If you’re spending Christmas in London in 2008, don’t forget that the biggest shopping event of the year takes place the just 48 hours after Christmas. The day after Boxing Day has traditionally been the kickoff for the best sales and discounts from major department stores and specialty shops lining Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street. After you’ve filled up on holiday dinners and treats, make your way to any of these stores first thing in the morning on December 27 to snag your fair share of bargains for the year!
After-Christmas Sale at John Lewis, London
As one of London’s most popular department stores, John Lewis continues to offer some of the best sales and deep discounts on brand name goods during the after-Christmas event. You’ll find everything from housewares, clothing, jewelry and children’s toys at some of the best prices of the year. Kick off your shopping rounds at the John Lewis on Oxford Street for the largest selection.
After-Christmas Sale at Selfridges, London
It’s a shopper’s paradise that continues to be one of the top spots for designer goods, luxury gifts and great food for a refueling session between shopping events. Selfridge’s opens up six beautiful floors of luxury goods and clothing at some of the lowest prices of the year. You can spend the entire day here just exploring, but plan ahead to cover the ten acres of shopping space as early in the day as possible so you can explore the rest of Oxford Street!
After-Christmas Sales at Harrods, London
Whether you’re shopping for food and wine or the latest designer clothing collections, you can enjoy discounts of up to 75% off regular retail prices at Harrods during the after-Christmas mayhem. This is another shopping mecca that you can disappear to for an entire day, so set the timer before setting foot in this store and dash through all of your top priority departments as quickly as possible to make the most of your spree.
After-Christmas Sales at Fortnum & Mason
It’s London’s largest food emporium that is sure to give you a taste of shopping culture during the after-Christmas sale event. This is the place to pick up gourmet spices, signature desserts and European chocolate. Some departments will also be offering samples and treats, making this a fine spot to recharge during the bargain-hunting chaos.
A strategic plan is all you need to cover all of the best sales in central London, and you can round up quite the haul of goods before noon on December 27. From the drastic reductions at Harvey Nichols to the lowest prices of the season at John Lewis, make sure all of the above stores are on your ‘hit list’ for the 2008 shopping season in London.