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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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,” […]

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