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
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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 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.
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!