The capital city of United Kingdom, London, witnesses the inflow of thousands of tourists each year who visit it for different purposes. London is known for its many attractions one of which is its jewellery markets which cater to a wide variety of tastes.Whether you are looking for something extravagant or affordable, minimal or ornate, London’s jewellery stores are sure to impress you and make you want to buy something to add to your jewellery collection. So if you’re looking to buy a piece of jewellery for yourself or a loved one, here is a list of a few places you should definitely visit in London.
Hatton Garden Street:
The Hatton Garden Street in the Holborn district is the heart of the diamond trade in the whole of United Kingdom.Apart from jewellery retailers you will also find stores that sell luxury watches. The independent jewellers in this prestigious jewellery hub sell some of the finest pieces of jewellery at an affordable price making it one of the must visit destinations in London. If you are shopping for engagement rings London, then Hatton Garden Street is the place where you should go.
The Greenwich Market in London is situated in a World Heritage Site and is all about fun, antiques and all things artsy. The stores in this market sell food, fashion clothes and jewellery along with some antique items. This is the place to go if you want to purchase some unique antique jewellery which is not very conventional. Exotic combinations like jewellery made of leaves and shells preserved within chunks of gold and silver can be found here. Also quirky jewellery items made of vegetable pearls and ivory is available for purchase for the ones who are more environmentally conscious. Minimalist jewellery made of silver, gold or lab grown diamonds UK are also sold in this market.
Covent Garden Market
The Covent Garden Market was popularly known for selling vegetables and farm produce. However, a number of stalls have propped up over the years which sell a variety of items like gourmet food, handcrafted art and jewellery. It has some unique jewellery stalls where you have a colorful display of rings, pendants, necklaces and earrings. If you prefer wearing the latest designer or fashion jewellery then a few stalls like Steampunk Glass will match your taste. Other accessories like vintage inspired brooches and bracelet along with bold necklaces and charms can also be found in this market.
If you like collecting vintage style jewellery or antique jewellery the Alfies Antique Market is the perfect place for you. Complete with shops selling treasures belonging to the past and quaint café’s, this market offers you a happy and relaxing shopping experience. Period jewellery like the ones from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian era and Art Deco styles are available here in abundance. Retro accessories from the 1930’s and 1960’s can be found in a few shops as well. Unique lockets and plastic costume jewellery are also available at affordable prices.
Although London is dotted with many places that offer a fulfilling jewellery shopping experience, the above mentioned markets are a must visit for all the jewellery enthusiasts.