Amongst its many attractions, London is renowned for its superb shopping scene. Visitors travel from far and wide to the city, wallets primed, ready to indulge in a spot of retail therapy. In West London, the bridal shopping scene is particularly bustling, with an abundance of exquisite boutiques to be found, ready to match their customers with the dresses of their dreams. Here are some of our top spots for all the budding brides-to-be out there.
With two locations in Kensington, The Wedding Club spoils west Londoners for choice, while catering for all manner of brides and budgets. What’s more, with their nearest outlet located just a five-minute walk from the hotel in South Kensington, its convenience for our guests is unrivalled.
If high-end Parisian designers are your thing, then head to The Mews on Kensington Park Road in Notting Hill. Specialising in French bridal couture, this luxury boutique provides a beautiful alternative to the more traditional wedding dress.
Shop in style at renowned couturier Phillipa Lepley’s bridal mecca on Chelsea’s Fulham Road. Lepley’s gowns are custom-made to enhance and flatter the bride’s figure, offering exceptional bespoke designs. Along with a private space and refreshments aplenty, Lepley’s have all bases covered.
Finding a wedding dress can be a stressful time but one London bridal shop has found a way to help its burdened brides through the process. On arrival at New Bond Street’s Pronovias, customers are greeted with a glass of bubbly to help relax and choose a wedding dress, thus alleviating the stress.
The world’s first wedding department store can be found at The Wedding Gallery in Marylebone. Offering a breath-taking array of renowned designer labels, some of the biggest names in bridalwear can be found here, such as Vera Wang and Elie Saab. This two-floor emporium permanently showcases over 200 bridal labels, florists, jewellers, caterers, cake bakers and a gift registry, offering couples the opportunity to plan their big day all under one roof.
So if you are London-bound to find the dress, why not bring along your bridal party and make a weekend of it by staying in an abode fit for the occasion – our very own Queen’s Gate Suite. This beautiful and generously-sized suite comprises of a king-size master bedroom, a separate living area and has the flexibility to add a further three bedrooms – perfect for a group getaway.