Slightly off-the-wall, yet still totally chic, Bruton Street is lined with some absolutely delightful London shops. Holland & Holland Historic Gun Company (est. 1835) is the place to go to get chic outerwear for yomping in the country (or parading in the city), or the equally eccentric Maison Martin Margiela stocks highbrow Belgian fashion for those in the know. Matthew Williamson features whimsical, colourful clothing – his sexy, flowing frocks for socialites are a speciality. If not on the hunt for pricey clothing, Miller Harris is the origin of many haute hotels’ toiletries, selling beautiful fragrances and even housing a bijou tearoom, serving Lyn Harris’ own blends. Stella McCartney’s shop is another of Hg2’s favourites, delivering understated eveningwear and vegetarian shoes from the daughter of a Beatle.