Brix + Baileys' 360 View of London + NYC

Brix + Bailey talks London markets, secret shops, restaurants, fav magazines and websites galore.

London, Glorious London

Time for a tipple?

The Curious Duke This very cool contemporary space specialises in showcasing the works of up-and-coming artists – a 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 eccentric bar...always a fun visit.

Brawn Restaurant London

Brawn A Columbia Road treat that is cosy and kind for a quick bite or two…or three…
49 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG

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

Three Sheets As their website says, “Dead Good Coffee in the daytime for all your caffeine needs” and their cocktails are wonderful. 510b Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AB


Shop til Ya Drop

Aimé
A real gem and a favourite to find the lovely Isabel Marant.
17 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ

Pentreath & Hall Perfect place to find something fabulous for your home…famous for their ionic column cream candlesticks

Matches Fashion Incredible collection with a perfectly curated edit of cult and popular labels. Think Canada Goose, Erdem and their in-house brand Raey, designed by Rachel Proud, formally of Christopher Kane. An absolute go-to for Brix!
Bella Freud and alexa Cheung Brix Bailey

 

Bella Freud Pop culture and Gallic cool in bucket loads.

Labour and Wait have 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

Head over to Rough Trade on Brick Lane, the most credible record store in London without a doubt.


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 superb 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 it says on the door....it rocks. The owners have a keen eye for something vintage and fabulous. 

Liberty- the store where you can literally get anything and everything 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? A treasure trove of comic strips, and caricatures. A artists 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 Berkeley 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

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

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 chandeliers 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 interior design is bright and inviting. 14 Garrick St, London WC2E 9BJ

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

Somewhere To Stay

We love to 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 away quietly in Belgravia. you could be forgiven for not even knowing it was there...and seems to the idea! 

 

New York, New York!!

Somewhere Lovely to Shop

Blue in Green hidden away in Soho is THE place to find hard-to-find Japanese brands coveted by Bailey. They also champion cult up-and-coming brands like ChimalaKapital, Monitaly,

C’H’C’M’ started out as an online store and has progressed into a great Bond Street bricks and mortar location to find minimal pieces you can't live without. 2 Bond Street, New York

Kith from Ronnie Fieg, a prominent figure in the footwear industry, is the place to find limited-edition sneakers you can't live without. If streetwear is your thing then this is the place to shop.

Self Edge  originated from San Francisco and is now in NYXC since 2009. Again, those hard to find Japanese brands favoured by Bailey are always available here. Other interesting brands include The Flat Head, Iron HeartSugar CaneYellow Rat.

Zoe Based in the rapidly developing Dumbo neighbourhood, Zoe packs a punch with an amazing array of handbag brands that we covet. 

Dover Street Market New York This is a Bailey top spot. Comme Des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo’s at its best. Also stocked are Comme Des Garçons, Supreme, Gucci, SacaiUndercover, Brain Dead, Vans. 

Restaurants..yum

Red Hook Tavern opened in 2019 and is already a favourite place to grab a bite fro Bailey. Great wine list! 329 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn; 00 1 917 966 6094 

NR Bar based on 75th street comes from the clever people that run ROKC and if you are looking for a great cocktail bar then this is your spot. 339 E. 75th Street

Brooklyn's Bushwick on the Upper East Side is a grerat place to eat and rink, but recently Greenpoint has popped up on the B+B radar. 

Baker & Co An absolute favourite place to find Mac N Cheese on a busy day. 259 Bleecker St, New York

By Chloe Super healthy, plant-based lunch on the go. 185 Bleecker St, New York

Barney Greengrass Old school deli style eating at it's best! The go-to place for breakfast.

Put Ya Head down

Situated between Central Park and lower Manhattan, meaning that location-wise it gives you the best of both worlds – uptown and down and surrounded by clubs and hot restaurants, B+B love to visit The Ace Hotel in New York. It's quirky and filled with retro inspired furniture. "Normally, it would take years for one neighborhood to develop such a diversity of attractions. But the Ace is like a hot-neighborhood starter kit." -The New York Times Magazine The Ace New York, 20 West 29th Street; (212) 679-2222; www.acehotel.com.