Knightsbridge icon has been in operation since 1824.

A wonderful store to visit at any time of year, but at Christmas Harrods really ramps up the decoration and its fantastic food halls with marble and tile are filled with a mouthwatering and eye-catching array of treats. There is also an art gallery, most of the world's designer fashion labels and even a toy kingdom on the third floor.

Once the shopping is done you can relax with afternoon tea or a champagne lunch, your London coach hire driver will be waiting for you at your arranged pick up point, so you can rest your feet all the way home.

For toys, games and the latest crazes to suit kids of all ages, London’s largest and oldest toy shop Hamleys offers a huge range of present options for kids and is a great store for one stop shopping if time is against you.

Hamleys flagship store on Regent Street features a mind boggling seven floors of games, crafts and toys, and there are regular instore live demonstrations of toys and games. If your children have thought of it, Hamleys will have it.

From soft toys to arts & crafts, Lego & action figures, to Harry Potter and Star Wars gifts that will create wide eyed excitement on Christmas morning.

Don't forget if you want to visit more than one store, we can arrange multiple drop off and pick up points so you can throw the bags on board before the next store. Booking coach hire in London for your Christmas shopping trips, makes it all so much easier.

Christmas markets

London's top shopping destinations are crammed full of festive gifts. The twinkling Christmas lights and delightful window displays, entice you to enter in the run-up to Christmas

Of course many people head to the iconic Christmas shopping London hotspots such as Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, but you can also pick up stocking fillers and last-minute gifts at the many London Christmas markets of which there are a growing number every year.

With minibus hire or coach hire in London we will drop you to some selected markets along the London shopping routes which are filled with lovely christmas themed wooden huts, hot chocolate, mulled wine and twinkling ornaments so you can dive in for some shopping or just enjoy some festive cheer with a stop at a pop-up Christmas market.

London's fantastic Covent Garden has three daily markets which are full of unique gifts and handmade crafts and if you're lucky a daily sprinkle of snow. A brand new addition to the festive markets for 2022 is the opportunity for wonderful photographs as you sit in the Covent Garden Christmas Sleigh, which is a hand painted beautifully reconditioned sleigh originally manufactured in 1885 and intricately hand painted by British artist James Gemmill.

A short 10 minute walk away in iconic Trafalgar Square you will find a traditional Christmas market that is full of tasty treats and of course the infamous Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree so you can grab some photographs with friends and family. Why not spend some time listening to carol singers with a glass of mulled wine before it's back to the shopping.

The Lights

London of course has always been famous for its retail therapy and shoppers flock to the stores on Oxford Street and Regent Street all year round, but during the festive season, the grand old ladies streets are lit up with spectacular Christmas lights that are worth hiring a coach to London and visiting on their own.

Once you have been dropped off you can begin a magical journey around London and fill your Facebook and Instagram feed with snaps of the famous Christmas window displays such as John Lewis on Oxford Street or the famous nearby Selfridges Store for even more gift choices.

In the world famous Carnaby Street the fantastic Christmas lights will be lighting up the skies, and for those searching for the latest fashion trend bargains and iconic nostalgia, you will soon collect several shopping bags.

Get off the beaten track by slipping into St Christopher's Place, where you'll find emerging and established boutiques plus a host of restaurants and some nearby bars where you can take the weight of your shopped out feet for a while.

Don't worry about the bags, with London coach hire all booked and arranged you can meet the driver at a pre arranged point, and safely get the shopping on board so you and your friends can head off for some “hands free” wine, cake and chocolate sampling.

Stop off at the world famous Kings Road and Sloane Square for more boutique shops and fantastic fashion stores, then take a final short walk and check out the nearby Duke of York Square, which is located just off the King's Road. This tranquil square is decked out with festive lights for Christmas and is a great spot to fuel up the energy or relax with wine and fresh foods.

From fine dining to a relaxed brunch,and a wonderful artisan food market with delicious deli offerings and artisanal locally produced food.

Wrapping up

Pick up all those wonderful gifts that will make those special people love you forevermore at these top places around London for Christmas shopping.

Just tell us how many people you need transport for and we will select the best coach or minibus size from our fleet to comfortably and safely transport you all.

Simply book your London coach hire or minibus hire and relax knowing you're in safe hands and will arrive home with the bags safely, as well as having had a fantastic day with a Christmas shopping visit to London.

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