London's best homeware and design shops

If you love beautiful homeware items then you'd best dig out your credit card...

Damn all you well-designed, beautiful items.

Some so-and-so has spent hours ensuring every perfectly designed curve will entice you into buying that salad spinner. Even though you've got 3 already.

Good design is more than mere utility. It's something beautiful, it's something practical and it's available in 7 shades that will all work perfectly in your lounge.

We've been shopping across London (oh, the chore) to bring you London's best purveyors of homeware and design. So take a look... and then dig out your credit card... for tomorrow, we shop.

135-137 Curtain Road The City EC2A 3BX
Region: The City
Nearest Station: Bethnal Green (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: SCP is all about longevity whether it’s style or build. Its range of furniture is stylish and contemporary, which is much the same as its other ranges. Textiles, lighting, wrapping paper, bedroom accessories and gifts make this one of those shops that’s hard to leave.

Labour And Wait
85 Redchurch Street Bethnal Green E2 7DJ
Region: Bethnal Green
Nearest Station: Bethnal Green (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: Selling a combination of functional and desirable products for the home, Labour and Wait is one of London’s most iconic shops. Located on Redchurch Street, its timeless products include brooms, brushes, enamel soap dishes, handkerchiefs and espresso makers, each of them ultra desirable.

  • OUR REVIEW 9/10
  • USERS 9/10
128 Talbot Road Notting Hill W11 1JA
Region: Notting Hill
Nearest Station: Ladbroke Grove (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: An array of exclusive homeware is available at Pedlars. One visit to the Notting Hill shop and you’ll be a fan. From the height of luxury to the pointless and the disposable, its mixture of products makes it a classic. Vintage American popcorn holders, salvaged ship’s cabin lights, leather hold alls and stylish wooly blankets – they’ve got everything you’ll ever need to make that house a home.

  • USERS 8/10
The Lollipop Shoppe
Old Spitalfields Market 10 Lamb Street Shadwell E1 6EA
Region: Shadwell
Nearest Station: Shoreditch (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: Focused on design, Lollipop Shoppe does a brisk trade in lighting, kitchenware and furniture. Whether it’s a new reading chair, a contemporary spotlight or a Comme Des Garcons wallet you want, they’ll be able to provide it.

  • USERS 8/10
Summerill & Bishop
100 Portland Road Holland Park W11 4LN
Region: Holland Park
Nearest Station: Holland Park (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: If you ever need a wedding gift list attached to a shop then look no further than Summerill and Bishop. Tableware, serveware, kitchenware, drinkware; it does all the wares better than pretty much anyWHERE else. Think classic Provence style that will look good in any home.

234 King's Road Chelsea SW3 5UA
Region: Chelsea
Nearest Station: South Kensington (0.4 miles)

AIL Says: Heal’s has been serving London for decades with its inimitable mix of furniture and design. Everyone’s favourite Christmas gift shop is in fact a winner all year round. Duvets, rugs, glassware, lighting and more curious products make every visit a little different.

11 Devonshire Road Chiswick W4 2EU
Region: Chiswick
Nearest Station: Turnham Green (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: We all want our homes to have an individual look and it is shops like Abode who help us get just that. By stocking screen-printed cushions, unusual crockery and ceramic dog lampshades the Chiswick design store is our independent, homeware buddy.

Pitfield London
31-35 Pitfield Street Shoreditch N1 6HB
Region: Shoreditch
Nearest Station: Old Street (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: Often, when you’re on the look out for classy designer wares and soft furnishings you get hungry and thirsty. Pitfield clearly knew that and came along with its beautiful space on – you guessed it – Pitfield Street. The store is one half deli/coffeeshop, one half homeware shop, which makes it one whole awesome.

  • OUR REVIEW 9/10
Little Paris
39 Park Road Tottenham N8 8TE
Region: Tottenham
Nearest Station: Crouch Hill (0.7 miles)

AIL Says: Have you ever wanted to spice up your home with a little Parisian chic? Well look no further than Little Paris for some hints on how to do it. Its range of ornaments, scarves, mirrors, crockery and film posters will put the je ne sais quoi in any home.


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