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London is a fascinating city not just to visit, but also to shop! Be sure to stay central at The Arch London for your London shopping weekend; located close to the best shops in London for everything your heart desires. Here’s our top ten guide to discovering the best spots, right on your hotel room doorstep.

1. Luxury Leather Goods – Aspinal of London

This is the place to go for leather accessories, including leather bound diaries, notebooks, wallets and bags with customisation options such as engraving and monogramming. Find it at 46 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 5HQ. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7224 0413. Website: https://www.aspinaloflondon.com

2. Gourmet Cheeses – La Fromagerie Café

This shop and café stocks cheeses from around the world plus accompanying wines, chutneys, pickles and stylish tableware. Try some samples and pick up your favourite, or sit in the café and enjoy a cheese board and delicious glass (or two) of wine. The Marylebone store is at 2-6 Moxon St, Marylebone, London W1U 4EW. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7935 0341. Website: https://www.lafromagerie.co.uk/

3. Weekend Fashion Finds – Cabbages and Frocks Market

Not quite a shop – but still one of the best spots in London for unique fashion and gifts. This Saturday market provides a unique shopping experience in the heart of Marylebone Village, with food stalls and coffee to sip and shop. The address is at St. Marleybone Parish Church Grounds, Marylebone High St, London W1U 5BA. Telephone: +44(0)20 7794 1636. Webiste: www.cabbagesandfrocks.co.uk/

4. Food Hampers and Specialities – Selfridges Food Hall

A visit to Selfridges Food Hall is a must; opened in 1909, it offers many specialist foods, including delicious hampers, champagne and world foods. The famous department store is situated at 400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB. Telephone +44 (0)800 123400. Website: http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/foodhall/

5. Beautiful Umbrellas – James Smith and Sons Umbrellas and Gifts

Famously known as ‘The Umbrella Shop’, this very special business was founded in 1830. Their handmade umbrellas and walking sticks come with beautifully carved handles. Located at Hazelwood House, 53 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1BL. Telephone 44 (0)207 836 4731. Website: https://www.james-smith.co.uk/

6. Sumptuous Chocolates – Rococo

Master chocolatier Rococo is the perfect spot to indulge in chocolate heaven. Featuring specialist combinations and flavours in stunningly designed packaging, head to Rococo for some of London’s best chocolate gifts and treats. Their Marylebone store is right next door to La Fromagerie Café at 3 Moxon Street, London, W1U 4EW. Telephone +44 (0)20 7935 7780. Website: https://www.rococochocolates.com/

7. Gorgeous Lingerie – Rigby & Peller

With more than 75 years experience and by royal appointment, Rigby & Peller offer a very special, bespoke service for bras and corsets; they also have a tantalising selection of bridal undergarments and swimwear. Visit their store at 22A Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XT. Telephone + 44 (0)845 076 5545. Website: https://www.rigbyandpeller.co.uk

8. Design Décor – The Conran Shop

This wonderful shop offers sumptuous furnishings, ornaments and decorations, from contemporary through to elegant and unique; designers include Magnus Long and Eero Saarinen. Located at 55 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 5HS. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7723 2223. Website: https://www.conranshop.co.uk/our-stores/Marylebone/

9. Custom Fragrances – Les Senteurs

Here you will find one of the best shops in London to create your own personalised scent from aromas that you love. Also on offer are gorgeous body lotions and Atelier Cologne Soaps. Situated at 71 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 9PJ. Telephone +44 (0)20 7183 5842. Website: http://www.lessenteurs.com/

10. Unique Books – Daunt Books

This independent bookshop is a must for any book worm. Their original Edwardian flagship store on Marylebone High Street features long oak galleries and bright skylights for exploring classics, special interest books and modern fiction. Their address is at 83-84 Marylebone High St, London W1U 4QW. Telephone +44 (0)20 7224 2295. Website: https://www.dauntbooks.co.uk/

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