Where to Shop in Central London

Wed, 28 February 2018

Pentreath & Hall

Founded by Ben (an architectural and interior designer) and Bridie (a decorative artist and maker), Pentreath & Hall is a go-to destination for those seeking beautiful, unusual and decorative things for their home. From Venetian wrapping paper to colourful beeswax candles and alphabet brush pots, here you’ll find everything you never knew you needed.

Persephone Books

Reprinting neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-20th century (mostly) female writers, the shelves at Persephone Books are stocked high with intelligent, thought-provoking and beautifully written prose. Neither too literary nor too commercial, pick up any number of titles from diaries and memoirs to cookery books.

Casely-Hayford Shop

This tailoring hotspot is strategically situated right next to Chiltern Firehouse for a post-brunch consultation with your clothier. Founded by father and son duo, Joe and Charlie, Casely-Hayford’s new store emphasises timeless tailoring, with a brand-new women’s collection offering both ready-to-wear and bespoke designs in delicious velvets, silks and crêpes.

Alfie’s Antique Market

As the largest antique arcade in the country, Alfie’s Antique Market is a treasure trove of retro goods and rare antiques, modernist furniture and costume jewellery. Pace yourself: 100 antique dealers trade under one Egyptian-style art deco roof.

Alex Eagle

Shop a finely honed edit of fashion, furniture, art, design, photography, ceramics and rare books, all hand selected by creative director Alex Eagle. From ceramic plates to pleated skirts, homeopathy to VEJA sneakers, you’ll be glad you diverted to Lexington Street.


Located on Granary Square, 18montrose boasts a collection of garb that can contend with its uber cool neighbours at Central Saint Martins. Stocking Stone Island, Maison Margiela and Rick Owens, you’re likely leave here better dressed than you came. Yeezys are mandatory.


Having started off in London as a small shop with only three staff members, Liberty has grown into a prestigious brand with its flagship department store based on Regent’s street. The store is now home to brands like ACNE, Maison Margiela, Kenzo and many more. We love the gifts area, which puts out the best in homeware, knick-knacks and decorative items, our saving grace whenever there is a birthday. Check out the embroidery section, even if that’s not your thing, as well as the beautiful fabrics made by designers in-house – you can order in bulk or design a blouse of your choice. On the top floor you’ll find a weird and beautiful assortment of antiques.

Dover Street Market

Based in Mayfair, Dover Street Market is set across six minimalist floors and features designs from Comme des Garçons, Raf Simons and JW Anderson. Despite its unfinished appearance, the market sells high fashion at expensive prices, set in an avant-garde atmosphere. The market also has other locations in New York, Beijing, and Ginza, Tokyo.


Dover Street Market

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