Shopping on Bond Street, London
Bond Street is a major shopping street in London’s West End with a retail history that began in the 18th century. Situated between Oxford Street and Piccadilly, Bond Street actually comprises of the southern section of Old Bond Street and the northern section of New Bond Street. However, locals generally do not distinct between the two and simply refer both streets as Bond Street.
Bond Street is the shopping playground of society’s rich and the international jet set. This prestigious shopping street is home to elegant stores, designer brands and the prices that go along with it. The street is synonymous with luxury goods, high fashion and fine jewellery from the world’s most exclusive brands. Bond Street is also home to some of London’s most exclusive hotels and restaurants. If shopping is out of your league here, then you can always satisfy yourself with luxury window-shopping!
Bond Street by Dickbauch
Bond Street has a long history associated with the British upper class and wealthy. In the late 18th century, it was a prestigious destination in London for the upper class to socialise. It was already a fashionable shopping destination back then with its expensive shops. During the period, the area attracted wealthy boarders residing on the floors above the shops. Past residents included Lord Nelson, Jonathan Swift, George Selwyn and several famous authors. Bond Street declined as a centre for social activities by the 19th century but its reputation as a shopping destination for the wealthy remains.
Bond Street has maintained its reputation as a premier shopping destination in London for luxury goods. The elite street boasts a high concentration of exclusive retailers that number around 100. It’s a hot spot for luxury that includes designer fashion, shoes, bags, accessories, watches, fine jewellery and perfume from many of the world’s most celebrated brands. The street is also one of the few cities in the world with a very high density of haute couture stores, exclusive stores for custom-fitted clothing.
Tiffany on Bond Street by Txllxt TxllxT
Bond Street is a mix of elegance and luxury where shoppers with deep pockets come to flock. Celebrated brands you will find here include Chanel, Dior, Donna Karan, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Armani and Versace to name a few. Mulberry and Burberry are two British luxury fashion houses with flagship stores at Bond Street. Exclusive brands for leather good, shoes and accessories include Jimmy Choo, Church’s, Hermes, Anya Hindmarch and Fendi. Cartier, Bulgari, Graff Diamonds, Tiffany and Asprey are among the exclusive jewellers here.
Bond Street was once the home to many upmarket antique shops and art dealers but most are no longer around. Those that remain include Sotheby’s, a famous auction house and one of the world's largest brokers for fine art, jewellery, real estate and collectibles. Another is Bonhams and one of the world’s oldest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The Fine Art Society has been at Bond Street since 1876 and its primary business is private sales of British fine art from the 18th century to the present.
Sotheby's on Bond Street by Zeisterre
Visiting Bond Street
There is no London Underground station on Bond Street. The nearest are Green Park Station (serving the Jubillee, Piccadilly and Victoria Lines) in Piccadilly and Bond Street Station (serving the Central and Jubilee Lines) on Oxford Street. The two stations are a short five minutes walk from Bond Street. Slightly further but within walking distance are Piccadilly Circus (serving the Piccadilly and Bakerloo Lines) and Oxford Circus (serving the Bakerloo, Central and Victoria Lines) Stations.
Bond Street on the Map
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