Roberta Benteler is the Founder and Managing Director of luxury fashion site Avenue 32. Based here in the capital and created to be “the ultimate shopping neighbourhood, ” the company was recently awarded Best Online Retailer of the Year by Pure London. Originally from Germany, Roberta was educated in the UK and has a background in finance and private equity. Her business acumen and international outlook stood her in good stead when stepping into the world of e-commerce. Here she shares with us her favourite things about London.
I spend a lot of time in East London, especially Broadway Market and London Fields. That area of London has by far the best, cafes, pubs and bars.
Favourite place for brunch:
Best coffee in London:
Climpson and Sons on Broadway Market.
Favourite gallery or museum:
Definitely the V&A.
Battersea Power station.
Favourite place to shop:
Avenue 32 and Celine on Mount Street.
Favourite place to find inspiration:
East London, it just has a special creative energy.
Best London destination for a date:
The Petersham Nurseries.
Favourite food market:
Your sanctuary in the city:
What inspires you?
People who believe in their ideas and are really passionate about what they do.
This season I’m loving: