We couldn’t be more excited to see a semblance of normality returning to our fair city. It has been a tough time for all, but arguably the hardest hit have been our independent local heroes. After months on the side-lines, and being declared as no-go-zones, some of our favourite shops that make Pimlico and its surroundings so special are back with a bang, itching to welcome your return with open arms.
On your next break from your now perfected home-office space, tap into some much-missed retail therapy courtesy of these peerless Pimlico independents:
1. Fine Cell Work, Buckingham Palace Road
London’s South West is known for being the U.K.’s capital of interior design with countless global pioneers having made their debut in this little pocket of the world. Carrying that torch, Fine Cell Work is a social enterprise which provides needlework skills and employment to ex-offenders, selling their wares in their Buckingham Palace Road shop. Wholesome embroidery awaits.
2. Semmalina Starbags, Ebury Street
Step into a magical wonderland. Semmalina Starbags is a boutique toyshop selling quirky and unusual books and play-things, but the real treat has to be their bespoke, luxurious party bags. A perfect surprise for your child’s special day.
3. Les Senteurs, Elizabeth Street
Les Senteurs, London’s oldest independent perfumery is heaven for the senses. A constantly changing floral arrangement greets you as you enter, subtly preparing you for what awaits. The perfect personalised gift, either for a loved one, or to self for getting through this testing time.
4. Volpe Sartoriale, Denbigh Street
Dealers in debonair, Volpe Sartoriale are a menswear mainstay in Pimlico. Whether you need a new ‘WFH’ outfit to dazzle in a video conference, or are looking for downtime wardrobe staples, their limited run and tailored options are sure to provide the right fit.