15 August 2012
One of the hidden areas of WestLondon-definitely one for the locals- is Lambs Conduit Street. Here you will find some of the most quirky stores in London whether you are looking for fashion or homewares. Here are a few of the best.
Part of a chain that stretches from East London to Amsterdam, Folk stocks some of the coolest womens and menswear around. Including Acne, Humanoid, Sessun and their own recently launched self-named brand, Folk carries clothes that are simple, stylish and easy too wear. I defy you to come out of here looking less than impossibly hip.
3 Lamb’s Conduit Street London WC1N 3NB
Want to be part of the Bloomsbury set? Persephone Books is a boutique fiction publishing company that specialises in reprinting books by forgotten (mostly female) authors of the 20th century. Wrapped in their signature dove grey cover, these books are not only stylish but pretty good reads too. I love their windows which use vintage artifacts to evoke a lost era of writing.
59 Lamb’s Conduit Street London
I first heard of Darkroom via their online store which stocks unique and hard-to-find items (sound familiar?). With a great range of jewellery, homewares and artifacts, there are things here I have never seen anywhere else, and I shop a lot! Love their concept and store.
52 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LL
If you look at my very limited blog roll you will see that one of the select few includes Ben Pentreath. Around the corner in Rugby Street, this store is very quirky and lots of fun. Find fab light fittings, gifts and furniture here. Ben is also a very talented period architect and does lots of very interesting, but classical, work in London and overseas.
17 Rugby St London WC1N 3QT
The French House
If you live in London but can’t quite make it to an authentic french brocante, the french house is the place for you. Linens, furniture, copper cookware and simple glasses make up this store where the stock is generally made specifically for them. Lots of solid basics here which will add texture and solidity to your interior choices.
50 Lamb’s Conduit London WC1N 3LH
I do like her jewels but one of the standouts is the very lovely tiled exterior of her store. When we visited there last week, it was covered in very festive red, white and blue bunting. Venture inside and you will find a selection of gorgeous costume jewels. Love it.
52 Lamb’s Conduit, London, WC1N 3LL
To get to Lamb’s Conduit Street, take the tube to Russell Square and walk 5 minutes from there. There are plenty of cafes around to get a bite, but I particularly recommend the cafe at the Foundling Museum at 40 Brunswick Square. Lots of lovely eats there in a bright & cheerful space. Visit the museum too- it’s cool!