Where to shop in Kensington when you’re looking for stylish new clothes

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One of the best things about London is the variety of clothing shops you’ll find here. You can pick up an ultra-smart suit, kit out your wardrobe with the best sportswear brands and dress to impress by splashing the cash on some killer heels at the multitude of high-end fashion shops dotted around the capital.

Another brilliant aspect of London’s shopping scene is its accessibility. Whether you’re looking to raid your bank account during your stay at the Kensington Park Hotel London or pick up some bargains on a budget, you’ll never be short of places to shop. This is especially true in Kensington; you could be forgiven that this opulent area of London only has shops that are suitable for those with a hefty bank balance, but this couldn’t be any further from reality. Read on to discover the best places to enhance your wardrobe in Kensington without burning a hole in your wallet.

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Oxfam Shop

202B Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 7RG

Charity shops are renowned for being filled with unexpected bargains and the Oxfam Shop in Kensington is filled with some absolute steals. You never know what you’ll find here; one day you may find nothing that particularly takes your fancy, whilst other days you could pick up a dress or pair of boots that look identical to something you’d pay hundreds of pounds for in a designer shop.

Whilst the shop is mainly filled with clothes, you can also pick up a range of other interesting goods such as books, ornaments and trinkets, making a visit here during your stay at the Kensington Hotel London definitely worthwhile. Your money will also be helping communities and people around the world.

Sports Direct

190/192 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 7RG

If designer sportswear is your vice then Sports Direct is the place to be. This massive chain’s Kensington store is somewhat small compared to the huge multi-floor shops that are found across the country, but this certainly doesn’t mean that you’ll find fewer bargains here.

Sports Direct is renowned for offering the best branded goods from the likes of Adidas, Nike and Puma at lower prices due to their bulk shipments. What’s more, the shop often has massive sales such as its current 80 percent-off payday sale which, when combined with its already cheap prices, makes this one of the best budget shopping destinations in the whole of Kensington.

TK Maxx

26-40 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4PF

TK Maxx is loved across the country by shoppers of all ages. Its combination of big brands at low prices has proved to be a winning one, with a huge number of stores around the UK.

The TK Maxx in Kensington doesn’t stray from tradition, with this flagship store stocking a wealth of designer pieces at more-than-affordable prices. Just remember to grab something quickly if you like the look of it; TK Maxx is well-known for its irregular stocklists and this branch of the store is always crowded, so if you don’t pick up a bargain quickly it’s likely to be poached by another shopper!