Good deals and London may sound like a weird combination in one sentence. Now that the local currency- Pound Sterling- reached its record lows, there are more advantages to shop in London, although it never gets too cheap. Its London after all.
There have been some recent positive developments in the outlet scene though, and not that far (for London standards), from the heart of the City of London. You will most likely visit the neighbourhood of the City on your way to/from Tower of London, Tower Bridge or London Bridge.
On my last trip to London, I had a surprisingly affordable breakfast at one of the fancy spots in the City, and then took a (mind: overground, not the underground!) train from the Liverpool Street Station for a short ride to Hackney Walk. Although the trip was short, I felt like entering a different world, the contrast only possible in cities like London. Small endless houses were a far cry from the posh City located just few train stops away, but I was determined to get to the new outlet area.
I needed a GPS to navigate through the streets walking from the train station to the outlet neighbourhood, but in the end it was not a complicated walk.
The first spot you see is a very unimpressive building hosting a very impressive brand´s- Burberry– outlet. That one alone is worth the journey- I will write a separate post about it.
In front of it, Aquascutum, Pringle of Scotland, Anya Hindmarch and an arrow leading to way more of outlet stores (Zadig&Voltaire, UGG, to name a few), many of which are still not open. Check out for my next posts with more details!
Where: along Morning Lane in Hackney, E9 6LH, London, UK.