The City - Shopping
Entwined in history
From the majestic 18th-century Royal Exchange and Victorian Leadenhall Market to the modern architecture of One New Change, the City offers a wide range of shopping experiences. All the High street favourites have outlets in the City of London from Gap to Karen Millen, but to maximise your experience we recommend a visit to one of these shopping complexes:
One New Change is the City’s newest and largest retail centre. Built in 2010 by architect Jean Nouvel, it boasts over 60 stores set over three floors. There is also a public roof terrace with a stunning view of St Paul’s.
Bow Lane and Cheapside are popular with City workers during the week, as they are home to eateries, banks, and a collection of high street stores. Cheapside is one of London’s oldest shopping thoroughfares and has been a processional route since medieval times.
Royal Exchange is one of Britain’s best-known historical buildings and home to shops selling luxury brands – this is where to come for bespoke jewellers and designer labels. There is also an incredibly beautiful restaurant and bar in the centre.
Spitalfields is a destination for anyone looking for a unique shopping experience. An old covered market (it was formerly home to the City of London’s fruit, vegetable and flower market, now based in Leyton), it has daily markets and a selection of restaurants and shops.