Luxury Portobello, London

Luxury Portobello, London

London’s Portobello market on Saturday morning is well known for its bargains, as a magnet for tourists. But weekdays tell a different story. Pick a quiet day midweek and head to the Portobello road. Find a coffee shop or buy a cupcake at the famous Hummingbird Bakery and you’ll have a good chance of catching a glimpse of luxury aficionados, indulging their desire to buy something unique. In Portobello there is an eclectic mix of things to satisfy demand. Hand-made jewellery directly from the designer, extraordinary milliners with exotic creations, antique silver in all shapes and sizes. For an elegant luxury purchase with a difference seek out the Portobello Print and Map Shop. Here you can find hand crafted antique maps, drawings and engravings soon to be snapped up by international clients with immaculate taste bound for destinations all over the world. Savour the indulgence of owning an original, hand-drawn 17th century map.

Or follow London’s vogue amongst the luxury cognoscenti for commissioned hand-bound personalised leather books, displaying the apotheosis of traditional craftsmanship for which London was once closely associated. Shocking pink, elegant burgundy or discreet navy blue goatskin leather in the hands of a master craftsman, embellished with onlays and gilded edges to handcut, acid-free pages, creates an extraordinarily tactile and genuinely opulent item that is becoming highly sought after in a world leading international centre.

 

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