Whether you're in search of sparkly stilettos or sturdy sneakers, London is head and feet above the rest. From the world's biggest shoe deparment to quirky boutiques, we've rounded up the capital's ultimate footwear finds.
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Church's has been around for years, so long in fact that they were one of the first companies to distinguish between left and right feet and design shoes accordingly. Worn by politicians, celebrities, diplomats and probably James Bond, Church's classic styles are a true investment. The Regent Street store is well worth a visit to chat with the knowledgeable staff and soak up that irresistible smell of expensive leather.
One of London’s best Middle Eastern food halls, Green Valley has a comprehensive deli counter offering numerous possibilities for quick after-work suppers. The fresh produce area includes squat round Lebanese pears, dainty aubergines, stumpy cucumbers, plus the likes of dragon fruit, guava and young coconuts, as well as freshly prepared juices. All meat is halal-certified, and some comes ready-marinated. In the freezer you’ll find molokhia (a high-nutrient green vegetable used especially in soups and stews) and ready-made kibbeh in chicken, lamb and almond varieties. In addition to the eye-catching display of baklava, the sizeable pâtisserie section includes thickly layered gateaux and tubs of rice pudding.
Venue says: “Best-stocked Lebanese and Middle Eastern foodhall and delicatessen, based in Marylebone!”