Top Tips: The Best Shopping on London's Regent Street and Carnaby Street

Looking to do some shopping while in London? Everyone knows Savile Row for top-tier men's suits, but there are plenty of other places to pick up unique items. Courtesy of Visit London, here are some must-visit shops for serious retail therapy.

Regent Street

Foodies should visit upmarket department store Fortnum & Mason on Piccadilly, which has a great selection of gourmet bites, picnic hampers waiting to be filled and gourmet teas, all of which make great presents.   

Men will want to swing by British designer shop Hackett for its "quintessentially English gent's attire." And once dressed like James Bond, a gentleman must drink like Bond, too: The shop has its own gin bar for a martini.     

Tiny handmade hat shop Laird & Co is also worth a look for its trilbys, fedoras and pork pie hats like the one worn by Breaking Bad's Walter White. 

Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street has lots of cool and quirky independent boutiques and flagship stores, including rock 'n' roll-inspired fashion label The Kooples and hipster favorites Diesel, Miss Sixty and American Apparel. Just off Carnaby Street is Kingly Court, which has three floors of independent shops in an open-air courtyard.

Swing by department store Liberty and pick up items by Alexander McQueen, Victoria Beckham and Vivienne Westwood. It also has a haberdashery (otherwise known as a hat store) and London's largest collection of scarves.     

For an energy boost, grab a slice of cake and a cup hot chocolate in the first-floor café of chocolate wonderland Choccywoocydoodah.

For accessories, consider H&M's luxury sister brand & Other Stories, which has two floors of shoes, bags and jewelry, as well as ready-to-wear outfits. Newly revamped Debenhams on Oxford Street has a basement full of accessories like shoes and lingerie, while Topshop's flagship at Oxford Circus has a whole floor dedicated to accessories as well as a shoe lounge.   

If you want to carry on shopping late into the evening, head to Westfield Stratford City which is open until 9pm from Monday to Saturday, or Westfield London, open until 10pm from Monday to Saturday.