Definitely the best shop I have visited in London is RACHEL VOSPER CANDLES. Hand made candles right in Belgravia, poured by Rachel herself. A truly unique experience in a beautiful mews moments from the chaos ofKnightsbridge. They offer candle making courses as well. But the absolute best thing is the BESPOKE service they offer, filling any vessel you bring them with a fragrance of your choice. AND its next door to a pub- should keep everyone happy! Address is : 69 Kinnerton Street SW1X
The 100 best shops in London: full list
Going shopping in London? Plan where to head with our round-up of the city’s finest retailers, from cheap vintage shops to world famous department stores
Fri Feb 7 2014
Here it is, in all its enticing glory – the full and definitive list of London’s 100 best shops. Here you’ll find something to please every purchaser – whether you’re looking for a handsome department store or an eccentric little independent, a high street stalwart or something a little more… ‘specialist’. If there’s ever been a good time to think about extending your overdraft, it’s now. Happy shopping from Time Out!
Best for... elegant and unusual shoes for men and women
Best for... umbrellas of every description
Best for... quirky home accessories
Best for... luxe biker leathers
Best for... undergound, independent record labels
Best for... designer womenswear
Best for... old school men’s ties and scarves
Best for... traditional Americana
Best for... quality retro clothing and all the trimmings
Best for... hip teen fashion
Best for... arty accessories and exhibition-related books
Best for... bargain British clothing
Best for... activity-based toys for all ages with a gory theme
Best for... hip clothing and accessories for men and women
Best for... quality, hand-picked vintage items
Best for... an inspiring range of books
Best for... cool British womenswear
Best for... lovely small labels and accessories
Best for... sleek suits and smart accessories
This article has failed to mention one of the better shops that London has to offer: OLIVER BONAS www.oliverbonas.com. Am not sure how many shops they have but there are quite a lot of them - they have a good selection of gifts, jewellery, scarves (my absolute faves are from there), dresses etc
I've never been to London before, but it is my dream to go there. Most people don't want to go cause of the weather. But it seems like a very nice place. It's historical. And very educational. The stores seem very unique and interesting. I hope to go to London and go shopping one day. Since I live all the way in the United States.
Why are chain stores on here? nothing speical about chains sorry. abercrombie is american so not really cool or new for american tourists
Everyone check out the following stores : Holisyer Gilly hicks Abercrombie Jack wills and of course M&m world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check out Drop Dead shop in London, they sell the coolest clothes, I just wish I could afford more of it :L
I've found my favorite London shop! Check out Folklore on Upper Street in Islington. I think it only opened a few weeks ago - London's first proper ethical design store!
What happened to XEN near Middlesex Street, E1 ?? Great prices on excellent mens suits as well as massive savings on Loake hand made shoes from Northampton !!
It has been sometime because i have commented on someone elses work, luckily this is positive though. Great post, i is going to be reading this blog more within the future.
These days there's too a lot garabage written on blogs, glad to see your blog has kept it is integrety. Thanks
This comment would be to say thanks, i dont comment typically, but when i do it's constantly for some thing very good.
I don't really understand how any properly thought through list of the best shops in somewhere as diverse as London can end up with 9 clothes (or strongly clothes focused) shops in the Top 10. How depressingly blinkered...
LN-CC is wonderful, can't understand how Selfridges ranked so highly? Liberty is also great. Good list all in all.
Thanks for this list--a very interesting composition of shops across London. I would like to offer my personal favourite--which didn't make your list-maybe because it is new or maybe because ethical fashion is still emerging properly in the London arena, it is: Danaqa World Chic 282 Westbourne Park Road, W11 1EH www.danaqa.com ...for wonderful luxury, ethical personal and household accessories. beautifully made items from unusual places, with great 'feel-good' stories!
TFC in Dalston rules, I love the European supermarket smell - It's like being on holiday. It's a shame Beach London didn't make it in, on Cheshire Street.
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