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St James’s Market

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Sometimes, the best things in life come in small packages.

But other times they come in sleek, secretive corners of London, hidden in plain sight between tourist-packed thoroughfares and boasting some of the capital’s finest eateries…

Places like St James’s Market.

It’s a slick new development found between Regent Street St James’s and Haymarket – an area which, over the past thousand years or so, has been home to a 12th century leper hospital, an enviable Georgian residential quarter (home to Isaac Newton, Napoleon’s nephew and Aleister Crowley), and a distinguished hub for gentlemen’s tailoring.

Now it’s a small Valhalla comprising the very best of what London has to offer, all in one space. You’ll find luxury offices housed in elegant, hyper-modern architecture, sitting comfortably alongside some of the best boutique shopping in the capital.

THE SHOPPING

Even putting aside the forthcoming Aspinal of London flagship, the choices here are pretty spectacular. Expect to find stores from places like ASSOS of Switzerland (they literally invented the carbon fibre bike, and the first-ever Lycra cycling shorts, and this is their first store outside of Switzerland); Jigsaw (their St. James’s Emporium is over 4,000 sq ft); and SMEG, whose beautiful three-story spot has the longest spans of retail glass in the capital. And then there’s…

THE DINING

Happily included in this luxurious little island are places like the Urban Tea Rooms; Michelin Star winning restaurants like Aquavit; a marble-drenched Danish Bakery in the form of Ole & Steen; Japanese goodness from Anzu; and West-African cuisine like you’ve never had at Ikoyi. And we haven’t even mentioned…

THE MASTERCLASSES

Yes these eateries will feed you not just with food & drink, but with knowledge too. If you head down at the right time (advance booking required) you can learn how to pair cheese with Japanese whiskey at Anzu; how to taste wine at Aquavit; how to shuck oysters at Veneta; and more…

Check out the lineup HERE.


You can learn more about St James’s Market by visiting StJamesLondon.co.uk, or read more about the 
masterclasses and live music events taking place throughout November right HERE.

Alternatively check out our 24 Hour Guide, and our favourite restaurants in the area, below…

Features

St James’s Market 24hr Guide

How to spend the best possible 24hrs in St James’s Market…...

Restaurants

Aquavit

St James's Market

A stunning Scandi eatery that’s the second outpost of the 2 Michelin-starred NYC restaurant....

Restaurants

Duck And Waffle Local

St James's Market

Introducing the second, more fast-casual take on the highly-acclaimed (and highly positioned) original at the top of the Heron Tower…...

Restaurants

Ikoyi

St James's Market

Behold: West African fine dining from friends Iré Hassan-Odukale and Jeremy Chan, a former Dinner and Noma chef....

Restaurants

Veneta

St James's Market

A warmly-lit small plates spot from the people behind Dehesa and Salt Yard, serving up Venetian-inspired tapas and an impressive range of vermouths....

Restaurants

Anzu

St James's Market

A polished Japanese brasserie from the team behind Tonkotsu, serving traditional Japanese with a twist, and a host of sake and whiskey options....