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A Fashion Designer's Guide to Boho-Chic London

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Photo: Greg Girard

For designer Alice Temperley, London is an outdoor place, a city of rooftop restaurants and parks, quaint neighborhoods and open-air markets ready to be explored by bike or car. Many of Temperley's designs have a vintage feel, so it's hardly surprising that she has a taste for London's flea markets and loves the capital's vibrant—and growing—restaurant culture. Read the article

Inspired by: Style Insiders Guide to London, Shanghai, and New York — by Alex Gorton, Published Sep. 2006

Restaurants (5)

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    The Cow

    A neon sign reading “Guiness and Oysters” hangs over the door at this lively pub-meets elegant restaurant, informing newcomers that despite its nam

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    Marine Ices

    With a history dating back to 1931, this family-owned Italian ice cream parlor and restaurant has decades of experience in its craft as evinced by

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    Tom's Deli

    Alluring aromas drift out over Westbourne Grove from this tidy delicatessen, owned by Notting Hill restauranteur extraordinaire Tom Conran. Enticed

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    Notting Grill

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    Les Trois Garçons

    A restored circa-1880 pub, this Shoreditch restaurant and lounge is where London's beautiful and moneyed sup. Tall ceilings, wood paneling, elabora

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Activities (14)

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    Damien Hirst Retrospective

    Housed in a hulking converted power station, this vast modern art showplace opened in 2000, but still breaks new ground with installations. Each ye

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    Church Street Market

    This bustling market in high-end St. Johns Wood is home to 220 trading pitches filled with a wide range of goods and products. Open every Monday th

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    Carshalton Lavender Fields

    The vast lavender fields are a perfect escape without leaving London.

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    Serpentine Gallery

    Come here to catch everything from video projections to experimental works combining sculpture, sound, and light. Locals highly anticipate its summ

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    Hayward Gallery

    A severe gray building on the south bank of the Thames, the Hayward Gallery hides within its austere walls a stimulating smorgasbord of modern and

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    Tate Modern

    Housed in a hulking converted power station, this vast modern art showplace opened in 2000 but still breaks new ground with installations. Each yea

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    Gagosian Gallery

    Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst, Richard Serra, Howard Hodgkin: while the gallery’s star-studded roster speaks for itself, there’s also plenty more to

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    Temperley London, Notting Hill

    Founded by designer Alice Temperley in 2001, Temperley London has become one of the most celebrated fashion labels in the United Kingdom. The compa

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    EC One

    Exquisite jewelry combining traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design has customers oohing and aahing at this award-winning shop in Nottin

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    Façade

    Light up even the dreariest day in London with a visit to this breathtaking antique shop, where ethereal glass chandeliers float and shimmer overhe

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    London Vintage Fashion, Textiles & Accessories Fair

    Every four to five weeks, an enthusiastic crowd of designers, celebrities, boutique owners and dedicated fashionistas flock to Hammersmith Town Hal

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    Alfies Antique Market

    Specializing in treasures dating from the 1920s onward, this Church Street market is home to more than 100 experienced and enthusiastic dealers, ma

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    Ollie & Bow

    The antiques store is packed with glitzy finds.

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    Les Couilles du Chien

    Transform yawn-inducing spaces into stylish conversation pieces with quirky finds from this well-loved antiques shop-meets-curiosity cabinet. Locat

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    As restaurateurs, like their customers, become more conscious of the carbon footprint what we eat leaves behind, the British are becoming more alert to seasonal foods: asparagus, strawberries, oyst

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