The best activewear and sportswear shops in London
Fitness and fashion go hand-in-hand these days – and the capital’s full of brilliant places to buy stylish sportswear, whatever your workout, including some of the best shops in London. So make shopping for athleisure a pleasure with our guide to the best activewear shopping. RECOMMENDED: our full guide to sport and fitness in London
Blade Rubber Stamps
A stone’s throw from the British Museum, Blade Rubber Stamps is a shrine to wooden-handled rubber stamps with something for every eventuality and taste. Neatly stacked shelves display arty stamps depicting chandeliers, cityscapes, images of Henry VIII, London buses, Alice in Wonderland characters, cutesy puppies and telephone boxes. Handy potential purchases include homework stamps (‘check spelling’, ‘keep trying’) and adorable love-letter writing kits. Unmounted sheets of rubber stamps, ink pads in every imaginable shade, glitters, glues, stencils, stickers, sticks of sealing wax, and a range of magazines and books complete the stock. Blade also has a made-to-order service for personalised stamps.
The ten best London barbers for Afro hair
Far from being a case of just a quick number one and a shape-up, barbering has taken on a life of its own, from fantastic fade techniques to full on hairline artistry. Razor skills aside, what makes a really great barbershop is reliability and trust, qualities that our top ten barbers for Afro-Caribbean hair have by the bucketload. RECOMMENDED: London's best menswear shops