Brix's 360 View of London

Brix talks London markets, secret shops, restaurants and favourite hidden away pubs 

SOMEWHERE TO DRINK UP

The Curious Duke This very cool contemporary space specialises in showcasing the works of up and coming artists – fantastic place to find exciting work from artists offering something new. Love, Love. 207 Whitecross Street, London, EC1Y

The Owl & Pussycat Serves proper food and beers from the centre of Shoreditch. 

Callooh Callay Original and slightly ecentric bar...always a fun visit.

Princess Louise In High Holborn is a favourite boozer. Laid back, victoriana style decor, great beers. Job done. 208 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EP

London Cocktail Club Backed quietly by Raymond Blanc and Sarah Willingham sits well with B+B. The owners share our love of tattoos and walls filled with artwork for all tastes.

SOMEWHERE TO SHOP

Matches Fashion Incredible collection with a perfectly curated edit of cult and popular labels. Think Gucci, Valentino and their in-house brand Raey, designed by Rachel Proud, formally of Christopher Kane. An absolute go-to for Brix!

Bella Freud Pop culture and Gallic cool in bucket loads.Iconic brand.

Labour and Wait has been a favourite haunt for Brix since it opened. The store motto seems to be "We believe in a simple, honest approach to design, where quality and utility are intrinsic" What's not to love? Redchurch Street, London

Labour & Wait - Interior Design Store,Whitechapel, London

Head over to Rough Trade on Brick Lane, the most credible record store in London without a doubt. Many albums have been purchased after reading their Rough Trade Edit. Job done.

Columbia Road Flower Market is perfect for finding something fresh and unusual..banana plants have become a bit of a favourite find! Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG

SCP specialises in a supurb edit of lighting, furnishings, rugs, books.....the list goes on. Pay them a visit.135 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3BX

Dover Street Market has the most incredible mix of brands and a great Instagram account.

This Shop Rocks does exactly what is says on the door....it rocks. The owners have a keen eye for something vintage and fabulous. 

Liberty the store that you can literally get anything and everythng you need from.

Maison Bertaux in Soho is THE place to buy  the perfect slab of cake or their famous cheesecake. Beware, you have to join a very long queue.

Mira Mikati store in West London could raise a smile from the grumpiest of us all! Filled to the brim with bright cheerful designs with a clever addition of free chocolate and juices. 

Champion of emerging & cult designers, Couverture & The Garbstore was founded by couple Emily Dyson and Ian Paley formally of Paul Smith. 

CULTURE VULTURE

Right up Brix + Bailey's street is the Hunterian Museum based in Lincoln Fields, London. Think picked mice, skeletons & body parts littered around the joint...fantastic.

The Cartoon Museum...why not? Treasure trove of comic strips, caricatures..an artisits heaven!

MARKETS

Holland Park is a lifetime favourite hangout...it's a little village within London. Portobello Road [ one of her favourite London markets ] is close by too.

RESTAURANTS

Holborn Dining Room serves British grub all day long. They sum themselves perfectly "A place for enjoying a convivial meal with friends, a spontaneous pint of local lager and a burger, or a selection of crustacea and charcuterie paired with fine wine" Yep! 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN

Spring from Red Magazines Contributing Editor Skye Gyngell's restaurant based at Somerset House is perfect for an unhurried lunch. Spring, Somerset House, Lancaster Place, Strand, London WC2R 1LA 

Kitty Fishers is small and perfectly formed. Fabulous seasonal food in a great location.10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7QF

Folie from Guillaume Depoix on Soho’s Golden Square recently opened and quickly became a firm favourite. The much admired interiors from the amazing Studio KO, the Parisian agency behind a Brix + Bailey family favourite Chiltern Firehouse, catapults you back into the old school glamour of the French Riviera from days gone by. 37 Golden Square, Soho, London W1F 9LB

Sexy Fish, designed by the internationally acclaimed architecture & design studio Martin Brudnizki Design & based on Berkely Square hosts installations from Damien Hirst Frank Gehry. Serves incredible Japanese-inspired sushi, sashimi, seafood, fish and meat cooked on a Robata grill all washed down with some of the best Japanese whiskey in the world! Berkeley Square House, London W1J 6BR

Sexy Fish Bar Brix and Bailey Blog Review

Neptune is a seafood lovers paradise...perfect for lunch. Cnr of Guilford Street and, Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE Neptune Restaurant Dining Room

The Wolseley is a firm favourite amongst the Brix + Bailey team. It's a great spot to grab breakfast. The former 1920's car showroom houses amazing interiors with wrought iron chandaliers and large black pillars. What's not to love?160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB

Floral By Lima serves incredible Perivian cuisine..fresh and fabulous! The interoir design is bright and inviting. 14 Garrick St, London WC2E 9BJ

Bistroteque  has an amazing evening menu that is very difficult to resist.

Bt Home Gallery 3

Rules Covent Garden seems to be a well kept secret. Perfect place for a nightcap.

SOMEWHERE TO STAY

B+B stay at The Hoxton Hotel whether in London or LA. Fabulous interior design, great food and a good meeting place. Many an event hosted at one of their hotels has been frequented by B+B.

COMO: THE HALKIN: Possibly the most discreet hotel in London, tucked asway quietly in Belgravia. you could be forgiven for not even knowing it was there...and seems to the idea!