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Aspinal of London

Quality handmade leather accessories from a quintessentially British label, Aspinal create luxurious leather goods from wallets & purses, to address and notebooks. We love their deep navy blue diaries for everyday glamour.

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15 Cabot Place, London E14 4QT

+44 (0)20 7719 0727

www.aspinaloflondon.com/about-us/concessions-and-stores

LOLLIPOP SHOPPE

Selling an intelligent edit of contemporary design, the Lollipop Shoppe is a popular destination for those after something a little different.

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10 Lamb Street, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EA

+44 (0)20 7655 4540

www.thelollipopshoppe.co.uk

Borough Market

One of the largest food markets in London with British and international produce on offer, Borough Market is world-renowned. Offering foodie treats as far back as 1014, it's the ideal place to peruse on a weekend, picking and tasting some of the best food in the capital.

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8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL

+44 (0)20 7407 1002

www.boroughmarket.org.uk

Cheese at Leadenhall

Cheese lovers rejoice! Cheese offers an array of dairy produce, including British and Mediterranean cheese boards, as well as cheese with personality! Real fromage fiends should try one of its cheese and wine tasting evenings.

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4-5 Leadenhall Market, London EC3V 1LR

+44 (0)20 7929 7060

www.cheeseatleadenhall.co.uk

Paul A Young

And for those with a sweet tooth, head to Paul A Young, for award-winning chocolates, truffles, brownies and more, handmade on the premises every day. These tasty little works of art seem (almost) a shame to eat.

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20 The Royal Exchange, Threadneedle Street, London EC3V 3LP

+44 (0)20 7929 7007

www.paulayoung.co.uk

Spitalfields

London's oldest market, Spitalfields, has had something of a commercial makeover in recent years. Some say it's wiped away its East End charm, others love the seven-day-a-week destination its become. Find markets, shops, salons and great places to eat and drink here.

Montezuma's

This innovative British chocolate shop embodies the principle of naughty but nice, with its delicious organic and ethically-sourced products. We love the Great Balls of Fire: The Sequel takeaway cup, containing spicy chocolate truffle balls in mouth-watering flavours.

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51 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA

+44 (0)20 7539 9208

www.montezumas.co.uk

Maison Trois Garcons

If you loved eating at Les Trois Garcons and drinking at Loungelover, you'll really love shopping in the Maison Trois Garcons shop. Here you can bag yourself a slice of the eclectic style the restaurant and bar epitomises with antiques and vintage pieces sourced from England, France and Sweden.

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45 Redchurch street, London E2 7DJ

+44 (0)7879 640 858

www.lestroisgarcons.com/shop/index.html

COLUMBIA ROAD FLOWER MARKET

This is a great Sunday hang-out. There are plenty of boutiques and great places to eat and drink on Columbia Road. But it's the flowers that rule here, making a beautiful spectacle.

LABOUR AND WAIT

Much more than a shop selling brushes and pans, Labour and Wait is a retail revolution. This atmospheric store sources the best of generic domestic items and makes them entirely, ridiculously, covetable.

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85 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DJ

+44 (0)20 7729 6253

www.labourandwait.co.uk

LOOK MUM NO HANDS!

It would be impossible to mention modern London without talking about bikes. There is nothing more fashionable than a bit of pedal-power in our city. This is a store/repair shop and cafe all in one and draws London's most ardent cyclistas.

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49 Old Street, London EC1V 9HX

+44 (0)20 7253 1025

www.lookmumnohands.com