My guide to the best shopping streets in Covent Garden, London WC2, is perfect if you fancy a spot of retail therapy. Most people head for Covent Garden Market, which has some lovely stores, but I prefer to roam around the Covent Garden streets because they have a relaxing vibe and are less busy. I’ve picked out five of the best shopping streets in Covent Garden and my favourite stores.
1. Long Acre is best for women’s fashion shops
2. Floral Street is best for women’s designer brands
3. Monmouth Street is best for women’s jewellery
4. Earlham Street is best for men’s fashion
5. Neal Street is best for footwear
Five Best Shopping Streets Covent Garden London
1. Long Acre is the best for women’s fashion shops and lifestyle stores. AllSaints is perfect for distressed clothing, lots of black and fitted leather jackets. Those wanting semi-casual clothes in neutral shades, fashion accessories and beauty products will adore & Other Stories. You’ll also appreciate the curated collection of sustainable clothing alongside handy home accessories at Arket (above). TK Maxx has a large store on Long Acre selling designer clothing and fashion accessories at discount prices.
2. Floral Street is best for women’s designer labels starting with the original Paul Smith shop fitted with vintage interiors. Agnés B is a chic French designer creating beautiful clothing focusing on monochrome and navy ready-to-wear pieces. Free People is all about boho and vintage-style apparel with a floaty feel. Also, check out American Vintage for comfy casual clothing made from premium materials.
3. Monmouth Street is the best for women’s jewellery. I’m a fan of Tatty Devine, the fun and vibrant store selling pop art-inspired costume jewellery. If you prefer dainty designer jewellery, you’ll love Dinny Hall. Astley Clarke Ltd is fabulous for fine and demi-fine jewellery such as lockets and friendship bracelets.
4. Earlham Street is the best for men’s fashion, including clothing, accessories and footwear. Urban Outfitters (UK) sell streetwear brands, and Carhatt is another place to buy streetwear and workwear. Diesel is perfect for denim, try Farah for shirts, and if you want outdoor clothing, Finisterre is a great option. For rucksacks and bags, pop into Rains.
5. Neal Street is best for footwear, including trainers, sandals, shoes and boots. Try Vans for old-school trainers, Vivo Barefoot for minimalist styles, and Superga for casual canvas designs. Dr Marten’s is for workwear style leather boots and shoes, while Jones the Bootmaker is excellent for Chelsea boots. Birkenstock is a must for anyone who wants comfy sandals and clogs.
Five Best Shopping Streets Covent Garden London Information
Travel to Covent Garden station, Holborn, Leicester Square, and Tottenham Road are also convenient for shopping in the area. If you want to stop for a bite to eat, there are plenty of restaurants at Covent Garden Market, and I can recommend Seven Dials Market (above), a large food hall at Earlham Street that opens at noon. To see more pictures take a look at my Love Covent Garden Pinterest Board. For information on the area, please read my Covent Garden posts:
Ten Things To Do In Covent Garden
Ten Reasons To Visit The Yards Covent Garden
Nine Reasons To Visit Neal Street Covent Garden
Visit Seven Dials Covent Garden
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London.