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Shopping

WAITROSE

Waitrose is just next to Gloucester Road underground station and is perfect for buying a sumptuous range of ingredients to wow your friends and colleagues at dinner parties. They also have a fantastic range of wines from which you will find the perfect bottle to pair with any meal. Although it is at the upper end when it comes to supermarket pricing, it is definitely worth a browse to let your mouth water.

ODDONO’S GELATI

Oddono’s Gelati Italiani started trading in July 2004 in Bute Street (South Kensington – London). They offer fresh, natural Italian gelato, flavours, including cinnamon, basil, chocolate and cognac, vodka lemon, honey, chocolate ginger and chilli ice cream, etc.

HIGH STREET KENSINGTON

Kensington High Street is the main shopping street in Kensington, London. Kensington High Street is functional and stylish, with branches of all the usual chain stores in place, and it can be less crowded here than in the West End.

KINGS’S ROAD

Peter Jones department store marks the start of the King’s Road at Sloane Square. Nearby, on the opposite side of the road is the Duke of York pedestrian precinct and the Saatchi art gallery. The further away from Sloane Square you walk, the greater the number of smaller, independent clothes and shoe shops there are, plus a good selection of contemporary furnishing stores. The Kings Road is also a treasure trove of antique stores- the famous Chelsea Antiques Market for example.

HARRODS

The most famous department in the UK, if not the world, is a short drive from The Harrington Collection. Harrods’ distinctive red terracotta exterior hides a treasure trove for the discerning shopper. The fashion and beauty floors are second to none complete with a world-class beauty concierge service. You’ll also find a myriad of food options, even pooch-friendly profiteroles. As you’re swept up in everything Harrods has to offer, you’ll be forgiven for forgetting to pick up a token Harrods teddy bear as you leave.

HARVEY NICHOLS

Harvey Nichols is known the world over as a famous department store well known for stocking leading fashion brands.  It was made famous by Joanna Lumley’s character, Patsy, in the cult ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ TV series.  If you are looking for an alternative to Harrods then this is certainly worth a visit.

BOND STREET

London’s famous Bond Street is revered throughout the world for its wealth of elegant stores, exclusive brands, designer fashion, luxury goods, fine jewels, art and antiques. Set in the heart of Mayfair, in London’s popular West End and encompassed by many of the world’s most outstanding hotels and restaurants, Bond Street is a landmark for all things sophisticated.

HATCHARD’S

Hatchards is London’s oldest bookshop, having been established in 1797 by John Hatchard, a young bookseller who had been plying his trade in the ‘literary coffee houses’ of London since his adolescence.  Hatchards has been a landmark on one of the finest and most famous streets in the world, Piccadilly, since Georgian times, occupying the current building, number 187, for over two centuries.  It is a wonderful place to visit especially if you like books and has so much more character than many bookshops in London.

FORTNUM & MASON

This department store has been around since 1707 and is synonymous with luxury and class. Traditionally it was the local grocers for the rich and famous, with people sending out to Fortnum’s for their weekly shop.  This is a wonderful place is great for experience a bygone era of British history and culture.  Those from Downton Abbey would have felt at home shopping here.  We highly recommend a visit to their amazing food halls which as certainly the best in London.

REGENT STREET

Its Grade II listed façades, originating from the designs of famed architect John Nash, are considered some of the most distinguished architecture in London. Stroll down Regent Street and you will also notice a number of works by leading contemporary artists, of art commissioned by The Crown Estate. In fact, it was the world’s first shopping street and still draws many tourists and locals to its varied shops throughout the year.

LIBERTY LONDON

Discover the beating heart of Regent Street – Liberty London. Uncover a legacy surrounding integrity, quality, individuality and above all else luxury. With fashion, beauty, homeware and iconic fabrics set across six stunning floors, indulge your senses in this astonishingly rich slice of British heritage.

SELFRIDGES

The only store to be named the worlds best department store three times, Selfridges today is more than just the sum of its products – it’s a shopping experience that promises to surprise, amaze and amuse its customers by delivering extraordinary customer experiences. And, to this day, as Harry Gordon Selfridge said,‘Everyone is welcome’.