Gift & Specialty Shops in London

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  • Liege-Bastogne-Liege
    Zurich, Switzerland414 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is no lovelier gallery in London.

    It is intimate, accessible, romantic, rich in its displays, discreet, serene and its artworks are beautiful beyond words.

    It is too, that its range of artworks is wide but less expansive than the National Gallery or the Tate. That helps matters. It makes it easier to focus.

    And what wonderful genius is on display. There is one corner of the Gallery where I could simply stand for hours. Inside one door is a Modigliani nude from 1916, to it's right is Manet's huge Bar at the Folies Bergere and over the shoulder to the right on the wall opposite is the exquisite Van Gogh, La Crau with Peach Trees in Blossom.

    If you could determine your own eternity, this would surely be one option. I am so grateful for this place.
    Written March 12, 2024
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  • EB
    Essex, UK34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love the food hall! I love the patisseries and they are always so delicious! However, I bought 5 desserts and after I got home, about 2 hours later, only 4 were in the box. Quite annoying considering they are quite expensive, despite the missing item was the cheapest. For a high end department store you expect better and it wasn't even busy. Next time I will be more attentive and check my bag before leaving but that shouldn't be my job!
    Written December 26, 2023
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  • Kata K
    Hungary3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love all things Harry Potter. Beautiful books and accessories in a small exhibition space. I'm glad I got here. The atmosphere is magical.
    Written April 4, 2024
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  • The_Concierge_8
    Trinidad and Tobago3,379 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    After seeing it on documentaries it was nice to step inside the famous Hamleys!
    We could spot it blocks away with the dancers out front drumming up business ahead of the Easter weekend. Dancing pirates and rabbits entertained passersby.
    My niece was mesmerized from the moment she stepped inside.
    5 floors and a basement of toys galore - from basic stuffed animals to voice-controlled robot transformers. There's something for the young at heart of all ages!
    My husband loved the Hornby miniature train layout and my brother enjoyed the lego department. There are fun demonstrations of new toys and a cool candy shop.
    Personally drooling over the tubes filled with every imaginable flavour of Jelly Belly beans! It's a lovely place to walk through and reminisce about childhood or to keep abreast of what the young ones are into these days.
    Written April 11, 2024
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  • Polly G
    29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love visiting the shop and never tire of walking around.

    The architecture is beautiful.

    Christmas windows were a disappointment this year :(
    Written December 27, 2023
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  • Kirstin G
    Canterbury, UK316 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting place to visit with 4 floors of spaced out merchandise, looking like a poor use of space.

    It is very expensive with gifts around £15 containing the equivalent of £1 worth of M&Ms, but we expected it to be a bit of a tourist trap. Interesting for a look around though.
    Written March 3, 2024
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,756 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sloane Street comes off Sloane Square and there are a number of fancy shops along this street. The majority of these are out of most people's price range but it's nice to dream.

    It's quite easy to get to from Sloane Square tube station which is served by the Circle and District lines.
    Written December 14, 2023
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  • Steph
    Toronto, Canada174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to the iconic Daunt Books location. It's as picturesque as the internet has made it seem. However, it's got a smaller stock than I expected. It's amazing for travel books, but other genres are smaller in variety. Also got one of their iconic tote bags which made me really happy. Would recommend going once for the vibes, but I think I enjoyed Hatchards, Foyles, and Waterstones more just for the bigger variety. Definitely, the right spot if you're in the neighbourhood though, or looking for travel books, apparently they can order you things too if need be.
    Written December 6, 2023
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  • Artist On Tour
    16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I came to buy props for a runway show. There are some great stalls with sellers with amazing antique wares, and a few with the normal cheap jewellery tat.

    My minus point would be some of the indoor area sellers are pretty grumpy and unhelpful. Give them a miss and stay outside where there are. some great sellers with very interesting wares, are well informed and happy to help you make your purchase.

    (My favourites are the two tables selling Roman jewellery and antiques!)
    Written October 19, 2019
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  • LozzaaG
    Sydney, Australia138 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is such a great idea, but equally a very clever way to make a lot of money! There was a long wait to get the photo, but it was a great photo to have. There is the option of buying the professional photo, but many were just taking photos on their phones. As expected, the shop is very expensive, but has a great range.
    Written January 17, 2024
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  • Peter J
    Chichester, UK461 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I arrived with a list of five books that I wanted to purchase and could not find a single one! A very helpful and friendly member of staff went on the hunt for me and located three of the books. (Foyles still has some oddity about it compared to the old shop!) He then went on his computer and was able to locate copies in another London branch. I will come again.
    Written April 6, 2024
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  • dmsly
    London, UK44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Store is ridiculously busy. People everywhere. Queues so long, makes quick purchases feel like hard work. Stand out member of staff was Helga. Understands customer service in a way that most others don’t. Thanks for being amazing. You made my day!
    Written April 28, 2023
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,756 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Twining's grand store is located in the Strand close to where Fleet Street begins. It does not have a very large shop front but it is quite an ornate, grand front.

    The store is not wide but it is long and as you enter there are shelves on either side with so many different varieties of teas to buy. There are some really nice presentation gift boxes. There are boxes of tea that you can buy of specific blends as well as varieties of blends in a box and some of these are very reasonably priced at £3.50 for 20 tea bags.

    The staff in the shop are available to assist if you need them and there are also displays on the walls about the history of the company and the current people in the organisation.
    Written February 24, 2024
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It one of my favourite stores in London, been there four/five times I think. It must for all geeks or who ever into geeky stuff or one or two.
    Written March 22, 2024
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  • Tanya B
    Bristol, UK48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My partner wanted to buy my engagement ring from Hatton Garden so we set out to research where to visit ahead of going.

    I reached out to a number of shops regarding having a bespoke ring made and we went along to our appointments.
    Each shop we visited felt like we were being over sold to (think cheesy car sales).

    The rings we were shown we nice but we just felt that there was nothing particularly special about any of them.

    Our last stop was to meet Vince at Hatton Garden Jewellers. I had read all the reviews and done research on HGJ so knew what to expect. There was no shop front and we were buzzed up to the workshop which was far more relaxing for us in that environment!

    Vince was great, he is a mastor of what he does and has a great team working with him. Vince took on our instruction along with our budget and gave us a number of options, we immediately knew we wanted to choose Vince to create the ring. We made a number of follow up appointments to choose our stones, we were talked through the quality v price and learnt alot in our visit.

    Vince takes so much pride in his work and will make sure you are 100% happy with your jewellery. We are already looking forward to returning for our wedding bands! Thank you Vince!
    Written November 30, 2023
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