Along with Carnaby Street, London’s Kings Road is probably the most famous shopping street in the United Kingdom. This upmarket district is all but guaranteed to have something for you, even if you don’t happen to be flush with sterling, you could give wardrobe a complete makeover.
You would leave the Kings Road area after a substantial shop and really look forward to trying it all on in front of a mirror before you head out into the bright lights of London to show it all off!
Starting at Sloane Square, the curved façade of Peter Jones Department Store marks the beginning of Kings Road. The further away from Sloane Square that you walk, smaller, independent clothes and shoe shops begin to appear, perfect for those seeking quirky and individual clothing.
Fat Face, Muse, Jig-saw, Pinko, Harvest, East and Jo Malone are just a handful of the shops, which can be found in this extraordinary shoppers’ paradise. Of course adjoining streets, such as Sloane Avenue, Sydney Street and Symons Street, also fall under the Kings Road shopping area.
Amidst the many newer and independent stores in the Kings Road area, many of the old and well-established nationwide favourites can also be found here, including M&S, Holland and Barrett, Bang and Olufsen and Café Nero, to name just a few.
There is also a decent array of eateries along the Kings Road for some vital refreshment in-between shopping, such as Henry J Beans Bar and Grill, Le Pain Quotidien, a French bakery and coffee shop and Megan’s Delicatessen, which prides itself on selling ‘food from the heart!’ In fact up-market eating and drinking houses are to be found all over this acclaimed shopping area and the choice is vast.
If you can’t afford to purchase a new outfit, a new handbag or a new pair of shoes then don’t despair, as Kings Road is still worthy of a great window shopping experience!