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Fucina

Fucina

Fun fact: the undulating brick ceiling at this stylish Italian was designed to resemble the inside of a pizza oven. The latest venture from Kurt Zdesar (of Chotto Matte and Black Roe fame), it sees chef Stefano Stecca plating up stone-baked pizza and hand-rolled pasta dishes inspired by recipes from his childhood. Oh, and everything on the menu is organic. That means it’s good for us, right?

fucina.co.uk
Monocle Café

Monocle Café

Never has a café been so cool. A spin-off from Monocle magazine, this is the perfect place for a mid-shop pit stop (and a spot of people-watching, if you’re able to nab a seat outside). Choose from chicken katsu sandwiches, Swedish buns and cakes courtesy of French/Japanese patisserie Lanka. Don’t forget to pick up a back issue to thumb through, too. Instagram rating? 10/10.

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Skandium

Skandium

Nordic noir, ABBA, ‘Hot Vikings’ on Instagram: us Brits have a soft spot for all things Scandi. And, if it’s modern, minimalist Scandinavian homeware you’re after, head straight to this much-loved design emporium. From cute Moomin mugs to cool Fritz Hansen furniture, everything here is exceptionally well-made, useful and beautiful. A trip to IKEA, this most certainly isn’t.

skandium.com
La Fromagerie

La Fromagerie

Never mind a walk-in wardrobe. What we really want is a walk-in cheese room. It’s all La Fromagerie’s fault. Filled to the rafters with the world’s finest cheese, this famous shop even boasts its own affineurs (that’s cheese specialists to you and us) to help you make the perfect choice – whether it’s a little something for your next dinner party or just a casual Thursday night. We think we’ve found our happy place.

lafromagerie.co.uk
The Harcourt

The Harcourt

Remember what we said before about our collective Scandi-mania? Consider this Exhibit B. Formerly known as The Harcourt Arms; this Grade II-listed pub – which first opened in 1826 – has recently had a Nordic-inspired makeover. Take a pew in the glass-roofed Garden Room, order a Swedish Maccloud (a mix of Mackmyra Swedish whiskey and cloudberry liqueur), and settle in for the afternoon…

theharcourt.com
Chiltern Firehouse

Chiltern Firehouse

We can’t talk about Marylebone without mentioning Chiltern Firehouse. The restaurant may be a favourite of A-listers like Kate Moss and David Beckham (no big deal), but thanks to André Balazs, the man behind the Chateau Marmont, the hotel itself is the real draw here. Once a fire station dating back to 1889, it’s now all redbrick Victorian gothic on the outside and Art Deco glamour on the inside. Swoon.

chilternfirehouse.com
Daunt Books

Daunt Books

Sure, Amazon has cheap books. But, Daunt is housed in an elegant Edwardian building, complete with oak galleries and a stained-glass window. It organises tomes by country (think French cookery books leaning up against Les Misérables and The-Rough-Guide-to-Paris). And, after model Anouck Lepère was snapped carrying one at fashion week in 2008, its green tote bags have achieved cult status. No contest.

dauntbooks.co.uk

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