Visitors to Bayswater staying in the vicinity of Westbourne Terrace have a range of options open to them when it comes to scratching that itch for some must-have retail therapy, with many popular independent stores in the area.
ME & EM
Previously known as The Pyjama Room, ME & EM has quickly built a strong following of fashionistas that frequent it regularly, with the Connaught Street store having launched only a few short years ago in 2007.
Fans of the brand are known to include Sienna Miller, Poppy Delevigne and Emilia Fox, with its quirky style of women’s loungewear and accessories available for shoppers at all price points, with some items costing as little as £10 during sales.
Open daily from Tuesdays to Saturdays, ME & EM could be a great choice for women hoping to pick up a unique outfit during their trip to the area.
A second-hand goods store with a twist, The Dresser can count among its regular clientele such musical luminaries as Eric Clapton, meaning this is certainly not your run-of-the-mill thrift store.
Big name designers including Fendi, Dior, Armani, Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Versace, Jimmy Choo, Manolo, Prada, Gucci and more can all be found at The Dresser, with all the money raised through the sale of these high-fashion goods going to worthy causes.
The store can be found at 10 Porchester Place and is open Mondays to Fridays from 11am to 5pm.
Alfie’s Antique Market
For those looking for a perfect memento to remind them of their time in the capital, why not consider picking up a beautiful antique, with Alfie’s one of the largest indoor antiques markets in London.
Covering more than 35,000 sq ft and spread over five floors, the establishment is an Aladdin’s Cave of treasure for those who know what they are looking for, meaning there is always something magical to find and bargains to be had when visiting Alfie’s.