LONDON

LONDON TRAVEL GUIDE

curated by SIR TERENCE CONRAN & PETER PRESCOTT
The Albion restaurant in shoreditch at the Boundary Hotel in London. A slice of the homemade cake at the Albion.
  • LONDON | UNITED KINGDOM

LONDON

Always on the move, London has reinvented itself as a city of the 21st century while retaining elements of its past. Despite its international reputation as Europe’s financial capital, London is much more than that: from Soho to Shoreditch the city’s distinct neighborhoods are slowly but surely taking on characters of their own and emerging as magnets for multi-cultural, creative trendsetters. Design legend Sir Terence Conran and his partner Peter Prescott have opened their Boundary hotel in Shoreditch for just this type of guest. And because they are our London scouts, we asked them to provide us with their favorite localities in the city – here they are!

  • SHOPPING

    LABOUR AND WAIT

    Established in 2000 in the heart of East London’s market district, this store offers a wide range of timeless, functional products. From hardware to clothing, all products celebrate a functional and honest approach to design. 85 Redchurch Street
    London E2 7DJ
    +44 (0)20 7729 6253
    www. labourandwait.co.uk

  • DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

    SKANDIUM

    Skandium is the exclusive distributor in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland for Scandinavian design brands such as Asplund, Havi, Kähler, Marimekko, Muuto, Rosendahl AJ clocks and Woodnotes. Owned by three Scandinavians, the shop offers customers a wide product selection and knowledgeable staff in a well presented environment. The company operates two Skandium stores and one Skandium concession in the department store Selfridges, all in London, as well as an online store. 86 Marylebone High Street
    London W1U 4QG
    +44 (0)20/79352077
    www.skandium.com

  • DINING

    ST. JOHN BAR & RESTAURANT

    London's Smithfield Market, fell into serious disrepair once ham and bacon smoking ceased in 1967. The Georgian building had been part townhouse, part smokehouse and following its abandonment was irregularly used for special occasions. If you visit St. John today you'll find traces of the building’s past life. The restaurant also features a bar and a bakery, as well as a private dining room. This restaurant has led a “revolution in British cooking” says Prescott. 26 St. John Street
    London EC1M 4AY
    +44 (0)20/33018069
    www.stjohnrestaurant.com

  • ART & CULTURE

    WHITE CHAPEL GALLERY

    The Whitechapel Gallery has presented world-class exhibitions for over a century, including pioneering works from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries like Lucien Freud and Mark Wallinger. This venerable London institution is a touchstone for contemporary art both locally and abroad and is pivotal to the continued growth of the world’s most vibrant contemporary art districts 77-92 Whitechapel High Street, City of London
    London E1 7QX
    +44 (0)20/75227888
    www.whitechapelgallery.org

  • NIGHTLIFE

    THE BOX

    The man behind New York's notorious X-rated burlesque sensation/nightclub, The Box, is Simon Hammerstein, grandson of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein. His show is now open in London's old Raymond Revue Bar, once Soho's legendary home of sleazy entertainment. 11-12 Walkers Court, Brewer Street, Soho
    London W1F 0ED
    +44 (0)20/74344374
    www. guardian.co.uk/stage

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