Outside of France itself, there’s nowhere better to experience boutique shopping and elegant Parisian culture than London. If you’re planning a UK shopping break in the capital, our hotel sits close to one of the bustling designer districts and flit around the boutiques with ease.
French Luxury Boutiques in St James and Mayfair
The Sofitel London St James is beautifully positioned in London’s St James district, close to the plethora of luxury boutiques on Bond Street and New Bond Street. Stay the night in this striking neoclassical hotel and enjoy a short stroll to one of the city’s finest shopping destinations, stopping at a patisserie or café for a touch of art de vivre along the way.
Parisian designer Sonia Rykiel
has been working with textiles for almost 70 years, and she isn’t slowing down. Her latest collection is bold yet traditional; sophisticated, timeless cuts are brought to life with contrasting colours, prints and textures. Inject a little French sophistication into your wardrobe at Sonia Rykiel’s London boutique, which can be found just off Bond Street in Mayfair.
Luxury lingerie brand Aubade
has been providing the French with innovative, delicate designs since its launch in 1958, achieving icon-status with its “Leçons de séduction” campaign. The brand is now recognised across the globe – Aubade boutiques have spread from Paris, across Europe and into America. Discover the latest indulgent collection in the brand’s Mayfair boutique.
French Luxury around Pall Mall
Another elegant hotel close to some of London’s most excellent French boutiques is the Victory House London Leicester
Square. Victory House itself is a breathtaking heritage site located in the heart of the iconic West End, overlooking Leicester Square.
If you’re planning a shopping break in London, Victory House Hotel
allows you easy access to all the city offers. A five-minute walk through impressive and ever-lively Leicester Square will bring you to Pall Mall, where you can mooch and discover the luxury French pieces of your dreams.
Replicate traditional French décor in your own home, whether your taste is period or contemporary, with carefully selected French antiques from Best in Antiques. Dedicated dealers work hard to source an impressive variety of unique, rare and extraordinarily high-standard antique pieces. Their stock is ever-changing; browse classical French oil paintings, candelabras, masterfully handcrafted antique wine glasses and more, and bring home something special.
There are several beautiful Sofitel hotels in London, all of which promise to provide a comfortable, luxurious base for your city shopping trip. Slip into the French mindset, enjoy every moment of your break and pick up exceptional pieces to bring home.