A collection our fave London lifestyle shops
As well as stocking all the hottest streetwear, Goodhood also has a great lifestyle offering. Beauty products from Haeckels, Grown Alchemist and Aesop; home accessories from Ferm Living, Cold Picnic and Hay; audio tech and cool mags...they've got everything you need to keep you and your pad looking good.
151 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3QE, United Kingdom
Future and Found offers a curated selection of the best new design and vintage-inspired pieces. Don't expect to find antiques knocking about next to edgy accessories though, everything in the shop shares a clean, simple aesthetic that's perfect if you favour a minimalist look.
225A Brecknock Road London N19 5AA
Darkroom celebrates design that is big and bold and that doesn't just refer to the products they sell. With black walls and strong graphic interiors, the shop itself is a work of art. They stock colourful art prints, candles, textiles, stationary and jewellery as well as pieces from their various collabs, like Bert & May x Darkroom tiles and Rotate Editions x Darkroom wall hangings.
52 Lamb's Conduit St, London WC1N 3LL, United Kingdom
SCP is a London staple, having been open on Curtain Road since 1985, and it's still one of the best design and lifestyle shops in town. Its two floors are packed with contemporary products from tons of different brands as well as their own designs and re-booted classics from the SCP archive, including pieces from Rachel Whiteread, Matthew Hilton and Terence Woodgate.
135-139 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX, United Kingdom
Labour and Wait is all about functional products and classic design. Rebelling against the idea of re-designing ranges each season, owners Rachel and Simon source homeware, clothes and accessories that are timeless, like enamel cookware, brass pens and Breton striped shirts, so you can enjoy them forever.
85 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ, United Kingdom
Self-described as an "eclectic emporium", Pitfield isn't afraid to clash styles (in a good way). Vintage and retro homewares and accessories happily sit next to modern and designer pieces, so just get in there and rummage around. You can even make a day of it as it's also a cafe and exhibition gallery.
31-35 Pitfield Street, London N1 6HB, United Kingdom
Set over two floors, the Upper Street store is packed full of design-led lighting, accessories and furniture. There's a mix of classic styles from the twentieth century and more progressive pieces but everything in there is clean and elegant so it feels timeless.
274-275 Upper Street, London N1 2UA, United Kingdom
Clerkenwell London is lifestyle heaven. Some of the best contemporary homeware, stationery, accessories and fashion is stocked in the 13,000 sqft store and displayed in changing conceptual spaces, alongside a bistro, wine shop, vinyl lounge and urban spa...it really does have everything you need under one roof.
155 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AD, United Kingdom
Clean, modern, English design is at the heart of Kent and London. They started out making furniture and have since grown into building bespoke kitchens and stocking a tight edit of well-crafted homewares, including pieces from Nuuna and Terres de Reves.
5 Hackney Road, London E2 7NX, United Kingdom
Kensal Rise's Verandah is a real treasure trove, stocking everything from children's toys to candles to African laundry baskets. They pride themselves on stocking beautiful and unusual items, so if you're in need of a present, this is the place.
117 Chamberlayne Rd, Kensal Rise NW10 3NS London
Design-led lifestyle store Triangle is all about bringing independent and local designers together. Stocking everything from glassware and textiles to handmade jewellery and vintage furniture, each item has been handpicked, so you’ll never see the same thing twice in this place.
81 Chatsworth Road, London E5 0LH, United Kingdom
If you're searching for anything antique, vintage or retro, Chiswick's The Old Cinema should definitely be on your hit-list. The former Edwardian movie theatre was transformed into antique department store in 1979 and is still going strong. With pieces from all over the world and periods ranging from early 19th century to art deco to mid-century Danish, you're sure to find some real treasures.
160 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1PR, United Kingdom
Salvage, reclamation and the belief that well made objects have value is at the heart of Retrouvius. Whilst they try and keep a variety of modernist furniture and hardwood worktops in stock, the beauty of Retrouvius is that you never quite know what's going to be in there. You might find an old pub sign, a Georgian fire grate, a glazed urinal or telephone box windows...just get in there and explore.
1016 Harrow Road Kensal Green London NW10 5NS