24 hours in London: One day luxury shopping itinerary

If you find yourself being lucky enough to spend a full day in London, my home city, you should maximise your time as much as you can. There is so much to see and do, and with the ever-so-handy London tube, everything is in reach! From the most luxury stores to the best bars and restaurants, here is my shopper's travel guide and itinerary - including tube names, tube lines, and how to get from here to there! - for the most splendid day in the city.

Sky Garden
Depending on where your journey is starting, I would recommend starting your adventure by popping on the Central Line from London Liverpool Street and heading to Bank. Bank is a thrilling combination of old and new, wherein you will find stunning traditional buildings with shockingly high-tech interiors.


A wonderful way to get a feel of the electric city you are in is to walk to Sky Garden on Fenchurch Street and head to its Sky Bar, for a hot drink and nibble (or tipple, depending on the occasion). It has 360 views of London and a buzzing atmosphere, as well as its own little plant jungle, bringing a touch of nature to the 35th Floor. Bookings can be made free of charge one week in advance.


St Paul's
Afterwards, a short meander away from Sky Garden is St Paul's Cathedral, a beautiful building to observe, even just from the outside. If you have company, it might be nice to stroll to a neighbouring café or restaurant with outdoor seating, and have a drink and chat in the shadow of St Paul's.


Covent Garden
After a gorgeous morning observing London life and taking in some of its finest buildings, you can take the Central Line from Monument to get to the beautiful Covent Garden! It packs an extraordinary array of small designer boutiques in a compact square, and they frequently have pop-ups installed around the centre if you desire an aesthetically pleasing Instagram capture. You can stop off at one of their eateries in the hall, and then pick out a box of macarons from Laduree for later.


Shopping on Regent Street
There is always a seasonal holiday which calls for a bout of gift shopping - whether its Valentine's Day which just passed, a birthday, or Mother's Day which is just approaching, you will always have an excuse to buy something special for someone special. Thus, just a hop away from Covent Garden Station via the Piccadilly Line, if you fancy making a thoughtful purchase you can head to Piccadilly Station, and thereafter you will find a whole host of some of the most exquisite shops London has to offer. From the bouquets at Liberty, to the trinkets at Anthropolgie, to a little indulgence for yourself at Ralph's coffee shop on Regent Street.


Fortnum and Mason
Short walking distance from Regent Street, you can find Fortnum and Mason on Piccadilly - a stop I make if I intend on buying conserves or edible treats for loved ones during a festive period. It is both regal and quirky, making it a fun and charming character. On the ground floor they have a fancy chocolate counter where you can select some edible delights, or you can come in to pick up a hot drink in between shops.


What are some of your favourite spots in the city? If you have a London location which you think deserves to be added to the list, add it in the comments below!

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