London is well-regarded for its wealth of designer boutiques, and Egerton House Hotel offers the opportunity to stay in the heart of Knightsbridge, one of the capital’s most exclusive shopping districts. With heavyweight couturiers and gourmet delicatessens, as well as illustrious department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge is the ideal destination for Christmas shopping. Whether you’re searching for covetable personalised jewellery or festive home décor, allow us to guide you to the finest Christmas shopping havens in Knightsbridge.
For food lovers
Fortunately for gastronomes, the neighbourhood surrounding Egerton House Hotel is populated by deliciously tempting fine food stores. Stock up on Stilton for a traditional Christmas feast at The Fine Cheese Co., pick up some tasty stocking-fillers from British chocolatier Rococo and treat a loved one to a festive box of delectable Pierre Herme macarons. Keen cooks will find everything they need to whip up a traditional Christmas spread at Divertimenti, highly lauded for its superlative kitchenware and tableware.
For the fashion forward
With accessories that combine style and humour in equal measure, British designer Anya Hindmarch’s creations populate plenty of wish lists. Visit her inviting Pont Street boutique, where a bespoke service is available. For an extra-special touch, emboss a leather photo frame, keepsake box, travel bag or a satin evening clutch with a message in your own handwriting.
From there, it’s just a few minutes’ walk to Motcomb Street. This cluster of stylish designer boutiques is a must when shopping in Knightsbridge. On the corner you’ll find Christian Louboutin, adored worldwide for his supremely glamorous footwear – a pair of his signature red-soled stilettos under the Christmas tree are sure to be well received.
Give the gift of timeless British fashion this Christmas courtesy of designer Stewart Parvin, whose store is a few steps further along Motcomb Street. A favourite of Her Majesty The Queen, Stewart Parvin is renowned for creating womenswear that’s both refined and feminine and his designs are perfect for the party season.
Jewellery is sure to please at Christmas, and the designs of Florentine fine jeweller Carolina Bucci certainly have the wow factor. Create a bespoke necklace or bracelet from a choice of rainbow-hued precious stones in Bucci’s Forte Collection. For a luxurious finishing flourish, 18-karat gold beads or initials can also be added.
For Christmas enthusiasts
Adorned with more than 12,000 twinkling lights for the winter period, it’s impossible to miss Harrods’ iconic festive decorations when shopping in Knightsbridge. In addition to its beautifully illuminated storefront, the world-renowned department store goes to lavish lengths with its sparkling window displays and a wealth of seasonal decorations festooning its seven floors. Inside the store, you’ll find everything you could possibly need for a perfect Christmas, from deluxe crackers and extravagant hampers to a Christmas Grotto where young visitors can visit Santa.
Valid throughout the Christmas period, the Harrods Package at Egerton House Hotel includes a two-night stay, festive Afternoon Tea for two and a £50 Harrods voucher.
Image credits: lead image iStock/MilanEXPO. Cheese shop © iStock/naphtalina. Strewart Parvin store exterior © David Burke Photography. Knightsbridge signpost © iStock/BreatheFitness.