Christmas shopping in London is an adventure. Endless shops, boutiques, precincts, stalls and markets mean that tracking down the perfect presents can be hard work! But don’t fear; with 40 bars and restaurants in London, there’s always a Late Night London bar close at hand to rest weary legs and recharge after a hard day of Christmas Shopping. We’ve picked some of the best places to shop for Christmas gifts in London, and located the nearest Late Night London bar to escape the crowds for a well deserved drink or a warming, indulgent meal.

Christmas Shopping on Oxford Street

Perhaps London’s most famous shopping street, Oxford Street features the most extensive range of high street stores imaginable. Christmas shopping on Oxford Street is a guaranteed way to find presents for everyone in one trip. However, shopping on London’s busiest retail highway has the downside of fighting through the crowds. Escape the Christmas rush and relax in The Loop. Eclectic and exciting, a drink in The Loop will wash away the stresses of a hard day’s shopping.

Christmas Shopping in Soho

Christmas shopping in Soho is guaranteed to unearth some real treasures. Berwick Street is a vibrant and diverse area in the heart of London’s Soho with a wealth of unique shops from vintage to bespoke tailoring. Regent Street is the arterial street in London’s West End, featuring some of the biggest high street stores as well as high end designer boutiques. If you’re looking for a totally unique Christmas gift for someone special, you’re bound to find it when Christmas shopping in Soho.

Bars nearby include Gem – a true jewel of the Soho bar scene. Laid back, ambient and relaxing by day, revving up in the evening for a more vibrant party atmosphere. Bar Soho is where you can truly immerse yourself in an ‘old Soho’ environment of naughtiness and sensuality – the perfect location for a post-shopping tipple. Both bars offer a wide range of delicious foods, from bar snacks to more substantial lunch and dinner dishes.

Christmas Shopping in Covent Garden

If you’re shopping for gifts in Covent Garden, head to St James’s precinct for a unique and ambient shopping experience. Ideally located close by you’ll find Foundation bar, where impressive interior artwork and unusual cocktails will rejuvenate and refresh you after a hard day of shopping. Alternatively visit Covent Garden markets and lose yourself in seemingly endless aisles of clothes, accessories, trinkets and more. For a post-shopping pick-me-up, head to Jewel Bar Covent Garden – a chic and sophisticated venue which is perfect for a catch up with the girls over a bottle of bubbly.