51 Piccadilly Circus, Piccadilly
It's becoming more and more difficult to find classic arcades like this in central London, where you'll find independent stores and extraordinary service. Savor the feel of Mayfair's good old days as you wander between the madness of Bond Street and Piccadilly. And don't miss the golden egg that is Ladurée's London outpost for a macaroon.
Dover Street Market
18-22 Haymarket, Piccadilly
Boasting five floors of designer labels, in its brand-new space on Haymarket where they've taken over a grand old heritage-listed building, this wildly creative, gallery-like space is complete with sculptures, taxidermy, and art objects. Whether you intend to bust out your wallet or not, the store is one of the city's more inspired spaces. There's also a pretty incredible outpost in New York.
187 Piccadilly, Piccadilly
Hatchards has been open since 1797, welcoming guests like Rudyard Kipling and Lord Byron. Though now owned by the larger London book chain Waterstones, Hatchards retains a wonderful old bookshop feel, a beautiful interior, and a knowledgeable staff.
2-5 Sackville St., Picadilly
In 1870, this bookshop purchased the library of Charles Dickens and H.C. Folger, the great American collector of Shakespeare (who sourced most of his originals from here as well). Quality books of all kinds and friendly staff make this a stand-out London shop with a museum-like feel.
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