Don’t drop when you shop – rest up at aqua!

Posted on October 9, 2015


Being located at the junction of two of London’s – indeed the world’s! – most famous shopping streets, Oxford Street and Regent Street,  you won’t find a more perfect place than aqua london to fuel up for, take a break during or recover after an epic shopping spree.

Within just a few minutes walk of our front door you’ll find yourself in a shopper’s paradise with unbeatable retail experiences the likes of which just can’t be found elsewhere. Historic department store Liberty of London is so close that its ornate golden galleon weather vane can be seen from the aqua nueva terrace; why not enjoy a cocktail there after visiting the stores five floors of exquisite designer clothing, fabrics and homewares?

Behind Liberty, world-famous Carnaby Street is now the central thoroughfare of the thriving Carnaby Quarter, home to myriad small independent boutiques such as Bolongaro Trevor as well as larger stores from edgy international brands like Cheap Monday and for sneaker-heads, trainer stores stocking the most sought-after styles.

Meanwhile just along Regent Street you’ll find Britain’s most desirable brand Burberry‘s UK flagship store, a huge but very welcoming space offering not only their famous raincoats but also bags, accessories, clothing for men, women and children as well as gifts. Futuristic technology throughout the store makes this a very modern retail experience for such a heritage label!

For those looking to add a little sparkle to their lives why not stop into the beautiful jewellers Mappin & Webb and speak to one of their diamond specialists or for a timeless piece head to Watches of Switzerland.

Not only is there a plethora of shops on our doorstep but also a wide selection of luxury hair and beauty salons for you to sit back, relax and enjoy being pampered. If you are strolling through Fitzrovia then make sure you visit Charles Worthington’s contemporary flagship store, if you’re nearer Regent Street, Daniel Hersheson also offers beauty treatments and massage or if you are after a quick blow dry and manicure head to Central London’s newest hair and nail studio DryBy in Mortimer Street.

It’s not just retail the area is rich in though; we’re immediately opposite the famous London Palladium theatre (join us for a pre- or post-show dinner – our opening hours make this possible!) and a stone’s throw from renowned contemporary art galleries Hauser & Wirth and Blain Southern.

So next time you’re enjoying a visit to the West End, make sure you factor some time into your day to come and see us here at aqua london, whether it’s for a cocktail or two, a pitstop lunch or a leisurely Sunday brunch. We’d love to welcome you!