From antique bookshops to achingly hip design studios, the shops in Clerkenwell and Holborn are nothing if not varied. London excels at independent stores and you’re bound to find something unique among this list.
This doll house-looking store sells Lie Down I Think I Love You’s own London-made clutch bags, scarves and accessories – you can even customise your own bag. If you’re sick of seeing the same old brands, then this is the shop for you.
On Holborn’s uber-trendy Lamb’s Conduit Street, a hive of independent stores, sits British tailoring, well-made but not flashy. They cater to men and women and a piece from here will last you years.