As in Victorian days, Asprey still specializes in bespoke services: whether you need custom jewelry, a fold-out mahogany picnic table, or a hand-tooled traveling trunk, they’re on it. Read more.
Even if you’re not planning on dropping GBP 10K on a Victorian safari suitcase or art deco cigar case, it’s still well worth popping in for a browse through their quirky collection. Read more.
It’s a British classic: ever stylish and sophisticated, but never taken in by passing fads or trends. A great place to come if you’re looking for high-end luxury from famous labels. Read more.
Bond Street is a British classic: ever stylish and sophisticated, but never taken in by passing fads or trends. A great place to come if you’re looking for high-end luxury from famous labels. Read more.
If you’re looking for something specific, they’ll probably have it, and if you’re looking for new ideas, their creative picks from the season’s top collections are a good place to start. Read more.
British and international fashion favorites located within a couple short blocks. The spaces themselves are worth a gander (especially don’t miss Matthew Williamson and Stella McCartney). Read more.
It’s hard to leave Daunt Books without an armload of fascinating new reads. We especially like the unique, destination-oriented organization system. Read more.
Carluccio’s Caffe and Deli on the lower ground floor is a good spot for a post-shop snack, and there’s a Blink Brow Bar on the first floor if you need a little threading action. Read more.
On Sundays they open for browsing at 11:30am, though you can’t make any purchases until noon. Its well-stocked grocery counters and its luscious hampers remain its staple. Read more.
At Grays, it’s definitely best to go in with an open mind rather than try to hunt for something specific–the best finds here are those you’d never anticipate. Read more.
Sceney, glamorous, as fashionable as they come…what’s not to love? Perfect spot for an all-out shopping and pampering extravaganza. (We like scoping the outrageous window displays, too.) Read more.
Good spot to pick up cute weekend duds; If you just can’t get enough of the Jack Wills lifestyle, check out their ‘Unsigned’ concert series, their sponsored parties, and their hopping online forums. Read more.
They’ve got a cool collection of contemporary furniture on the fourth floor and a neat little oyster bar tucked away on the lower ground floor. Read more.
If you dig private shopping, Matches has options galore, ranging from private late-night openings to in-home styling (they’ll even travel overseas to dress you in person!) and private fashion shows. Read more.
Matthew Williamson's designs are sexy and fresh–great for sunny weather dressing up. Thumbs up too for the cheery, unpretentious staff in the boutique. Read more.
Their designs are simple, classic, iconic, and best of all, they can hold SO MUCH. A great travel accessory. Read more.
Tucked beneath the shop is Farhi’s first foray into food, a cute Mediterranean café called Nicole’s. If you dig her style (or eats), you might want to also check out 202 in Notting Hill. Read more.
Check out the Notting Hill Carnival in August, a 2-day festival showcasing the neighborhood’s Afro-Caribbean heritage. (It's the 2nd largest carnival in the world, out-ranked only by Rio de Janeiro.) Read more.
Although they have expanded into an international brand, we like the quaint apothecary feel of their shops, and we dig their fragrances, too. Read more.
We like how classic designs and handcrafted quality meet with a twinge of eccentricity. Pickett’s products are also available from a (very) select range of retailers worldwide–see their website. Read more.
If you dig French macarons (and we do), check out the newly opened Pierre Hermé boutique in their food hall. It’s the only place in the UK you can get your hands on his masterful macaron creations… Read more.
Although most of the silver is English, you can find treasures from every corner of the globe. Check out John Surtee at Vault #65–his diminutive shop deals in unique animal pieces. Read more.
Their diaries make lovely graduation/new-job gifts. If you really dig Smythson, check out the small museum in the back of their store–it highlights key moments and products in the company's history. Read more.
We love it on Sundays–there are treasures to be had at the open stalls if you have time for browsing and bargaining your way through the teeming crowds. We also enjoy Fridays' art and fashion market. Read more.
As a high-profile vegetarian activist, McCartney ensures that all her designs are animal-free (no leather/fur), and she’s also been increasingly using green and organic materials in her collections. Read more.
The Oxford Street location has personal style advisors available, in case you need someone to walk you through the mammoth collection. Read more.