Ever since Nicholas Haslam (interior designer to the A list and aristocracy) opened his Holbein Place showroom in 1980, antiques dealers, craftsmen and tastemakers have flocked to this charming corner of Belgravia. Today, Pimlico is London’s premier destination for sourcing everything from opulent antiques to outré artworks and interior design services. Whether you’d like some interiors inspiration or to make a purchase for your home, discover these fantastic shops in Pimlico while staying at Hotel 41 or The Rubens at the Palace.
Antiques & Art
Jamb have a world-class reputation for sourcing rare and exquisite fireplaces with one of the UK’s most extensive collections. Restorer and dealer, Rose Uniacke showcases beautiful named pieces from some of the 20th century’s leading designers in her showroom. For vintage luggage and luxury goods, Bentley’s on Lower Sloane Street is the place to go.
Citing Madonna as one of their clients, visit Gallery 25 to peruse 20th century decorative art pieces, mirrors and lighting. Art Deco-fans will love Pullman Editions‘ original vintage posters, and those with modernist tastes should check out 88 Gallery’s astonishing selection of works.
Interiors & Furniture
Chairman of Christie’s auction house, son of Princess Margret and Lord Snowdon, esteemed furniture maker and designer David Linley needs little introduction. You can order bespoke furniture and buy home accessories from his LINELY store on Pimlico Road. For classically elegant interior design head to Jane Churchill’s showroom a few doors down. Contemporary aficionados will love Gabriel Bernardi’s one-of-a-kind furniture and Cox London’s sublime lighting and seating.
For sumptuous textiles and soft furnishings, make a beeline for South African designer, Bernie de la Cuona’s eponymous boutique. HOWE at 36 Bourne Street presents a stunningly curated selection of new and vintage textiles and wallpaper, while Joanna Wood is a treasure trove of international home trinkets and accessories. At Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam you’ll find luxuriant rugs, vases and exotic ornaments
Christmas is a magical time to visit as you can enjoy the seasonal markets on Elizabeth Street and Pimlico Road. In summer, the area is in bloom around the duration of the Chelsea Flower Show, when you’ll find botanical illustrations, paintings and artworks in galleries.
With a village feel thanks to a wealth of independent stores and eateries, it’s hard not to be seduced by Pimlico. Whether your tastes are flamboyantly avant-garde or simple and traditional, you’ll discover one-of-a-kind items in this stylish corner of the city.
Image Credits: Main Image: Cox London © Cox London. Pullman Editions © Pullman Editions. Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam © Davey Tomlin.