Here are four stores not to miss.
Lassco Ropewalk: You could spend hours exploring this 14,000-square-foot outpost of venerable furnishings company lassco at the Ropewalk market. The place is filled with salvaged goods and architectural antiques, from doorknobs and tiles to gilt-wood mirrors and Persian carpets.
Snowden Flood: London designer Snowden Flood’s quirky shop in the Oxo Tower Wharf stocks plates and cups printed with Pop art illustrations of London landmarks, retro stationery, and bright tea towels and aprons.
Jianhui London: After years of selling his nature-inspired jewelry at shops worldwide (including the MoMA Design Store in New York), Jianhui opened his flagship on Gabriel’s Wharf. Look for handmade statement pieces made from sustainable materials such as colorful wood-bead-and-crystal necklaces.
I Knit London: At this spacious knitting shop in Waterloo, you’ll find everything from crochet hooks, needles, and yarns to magazines and books about the craft.
Sarah Miller is Travel + Leisure's European Editor.