Imperial Porcelain

Homewares in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Dating back to the mid-18th century, this is the company that used to make tea sets for the Russian royal family. Formerly known as Lomonosov China, the company continues to produce innovative designs – the speciality being contemporary takes on traditional themes. The stuff is expensive, but the quality is high and the designs can be spectacular.

This factory outlet is far-flung but offers discounted prices that are significantly cheaper than those you’ll find at the city centre outlets. To get here, turn left out of the metro station and walk under the bridge. Turn left on the embankment and you’ll see the factory ahead.