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Concierges’ Guide to London: Shopping: Jewelry, Watches & Pens

< Back to Concierges’ Guide to London  ASPREY New Bond Street department store carries “everything from backgammon sets to porcelain and silverware” but is recommended first and foremost for “bespoke high-end jewelry and watches.” “Everyone likes something from Asprey.” (MDC, AD, BM, CS, ST, MW) +44.20.7493.6767, http://www.asprey.com AUSTIN KAYE This family-owned dealership of new and […]

Concierges’ Guide to London: Shopping: Women’s Fashion

< Back to Concierges’ Guide to London  ANYA HINDMARCH Renowned designer’s “bespoke shop on Pont Street” draws women in search of one-of-a-kind items like the Bespoke Ebury handbag. Craftsmen in the shop personalize the made-to-order bags with your initials and secret messages embossed onto the interior leather. (BM) +44.20.7838.9177, http://www.anyahindmarch.com ASPREY “The shop to go […]

Concierges’ Guide to London: Shopping: Women’s Fashion: Always in Fashion

< Back to Concierges' Guide to London BEAUCHAMP PLACE “For cocktail dresses and made-to-order pieces,” visit this charming thoroughfare in Knightsbridge, home to such stores as Panache, Bruce Oldfield, Fitriani, and Caroline Charles. (AD) http://www.beauchamp-place.com BOND STREET Famously chic hotspot for luxury goods and designer labels in Mayfair. “All the major boutiques”—Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, […]

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

< Back to Concierges’ Guide to London  ANDERSON & SHEPPARD A member of the Savile Row Bespoke tailors, this outfit is popular with “American clientele” for its “trendy” cuts. But “service is what sets them apart.” (MDC, AH, BM) +44.20.7734.1420, http://www.anderson-sheppard.co.uk BERLUTI This fourth-generation “contemporary” shoemaker creates the “best shoes in the world.” The “made-to-measure” […]

Concierges’ Guide to London: Restaurants: Worth the Trip

< Back to Concierges' Guide to London  THE FAT DUCK Multisensory molecular gastronomy “just outside London, in Bray,” from self-taught chef Heston Blumenthal. “Go with an open mind” and experience such concoctions as red-cabbage gazpacho, snail porridge with Jabugo ham and shaved fennel, or salmon poached in licorice. Allow four hours for the tasting menu—if […]

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 […]