Travel · March 14, 2018

London Loves: Two New in Greenwich

Having grown up in and around south east London, Greenwich is one of those places that has always held a special place in my heart. From visits to the Cutty Sark when I was little, exploring the scents of the bustling market on Sundays with my family- as well as picnics in the park as a teenager (with views scoping the whole of London) and posing outside the Royal Naval College’s mammoth anchors for ultimate ~scene kid~ kudos (I don’t know either)- it’s served as a landmark for many different chapters in my life, and has always made for such a magical backdrop for so many memories. With its traditional regal architecture reminiscent of some of my favourite pockets of west London, there’s something other worldly and soaked in history about this pocket of the city- whether you’re scoping it out from the Royal Observatory at the top of the hill, or watching it riverside next to the Thames.

So, last weekend Joe and I made the most of the sunshine and paid a visit to one of our favourite spots- not only to pay a visit to a very special spot (ahem) but to see what else was new here too. Slipping into Bill’s for a spot of brunch, we then made it around the side streets and along to a couple of our new favourite openings, which I thought I’d introduce you to…

Meet Bernard

This shop was actually somewhere I discovered whilst visiting with my parents in September of last year. Perched along the main stretch of Nelson Road, Meet Bernard is one of the strongest independent mens and women’s retailers I’ve had the pleasure of popping into for a while. Stocking a wide range of current and contemporary brands from Ganni, American Vintage, Paul Smith and YMC- it takes a whole heap of self control to resist burning a serious hole in my pocket in here. On top of that, they also have gorgeous accessories from Alex Monroe and Fabienne Capot- as well as home wares from HAY and a whole other half for menswear too. It’s a serious haven for design, and definitely somewhere I can wholeheartedly recommend for some of the best brands all in one place.

23 Nelson Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 9JB

Tailor & Forge

Another little gem that we discovered whilst perusing the market at the weekend. Tailor & Forge is a gorgeous home and lifestyle store, stocking everything from dinnerware, natural cosmetics, prints, stationery, all the plants and gifts too. It’s a real gem hidden amongst lots of delightful traditional and nautical shops, and you’re guaranteed to come away having discovered something new with a little interiors inspiration too.

2 Turnpin Ln, London SE10 9JA



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    Courtney Hardy
    March 14, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Looks so pretty! I love all the decor.

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    March 15, 2018 at 9:37 am

    I love Greenwich so much too! It always feels like such a lovely escape from central London – it almost has this village-y feel! These shops look super lovely, especially Tailor & Forge – I love a good lifestyle store! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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    March 15, 2018 at 10:51 am

    I just discovered Taylor & Forge at the weekend too, love that Greenwich has a shop like this now! Steph xx

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    March 15, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    These shops look amazing! Also, this post reminds me that I need to go to London more often. 🙂 xx

    Sneha |

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    Neeltje | Thoughts in Style
    March 15, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Ah, I would love to visit these shops! They sound lovely. X

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    Flo la vita
    March 17, 2018 at 11:24 am

    It looks gorgeous! I will definitely be checking this place out xx

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    Ryan Chandler
    March 18, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Thank you for the kind words Olivia… We thrive to offer the best product we possibly can and give the absolute best customer service around.
    Ryan’s and Dani
    Meet Bernard

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    March 19, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Having lived in SE London for a few years now, I really need to visit Greenwich more – and these shops look lovely!

    Besma | Curiously Conscious

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