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Fortnum & Mason

With its classic eau-de-Nil (pale green) colour scheme, 'the Queen's grocery store' established 1707 refuses to yield to modern times. Its staff – men and women – still wear old-fashioned tailcoats and its glamorous…
Department Store in Kensington & Hyde Park

Harrods

Garish and stylish in equal measures, 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 kits…
Department Store in Derby

Bennetts

Founded as an ironmongers in 1734 and still retaining an ironmongery, Derby's historic department store has evolved over the centuries to sell beautiful clothes, homewares, gifts and more. On the 1st-floor interior …
Department Store in The West End

Selfridges

Selfridges loves innovation – it’s famed for its inventive window displays by international artists, gala shows and, above all, its amazing range of products. It’s the trendiest of London’s one-stop shops, with labe…
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…
Department Store in The West End

Liberty

An irresistible blend of contemporary styles in an old-fashioned mock-Tudor atmosphere, Liberty has a huge cosmetics department and an accessories floor, along with a breathtaking lingerie section, all at very infla…
Homewares in Greenwich & South London

Battersea Flower Station

With its punning name you might think this charming garden centre, squeezed into a slither of land alongside some railway tracks, would be happy to rest on its florals. But there's more: it doubles as a florist, and…
Homewares in West London

Ceramica Blue

A lovely spot for colourful, eclectic and handsome crockery, imported from more than a dozen countries. There are Japanese eggshell-glaze teacups, serving plates with tribal South African designs, candelabra from It…
Department Store in The West End

John Lewis

‘Never knowingly undersold’ is the motto of this store, whose range of household goods, fashion and luggage is better described as reliable rather than cutting edge. And for that reason it's some people's favourite …
Homewares in Tetbury

Highgrove Shop

A flower-scented dream, this is the perfect spot to pick up candles, mugs, jams, treats, gardening trinkets and a gorgeous array of other homewares inspired by Prince Charles' sustainable gardens at Highgrove (just …