The 100 Best Shops in London

The 100 Best Shops in London

 

London is home to a host of excellent shopping districts and hotspots, including Oxford Street, Covent Garden, Brick Lane and Camden, amongst others. However, being so big, it can be a little overwhelming, especially when visiting the city for the first time. But don't let this put you off! Known for its sophisticated style and attention to detail, you'll find nothing but quality in London's independent shops. Whether you're looking for a gourmet product, a piece of elegant jewelry, a tailored suit or an ancient piece of literature the list we've compiled for you below will not disappoint. 

 

  1. Search & Rescue

    When three friends decided to take over a fledgling lifestyle shop in the heart of Stoke Newington, they immediately bought into the mission statement that doubles as the name. Much of the store’s product is a result of this noble…

    129 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0UH London

  2. Aida

    Located in Shoreditch, an area becoming as famous for independent fashion as it is for nightlife, Aida is a spacious, modern, multi-concept store. Not content to stick to men’s and women’s fashion, you’ll find vintage furniture…

    133 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JE London

  3. Cadenhead's Whiskey Shop & Tasting Room

    Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop and Tasting Rooms fits right in with the first-rate boutiques and restaurants that line the backstreets of Marylebone. A regal, family-owned Scottish company, Cadenhead’s began as a distillery in 1828. In…

    26 Chiltern Street, W1U 7QF London

  4. Stanfords

    Curious day-trippers, confused tourists, open-minded holidaymakers and fearless explorers have been providing a footfall of loyal patrons to Stanfords since its establishment in 1853. Starting out with cartographic services…

    12-14 Long Acre, WC2E 9LP London

  5. Nook

    Put simply, Nook, established in 2012 by three friends, is a collection of “the things they like.” Fortunately for Stoke Newington Church Street, the things they like happen to be a covetable collection of lifestyle products from…

    153 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0UH London

  6. Peter Harrington

    Are you proud of your bookshelves or could they do with a little pimping out? Something to the tune of a Harry Potter first edition or a super-rare copy of Helmut Newton’s first monograph could do just the trick. This is where…

    100 Fulham Road, SW3 6HS London

  7. Toybox

    Most of us can probably remember our favorite toy store growing up (hopefully it wasn’t Toys R Us), which is part of the thrill of visiting Toybox in Victoria Park Village. Staunchly independent since 2009, the small Hackney…

    223 Victoria Park Road, E9 7HD London

  8. Celestine Eleven

    Celestine Eleven is one of those unique stores that offers an eclectic selection of wares that reflect its owner’s personality, in this case: former stylist Tena Strok. A collection of high fashion, new age literature, health…

    4 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3ET London

  9. Oliver Goldsmith

    Oliver Goldsmith can be credited as one of the first companies to make eyewear sexy, capitalizing on the movement in the mid-1950s when sunglasses began to become less a practical safety option and more a chic fashion accessory…

    15 All Saints Road, W11 1HA London

  10. Alex Monroe

    Alex Monroe’s jewelery designs are inspired by the romance and whimsy of the countryside where the designer spent his childhood. Woodland insects and plants are recurring motifs in his work, with his bumble bee and dragonfly…

    37 Snowsfields, SE1 3SU London