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Oh hey there bargain shoppers.
Whether you just like clothes at a discount or you have a special affinity for Marshalls, you’re probably wondering, “Is there a Marshalls in London?” or “Is there a Marshalls in the UK?”
I, too, love Marshalls and have found lots of clothes and shoes there over the years.
My British husband, in fact, loves Marshalls as well and has been known to come out of the store with piles of picture frames in hand.
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So let’s answer the question…
“Is there a Marshalls in the UK or England or London?”
Sadly, there is no Marshalls in the UK but there are other alternatives to Marshalls in England.
Before I give you suggestions of cheap clothing stores to try in the UK, make sure to check out my other resources on living, visiting, and working in England.
Firstly, no matter your reason for being here, you need the best book on living in the UK for Americans ever written – the book is called “Girl Gone London: An American’s Guide to Surviving Life in the UK” and you should click here and check it out.
I also may have written it, so I’m biased.
But truly, if you’re coming to the UK as an expat, a study abroad student, or even a visitor, my guide to life in the UK contains both personal anecdotes and maybe too-honest experiences, as well as resources and advice on topics ranging from homesickness in the UK (or how not to rage book a flight to America like I did), driving in the UK, being a student in the UK, and more practical advice about bank accounts, buying houses, and more.
It’s truly a one stop shop for all of the weirdness and wonderfulness (is that a word?) that comes along with life in the UK, and also there is plenty of opportunity to laugh at me as I share all of my expat fails so there’s that.
England is a wonderful place to visit, but depending on how long you’re here you may encounter feelings of culture shock.
You may also wonder if its safe to drive as an American in the UK. (The answer is that you’re allowed but there may be loads of yelling involved as you try to figure out how to use a roundabout)
Youre also going to need some instruction on how to use the tube, which I’ve provided below. And what about understanding your pounds and pence? I’ve got the answer to that too!
- Culture Shock: The Things We Don’t Talk About
- An American Girl’s Guide to Surviving the London Underground
- Understanding UK Money: Pence, Not Cents!
- Driving in England as an American: An Apology to UK Drivers
Okay, so now that we’ve learned a bit more about what to expect during your time in the UK, let’s move on to Marshalls in the UK.
Marshalls is actually also the name of a business in the UK, but today we’re talking about Marshalls the American discounted clothing store.
Marshall’s is a super popular clothing store in the US actually, as it has over 1000 stores across over 40 states.
They also have stores in Canada and Puerto Rico, so it has gone a bit international.
Marshalls was founded in 1956 by Alfred Marshall, which is also where the store got its name.
That being said, Marshalls hasn’t attempted or put forth plans to expand into the UK, which means that you won’t find a hint of its branding or stores across the pond.
Alternatives to Marshalls in the UK
So where can you find clothes at a discounted price?
There may not be a TJMaxx in the UK, but there IS a TKMaxx and…they’re the same thing.
Boom! There you go!
A real alternative to Marshalls that you don’t even have to compromise on.
You’ll find the same sort of things here as you would at TJMaxx in the UK, so all of your “frantically getting lost in aisles while throwing clothes to the side that were in the wrong section” can commence.
TKMaxx’s can be found across England, not just in London, and you are WELCOME Americans in the UK – finally the answers we’ve all been searching for.
Okay, so Bicester Village is basically a large open outlet mall for designer brands, which is a little like Marshalls except its much classier.
If you want to experience British outlet shopping for yourself, though, Bicester Village is definitely the way to go.
You can get trains from London Marylebone train station that will take you right to it so you don’t have to worry about driving (see: the dangers of Americans driving in the UK noted above).
H&M and Primark
If you’re still at a loss, know that you can hit up a place like H & M or check out my tips for Primark, which are always discounted stores and sell their own brands.
Read more in my full guide comparing UK and US stores and restaurants.
Coming to London Soon?
Since you’re here I’m assuming you’re intent on visiting this amazing city soon!
Getting the lowdown on the hottest spots in town can be time consuming so I took the liberty of picking out some great ones below. Hope you enjoy!
Open Top Bus London Tour: Double Decker buses are not only a way of transportation in London, but a definitive pastime of the city dwellers.
This tour lets you see London by night and experience a true right of passage that every Londoner must complete. A two for one YAY!
Kew Gardens: If you want to explore some of the calmer areas of the city, I highly recommend exploring the botanicals at Kew Gardens.
London’s largest World Heritage site boasts acres of gardens in a royal glass palace because, yes, everything here gets the royal treatment.
Afternoon Tea Cruise on River Thames: Oh so you’ve come to London looking for tea?
Lucky for you theres literally MILLIONS of options to choose from… it can actually get overwhelming. So I made it easy for you and found one of the best teas in town, complete with the best setting as well!