Gloucester Arcade, 128 Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, SW7 4SF
Waitrose is just next to Gloucester Road underground station and is perfect for buying a sumptuous range of ingredients to wow your friend 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.
14 Bute Street, London SW7 3EX
Oddono’s Gelati Italiani started trading in July 2004 in Bute Street (South Kensington – London). They offer fresh, natural Italian gelato. There can be nothing better than tasty Italian ice cream and Oddono’s have made over 130 flavours, including cinnamon, basil, chocolate and cognac, vodka lemon, honey, chocolate ginger and chili ice cream, etc. All the gelato is produced in their Artisan Laboratory on a daily basis, using in-house recipes, making it our top choice for cooling down on a hit summer’s day.
Imperial College Rd, Kensington, London. SW7 2AZ
South Kensington Tuesday Farmers’ Market opened on the 24th September 2013 around the beautiful Queens Lawn and Queens Tower on the South Kensington campus of Imperial College. Close to all the great London museums, with The Science Museum just around the corner, this square is a green oasis of calm where you will be able to pick up a bite for lunch, as well as shopping for fresh fruit and veg, meat, eggs, poultry, fresh fish, artisan breads and much more.
Bute Street, South Kensington. SW7 3EX
South Kensington Farmers’ Markets takes place in Bute Street, one of Kensington’s premier foodie destinations and has been a hit with locals on Saturdays when the street is closed to traffic. Look out for, amongst other things, traditional sausages from Parsons Nose, fresh fish from Les Lawrence’s day boats on the South coast and a fantastic array of soft fruit in the summertime. Bute Street itself is also home to some great food shops including a fabulous ice cream parlour and excellent fishmongers.
44 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4QT
Eyeworks London first opened it’s doors in the summer of 2010. With a fresh approach to optometry in mind they have created a boutique optician practice. Their main focus is on contemporary hand-made eyewear and attentive informative eye examinations. They have travelled the world to source unique glasses not found in usual high street stores.
87-135 Brompton Rd, London. SW1X 7XL
The most famous department in the UK, if not the world, is a short drive from The Harrington. 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.
We find that our guests, by and large, enjoy a healthy diet and lifestyle; especially those who decide to make the most of the Prana Wellbeing studio at 1 Harrington Gardens. The Whole Foods Market on Kensington High Street has all the wares you would expect from the superfood specialist. Take home a little piece of healthy eating heaven to cook in your own personal kitchen or grab something for your day out in London. Convenience with a conscience.
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 can be less crowded here than in the West End.
109 – 125 Knightsbridge, London. SW1X 7RJ
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’. If you are looking for an alternative to Harrods then this is certainly worth a visit.
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 antiques stores- the famous Chelsea Antiques Market for example.
181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER
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 wonderfully 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.
187 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE
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.
Bond Street, Mayfair, London
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
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.
400 Oxford Street, London. W1A 1AB
The only store to be named the Best Department Store in the World 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’.