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The 11 Best Modern Indoor Shopping Malls in London 🛍️

From Westfield in Shepherd's Bush to London Designer Outlet! Find out what the best shopping malls in London are!


If you’re looking for the best shopping malls in London, then you have come to the right place! London is famous for Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the British Museum and the Tower of London. However, one of the most entertaining activities in London is to spend a day in one of its shopping malls! Rather than just searching up “shopping centres near me”, instead check out our list, pick one of the best and make a day of it. 🛒

You probably have a load of questions like “how many shopping centres are in London”, or “which part of London has the best shopping malls”, but don’t worry we’ll iron everything out for you. They say everything you could possibly need is to be found in the best cities. If that is the case, then London is almost certainly one of the greatest cities ever.

Roadman trackies, Gucci slides, Ralph Lauren polos, every item for every demographic 💎. Because London is such a diverse population, it’s stores market themselves to everyone, making them the biggest shopping malls in the UK. So no matter whether you are old, rich, poor, young, a baby or even a dog 🐶! The shopping malls in London have something for you.

In the list below we have made your quest for the best shopping centres in London easy, by listing and ranking all the large shopping malls.  So here we go, your very own guide to shopping in London:

Westfield London White City

London Westfield White City
London Westfield White City

Having the brand as a Westfield, White City is probably one of the most famous shopping malls in London. Its lighting and comfy leather chairs give an airport vibe, creating excitement across the ginormous centre.

Westfield developed the centre at a cost of £1.6 billion, meaning the owners really care about your experience. It’s built-in the handy location of Shepherd’s Bush, in west London, at equilibrium from central London and the M25, making it perfect to get to for both out-of-towners and Londoners. 

Westfield Stratford City

London Westfield Stratford City
London Westfield Stratford City

Ahh… another Westfielder! Despite its namesake, this luxury mall in London is located on the east side, parked alongside the 2012 Olympic Games complex.

This is great if you want to do a little shopping and dining, then feel like taking a stroll to see one of the greatest sports complexes the world has ever seen, all in one day!

If you’ve had thoughts like “what is the biggest shopping mall in London?” then you will be pleased to know that Westfield Stratford City is one of the largest shopping malls in Europe. Shop on that! 

Bluewater Shopping Centre

London Bluewater Shopping Centre
London Bluewater Shopping Centre

Out-of-town, but not out-of-touch! Bluewater in Dartford is another one of the largest indoor shopping centres. This makes it to the list because of its special touches at Christmas time 🎄.

Winter wonderlands and an amazing ice shrink makes this shopping centre such a wonderful hub. Despite this, it also isn’t mono-seasonal, and actually is a great option for shopping, with 13,000 free parking spaces and 300 stores

Brent Cross Shopping Centre

London Brent Cross Shopping Centre
London Brent Cross Shopping Centre

Atari video games and roller disco parties, the 70s brought many things. I bet you didn’t know that it also gave birth to the Brent Cross Shopping Centre in North-West London. 2000 brands, 120 stores, this one of the best places for shopping in London.

Its location is handy for you wealthy sub-urbians from Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and the other home counties, being so close to the Northern Line and Thameslink

Icon Outlet at The O2

London Greenwich Icon Outlet at The O2
London Greenwich Icon Outlet at The O2

This is one of the coolest shopping malls in London. It’s literally centred in THE O2, which is one of the biggest tourist attractions in London. The O2 arena is host to some of the greatest concerts from legendary bands like Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and so many others 🎤. Well..

Ever since 2018 you can actually go for a cheeky shop in this awesome area. It’s very popular for young people, so if you’re looking for somewhere to just ‘hang out’ or ‘chill’ then O2 it is. 

London Designer Outlet

Wembley London Designer Outlet
Wembley London Designer Outlet

Following the theme of awesome locations, the London Designer Outlet is literally next to Wembley… that’s right WEMBLEY Stadium 🏟️. The lion’s den. Just like the world cup, the feeling you get at this shopping mall is all of these clothes are coming home!

On a more realistic note, this shopping mall in London is full of great shops, restaurants, and play areas. Perfect for your shopping needs. 

Southside Shopping Centre

London Wandsworth Southside Shopping Centre
London Wandsworth Southside Shopping Centre

The King of the South! Wandsworth is a trendy area, with a diverse population and its shopping mall doesn’t fall far from the tree. If you’re coming up from Brighton and the south coast 🎢, this is your best stop-off before entering the big leagues. Definitely worth considering when looking for shopping centres in London. 

The Bentall Centre

London Kingston The Bentall Centre
London Kingston The Bentall Centre

For those of you London novices, Kingston is a fancy, affluent area, mostly populated with avocado and smoked salmon fans, who are also into yoga. Welcome to the young middle class of England. The shopping mall is therefore not for those on budget, but if you want a cool day out in a trendy part of the city then this is a fine choice. 

Canary Wharf Shopping Centre

London Canary Wharf Shopping Centre
London Canary Wharf Shopping Centre – Photo by Laureen Missaire, Unsplash

Canary Wharf is a really cool place 🏙️. Located in the Docklands, this is the financial capital of London. So, a capital within a capital. Due to the nature of the area, Canary Wharf is perfect if you’re on a business trip nearby, or if you want to have a look around the skyrises.

If you want to know “the most famous mall in London?“, this isn’t your answer, but it is definitely in one of the most famous areas, making the mall itself great, as it needs to respond to thousands of hungry and greedy rat racers! 

The Centrale & Whitgift Shopping Centre

London Croydon The Centrale & Whitgift Shopping Centre
London Croydon The Centrale & Whitgift Shopping Centre

Fun Fact, Whitgift is home to one of the highest achieving boys’ schools in the country, Called… you guessed it, Whitgift. Croydon has a large population, making the shopping centre very busy, but if you don’t mind large crowds, then you’ll appreciate its competitive pricing and useful location. 

The Mall Wood Green

the mall wood green
the mall wood green

Changing its name from Wood Green Shopping City, this mall still has a great deal to offer. It’s low on our list because it’s not in a touristy part of London, which means once you’re there you could run out of things to do. If you have items in mind, then definitely check it out, but if you just want to spend a day in a shopping mall in London, further up the list.

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Alfie King

Alfie King

Alfie King is a writer, freelancer, and entrepreneur. He grew up in London and enjoys writing about business, finance, travel, lifestyle, and politics. He’s a student at the University of Bath and is invested in several different business ventures.

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