Heal’s may be the grand old dame of interiors stores, but its happy combination of excellent sourcing, helpful staff and a layout that’s constantly being reinvented means it manages to stay relevant. Heal’s commitment to sourcing new designers is impressive, while established names such as Orla Kiely, Clarissa Hulse, LSA and the Designers Guild are also well represented among the mirrors, rugs, bed linen, clocks, cushions, art and photography available.
The store’s ground floor is the most fun for casual browsers, offering a cornucopia of table- and kitchenware, toiletries and gift items, plus a terrific lighting department. First and second floors house the bulk of the furniture, and for mid-century modernist fans, there’s a great selection of vintage Danish furniture. The café is also well worth knowing about.