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Concierges’ Guide to London: Shopping: Men’s Fashion: Street Smarts

< Back to Concierges' Guide to London JERMYN STREET “One of the most famous” shopping destinations in London “for handmade shirts, ties, and accessories.” The bustling street located just behind Picadilly has “an excellent choice of gentlemen’s shops” offering “off-the-shelf and made-to-measure” menswear, as well as “antiquish” accessories for the connoisseur. “You can find shaving […]

Concierges’ Guide to London: Restaurants: Tea Time

< Back to Concierges' Guide to London  APSLEYS, A HEINZ BECK RESTAURANT “Very popular” afternoon tearoom is home to England’s first tea sommelier, Karl Kessab. The elegant establishment, within The Lanesborough hotel, also might be home to the country’s first gluten- and dairy-free tea service. (AH, CS) +44.20.7333.7254, http://www.lanesborough.com THE CARAMEL ROOM The Berkeley hotel’s […]

Concierges’ Guide to London: Culture & Diversions: Classic London Destinations

< Back to Concierges' Guide to London  ALL ENGLISH LAWN TENNIS CLUB (WIMBLEDON) “You can play” at the world’s most famous tennis venue. “It’s not easy. It’s not something that’s advertised. But you can do it.” (MW, ST) +44.20.8944.1066, http://www.wimbledon.org BRITISH MUSEUM “One of the greatest museums in the world.” Period. (MDC, BM, CS) +44.20.7323.8299, […]

Concierges’ Guide to London: Shopping: Books

< Back to Concierges' Guide to London  DAUNT BOOKS Of this bookshop’s six locations, the Marylebone High Street store is recommended for its “beautiful Edwardian interior.” Offers a wide selection of “travel books for everywhere.” (GM) +44.20.7224.2295, http://www.dauntbooks.co.uk FOYLES The Charing Cross Road outlet of this UK book chain is “the largest one in London,” […]

Concierges’ Guide to London: Shopping: Art, Antiques & Collectibles

< Back to Concierges' Guide to London  ALFIES ANTIQUE MARKET “Famous throughout the years” for being “really good fun,” this converted warehouse on Church Street draws “a collection of dealers all under one roof” to offer “a little bit of everything.” More than 70 vendors. (AH, GM, CS, MW) +44.20.7723.6066, http://www.alfiesantiques.com   BERMONDSEY SQUARE ANTIQUES […]

Concierges’ Guide to London: Salons & Spas

< Back to Concierges' Guide to London  AMAN SPA LONDON AT THE CONNAUGHT The Asian hospitality brand’s “first and only” spa that does not reside within an Aman resort. Set in a serene contemporary space in the Connaught’s basement. (AH) +44.20.3147.7305, http://www.the-connaught.co.uk BLISS At the U.S. spa chain’s first London outlet, in Chelsea, expect a “youthful” […]

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