The British capital is one of the best places in the world for shopping, so make sure you fit in some time to visit some London stores in between visiting Buckingham Palace and checking out Big Ben (yes, we’re talking about the clock). No matter which corner of the city you’re in, London will not disappoint when it comes to shopping.
Shopping in gay Soho
Most of the specific gay London shops can be found in Soho. Prowler and Clonezone are the largest, stocking aromas, lube, sex toys, DVDs, magazines, underwear, swimwear and gifts (maybe pick your mum’s souvenir from somewhere else!). If you’re looking more for culture, nearby in Bloombury, Gay’s The Word is the best gay bookstore in London.
Flash your cash in Knightsbridge and Oxford Circus
If you have money to burn and designer labels are your thing, go all Ab Fab and head to Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges or Liberty: four of gay London’s best stores for high-end designer threads. Just make sure you pack your credit card.
Make for the markets and vintage stores
On the other hand, if you’re on a budget and more of a vintage or second-hand fan, London’s bustling market scene might be more up your alley.
Head to Camden or Spitalfields on Sunday, East London's biggest market, full of independent designers and food stalls. Grab a bite to eat and stroll around Brick Lane and its many vintage stores.
Prefer fetish or sportswear? Aside from Soho, the gay stores in London can be found in the north and east. Try Regulation or GEAR London, the city’s biggest fetish shops for fetish clothing, sex toys and other kinky surprises.