SPE­CIAL­IST STORES

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Buck­ing­ham Palace Shop

A wide range of royal sou­venirs, in­clud­ing a jew­ellery line cre­ated by Alex Mon­roe. Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm. www.roy­al­col­lec­tion­shop.co.uk. 7 Buck­ing­ham Palace Rd, SW1W 0PP. T: 020-7839 1377. E6. Sta­tion: Vic­to­ria.

The Dis­ney Store

The Ox­ford Street branch has re­ceived a sprin­kle of magic, trans­form­ing it into one of the largest con­cept stores in Europe packed with high-tech in­ter­ac­tive en­ter­tain­ment. Open Mon-Sat 9am-9pm; Sun noon-6pm (branches also in WC2 and W12). www.dis­ney­store.co.uk. 350-352 Ox­ford St, W1C 1JH. T: 020-7491 9136. D6. Sta­tion: Bond Street.

John Bell & Croy­den

This well­be­ing em­po­rium is more than 200 years old and is the of­fi­cial phar­macy to the Queen. Of­fers emer­gency pre­scrip­tions and vac­ci­na­tions. www.john­bell­croy­den.co.uk. Check for open­ing times. 50-54 Wig­more St, W1U 2AU. T: 020-7935 5555. D6. Sta­tion: Bond Street.

Lon­don Glass­blow­ing

Home to won­der­ful jew­ellery, dec­o­ra­tions, vases, or­na­ments and un­usual items. You can pick up a daz­zling sou­venir here, and try out a glass­blow­ing ses­sion, too. www.lon­don­glass­blow­ing.co.uk. 62- 66 Ber­mond­sey St, SE1 3UD. T: 020-7403 2800. F11. Sta­tion: Lon­don Bridge.

Pre­stat

One of Lon­don’s old­est choco­late shops sells hot choco­late, truffles and more in this glo­ri­ous ar­cade. Please check for times. www.pre­stat.co.uk. 14 Princes Ar­cade, SW1Y 6DS. T: 020- 8961 8555. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

Twin­ings

This is one of the cap­i­tal’s old­est shops – it has been trad­ing from 1706 – and is full of a va­ri­ety of teas and in­fu­sions. En­joy a free Tea Tast­ing ses­sion. Mon-Fri 9.30am- 8pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am- 6pm. www.twin­ings.co.uk. 216 Strand, WC2R 1AP. T: 020-7353 3511. D9. Sta­tion: Tem­ple.

We Built This City

Quirky sou­venir shop where clas­sic items are given a twist. Look out for il­lus­tra­tions of Lon­don icons and maps (p. 56). Mon-Wed 10am-7pm; Thur-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun noon-6pm. www.we­built thisc­ity.co.uk. 56-57 Carn­aby St, W1F 9QF. E7. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.

The Whisky Ex­change

Spe­cial­ist re­tailer of fine whiskies and spir­its, with more than 5,000 whiskies from around the world. www.the­whiskyex­change.com. 2 Bed­ford St, WC2E 9HH. T: 020-7403 8688. E8. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross.

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