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It’s been a while since I’ve wanted to share with you the best candle shops in London, but before we even talk about Yankee Candle and other luxury candle brands, let me share with you some great news; The Working Line has been selected as part of the Feedspot Top 20 UK Women’s Lifestyle Blogs, and I’m over the moon!
Guess that always being on the lookout for candle shops near me and buying all sorts of TK Maxx candles attracts attention, despite always feeling like I’m behind on lots of articles and reviews I want to share with you guys.
I’m feeling over the moon, and that kind of small recognition comes right on time to tell you all about the best shops that sell candles in London, UK! We already know that there are some Yankee Candle shops in London, but if you’ve ever wondered whether we have a Bath and Body Works shop in London, you’re going to be over the moon too.
As of October 2022, we now have Bath and Body Works in London, UK, at Next in Westfield! So it’s definitely time if you’re looking for holiday candles to take a look at the Bath and Body Works Christmas candles for sure.
This is crazy, and obviously, this prompted me to complete this full guide to the best candle shops in London that I’ve been sitting on for a while now. Of course, I’ve written countless articles about where to buy cheap Yankee Candle in the UK, along with lots of guides about candle brands at TK Maxx, from DW Home to Sand and Fog.
But today, it’s a little bit different; I’ll be sharing with you the very best candle shops in London, including luxury candle brands like Jo Malone, Diptyque, and Baobab Collection in addition to cheap scented candle brands that you can find in the TK Maxx candle aisles.
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15 Best Candle Shops in London From Luxury to Yankee Candle
You’d think there are many more shops that sell scented candles in London than there actually are, to be honest. I might be used to buying TK Maxx candles, but I keep a clear eye on trends and new releases, whether we’re talking about the Fornasetti candles at Harrods or the Aldi Purewick candles.
Wherever I go, I need to find scented candle shops, and that’s that. There are a few candle shops in London that actually sell all the supplies to make your own candles, but I will not be mentioning these in this post.
I will also not be mentioning budget shops in London that I have already broken down for you in another guide; most of these shops, from Home Bargains to B&M and Poundland, sell the cheapest Yankee Candles in the city, so you might want to check that out.
What’s of interest in this guide are all the best scented candle stores where you can find ready-made products, from candles to reed diffusers and even fancy long matches to light your candles.
I have tried to keep a good balance between luxury candle brands and cheap scented candles in London so that whether you want to treat yourself or are looking for Christmas candles to gift a close one, you’ll have all your options laid out here!
Best Candle Shops in London: Yankee Candle Outlet
There used to be a Yankee Candle shop in London at the O2 Icon Outlet in Greenwich, but it has shut down. Now, if you’re looking for really cheap Yankee Candles, you’re going to have to pay a visit to the London Designer Outlet in Wembley Park, in West London.
Whether you’re visiting a Yankee Candle outlet or a self-standing shop (which we don’t have in London), the great thing is you can really find anything, from autumn candle scents to last year’s summer scents.
Given that the Yankee Candle outlets in London are quite similar, you can expect great deals on the scented candles of the worldwide famous American brand. I remember getting three large Signature jars for just £39 at one point, along with Chocolate Eggs, one of the best chocolate scented candles, for just £10 for a Medium jar, and the Yankee Candle shops in London also all carry some very recent scents.
Scented Candles in London: TK Maxx
Whenever I want to get new scented candles in London, one of my go-to candle shops is TK Maxx. I have found many, many candles from DW Home, Yankee Candle, Sand and Fog, and lots of other brands in the TK Maxx candle aisles, and while I still have to finish about 10 to 15 candles at the moment, I have to admit that scented candles are indeed a passion; like used books, I collect them and have a hard time burning them.
Luckily, you can find lots of TK Maxx candles in any of the TK Maxx stores, but if you’re looking for a candle shop on Oxford Street, I can recommend you visit the TK Maxx shop on Oxford Street, the one on Charing Cross Road, or the one on Long Acre right off Covent Garden.
The selection of cheap scented candles at TK Maxx is always huge, except at the store on Gracechurch Street near Bank, so I wouldn’t recommend you go to this one if you need to find Christmas candles or candle gifts.
If you’re ever near North London, though, I’d recommend you visit the Tottenham Hale Retail Park TK Maxx if you’re looking for a huge selection of cheap scented candles.
Best Candle Shops in London: Diptyque
There are a few luxury candle brands that you can find around Covent Garden, but one of the best is Diptyque Paris. Located on Floral Street near Bageriet, where you can get some of the best cinnamon buns in London aside from Ole & Steen, Diptyque Paris has a very cute shop that announces its luxury from the get-go.
Far from the fun coffee scented candles and other type of scented candles you can get from the likes of British adn American candle brands, Diptyque Paris is very true to its French heritage. The first shop of the luxury candle brand was located on Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris, and the scents echo this location to perfection.
From Fig Tree to Roses and Wood Fire, you’ve got here one of the best luxury candle shops in London, and with a price set at £54 for 190g, you’re burning one of the most premium candles in the world.
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Scented Candles in London: Anthropologie
Anthropologie is one of the most underrated candle shops in London in my opinion. This shop oscillates between absolutely stunning clothes, accessories, and home decor.
While they don’t sell luxury candle brands like Diptyque or Penhaligon’s, Anthropologie has a great selection of independent candle brands like Illume, which I mentioned in my guide to the best coffee candles some time ago.
Anthropologie carries a wide range of scented candles, from Aery to Apothecary by Anthropologie, Earl of East, This Works, House of Hackney, and Anna + Nina. The prices range between £20 to £50 for a candle depending on the brand and the stunning design that some really beautiful candles at Anthropologie boast.
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Best Candle Shops in London: Earl of East
Earl of East is a typically English candle brand, and if you’re looking for luxury candle brands, you really don’t need to look much further (but do, because some of the other London candle shops I’ll mention after are very much worth your time).
Earl of East candles are available in a selection of stockist stores, but there are also Earl of East self-standing candle shops in London, namely on Redchurch Street in East London, and in Coal Drops Yard right behind Kings Cross (perfect if you want to grab brunch in Kings Cross before heading off to do some candle shopping).
The packaging is very classic, when you see the Earl of East candles, you understand straight away that you’re dealing with luxury candles. At £20 for 170 mL and £50 for 260 mL depending on the collection, the Earl of East candles offer some of the most special scents in the whole of London.
Jardin de la Lune, Greenhouse, or Smoke & Musk are some of the best-selling scented candles at Earl and East, and visiting their shops is a truly intoxicating experience.
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Luxury Candle Brands in London: Harrods
One thing I love doing after I’ve worked at the Caffè Nero on Brompton Road is paying a visit to Harrods. I love the whole Knightsbridge area, although I don’t really visit much, given that I am settled in Tottenham at the moment and West London is a bit far.
However, if you’re looking for true luxury candle brands in London, you’re going to want to visit Harrods. There, you’ll find some incredible scented candles from all parts of the world, luxurious and especially stunning.
If you’ve been looking for Cire Trudon candles or would like to give a shot at the Fornasetti candles and the Maison Margiela Replica candles, that’s where you’ll find them all. And more, Harrods really is home to some of the best luxury candles in the UK.
My favorite candle brands at Harrods are D’Orsay (incredible, incredible scents) and Ginori 1735, which keeps on giving as much in scent as in price – indeed, the Ginori 1735 candles retail for well over £235 for one candle.
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Best Candle Shops in London: Clintons
If you’re after a candle shop on Oxford Street, I’ve mentioned TK Maxx higher up towards Oxford Circus Station, and I’ll talk about the scented candles at Mars & Spencer after since it’s also one of the shops that sell candles in Oxford Street, but you’ve got Clintons for Yankee Candle.
Clintons is actually very famous when it comes to cards and stationery, but one often forgets that it is also one of the best candle shops in London if you’re looking for both new Yankee Candle scents and discounted Yankee Candles.
Also, for some time now, Clintons has been offering their own branded range of scented candles, so if you’re around Oxford Street, it’s definitely worth a shot to pay a visit to the underground shop in West One Shopping Centre.
Luxury Candle Brands in London: Baobab Collection
Established in 2002, Baobab Collection is one of the most famous – and most expensive – luxury candle brands in London. They are notably available in the Harrods candle range, but Baobab Collection also has a self-standing candle shop in Marylebone, close to some of the most instagrammable cafes in London on James Street, behind Oxford Street.
Baobab Collection is a Belgian candle brand that takes inspiration from all parts of Africa, and the containers are probably some of the most beautiful in the whole wide world. The brand focuses on great craftsmanship throughout all its products, which start at £84 for the smallest Baobab Collection candles.
If you’re looking for luxury candles in London, it’s hard to do better than Baobab Collection. With mixes like incense, cedar and amber, hyacinth, moss and almond blossom, or even patchouli, Tonka bean, and coriander, you’ve got all you might wish for in a London candle shop: innovation, creativity, and premium packaging.
Best Candle Shops in London: Marks & Spencer
If you don’t want to get something from the TK Maxx candles aisle, then you’re going to want to pay a visit to the Marks and Spencer on Oxford Street. I’ve always loved Marks & Spencer; from when I used to live in Paris and visited their shop in La Défense, to the first time I set foot in their Oxford Street shop.
Marks & Spencer is probably one of the most underrated candle shops in London; I mean, that’s not where you would go to get scented candles in the first place, especially if you’ve got access to Yankee Candle and Bath and Body Works in London, is it?
Well, that’s wrong, and let me tell you why; the Marks & Spencer candles are high-end without the price tag. From Apothecary candles to the Library of Scents and the M&S Collection candles, Marks & Spencer has a few definite ranges of scented candles that are for the most part botanical candle scents, and perfect to relax at home.
Luxury Candle Brands in London: Penhaligon’s
Ah, Penhaligon’s – my favorite perfumes are Penhaligon’s; As-Sawira, which has been discontinued, and Babylon, while my fiance wears Endymion Concentré almost on a daily basis. And while Penhaligon’s is most famous for its decadent, premium perfumes, it is also one of the best candle shops in London.
Priced at £65 for 200g or £130 for 650, Penhaligon’s has a few signature candle scents. You’ve got Maduro Leaf and its notes of wood, leather, and smoke (perfect if you’re looking for man candles), Anbar Stone with warm Tonka and rare amber, Roanoke Ivy with its very green and mysterious notes, and Comoros Pearl, a bright version of a floral and ocean scented candle.
While there are a few Penhaligon’s shops in London, and my favorite is on Regent Street near Mayfair, I’d still recommend paying a visit to the Penhaligon’s in Covent Garden as you have lots of other candle shops around.
Best Candle Shops in London: Rituals
I love Rituals; who doesn’t know this brand with its amazing foam shower gels and body scrubs? I’ve been a Rituals addict for a long time, and I think they also sell some of the best scented candles in London.
Not only do I love being welcomed into the Rituals shops like a princess (they almost always offer you their Signature teas), but I love spending time smelling absolutely every collection from Happy Buddha to the Ritual of Mehr (formerly Ritual of Ayurveda) even if I know their collections almost by heart.
Little is it known that Rituals is one of the best candle shops in London; their scented candles are available in all the Rituals stores, and all feature the scents you can find in your favorite lines, at £23.50 for a classic scented candle of 290 g to their signature luxury candles at £56.50 for a huge 1 kg candle.
Best Candles London: Bath and Body Works London at Next
Now, some of the best candles in London have got to be the Bath and Body Works, isn’t it? It used to be so difficult to get the brand Bath and Body Works in London, but since October 2022, we’ve actually got Next selling them at the Westfield Shopping Centre in West London, in White City.
And that’s something I’m utterly grateful for, because even if Bath and Body Works definitely does not belong to the category of ‘luxury candle brands’, we’ve got there some of the best cheap candles in London. At £17.50 for 411 (and £29.50 for limited edition Bath and Body Works candles), you’ve got plenty at the Westfield Shopping Centre to enjoy the American candle brand.
I can’t believe how happy I am; finally, a Bath and Body Works shop in London, UK! Not London, Ontario – London, where I live and where I go shop for new scented candles near me all the time! Can’t wait to have a Bath and Body Works shop on Oxford Street now, just sayin’…
Best Candle Shops in London: The White Company
Now on to London candle brands with The White Company! This is one of the most copied luxury candle brands in the whole wide world, starting with Aldi, which releases on a regular basis The White Company dupes from the Hotel Collection black candles to their XXL Inclusion candles.
The White Company is one of the best London candle brands if you’re after true luxury; the scents are mostly botanical and floral and include spices, fruits, and lots of greenery. One of the most famous The White Company candles is the Winter candle, which is the perfect botanical candle, and literally smells like winter mixed with ginger, vetiver and lavender.
If you’re looking for the perfect candle shop in the UK, The White Company is super consistent with their background story and the scents they release seasonally – one of the best if you’re after designer candle brands.
Luxury Candle Brands in London: Jo Malone Candles
When we talk about luxury candles in the UK, I don’t think we can do better than Jo Malone London; it is indeed one of the most famous luxury candle brands.
I do like a lot of the Jo Malone products, from perfume to scented candles, even if I don’t really align with the uppity customer target that the London brand clearly has in mind for their campaigns.
However, if you’re looking for a candle shop near Oxford Street, the biggest Jo Malone London shop is located nearby on Regent Street, close to my favorite Penhaligon’s shop.
And if high-street and discount stores like Aldi and Primark are trying to replicate the Jo Malone candles (£55 for 200g) on a regular basis, it must mean they’re doing something right, innit?
One of the most famous candle shops in London, with intoxicating, premium scented candles that range from the worldwide famous Lime Basil and Mandarin to White Lilac and Rhubarb, and one of the bestselling Jo Malone candles, Wild Bluebell.
Best Candle Shops in London: Charles Farris London
Charles Farris candles are some of the oldest candles in the UK, and while Charles Farris used to provide scented candles to churches, it is now one of those oh-too-underrated luxury candle brands. We’re talking about a 1845-established candle company, born in London, and a Royal Warrant holder to the queen.
The methods used to craft the Charles Farris candles today are still the same as when the British candle brand was first created, and it echoes London’s excellence to perfection.
Priced at £38 for 210 g, I’d say that the Charles Farris candles are still some of the best options if you’re looking for luxury scented candles.
It’s a symbol of English craftsmanship, and with candle scents like wild fig and green accords, orange zest, cinnamon, and clove, or their famous Winter Evergreen candle, you’ve got all you need here to treat yourself or get a Christmas candle to gift a close one.
15 Best Candle Shops in London From Luxury to Yankee Candle
There you have them, all the best candle shops in London! It’s pretty easy to find scented candles in London due to the large number of TK Maxx stores, which sell amazing independent candle brands and are present from Oxford Street to Charing Cross Road and everywhere in North London as well.
I’ve tried to keep this guide as precise as possible in terms of scents, the atmosphere of the brand, and prices so you can really understand where to buy the best scented candles in London for your needs.
Hopefully, you’ll find everything you fancy, from luxury candle brands to new, independent brands!
Until next time!
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