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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” […]

Concierges’ Guide to London: Shopping: Home Decor

< Back to Concierges' Guide to London  THE CONRAN SHOP Founded by Terence Conran, one of the UK’s “greatest designers,” this shop is “the type of place where you could buy your cups and saucers, cutlery, and furnishings—and you’ll be very happy with the outcome.” (MB) Chelsea, +44.20.7589.7401; Marylebone, +44.20.7723.2223; http://www.conranshop.co.uk DESIGN CENTRE CHELSEA HARBOUR […]

Concierges’ Guide to London: Shopping: Wines, Spirits, Cigars & Specialty Foods

< Back to Concierges' Guide to London  ALLENS OF MAYFAIR Oft-touted as the “best butcher in the whole of London,” this “traditional” shop in Mayfair “specializes in beef and game.” “Most of the top restaurants use this butcher,” but walk-in customers are welcome. Also offers butchery classes. (AD, GM) +44.20.7499.5831, http://www.allensofmayfair.co.uk BERRY BROS. & RUDD […]

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 […]

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