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Darkroom is not somewhere you go to develop 35mm film. It is in fact a concept store, which opened at the start of 2010, adding further credence to Lamb’s Conduit Street’s claim to being one of London’s most intriguing shopping destinations. The shop is quite literally dark (the walls and lampshades black), creating a blank canvas for the carefully chosen selection of unisex fashion, accessories and interiors items on sale. Designer items include Borba Margo bags, DMK glassware and Solomia ceramics. The space doubles up as a gallery, with displays (such as etchings by artist Marcus James) intermingling with a range of sculptural jewellery by Florian, Scott Wilson and Maria Francesca Pepe. Each piece begs the question – do I wear it or hang it on the wall?

Darkroom is number 88 in our list of the 100 best shops in London.

Venue name: Darkroom
Address: 52 Lamb's Conduit Street
Opening hours: Open 11am-7pm Mon-Fri; 11am-6pm Sat; noon-5pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Holborn tube