The Finest Boutiques in Chelsea and Kensington
London shopping breaks are a brilliant way to take some time out for yourself and explore the delights that Kensington and Chelsea have to offer.
Follow our exclusive guide to discover the little-known boutiques and markets that can be found close to Draycott Hotel.
Renowned as one of the first London lifestyle boutiques, The Cross sells an eclectic mix of fashion, homeware, gifts and kidswear. From sweaters and tote bags to toys, art and other trinkets, there is something for young and old alike. A unique and charming shopping destination, you will find The Cross if you alight from Holland Park station or Latimer Road station.
When it comes to hotels, Kensington and Chelsea have a vast offering but none more convenient than the Draycott. A 20-minute drive from our hotel, the tree-lined streets of Holland Park are beautiful and well worth a stroll too.
If you are looking for curated independent designer clothing, accessories, homeware and beauty then Couverture and The Garb Store has all your needs covered. Created in 2008 and housed in a three-story converted townhouse, your browsing habits are fully accommodated as you can flit between womenswear, menswear, home and their other offerings with ease.
Ladbroke Grove station is your nearest tube stop, which affords you the wonderful opportunity to explore the diverse streets of the famous Portobello Market and Notting Hill.
A mere 15-minute walk from the hotel, Designers Guild belongs to interior designer Trisha Guild. An idyllic destination for those with an eye for all things home and interior design, Trisha started Designers Guild in 1970 and has perfected the art of showcasing her own collection as well as those of Christian Lacroix, William Yeoward, The Royal Collection, Ralph Lauren Home and Howard Hodgkin fabrics.
Located at 350 Kings Road, The Shop at Bluebird is only a 20-minute walk from Draycott hotel and boasts an impressive 10,000ft space full of designers – Maison Margiela, Victoria Beckham, Manu Atelier, Red Valentino and more can be found here. Originally a garage in the 1930’s, the shop is well worth a visit if not to shop but to take in its vast space.
A destination that is politically and culturally significant; to discover World’s End you need only to walk beyond The Shop at Bluebird and you will find yourself in Vivienne Westwood’s boutique at 430 King’s Road. The ultimate destination for all London shopping breaks, this boutique has been housed at King’s Road since 1970.
Each time a new collection was designed by Vivienne, the name of the shop changed until its permanent title of World’s End in 1981. For those familiar with Vivienne’s striking fashion, this is one boutique that should remain high on your list each time you visit London.
Allow us to look after you during your trip and you’ll look forward to some retail therapy each time you visit.