London

{ King’s Road favorites }

{ Cath Kidston }

Cath Kidston is famous for her vintage inspired prints on everything from clothing and accessories to a variety of homewares and home furnishings. Mixing the whimsical, the classic and the nostalgic is what has given Cath Kidston a refreshingly modern edge. The company was founded in 1993, when Cath opened the first shop in Notting Hill selling old junk furniture and vintage fabrics. This sewed the seeds for Cath to create her own distinctive fabric and product designs. Now the company is famous for its home furnishings range inspired by textured floral prints both in vintage and contemporary styles. The range goes from textiles including wallpaper, ironing board covers and lots of fabrics to mugs, notebooks, tablecloth, etc.322 Kings Road, Chelsea | London, sw3 5uh |Phone: 020 7351 7335
Opening hours: mon – sat 10am-7pm
Tube: Sloane Square
Website: Cath Kidston

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{ Graham & Green }

A Notting Hill stalwart before the area reached cult status, this lifestyle shop has something for everyone’s home. Whether you prefer folksy, ethnic, European, or colonial, you can likely find cushions, throws, lanterns, mirrors, and more mundane housewares. A wide range of inexpensive novelties, traditional kids’ toys, kimonos, jewelry, and decorative handbags make it a handy repository of affordable gifts. A vaste range of products from fashion, retro collectible tin toys fand design classics.

340 Kings Rd, Chelsea | London, sw3 5ur | Phone: 020 7352 1919
Opening hours: mon – sat 10am-6pm, sun 11:30am-5:30pm
Tube: Sloane Square
Website: Graham and Green

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{ Heal’s }

Located in the heart of fashionable Chelsea, Heal’s King’s Road store offers the style-conscious shopper cutting edge design for the home. The store offers a huge range of modern, contemporary and designer items from furnishings to functional products like homewares to those that are just for fun. Beginning as a bed making firm in 1810, Heal & Son have been designing and making quality furniture ever since. The company’s tradition is using the most talented designers and craftsmen of the day to make furniture that is comfortable, beautiful and affordable.

234 King’s Road | London sw3 5ua | Phone: 020 7349 8411
Opening hours: mon, tue, fri 10am-18pm, wed & thu 10am-19pm, sa 9:30am-18:30pm, sun 12-18pm
Tube station: Sloane Square Website: Heal’s

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{ Designer’s Guild }

Designers Guild offers a broad range of luxury furnishing fabrics and wall coverings for both the domestic and contract sectors as well as furniture, bed and bath and home accessories. The Designers Guild business philosophy is to combine creativity and innovation with the highest levels of quality: quality of design, product, service and people.267 + 277 Kings Road | London sw3 5en | Phone: 020 7351 5775
Opening hours: mon – fri 10am-6pm
Tube: Sloane Square
Website: Designers Guild

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{ Sigmar }

Sigmar Interior Design is a specialized modern dealer, focusing on 20th century European decorative arts. Eclectic modern spreading from 19th century leather book-bindings to custom made artist Wallpaper all with a focus on ambition within the design and beauty of expression. Sigmar works with clean, simple lines and animates a room by a few rich, colourful elements. The company aims to maximise space, light and texture, equally at home with both modern and period styles.263 King’s Road | London sw3 5el | Phone: 020 7751 5801
Opening hours: mon-sat 10am-6pm, sun 12pm-5pm
Tube: Sloane Square
Website: Sigmar

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{ After Noah }

Coming from a background in antique furniture restoration, we thought we would have a go at bridging the gap between stuffy antique shops and twee, samey gift shops, by selling antique and vintage stuff mixed with contemporary homeware.The shops sell a blend of antique, vintage and contemporary furniture in a wide range of products – large comfy leather sofas, antique French wrought iron bedsteads as well as contemporary counterparts, handmade English & French kitchen tables, restored telephones, kitchenware, bathroom accessories, gifts and much more, brought together from the most diverse sources imaginable – working with new designers, scouring antique fairs across the country and frequent trips to continental Europe and America.

261 King’s Road, Chelsea | London sw3 5el | Phone: 20 7351 2610 Opening hours: mon-sat 10am-6pm, sun 12pm-5pm Tube: Sloane Square Website: After Noah

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{ Design Stockholm House }

From tableware to lighting and textiles, Design House Stockholm develops contemporary design products exclusively from designers based in Scandinavia. Founded in 1993 by Anders Färdig, the company produces functional design products of timeless beauty and currently collaborates with over 30 innovative designers. Sought after by some of the top design retailers in the world, Design House Stockholm products are available on a global scale.205 King’s Road, Chelsea | London sw3 5ed | Phone: 020 7352 8403
Opening hours: mon-sat 10am-6pm, sun 12pm-5pm
Tube: Sloane Square
Website: Design Stockholm House

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{ Rococo Chocolates }

Rococo Chocolates has the most delectable little chocolate treats in London. Crazy shaped chocolates, extraordinary flavours and the lovely vintage inspired packaging with tiny blue pictures define this wonderful chocolate brand. The staff loves to explain every flavor and idea behind their creative combinations. Rococo Chocolates opened it first store in March 1983 on Kings Road, a place where people could indulge their wildest chocolate dreams, the shop looked like a Rococo-themed stage set complete with sugar chandelier and candy-floss pink walls that matched Chantal’s hair and eighteenth-century-meets-punk style. It is an intrinsic part of the Kings Road story, a must do in Chelsea.321 Kings Road | London SW3 5EP | Phone: 020 7352 5857
Opening hours: mon:12pm – 5pm, tue-sat 10am – 6:30pm, sun 12pm – 5pm
Tube Station: Sloane Square
Website: Rococo Chocolates

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{ Cabbages & Roses }

Cabbages & Roses develops products that have a take on British eccentricity and humour – a beautiful full skirted summer dress with Wellingtons for a rainy Summer party or our vintage jackets with added touches of velvet and odd buttons that will be individual to you. Five core values describe the product range of this lovely brand: beauty, simplicity, longevity, integrity and sustainability.3 Langton Street, Chelsea  | London SW10 0JL  | Phone: 020 7352 7333
Opening hours: mon-sat: 9:30am – 5pm
Tube station: Fulham Broadway
Website: Cabbages & Roses

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{ Seven Dials favorites }

{ Orla Kiely }

The world of Orla Kiely is one where colour, pattern, graphic control, texture and rhythm continually work and rework together. Orla has a unique, immediately recognisable design language, developed through graphic patterns that celebrate her optimistic spirit. As down-to-earth as her designs are popular, the key to what drives Orla is her fixation on the evolution of a signature style, devotion to quality and practicality.31 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials | London wc2h 9dd | Phone: 20 7240 4022
Opening hours: mon-sat 10am-6.30pm, sun 12 noon-5pm
Tube: Leicester Square
Website: Orla Kiely

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{ Marylebone Village favorites }

{ Emma Bridgewater }

Emma Bridgewater is famous for her everyday living and entertaining pottery in destinctive patterns from contemporain to very British. Matching glassware and textiles in the same patterns bring a fancy style in kitchens. The pottery is made from an earthenware mix that is a variant on Josiah Wedgwood’s 18th century recipe for creamware. The pottery is still produced today in an enormous Victorian pottery factory alongside the Caulden Canal in Stoke-on-Trent.

81a Marylebone High Street | London w1u 4ql | Phone: 020 7486 6897 Opening hours: mon-sat 10am-6pm, sun 11am-4pm Tube: Baker Street Website: Emma Bridgewater

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{ Cologne & Cotton }

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{ Cabbages & Frocks Market }

Original small Saturday market in the St. Marylebone Parish Church Grounds selling all kinds of odd things with a focus on ambient food products and fashion items. Cabbages & Frocks market also supports new designers and cottage industries. There are retro and vintage clothes, homewares, jewellery, etc.

Grounds of St Marylebone Parish Church | Marylebone High Street | London W1 (opposite the Conran Shop)
Phone: 020 7794 1636
Opening hours: Saturday from 11am to 5pm
Tube: Baker Street
Website

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{ East End favorites }
Shabby chicness of Shoreditch & tiny Cheshire Street off Brick Lane are packed with cute independent shops worth digging around in.

{ Labour and Wait }

Labour and Wait believes in a simple, honest approach to design where quality and utility are intrinsic. From hardware to clothing, the store offers an evolving selection of timeless products which celebrate functional design and are therefore appropriate in a traditional or contemporary environment. A carefully chosen assortment of new and vintage items, some familiar, others to be discovered. Everyday classics which will not date but will mellow and improve with age and are destinated to become favourites.

18 Cheshire Street | London E2 6EH | Phone: 20 7729 6253 Opening hours: sat 1-5pm, sun 10am-5pm Tube: Aldgate East (District Line), Liverpool Street (Central Line) Website: Labour and Wait

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{ handmade interiors }

Handmade Interiors is a new and exciting collaboration between ‘Orientum’ and ‘Handmade In Britain’ to offer natural, handmade and unique contemporary home and personal accessories from their new gallery in London’s vibrant Cheshire Street. The store stocks products from British designer makers designing and producing unique one-off pieces ranging from ceramics, textiles, metalwork and glass.

10 Cheshire Street | London e2 6eh | Phone: 020 7613 5200 Opening hours: thu-sun 12pm-6pm Tube: Liverpool Street
Website: handmade interiors

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{ Ella Doran }

Ellan Doran began to revolutionize the design of products that had been overlooked for years. Tablemats, coasters, roller blinds and tableware all became blank canvases for her innovative use of photographs, featuring themes from nature and the world around us. Her creative work continue to develop with a series of product ranges including: bathroom accessories; stationery; storage; kitchen and outdoor picnic ware.

46 Cheshire Street | London E2 6EH | Phone: 020 7613 0782 Opening hours: mon-fri 10.00am-6.00pm, sat 12noon-5.00pm, sun 11am-5pm Tube: Liverpool Street (Central Line) Website: Ella Doran

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{ Shelf }

Gifts, homewares, jewellery and commissions; much stock is sourced and produced exclusively for the store.

40 Cheshire Street | London E2 6EH | Phone: 020 7739 9444 Opening hours: fri + sat 1-6pm, sat 11am-6pm Tube: Liverpool Street (Central Line) Website: Shelf

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{ Comfort Station }

The distinctive black and white striped floor and quirky vintage suitcase display cases bolted to the wall of Comfort Station are the first things your eyes take in. The jewelry and accessories are designed by Amy Anderson, who originally trained in fine art – hence the visual perfection of the space. It’s a mix of super futuristic and early 20th century romantic. Belts are printed with words and phrases; a gold moth shaped earring bears the words “Dance with me” in tiny letters. There is also a range of limited edition and one-off pieces of crockery: plates, mugs, cups and saucers and teapots in bone-china.

22 Cheshire Street | Shoreditch | London e2 6eh | Phone: 020 7033 9099 Opening hours: tue-sun 11am-6pm Tube: Liverpool Street Website: Comfort Station

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{ Luna & Curious }

Luna and Curious is a haven for all things creative and beautiful. Everything from its simple wooden shopfront to the gorgeous treasures inside ooze style and gorgeousness. The shop presents a range of unique, beautiful, exquisitely finished objects and clothing. Creativity and originality are the driving forces at the heart of Luna & Curious adventure, the antithesis to the mass production.24-26 Calvert Avenue | London e2 7jp | Phone: 020 3222 0034
Opening hours: thu-sun 12pm-6pm
Tube: Shoreditch High Street
Website: Luna & Curious

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{ Caravan Style }

Caravan Style is owned by Flea Market Style author Emily Chalmers. The boutique itself reflects this uniqueness, carrying an eclectic array of furniture, fashion and vintage inspired accessories for the home. Caravan was originally borne from Emily’s love of floral textiles. Having successfully sold the signature Caravan skirt for a year through a friend’s shop nearby, Emily decided to branch out and offer a selection of designs for the home and to wear, through her own retail outlet. From beautifully knitted toys for cats, to singing birds and gold footballs, Caravan offers a wide range of unusual and eclectic pieces. Large items of furniture, such as an antique Indian four-poster bed, sit amongst vintage dressmaker’s dummies and stacks of vintage floral fabric covered suitcases.3 Redchurch Street | Shoreditch | London e2 7dj | Phone: 020 7033 3532
Opening hours: tue-fri 11am-6.30pm, weekends 12-6pm
Tube: Liverpool Street
Website: Caravan Style

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{ Story Deli }

In the area around the Truman Brewery, the little gem Story Deli is a real institution in Brick Lane. I loved the vintage decor of the cafe: large chalkboards, antique mirrors, huge school-type tables with drawers and cardboard packing case seats. The pizzas are amazing, thin Neapolitan doughs with innovative toppings.3 Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane | London e1 6ql | Phone: 020 7247 3137
Opening hours: mon-sat 8am-7pm, sun 9am-19pm
Tube: Liverpool Street

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{ Treacle }

Just like its name, this unique establishment sandwiched in the middle of Columbia Road Flower Market is sweet, sticky and finger-licking good. Full of traditional, essentially British, tea-time treats, this is the place to come to relive the comforting morsels that have fed a nation through times of turmoil and triumph. The cupcakes here are all hand-crafted, beautifully decorated and crowned with perfectly blended buttercup icing. The rest of the shop, by the way, is worth a look. It is like stepping into a Devonshire farmhouse from the 50’s. Cute and slightly kitchy tea pots and mugs, tea towels and cushions; everything in this shop is covetable.110-112 Columbia Rd| London e2 7rg | Phone: 020 7729 5657
Opening hours: sun 9.30am-3.30pm
Tube: Bethnal Green Tube
Website: Treacle

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{ Violet Cakes }

Violet is a small cake company based in East London. Best known for American-style cupcakes, Violet sells out nearly every Saturday at its stall on Broadway Market.
47 Wilton Way| London E8 3ED | Phone: 020 7275 8360
Opening hours: wed-fri 8am-6pm, sat 10am-6pm, sun 11am-5pm
Tube: Dalston Junction (London Overground)
Website: Violet Cakes

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{ Clapham North favorites }

{ Lisa Stickley }

In 2002 Lisa Stickley started her self-titled brand out of a refurbished Victorian house, it’s her signature English-vintage-with-a-twist style that has fueled the success of her brand. Lisa creates beautiful textiles for tablecloths often with the traditional notion of British afternoon tea, her collection is a little bit vintage and a little bit modern, that perfect blend of old and new that fill your home with that worn in, slightly bohemian look.74 Landor Road | London sw9 9ph | Phone: 020 7737 8067
Opening hours: mon – fri 10am-6pm
Tube: Clapham North
Website: Lisa Stickley

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{ Notting Hill favorites }

{ Summerill & Bishop }

Summerill & Bishop is a celebration of charming and stylish kitchenware in a French country cottage style situated in a quiet corner of Notting Hill.

100 Portland Road | London W 11 4LQ | Phone: 020 7221 4566
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10am-6pm
Tube station: Holland Park
Website: Summerill & Bishop

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{ tea rooms }

{ High Tea of Highgate }

The lovely tea room High Tea of Highgate is nestled in the quaint, picturesque Highgate neighborhood. Tea, scones & co are served on beautiful crockery by Branksome China that you can also buy in the shop. There are lots of homemade cakes to taste and so many fabulous things to look at as the wonderful wall illustrations by Charlotte Hardy. There is also a wonderful tea cup chandelier of the artist Madeleine Boulesteix which goes perfectly with the lovely vintage style of the tea room. High Tea of Highgate is definitely the most wonderful place to drop in for some tea & cake and to spend a lazy afternoon tea in a cozy atmosphere.50 Highgate High Street | London n6 5hx | Phone: 020 8348 3162
Opening hours: tue – sat 11am-5pm, mon closed
Tube: Highgate or Archway (Northern Line)
Website: High Tea of Highgate

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