A couple of London’s coolest department stores sit just a quick stroll away, each a veritable destination in its own right—massive, yes, but still perfectly manageable when you’re in a hurry, provided you know where to look. Head through the florist and into the ground floor scarf hall at Liberty—the mock-Tudor bastion of old-meets-new British style—for notebooks, travel wallets and card holders adorned with the store’s exclusive floral prints. Ever been to a Jeanius Bar? You’ll find one inside the 26,000-square-foot Denim Studio—that is, the world’s biggest jeans department—on the third floor of the Selfridges flagship. The digital, interactive table will help you browse the hundreds of styles, while the on-site denim tailor will do on-the-spot alternations within an hour.
From the Oxford Circus Station, head down Regent Street toward Little Argyll Street. Liberty will be on your left in the mock-Tudor storefront. Selfridges Flagship Store can be found near the Bond Street Station. Simply take Davies Street to Oxford Street and walk east. The department store will be on your right.
LIBERTY: Regent St. (main entrance on Great Narlborough Street); 44-(0)20-7734-1234; liberty.co.uk
SELFRIDGES: 400 Oxford St.; 44-(0)80-012-3400 if calling from UK; +44-123-369-8040 if calling from abroad; selfridges.com