If you consider yourself a true design aficionado, skip Portobello Market (too many tourists) and make a beeline for one of Belgravia’s best-kept secrets: Pimlico Road. Here, you’ll find dozens of tony shops for antiques dealers including Timothy Langston (a go-to for collectors of English and Oriental objets d’art) and interior designers such as the country-chic Soane (think mod floral wallpapers and rattan lamps, all handcrafted in Britain), plus more and more hybrids like Rose Uniacke, who stocks both Midcentury furnishings and her own collection of contemporary fixtures in an airy, minimalist space. Stop at the Saturday morning Pimlico Road Farmer’s Market in leafy Orange Square, or drop in to Daylesford—a posh outpost of the cult-favorite Cotswolds farm shop and café—for fresh-baked quiches, seasonal [see prev graf?] salads, and other organic treats delivered straight from the country every single day of the week. The organic yogurts from Daylesford’s herd of grass-fed British Friesian cows are a must.
It’s best to take the tube to Sloane Square. Then, go left on Holbein Place and walk for about 3 minutes until you reach Pimlico Road. Along the street, you’ll find antique dealers and contemporary interior designers.
TIMOTHY LANGSTON: 20A Pimlico Rd.; 44-(0)20-7823-4900; timothylangston.com
SOANE BRITAIN: 50-52 Pimlico Rd.; 44-(0)20-7730-6400; soane.co.uk
ROSE UNIACKE: 76-84 Pimlico Rd.; 44-(0)20-7730-7050; roseuniacke.com
PIMLICO ROAD FARMERS' MARKET: lfm.org.uk/markets/pimlico-road
DAYLESFORD FARMSHOP AND CAFÉ: 44B Pimlico Rd.; 44-(0)20-7881-8060; daylesford.com