The most exclusive shopping street in London, Bond Street is where you’ll find flagship stores for brands like Burberry, Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton. Running through the heart of Mayfair, the famous street dates back to the 1680s and is split into two sections—Old Bond Street in the south and New Bond Street in the north.
Shopping is the main draw for visitors, but you’ll need a big budget to shop on Bond Street. Popular brands like Asprey, Cartier, Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Ralph Lauren, and Tiffany & Co are all along the main strip, while the historical Burlington Arcade is home to Chanel, Mulberry, and a number of prestigious jewelers.
A popular inclusion on London sightseeing tours, the surrounding district of Mayfair is also known for luxurious hotels like the Ritz and the Dorchester, grand squares including Berkeley Square and Grosvenor Square, and stately buildings seen on screen in Downton Abbey.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Shops along Bond Street typically open between 9:30am and 10am and close around 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
- From Monday to Friday, it’s free to enter the renowned Sotheby’s Auction House (34–35 New Bond Street) to watch the auctions.
- Most shops along Bond Street are wheelchair accessible, and Bond Street tube station is fully accessible.
How to Get There
Bond Street is located in the district of Mayfair and runs from Oxford Street at the northern end all the way to Piccadilly at the southern end. The closest tube stations are Bond Street (Central and Jubilee lines) for New Bond Street and Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly, and Victoria lines) for Old Bond Street.
When to Get There
The busiest shopping day is Saturday, but shops are open daily including Sunday. Thursday is late shopping night, when shops typically stay open until 9pm or 10pm. Bond Street is also an atmospheric spot to visit over the holiday season, when the shopping boulevard is lit with festive lights.
Snap a Selfie
Look out for Lawrence Holofcener’s Allies statue on New Bond Street—a popular photo spot. Erected in 1995 to commemorate half a century since the end of World War II, the statue depicts a life-size Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt deep in conversation on a park bench.