Ranked as one of the World’s Top 5 best cities to shop by Expedia, London is definitely a place where shopaholics must not miss! Here, we’re going to take you through London’s top 5 places to shop. When you’re tired from all that walking, you’d want to fill up your hungry belly, right? This guide will also bring you through some yummy Muslim-friendly eateries around each shopping area.😋 You’re bound to have an amazing shopping trip in London! Yay!

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*Do note that most of these eateries do not have halal certification. We advise our readers to dine at their own discretion! Without further ado, let the shopping journey begin!

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1. Oxford Street


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Most high street brands like Topshop and River Island are amongst the most visited stores along the street. Don’t forget to check out John Lewis, Debenhams, and Marks & Spencer if you are shopping for home and living. Selfridges is a place that has all your luxury labels under one roof. Most stores are open from 10am to 9pm except on Sundays where the closing hour is at 6pm.

How to get there: Nearest Tube station is Oxford Street (Victoria, Central, and Bakerloo line)

Must visit stores:

Topshop

If you love street style then you should check out Topshop for its three floors of fashion, with UK’s own independent labels available in store. There’s also a floor full of in-house make up line and accessories. You’ll surely spend almost a whole day just there!


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Address: 214 Oxford Street, W1W 8LG
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday – 9am to 10pm, Sunday – 11am to 5pm

Nike Town

A massive four floor of Nike goodies for Nike fans of all ages. Get your own personalized Nike sneakers at the customization area located on the 2nd floor. This is where you put your creativity to the test!

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Address: 236 Regent Street W1C 1DE
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 10am to 9pm, Saturday: 9am to 9pm, Sunday: 11.30am to 6pm

Lush

Visit Lush’s flagship store over here. There are many products such as bath bombs and environmentally-friendly makeup products that are exclusive to this store. Be sure to grab them when you’re here!


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Address: 175-179 Oxford Street  W1D 2JS

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday – 10am to 9pm, Sunday – 11.30am to 6pm

Muslim-friendly eateries:
China Express

Chinese takeaway at its best! With a wide selection of dishes from Korean BBQ chicken to Malaysian style “ayam masak kicap” (chicken in soy sauce), expect to be served with a hearty portion of noodles or rice. I recommend ordering a portion to be shared between two people! The starting price is at five pounds.


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Address: 29-31 Oxford Street, W1D 2DR
Halal Status: Halal meat available
How to get there: Nearest station from Oxford Circus is Tottenham Court Road
Opening times: 10.30 am till 1am
Price: £

Kula Café

If you have a sweet tooth and love healthy fruit juices, then you should try Kula Café! Located just behind Selfridges, this café has a variety of halal desserts. Be sure to get their chocolate cake with Ferrero Rocher chocolate as a topping!

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Address: 21 James St, London W1U 1DS
Opening times: 8am to 11pm
Price: ££

Ben’s Cookies

If you’re feeling a bit peckish, then this is a great snack for you. Ben’s Cookies are perfect for vegetarians and stated Halal on their website (except for the Rum & Raisin cookie which contains alcohol). Top-rated cookies are the dark chocolate cookie and coconut cookie! Each cookie is sold according to weight so the price ranges from £1.40 to £1.75.


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Address: Bond Street station side, 355-361 Oxford Street, London W1D 2HE
Halal Status: Vegetarian food available
How to get there: 4 mins walk From Oxford Circus station 139 Oxford Street, London W1D 2JA
Operating hours: Monday to Saturday – 9am to 9pm, Sunday and Bank Hols – 10.30am to 7pm
Price: ££

2. Carnaby Street

Tucked away behind the departmental store Liberty in West End London, Carnaby Street is the place to be if you’re looking for footwear. They have virtually all the footwear brands that you’re familiar with – from Vans and Dr Martens to Cheap Monday. This is the place for all the cool kids! 😎

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Address: Soho, London W1F
How to get there: Nearest tube station is Oxford Circus and it is a five-minute walk from the station.

Must visit stores:

Liberty

Famous for its Tudor style architecture, you can experience some English history in central London.  This is home to the infamous English floral prints with its famous collaboration being with Nike.

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Address: Regent Street, Soho, W1B 5AH

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10am to 9pm, Sunday: 11.30am to 6pm

Dr Martens

If you grew up trying to imitate punk culture, you’d definitely love this shop! This brand needs no introduction (trust that you’re already familiar with it 😛). It is worth checking out Dr Martens at Carnaby Street if you’re looking for a unique pair of shoes as they carry more limited edition designs! Be sure to drop by if you’re around the vicinity.


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Address: 48 Carnaby Street London, W1 9PX
Operating hours:
Monday to Wednesday – 10 am till 7 pm, Thursday to Saturday – 10am to 8pm, Sunday – 11.30am to 6pm
Price:
££

Size?

Size? is definitely another store worth visiting if you’re looking for footwear. With all the hype over sneakers, Size? is the perfect place for you to find that exclusive pair of sneakers for your collection.


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Address: 45 Carnaby Steet London, W1 9PX
Operating hours: Monday – Saturday: 10am to 8.30pm, Sunday: 12pm to 6pm
Price: ££

Muslim-friendly eateries:
Stax Diner

Serving classic American diner cuisine, treat yourself to some burgers and fries at Stax Diner! From milkshakes to waffles and fried pickles, you’re in for a delicious treat.


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Address: First floor of Kingly Court, London W1B 5PW
Halal Status: Halal meat available, Alcohol served in establishment
How to get there: 
Piccadilly Circus station (7 mins walk) Oxford Circus station (6 mins walk), There’s a pathway beside Vans store leading to Kingly court.
Operating hours
: Monday to Thursday – 12pm to 11pm, Friday & Saturday – 12pm to 12am, Sunday – 12pm to 10.30pm 
Price
: ££

3. Knightsbridge

If you’re looking for an exclusive area to shop with luxury labels, then this is the place for you! The area is often packed with tourists so you might want to come early to check it out.

Address: Sloane St SW1
How to get there: It’s on the Piccadilly line between South Kensington and Hyde Park Corner

Must visit stores:

Harrods


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Known for its lavish interior, Harrods is home to expensive labels so hard to pronounce it’ll make your tongue twist! Take your time to visit all the floors – the toy department is amazing for those who are young at heart and also the kids of course!

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Address: 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL
How to get there: It’s a 2 minute walk out of Knightsbridge station (Piccadilly station)
Operating hours: Monday to Saturday – 10am to 9pm, Sunday – 11.30am to 6pm
Price: ££££

Duke of York Square

Situated next to Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York Square boasts a few high-end labels at its premises. You can spot brands like Zara, All Saints, and Whistles here.


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Address: 80 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY
How to get there: It’s a 14 mins walk from Harrods. The nearest station is Sloan Square (District and Circle line)
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday and Friday – 10am to 7pm, Thursday – 10am to 8pm, Saturday – 10am to 6pm, Sunday – 12am to 6pm
Price: ££ – £££

Muslim-friendly Eateries:

Knightsbridge is amongst London’s most visited area by Muslims from all around the world, so restaurants with mainly Middle Eastern influences are aplenty here! However, since the area is pretty posh, the restaurants are a bit pricey. No worries though, we’ve found a few that are pretty affordable.

Al Arez 2

This particular restaurant serves really huge portions of Lebanese food. We suggest getting the mixed shawarma as they’re really tasty, plus their soup comes with crunchy pita (a nice addition!). Don’t try to get there during lunch hour as it will be packed with Harrod’s employees. Or you could try and be friendly to them and get discounts. Kidding, please don’t attempt that 😜


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Address: 128, Brompton Rd, London SW3 1JD
Halal Status: Halal meat available
Operating hours: Daily, 10am to 11.30pm
Price: ££

Maroush

Maroush is known for its late opening hours and shisha smokers. You can get hot Lebanese food here after a full day of shopping and take in London’s nightlife without the partying😉

Address: 38 Beauchamp Pl, London SW3 1NU

Halal Status: Halal meat available
Operating hours: Sunday to Wednesday – 12pm to 3am, Thursday to Saturday – 12pm to 4.30am
Price: ££

Harrod’s Food Hall (Ground Floor)

From exotic fruits (read durian) to bottled water priced at £30, Harrods food hall is a charming place to try what the rich eats. We’d recommend bringing home the sinful desserts from the chocolate room.


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Operating hours: Daily, 10am to 9pm
Halal Status: Halal meat available
Price: ££

4. Covent Garden

This is a must-visit area, situated close to Chinatown and Trafalgar Square. This is where you can purchase souvenirs for your family back home.

Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, England

Must visit areas:
Jubilee Market

If you’re a vintage and antique hunter, you can check this market out for souvenir trinkets made by artists here. The items are a bit pricey so be sure to walk around first! There’s a lot of souvenir T-shirt sellers, so you can try to bargain a little but don’t get your hopes up!

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Address: 1 Tavistock St, London WC2E 8BD
Operating hours: Monday – 5am to 5pm, Tuesday to Friday – 10.30am to 7pm, Saturday & Sunday – 10am to 6pm
Price: ££

Kiko Milano

Aspiring make-up artists, rejoice! You’ll find yourself at one of Convent Garden’s Beauty Quarter store, Kiko Milano. This Italian make up store is a must-visit for its affordable makeup products. It is a two-story shop so if it gets crowded, just head downstairs to avoid the crowd.


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Address: 22-23 James Street WC2E 8NS
Operating hours: Monday to Saturday – 10am to 8pm, Sunday – 11am to 7pm
Price: ££

Stanfords

This is a store all travellers will be happy to visit! Stanfords sells everything related to travelling, from books to maps. This is also a great place for a quick Instagram opportunity, given its old-school style interior. You can even get their cool map design wrapping papers and turn them into posters (that’s what we did!).

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Address: 12-14 Long Acre Convent Garden WC2E 9LP
Operating hours: Monday to Saturday – 9am to 8pm, Sunday – 11.30am to 6 pm
Price: ££

Muslim-friendly Eateries:
Rasa Sayang

A Singapore meets Malaysia restaurant, Rasa Sayang is a Muslim-owned gem in Chinatown for Malaysians, especially for those who miss traditional Malaysian food. We’d recommend getting the fish assam pedas and white rice. Finish your meal off with a cup of hot or cold Teh Tarik😊


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Address: 5 Macclesfield St, London W1D 6AY
Halal Status: Muslim Owned
How to get there: An 8 minute walk from Convent Garden. Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly line) is the nearest station.
Operating hours: Monday to Thursday – 12 pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday – 12pm to 12am, Sunday – 11.30am to 9:30pm
Price: ££

Yolkin

If you love macarons and ice cream, this is the perfect combo for you! With flavors like Milo, Pandan, Black Forest, and Milk Tea, you’re in for a heavenly treat. Each item usually costs around £4.50 and the menu changes every week.


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Note: Although Yolkin is alcohol-free, it is not halal-certified, so we suggest that you purchase at your own discretion.

Address: 40 Great Windmill Street, Soho, W1D 7PF London
Operating hours: Saturday and Sunday – 12pm to 4pm (or until sold out)
Price: ££

Primrose Bakery

A café to finish off the day after a great day out. Decorated in pastel colors, this charming café has delicious pastries (available for vegans and are gluten-free!). Get their earl grey tea and red velvet cupcake for a perfect tea time!


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Address: 42 Tavistock Street, WC2E 7PB
Operating hours: Monday to Saturday – 10am to 7.30pm, Sunday – 11 am to 5pm
Price: ££

5. Brick Lane

This is the typical hipster central, where all the fashion and art scene in London is located. So if you’re a hardcore Instagrammer, do check out Brick Lane’s amazing graffiti walls. There are loads of café spotting to be done here as well as vintage shopping!

Address: 5 Brick Ln, London E1 6PU, UK
Directions: It’s a 5-minute walk from Liverpool Street station (Central, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and Circle line)

Must visit stores:

Rough Trade

For those who still love to collect music vinyl, this is the place to be! There’s a café inside where you can relax and enjoy the music. It has an old school record store feel to it with the latest music genre. You will definitely be tempted to buy something here😉

Address: Dray Walk, 91 Brick Lane
Operating hours: Monday to Friday – 8pm to 9pm, Saturday – 10am to 8pm, Sunday – 11am to 7pm
Price: ££

Old Spitalfields Market

A trading place for arts, fashion and food – all in one place! You’ll be greeted by delicious smells from the food carts once you’re in the market square. Be sure to bring enough cash for your spending since you’re more likely to invest in food! There’s just so much to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.

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Address: Horner Square, Spitalfields, E1 6EW
Operating hours:  Monday to Saturday: 10am to 6pm, Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Price: ££

Dark Sugars

This store is famous for its home-made chocolate chili so you might want to give it a try before you buy it. Expect a tinge of spice followed by the bitter-sweet taste from the chocolate! Highly recommended for those who are down to try out new things.

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Address: 141 Brick Ln, E1 6SB
Operating hours: Daily, 10am to 10pm
Price: ££

Muslim-friendly Eateries:
Poppies Fish and Chips

With the aromatic smell of the chips, this restaurant is hard to miss. And contrary to most fish and chips in the UK, Poppies doesn’t use beer batter! The breaded fish is fried to perfection, served with mashed green peas and chips. Yup, remember that in the UK, fries are called chips instead!


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Address: 6-8 Hanbury St, E1 6QR

Halal Status: Seafood options available, Alcohol is served in establishment
Operating hours: Monday to Thursday – 11am to 11pm, Friday and Saturday – 11am to 11.30pm, Sunday – 11am to 10.30pm
Price: ££

Beigel Shop

This 24-hour bakery is not halal certified but it is kosher. You HAVE to try the salmon cheese and pickled bagel, it’s absolutely amazing! Plus, they have rainbow bagels at only 50 pence a piece!

Note: As the shop isn’t certified halal, please purchase at your discretion.

Address: 155 Brick Ln, E1 6SB
Operating hours: 24 hours
Price: £

The Boiler House Food Hall

Every weekend, The Old Truman Brewery will be packed with tourists from all over the world. If you want to avoid the lunch crowd, it would be better to go early as the place will be packed from lunchtime onwards. The market has a wide range of food, so you can find halal food from Asian and Middle Eastern vendors! The vendors change from time to time but it is still pretty easy to find halal food over here.

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Address: The Old Truman Brewery 152 Brick Lane, E1 6RU

Halal Status: Halal meat available
Operating hours: Saturday – 11am to 6pm, Sunday – 10am to 5pm
Price: £

London is booming with diverse shopping places and Muslim-friendly eateries just waiting to be discovered! We’ve barely touched the tip of the iceberg. So if you happen to know of any more hidden gems in London, do let us know in the comments below! 😊

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