Local handicrafts and artisanal items to pick up on your trip

Cork Street
"The galleries are a good bet for modern British art."—Emma Hope, shoe designer. Shop for Richard Boardman's animal sculptures at Medici Gallery or for Debbie Urquhart's stilllife oils at Redfern Gallery.

Daylesford Organic
Upmarket, exorbitant "farm shop," café, and wine cellar covering three floors. "A slightly absurd, rather marvelous place that could only be created by an enormously willful and wealthy woman with a very indulgent husband."—Stephen Bayley. 44b Pimlico Road; tel. 44 (0) 207 881 8060. www.daylesfordorganic.com

Portobello Market
"The best place for vintage clothes and antiques that you won't find anywhere else."—Emma Hope. Portobello Rd, Notting Hill. www.portobelloroad.co.uk

Tim Little
"The best shoemaker in London. Only six or so shapes, all exquisitely crafted."—Stephen Bayley. 560 Kings Road; tel. 44 (0) 207 736 1999. www.timlittle.com

Thorsten Van Elten
The best of contemporary British design. Quirky gifts include Perspex pigeon lights, wood felt doily placemats, chopping boards shaped like table tennis paddles. 22 Warren St; tel. 44 (0) 207 388 8008. www.thorstenvanelten.com

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