Top 10 Shops at The Royal Exchange

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The Royal Exchange was originally built in 1566 for trading stocks and became Britain’s first precursor to the shopping centre in 1660 with the opening of two additional retail floors.

The current building is actually the third incarnation of the Royal Exchange, after the first two were destroyed in fires. It was first opened in 1844 and refurbished in 2001 as a luxury shopping destination. It is now home to over 30 luxury brand boutiques and five restaurants, so visitors can shop and dine in one of London’s most beautiful and historic buildings.

 

1. Lulu Guinness

British accessories designer Lulu Guinness is famous worldwide for her quirky bag designs, which often contain iconic emblems of Britain and London. The collection includes handbags, luggage, shoes, and accessories including keyrings, scarves, and umbrellas.

23 Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LN

Open 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday

www.luluguinness.com

 

2. SageBrown

SageBrown specialises in high quality leather goods for men and women including handbags, briefcases, laptop bags, travel accessories, belts, and cases for various small items. Each product comes in a selection of colours and textures and has a lifetime service warranty.

31 Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LN

Open 9.30am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday

 

3. Carl Friedrik

Formerly Oppermann, Carl Friedrik creates fine natural leather bags and cases combining traditional artisan craftsmanship with modern minimal Swedish design. The Royal Exchange boutique is the only place to buy the brand apart from their website.

3 Royal Court, Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LN

Open 9.30am – 7pm Monday to Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday

www.carlfriedrik.com

 

4. Pretty Ballerinas

If you love ballet flats, you’ll be in heaven in this tiny shop with a huge collection of colours and styles. There are also a few other shoe styles such as sandals and sneakers, an adorable children’s collection, and accessories including bags, belts, and scarves.

30 Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LN

Open 11am – 7pm Monday to Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday

 

5. Tateossian

Tateossian makes contemporary jewellery for both men and women, specialising in cufflinks and leather bracelets. The designs are pretty unusual and unique such as the cufflinks made from meteorites and fossils – a good gift for the man who has everything, perhaps?

1/4 Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LN

Open 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday

www.tateossian.com

 

6. Jo Malone

Probably Britain’s favourite perfumer, Jo Malone is best known for her scented candles and bath and body products in scent combinations such as lime basil & mandarin, and blackberry & bay. In this boutique you can try out all the fragrances and even enjoy a complementary hand and arm massage.

24 Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LN

Open 9am – 6pm Monday to Wednesday, 8am – 7pm Thursday and Friday, and closed on Saturday and Sunday

 

7. Thomas Pink

British shirtmaker Thomas Pink started out on Jermyn Street in the ‘80s and now has boutiques all over the world. The shirts are available in a range of fits, styles, and materials for any occasion.

9 Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LN

Open 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday, and closed on Saturday and Sunday

www.thomaspink.com

 

8. Smythson

Heritage luxury lifestyle brand Smythson was founded in 1887 and has supplied leather luggage, travel accessories, diaries, and notebooks to the maharajas of India, Katharine Hepburn, and several members of the Royal Family and parliament.

7 Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LN

Open 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday, and closed on Saturday and Sunday

www.smythson.com

 

9. Aspinal of London

The Aspinal boutique in the Royal Exchange offers a selection of handcrafted leather handbags, wallets, journals, and premium accessories for both men and women. There’s also an in-store personalisation service.

35 Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LN

Open 10am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday, and closed on Saturday and Sunday

www.aspinaloflondon.com

 

10. Georg Jensen

Danish Jewellery and watch brand Georg Jensen opened its Royal Exchange boutique in 2015. The brand is also famous for its Christmas ornaments, silver candleholders, and fine cutlery.

8A, The Courtyard, Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LN

Open 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday, and closed on Saturday and Sunday

www.georgjensen.com