With the doors now open to our new Christmas pop-up store on Lamb's Conduit Street in the West End of London, we've put together a little list of the best places to check out whilst you're in the bustling Bloomsbury neighbourhood!
Named after William Lambe (who funded the reconstruction of a conduit to carry water to the city from local springs during Tudor times), the pedestrain-only street has become the ultimate location for independent boutiques, unique eats and local businesses.
From bookshops to bars, flowers to a fromagerie (say cheese), each of these charming offerings is conveniently walkable from our latest pop-up location...
Flower find: Dawson Flowers
Arguably the best blooms in Bloomsbury, Dawson Flowers colourful array of fragrant florals overflows onto the pavement and sells a mix of classic, contemporary and wild bouquets - hand-tied to perfection.
Coffee break: The Espresso Room
Located just around the corner on Great Ormond Street, The Espresso Room is a worthy walk and pit-stop for any coffee lover (or loather, they do a mean hot chocolate too). Serving up first class beans, brews and bakes, all by lovely baristas in their tiny coffee quarters.
Soap stop: Aesop
A hush favourite, the Australian skincare brand's concept store smells as incredible as it looks. Created in collaboration with local design studio James Plumb, it features gently flowing water, copper shelves, inky walls, dim lighting and plenty of foliage. Asethetically pleasing to say the least.
Cheese please: La Fromagerie
A recent addition to the street, the new La Fromagerie provides the perfect outlet to indulge your inner cheese-addict. Browse, shop (and sample) your way through their never-ending selection of irresistable delicacies or order off their sufficently cheesey menu for lunch, brunch or supper.
Best bookshop: Persephone Books
An independent publishing house who reprint neglected fiction and non-fiction produced by mid-twentieth century female writers, Persephone Books is a treasure trove for newly discovered literature. Aptly located in the heart of Bloomsbury and inspired by The Bloomsbury Set, pick up a copy of Virgina Woolf, Beth Gutcheon or Dorothy Whipple.
Interiors inspiration: Pentreath & Hall
The home of anything interesting or well-designed, and filled with flourishes of eye-catching prints and patterns, Pentreath & Hall will make you want to redecorate the minute you walk through it's hedge-lined shop doors. From artwork to antiques, lights to linens, there are plenty of delights to uncover inside.
Tapas Lunch: Cigala
A touch of retail therapy always requires a refuel and Cigala (set up by a co-founder of Moro) dishes up delicious authentic Spanish tapas, ideal for a quick lunch break. Popular amongst the locals (and even some celebrities) the roomy yet low-key restaurant tends to fill up fast so make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Culture fix: Langham Gallery
Drop by the Langham Gallery for a spontaneous exhibition-filled afternoon, where you can browse their ever-growing collection of fine quality traditional and contemporary paintings from the last 200 years.
Dinner with friends: Nobel Rot
No doubt the coolest looking and best tasting eatery on the street, Nobel Rot is a restaurant and wine bar from the people behind the renowned food and wine magazine. Often buzzing with wine lovers and foodies, be sure to book or opt for the bar tables (reserved for walk-ins only) in order to rub shoulders with London's hottest chefs and creative artists.
Gift Ideas: Volte Face
With Christmas around the corner there's no better time to give in to the inevitable gift hunt, and for gifts with a twist, there's no better place than Volte Face. You'll find plenty of design-led, hand-picked products along with stand-out stationary - unique present ideas sorted.
If you’re in the area, make sure to visit our pop-up shop - read more here!