MY ADDRESS BOOK


I've always wanted to do this, so here is a small list of my favourite London go-to places for everything from A.. to Z. I'm still working on it (I have a big address book and I'm a busy mamma after all!) but in the meanwhile I hope it is helpful...

xoxo

LittleS
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ANIMALS

Molly & Max, the only vets Fatpuss and Sourpuss like to go to
4 Heathmans Road, SW6 - 0 207 751 0182
http://www.mollymax.co.uk/

Mungo & Maud, the classiest outlet for all your pet comforts
79 Elizabeth Street, SW1 - 0 207 022 0830 (also at Harrods)
http://www.mungoandmaud.com/

Pet Pavilion, for your little furry friends grooming needs
125 Sydney Street,  SW3 - 0 207 376 8800

Silverdale Boarding Kennels, they cater for cats and dogs whilst you're on vacay, if my fussy monsters love it, it must be good
Bedfont Road, Feltham, TW14 (5 min from LHR) - 0 208 890 1784
http://www.silverdale-kennels.com/

BABY

Babylist, the first-time mum's best friend, don't waste your time ordering from a department store
Broomhouse Studios, 50 Sulivan Road, SW6 - 0 207 371 5145
http://www.babylist.co.uk/
 
BabySpa... honestly just try it, you can thank me later
6 Lancer Square, W8 - 0 207 937 3747
http://www.yourbabyspa.com/

Cupcake, a club for mommies-to-be and young families, where nobody will frown at you if your little toddler lets loose and goes wild
11 Heathmans Road, SW6 - 0 207 186 6000
http://new.cupcakemum.com

Emporio São Paulo, the only café I know with a kids playroom that's really kids friendly
197 New Kings Road, SW6 - 0 207 736 5188
http://www.emporiosaopaulo.co.uk/

Sitters, when you need a reliable babysitter
0800 38 900 38
http://www.sitters.co.uk/

BALLERINA FLATS

French Sole, so many choices, so little closet space left...
6 Ellis Street, SW1 - 0 207 730 3771
323 Kings Road, SW3 - 0 207 351 1634

Miu Miu, for beautifully embellished flats
185 Sloane Strett, SW1 - 0 207 235 6965
Westfield, W12 - 0 208 743 0022
http://www.miumiu.com/

BEACHWEAR

Heidi Klein, for wonderfully boho cover-ups and beach accessories
174 Westbourne Grove, W11 - 0 207 243 5665
257 Pavilion Road, SW1 - 0 207 259 9418
http://www.heidiklein.com/

Melissa Odabash, such gorgeous and simple bikinis it almost hurts
48B Ledbury Road, W11 - 0 207 229 4299
93 Walton Street, SW3 - 0 207 589 2245
http://www.odabash.com/

Vilebrequin, gotta love their Daddy and me swim shorts in fantastic prints
56 Fulham Road, SW3 - 0 207 589 8445
Burlington Arcade, W1 - 0 207 499 6558
Royal Exchange, EC3 - 0 203 206 1022
http://www.vilebrequin.com/

CASHMERE

Eric Bompard, French and wonderful... "la chèvre qui a réussit!"
29 King's Road, SW3 - 0 207 730 9826
http://www.eric-bompard.com/

N.Peal, cashmere doesn't get much more luxurious than this
37-40 Burlington Arcade, W1 - 0 207 499 6485
http://www.npeal.com/

Uniqlo, for the times when your wallet won't stretch to luxury!
54-58 Kensington High Street, W8 - 0 207 376 0054
(there are other stores all over London)
http://www.uniqlo.com/

Zadig & Voltaire, the only place where rock'n'roll cashmere means anything
140 Sloane Street, SW1 - 0 207 730 1880
(other stores all over London including an Outlet shop on King's Road near Waitrose)
http://www.zadig-et-voltaire.com/

DEPARTMENT STORES

Harrods, the grande dame of London stores, you'll find something for everyone here
87-135 Brompton Road, SW1 - 0 207 730 1234
http://www.harrods.com/

Harvey Nichols, every fashionista visiting London should stop here
109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1 - 0 207 235 5000
http://www.harveynichols.com/

Liberty, the one which for me epitomises London's mix of classical, quirky, and cool
Great Marlborough Street, W1 - 0 207 734 1234
http://www.liberty.co.uk/

Peter Jones, a classic Chelsea landmark, mumsy fashion but great for homeware, fabrics and baby essentials
Sloane Square, SW1 - 0 207 730 3434
http://www.johnlewis.com/

Selfridges, don't go there if you're on a shoe ban,... you'll find it very hard to resist the gigantic shoe hall
400 Oxford Street, W1 - 0 800 123 400
http://www.selfridges.com/

FACIALS ETC.

Spa NK, I've been going there eight years and still come out happy each time
127-131 Westbourne Grove, W2 - 0 207 727 8002
http://www.spacenk.co.uk/

FOOD - AFTERNOON TEA

The Berkeley, make sure you book with weeks of notice for their famous Prêt-à-Portea...
Wilton Place, SW1 - 0 207 235 6000
http://www.the-berkeley.co.uk/

The Dorchester, for amazing service, I went there once with 12 heavily pregnant girls and our oversized bumps and appetites were treated like royalty
Park Lane, W1 - 0 207 629 8888
http://www.thedorchester.com/

Ladurée at Harrods, for afternoon tea with a French twist
87-135 Brompton Road, SW1 - 0 203 155 0111
http://www.harrods.com/
http://www.laduree.com/

The Orangery, definitely the yummiest park restaurant in London
Kensington Palace, W8 - 0 203 166 6112
http://www.theorangery.uk.com/

FOOD - BEST BRUNCHES IN TOWN

202, the only brunch place with amazing fashion downstairs, also the organic eggs benedict are out of this world
202 Westbourne Grove, W11 - 0 207 727 2772

Aubaine, when Hubby Dearest and I are craving a croque-monsieur or a niçoise
260-262 Brompton Road, SW3 - 0 207 052 0100
37-45 Kensington High Street, W8 - 0 207 368 0950
http://www.aubaine.co.uk/

Balans, great service, and wonderful egg white omelette, won't break the bank
239 Old Brompton Road, SW5 - 0 207 244 8838
187 Kensington High Street, W8 - 0 207 376 0115
http://www.balans.co.uk/

The Bluebird, love their salads, but prefer coming during the week to avoid queues
350 Kings Road, SW3 - 0 207 559 1000
http://www.bluebird-restaurant.co.uk/

Le Pain Quotidien, the most children-friendly brunch place I know
70 Parsons Green Lane, SW6 - 0 207 486 6154
201-203 Kings Road, SW3 - 0 207 286 6154
9 Young Street, W8 - 0 207 486 6154
+ gazillion other locations throughout London
http://www.lepainquotidien.co.uk/

The Riding House Café,
43-51 Great Titchfield Street
0 207 927 0840
http://www.ridinghousecafe.co.uk/

The Wolseley, a grand London institution, also great for tea, I would go every week if I could
160 Piccadilly, W1 - 0 207 499 6996
http://www.thewolseley.com/

FOOD - COOK YOUR OWN

Borough Market, before 10:00 it's a food market full of delicious produce, after it's a tourist attraction... it pays to be an early bird
8 Southwark Street, SE1 - 0 207 407 1002
http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/

Whole Foods, in my opinion, they should open more of these in London... head upstairs for their amazing sushi
63-97 Kensington High Street, W8 - 0 207 368 4500
http://wholefoodsmarket.com/

FOOD - DELIVERY

Pappa & Ciccia, discovered thanks to my flatmate years ago, their pizzas never disappoint
105 Munster Road, SW6 - 0 207 384 1884
41 Fulham High Street, SW6 - 0 207 736 0900
http://www.pappaciccia.com/

Sushi 54, it's taken Hubby Dearest and me seven years to find a good sushi delivery, now it's on speed-dial at home
54 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 - 0 208 788 1199
http://www.sushi54.co.uk/

FOOD - MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANTS

Cecconi's, amazing Italian food and great people watching, bring the Amex
5A Burlington Gardens, W1 - 0 207 434 1500
http://www.cecconis.co.uk/

Le Cercle, my favourite French cuisine is from the South West, so no wonder I love this place
1 Wilbraham Place, SW1 - 0 207 901 9999
http://www.lecercle.co.uk/

The River Café, the best Italian cuisine I've ever had in London
Thames Warf, Rainville Road W6 - 0 207 386 4200
http://www.rivercafe.co.uk/

Tendido Cuatro, for easy tapas and paella... also check out Tendido Cero in South Ken
108-110 New Kings Road, SW6 - 0 207 371 5147
http://www.cambiodetercio.co.uk/

Zuma, yummy Asian fusion food plus cool buzz makes for unforgettable evenings
5 Raphael Street, SW7 - 0 207 584 1010
http://www.zumarestaurant.com/

FOOD - TAKE-AWAY

Ottolenghi, really the only address you need
1 Holland Street, W8 - 0 207 937 0003
63 Ledbury Road, W11 - 0 207 727 1121
13 Motcomb Street, SW1 - 0 207 823 2707

GIRLY BOUTIQUES

Aimé London, perfect for when I'm craving some French style without hopping into the Eurostar (there is also Petit Aimé next door, for Monsieur Baby!)
32-34 Ledbury Road W11 - 0 207 221 7070
http://www.aimelondon.com/

Austique, boutique catering to every King's Road girl's fashion and accessory needs, and then some!
330 Kings Road, SW3 - 0 207 376 4555
http://www.austique.co.uk/

Trilogy, lose yourself in this boutique's amazing selection... I picked the dress for my post-wedding brunch here...
33 Duke of York Square, SW3 - 0 207 730 6515
22 Kensington Church Street, W8 - 0 207 937 7972
http://www.trilogystores.co.uk

HAIR

Hershesons Blow Dry Bars, the only ones where you get an immaculate blow-dry or up-do in 30 minutes
Topshop Oxford Circus, 36-38 Great Castle Street, W1 - 0 207 927 7888
Westfield, Ariel Way, W12 - 0 208 743 0868
One New Change, EC4 - 0 207 248 6225
http://www.hershesons.com/

Jo Hansford, a.k.a. where the best colorists of the capital are to be found
48 South Audley Street - 0 207 495 7774
http://www.johansford.com

JEANS

Donna Ida, my very own denim fairies, listen to their advice, they know their stuff
106 Draycott Avenue, SW3 - 0 207 225 3816
40 Elizabeth Street, SW1 - 0 207 730 4554
Westfield, W12 - 0 207 743 6111
http://www.donnaida.com/

LINEN

Cologne & Cotton, beautiful classical linen and lounging clothes, plus nice house fragrance products
791 Fulham Road, SW6 - 0 207 736 9261
39 Kensington Church Street, W8 - 0 207 376 0324
http://www.cologneandcotton.com/

The White Company, I come here primarily for bedroom linen, though their knits are pretty cool too
4 Symons Street, SW3 - 0 208 166 0199
Westfield, W12 - 0 208 740 8860
http://www.thewhitecompany.com/

Zara Home, super soft linen at amazing prices
65 Duke of York Square, SW3 - 0 207 901 8730
79-81 Brompton Road, SW3 - 0 207 590 6990
Westfield, W12 - 0 208 749 2455
http://www.zarahome.com/

NAILS

Bliss Spa, you can't get better quality anywhere else in London
60 Sloane Avenue, SW3 - 0 207 590 6146
http://www.blissworld.co.uk/

The Nail Gallery, for the best long-lasting gel mani in West London, no frills service
300 Fulham Road, SW10 - 0 207 795 1688

SPORTSWEAR

Lululemon, the place to go for keep everything in leggings in oh-so-cool colours
6 Burnsall Street, SW3 - 0 207 352 7174
http://www.lululemon.com

Sweaty Betty, find your closest shop and jog there... with over 20 shops in the UK you won't even need to break a sweat 125 Kings Road, SW3 - 0 207 349 7597
833 Fulham Road, SW6 - 0 207 610 8390
http://www.sweatybetty.com/

THREADING ETC.

Blink Brow Bar, should be renamed "Perfect shape without the ouch factor" (though I realise Blink sounds better)
Harvey Nichols, SW1 - 0 207 235 2406
SpaceNK City, Cheapside EC2 - 0 207 726 2060
BlueBird, Kings Road, SW3 - 0 207 349 5090

Malika, London's best eyelash extensions, hands down
Westfield, W12 - 0 208 762 9752
One New Change, EC4 - 0 207 236 4008
http://www.malika.co.uk/

TRAVEL

Audley Travel, because sometimes only bespoke will do
0 199 383 8925
http://www.audleytravel.com/

I-escape, when you need something different and off the beaten track
http://www.i-escape.com/

Mr and Mrs Smith, Conde Nast Traveller 2011 Favourite Travel Website...
http://www.mrandmrssmith.com/

WAX

Strip Wax Bar, get a chocolate brazilian, buy some new Stella McCartney undies, and have fun
102 Fulham Road, SW3 - 0 207 590 0050
One New Change, EC4 - 0 207 236 0058

2 comments:

Susan said...

I am not a mummy, but I used to work at JP Morgan, also love Mad Men (especially Don!) and discovered your blog via Milli Millu. Can I suggest you add Blo in Chelsea Green for blow drys and Cocomaya in Pavilion Road for light breakfast or tea. I hope you try them and enjoy them.

LittleS said...

Dear Susan, thanks so much for your suggestions, I am going to try both in the coming days and report back! Please do come back from time to time, it's always lovely to hear suggestions from readers. xx. S