Miranda Almond is one of our favorite London-based style insiders. Senior Fashion Editor for Harpers Bazaar UK, she has styled cover shoots with Nicole Kidman, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Cate Blanchett and has worked for Vogue, POP Magazine and Dazed and Confused. In between her jet-setting, we caught-up with Miranda to find out where she hangs out and recharges in the city. Exclusively for The Chosen Club, here are Miranda’s top 10 London spots… Find Mrianda’s Insta @MirandaAlmond and twitter @mirandaalmond
Jay Joplings gallery is always worth a visit to get a fix of contemporary art from the best artists around the world, plus my husband the artist Darren Almond is on the roster so even more reason to go.
Alex Eagles’ THE STORE on Lexington Street in Soho is a unique shopping experience and doesn’t really feel like shopping at all its all curated so cleverly and is just a gorgeous place to hang out and discover new designers, beautiful homewares, furniture books art and music.
This is in my local hood, Queens Park. It is a great place to pick up easy to wear basics that will carry me through the season from Etoile Isabel Marant, Masscoab, Mih, Baash and Frame Denim. They do a great range of their own too and I especially love their linen T’s. It has a great range of girls clothing too and is the perfect place to pick up last minute gifts.
Dover Street Market
This Inspiring innovative and possibly most influential store in London is a mecca for the most desirable ‘cool’ ‘of the moment labels displayed in a series of flowing spaces. The rose bakery on the top floor is also a well loved pitstop for a slice of carrot cake and mint tea.
A group of fitness studios dotted around london that offer super fun retro inspired workouts along with Yoga, pilates, TRX training and box fit. They help me get my sweat on when I need a little motivation and I love their no membership fee policy, you can just top up as you go. The prices are very reasonable too.
This is such a stalwart in traditional dining but is absolutely one of my favourite places to have breakfast, you also never know who you might spot in its huge buzzing and delightful dining room and its a great place to network without even trying. I adore their buckwheat pancakes and their signature Bircher muesli with an almond milk cappuccino. Heaven!
Liberty’s has been going for more than two centuries and is still such a delight to wander around in, I especially love their homeware floor which is a constantly evolving space of all sorts of desirable items. Fornasetti collectibles and Astier de Villatle ceramics.
George Northwood salon
Is a hidden gem of a salon just up from the hustle and bustle of oxford street. George is a long time collaborator on shoots and his sister Sally is genius with hair Colour, I go there throughout the year to keep my blond locks in check and the signature Enhancer is great for in-between colours as a boost.
Gails Artisan Bakery
Gails provide me with the freshest and most delicious bread, pastries, light salads, turmeric lattes, and chia seed puddings, brownies and caramel nut scones and an unbeatable norwegian spelt loaf thats packed with seeds and fruit. Delish!
She is really the best for the most beautiful vintage finds, the most exquisite dresses and fabrics, somewhere to go if you are looking for that extra special one off piece that you know no one else will have and that you will love and keep forever. Call by appointment only (+44) 07968940293.