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London City Airport Shops

London City Airport shops are the perfect place to stock up and grab some last-minute holiday essentials before you jet off!

Explore London City Airport Shops

Shopping at London City Airport

Aelia

The best place for all holiday-related gifts. Choose from fine wines, perfumes, food and technology.

London City Airport Shops - Boots

Boots

Head to Boots for those last-minute bits and bobs such as medicines, cosmetics and snacks. Don’t forget that you can also pre-order baby formula to pick up after you’ve cleared security.

The essentials; books, food, accessories, beauty supplies and much more.

London City Airport Shops

WHSmith Book Shop

Page-turners, best sellers, and much more! Grab a book for your flight just in time for your trip away.

London City Airport Shops - the watch collection

The Watch Collection

A shop dedicated to finely crafted designer watches, including collections from Tag Heuer, Mont Blanc, Breitling and more. Let the expert staff help you find your perfect watch

London City Airport Duty Free

Do you need any clarification on your allowances before you start shopping in duty free at London City Airport? Confused about the new Brexit rules? Worry not, we’ve got you covered! Read on below and we’ll explain the new rules!

New Duty-Free Rules

As we all know Brexit has taken place, this has meant that there are a lot of changes and some of those changes include new rules for duty-free allowances. But this shouldn’t be too much of a cause for concern as there is still a lot you can bring to the UK. Below we will talk about the new rules for both alcohol and tobacco allowances.

The goods that you’ll be taking into the UK, must be for yourself. You may use them personally or give them away as a gift. You must make sure that the goods do not exceed the limit you’re allowed, however, if you do, then you need to declare that before landing in the UK, in whichever category they fit. We will go over the different categories below!

Alcohol Allowance

You are allowed to bring a considerable amount of alcohol. The set allowances are:

Post-Brexit Alcohol Duty Free allowances

Tobacco Allowance

For tobacco allowance, there is a fair amount available too! The limits are:

Post-Brexit Tobacco Duty Free allowances

Alcohol and tobacco allowances if you’re under 17

For those under 17, unfortunately, there is no personal duty-free allowance allowed. But this doesn’t stop you from buying duty-free goods, it merely means that if you did, you’d have to pay taxes on the goods bought before landing in the UK.

Allowance for other goods

Want to bring cash too? Well, you are allowed to bring £390 worth of cash duty-free! Of course, you can more if you want to but then you’d be paying duty and tax on the total sum of cash. So, not just the amount that’s gone over the limit, but the full amount that you’ll be bringing into the UK. So we highly recommend you stick to the limit that’s allowed, especially because you may have to pay import VAT on it too as well as duty and tax.

Shop & Collect

You can choose to do your duty free shopping from the comfort of your own home with London City; simply select the items you wish to purchase, and once you’re at the airport, pick them up and that’s it! What’s more, you get 10% off every pre-order* you make online! Who doesn’t want that?!

*This however does not apply to alcoholic drinks.