The American dream has slowly started making its way over the Atlantic and into the UK in recent years with the introduction of US-style shops and restaurants. The rise in American pop culture has led to London retail districts being filled by big brands and even bigger burgers. Everyone loves watching TV shows and movies that show off the amazing range of shops and restaurants you can find in American shopping malls, so you’ll be happy to know there are a lot of places in London where you can experience the wonder of the US without taking the eight hour flight. We’ve put together this helpful list of American-style places for you to visit on your trip to London.
Those with a sweet tooth will already know about the huge range of famous American sweet brands often featured in films and TV shows. There’s a place on Oxford Street where you can get your hands on all kinds of sweet treats straight from the land of opportunity. From Reece’s Pieces to Jolly Ranch, this American candy land has all of the brands you wished you could have had as a kid. If you’re travelling with children then this is a perfect place to treat them to something sweet.
The fashion scene in London has seen a return to the past with a rise in vintage and classic clothing. This specialist clothes retailer in Seven Dials has brought the style of 20th century America into the present and across the pond. If you want to rock the 50s look then you’ll find rails full of vintage wears at American Classics. The selection of classic Levis jeans will have you planning out a whole new wardrobe as you try to resist buying the entire shop. The interior of the shop will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time to an American clothes store from decades ago, which is part of the charm. Just a short trip from our Kensington Hotel London, American Classic stocks everything from hats and accessories to jeans and shirts.
This American-style outlet specialises in a variety of different carbonated sweet drinks, as well as other snacks and treats. The store prides itself on bringing a taste of the US to London by offering an amazing selection of authentic American products. Quench your thirst with a can of Tang or cool down with a cold bottle of Snapple this summer. Be sure to let our friendly staff at the Park Grand Hotel know how your trip to this classic American store went.
American Food Store
You can now do your shopping as if you’re in New York, or any other American city, thanks to this huge food retailer. If you want to do things like the Americans do then take a trip to the American Food Store in Ladbroke Grove. The experienced food retailer knows everything there is to know about American food brands so you’re sure to get an authentic experience when you visit.