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London is a cool and vibrant city, full of design, arts and food scene, as well as its more urban and historic attractions. Shopping districts all around and authentic restaurants located down cobbled side streets full of character. The national museums have stunning collections and free entry, but some of the smaller galleries and museums can be equally surprising.
While your visiting London you must not forget to pass by the best shops, here are the most desirable shopping spots in London.
Harrods continues to astonish and intrigue customers from around the world with first-class service, retail theatre, product quality and an unmatched international brand selection. From its humble beginnings as a grocer and tea merchant in 1834, Harrods continues to go from strength to strength.
From haute couture to pet accessories, the finest luxury merchandise is showcased in the lavish setting of the Knightsbridge store, stretching across 7 floors and 330 departments. There are over 27 eateries to satisfy every taste, and a selection of premier services such as Harrods Bank and Gold Bullion services.
The Conran Shop has since grown to be one of the leading lifestyle retailers in the world offering an exciting and unique hand-picked blend of gifts, furniture, lighting, home accessories.
With a global presence, The Conran Shop is always changing and evolving to bring our customers the most unique and personal blend of products in the world. From iconic classics to inimitable exclusives, vintage style to contemporary designs, The Conran shop brings together aspirational and eclectic collections in visually stimulating environments.
Skandium is a British company, founded in 1999 by three Scandinavians. The aim is to be the best retailer of Scandinavian design & furniture in the world, giving customers a wide product choice while being served by knowledgeable staff in a well-presented environment. The family of stores in London consists of two Skandium stores, a Skandium concession in the department store Selfridges, a Republic of Fritz Hansen store and an online store. Skandium also does wholesale to other retailers, contract sales for commercial projects and interior design for private clients.
Darkroom is an independent store and online shop that opened to much acclaim on Lamb’s Conduit Street in Bloomsbury, London in December 2009.
Darkroom explores several concepts — at the forefront is the crossover between fashion and interiors and with it the juxtaposition of materials, scale and form. Boundaries between art and design are questioned by functional pieces that also hold sculptural qualities — a necklace may be worn traditionally or hung on the wall as an objet d’art.
Since Chaplins opened it’s doors almost 20 years ago we have showcased and delivered the very best in style, quality and service to a long list of discerning clientele. They are passionate about contemporary design and luxury living and we know that this lifestyle is a passion shared by our enthusiastic clients.
They have forged partnerships and close relationships with many top designers and contemporary brands that share the same ethos of providing the very best in modern furniture today.
Do believe everyone should have the freedom to create their ideal lifestyles by shaping their living spaces.
The role of Do is to inspire customers with great products and knowledgeable service in an environment that is welcoming and stimulating. The shop in Covent Garden offers a wide range of design furniture, lighting, accessories, tableware, kitchenware and stationery to contract and private customers. Focus on products that are functional, versatile, fun, unique and beautiful, they especially like to work with emerging talent through Do Masters programme, where we select young designers from design school graduates and market their products in our store with most of the profits returned to the designers. We love Labradors, roast chickens and Snoopy. When it’s hot and sunny we like a bit of gellato too.
Aria offers an eclectic range of contemporary home furnishings and lifestyle accessories, both online and at our showroom in north London.
Aria was opened on Islington’s Upper Street in 1989, by Pushpa and David, a local couple who shared a passion for art and design. Their aim was to be the first to instill the area with an appreciation of quality design, at a time when Islington was just beginning to rejuvenate. Today, Aria still remains an independent business, with a friendly and personal approach.
Anna Casa Interiors is the ultimate design destination for the most luxurious interiors brands from around the world. The culmination of the intuitive creative vision of owner and director Anna Dodonova, Anna Casa Interiors caters to London and Europe’s most discerning clientele, offering a wide range of stunning furniture, lighting and accessories alongside Anna’s personal interior design service to help you truly transform every room of your home.