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John Sandoe Books

The perfect antidote to impersonal book superstores, this atmospheric three-storey bookshop in 18th-century premises is a treasure trove of literary gems and hidden surprises. It's been in business for six decades a…
Department Store in Kensington & Hyde Park

Harrods

Garish and stylish in equal measure, perennially crowded Harrods is an obligatory stop for visitors, from the cash-strapped to the big spenders. The stock is astonishing, as are many of the price tags. High on kitsc…
Books in Kensington & Hyde Park

Peter Harrington

Over three floors, Peter Harrington has a huge collection of first editions (in generally fine quality), signed modern art prints (Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Elisabeth Frink, MC Escher, Damien Hirst …
Gifts & Souvenirs in Kensington & Hyde Park

Pickett

Walking into Picketts as an adult is a bit like walking into a sweet shop as a child: the exquisite leather goods are all so colourful and beautiful that you don't really know where to start. Choice items include th…
Cosmetics in Kensington & Hyde Park

Jo Loves

Famed British scent-maker Jo Malone opened Jo Loves in 2013 on a street where she once had a Saturday job as a young florist, featuring the entrepreneur's signature candles, fragrances and bath products in a range o…
Design in Kensington & Hyde Park

Conran Shop

The original design store (going strong since 1987), the Conran Shop is a treasure trove of beautiful things – from radios to sunglasses, kitchenware to children's toys and books, bathroom accessories to greeting ca…
Department Store in Kensington & Hyde Park

Harvey Nichols

At London’s temple of high fashion, you’ll find Chloé and Balenciaga bags, the city’s best denim range, a massive make-up hall with exclusive lines and great jewellery. The food hall and in-house restaurant, Fifth F…
Vintage in Kensington & Hyde Park

Limelight Movie Art

This spiffing poster shop is a necessary stop for collectors of vintage celluloid memorabilia, nostalgic browsers or film buffs. Prints are all original and prices start at around £70 for the smaller formats (such a…
Fashion & Accessories in Kensington & Hyde Park

Penhaligon's

Stepping through the door of this cute branch of the famous perfumery, sitting cosily on the corner of Bywater St, is like walking into a floral spray of hyacinths, roses and peonies. The beautifully presented bottl…
Food in Kensington & Hyde Park

Rippon Cheese

A potently inviting pong greets you as you near this cheesemonger with its 500 varieties of mostly English and French cheeses. Ask the knowledgeable staff for recommendations (and taste as you go!) and stock up for …