A Village Life At The Heart Of London; Clarendon Cross
Clarendon Cross which is a tiny stop at London with famous reputation. Village life began in the early 1900s when only there was a dairy and newsagent, a sweetshop and grocers. After 70s when middle class started to arrive to the village its look started to change. This village is now a place to visit by upmarket interior designers.
How to go there ?
You can either go To Holland Park station by bus or underground or Ladbroke Grove.
It will take couple of minutes to get Clarendon Cross, also while you walk you can discover new cafes and boutiques as well.
When I saw Melt London store I fell in love at first sight, chocolate boutique with open kitchen which is calling you inside. You can see couple of chocolatiers preparing the chocolates in front of you.
I loved the salted caramel ones, I think sea salt they are using is quite unique. They are really worth to try and I am quite sure you can just come here again to get a box of chocolates from here. They also sell online if you live in UK.
I guess they might be the best chocolatier in London you will understand when you taste it. They also claim that they are working with world’s top chocolatiers.
They have two branches, other one is based in Notting Hill.
While you walk you can see beautiful buildings worth million pounds.
You can understand that you have reached Clarendon Cross when you see stores around you.
It is an antiques shop that has been opened by Sara Fenwick at 1964. She is selling both modern and antique furniture for garden and home. She is also running holiday let cottages in Suffolk with her husband.
I liked the garden furniture and accessories mostly, she has a great taste and selling luxury furniture.
Summerill & Bishop
Summerill & Bishop is a kitchen shop which has opened the doors at 1994. They do have two branches products are not mass produced.
I liked the tableware collections and also Rebecca Vase collection and they told me Rebecca Vase which is an English company is producing small amounts so every time company sends different collection. You can see the collection below. It is not also possible to find this company’s products easily. You can check Summerill & Bishop for the details.
Julie’s Restaurant has opened the doors at 1969, it is still popular destination by Londoners as it is possible to see some of the stars here. They do have chic rooms , you will love the decoration. Unfortunately it is refurbished now so it is closed and they will open the doors at May 2018.