Columbia Road Flower Market
A wondrous fresh flower market that pops up every Sunday in Shoreditch. Make sure to check out the surrounding antique shops while you’re there.
Columbia Rd, London, E2 7RG
It wouldn’t be possible for me to write a guide to London without including Rellik. It’s a vintage shop on Golborne road with the most amazing collection of collectible pieces. It’s been a long-time resource for stylists and magazines, and it’s simply the place to find special threads you’ll own and cherish forever.
8 Golborne Rd, London W10 5NW
Notting Hill Fish Shop
Notting hill fish opened during peak London lockdown and for a while felt like the closest thing to a party you could experience. They’ve partnered with butcher HG Walter for the meat counter, have a vast array of thoughtfully sourced fresh produce, Neals Yard dairy, and, of course, the fish speaks for itself. Exceptional quality is really on display here.
287-289 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA
Hjem is a Danish coffee shop and bakery that my mom and I will (and have) walk miles for in winter, spring, summer, or fall for their absolutely exquisite cardamom buns. Pick up a bag of their granola which has a delectable toasty buckwheat undertone while you’re there.
3 Launceston Pl, London W8 5R
Monmouth Coffee Company
Really, really, really good coffee.
27 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9EU
Neals Yard Dairy
This is the place to go for outstanding English and Irish dairy. Their Montgomery cheddar is a classic and a personal favorite. They also offer a cheese subscription service that delivers three surprise kinds of cheese to your door once a month. Honestly, does anything sound better than surprise cheese?
17 Short’s Gardens, London WC2H 9AT
An actual food wonderland. This is not a gimmicky type of food hall/market that might come to mind. They have everything under the sun, and every time you go, you’ll discover new tastes and elements that will offer loads of inspiration in the kitchen.
8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL