Well, it’s November and I can’t quite believe where time is going, but the countdown to Christmas has now begun. 7 weeks this Sunday, so it must be time to start (if you haven’t already!) the shopping!

Craven House luxury serviced apartments are perfectly located; central to all the finest shops, villages and towns. Here’s our guide for shopping in the area:

Hampton Court Village
There is a wonderful selection of quirky and fun items to shop for in Hampton Court Village and we are only a 5 minutes walk away. Here are my favourite shops near to Craven House in Hampton Court so be sure to read up before you head out.

Kingston upon Thames
Shopping in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames will take you on a journey from unique boutiques and market stalls to leading high street shops and department stores. Food lovers can explore the eclectic stalls of Kingston’s Ancient Market and serious shoppers will find Kingston has everything they need for a successful shopping trip as the town is home to over 500 shops.

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The Bentall Centre in Kingston upon Thames

Guildford
The beautiful cobbled streets, historic buildings and famous Guildhall clock make Guildford one of the most attractive high streets in the country. There’s so much choice from designer brands and luxury retailers to unique independent outlets, there’s something for every age group, style and budget. From beautiful boutiques and bustling Farmers’ markets in cobbled streets (first Tuesday of every month except for January) to state of the art ‘covered’ shopping centres and quirky independent shops.

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Guildford High Street

Central London
Whether you’re staying with us with your family or on a short term business trip, your visit would not be complete without a trip into Central London from the luxurious shops on Regent Street to the eclectic mix of products at Spitalfields Market  – where art and craft meets fashion and food – there is something for everyone.

Westfield Shopping Centre
With over 350 stores located in one complex, you’re are bound to find that perfect Christmas gift at Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford. Make it magical this year with luxury gifts for the whole family; discover fine jewellery, children’s gifts, stocking fillers and more. And why not drop the kids off at Kidzania whilst you do the shopping?! Watch the excitement on their faces as they try out more than 60 real life role-play activities in the bank, on stage or fighting crime on the streets as a police officer!

Staying at Craven House
Don’t forget, our luxury serviced apartments both at Craven House in Hampton Court and in Claygate, are only 25/30 mins to Waterloo by train, 30 mins to Guildford, 5 miles to Kingston and of course, Hampton Court is right on our doorstep.

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Have at look at our locations here and start planning your shopping trip. We also have some late availability over the festive period, so why not give me a call to discuss your requirements.

Best wishes
Lucy sig


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