We know we shouldn't have favourites, but sometimes it's difficult...
...Green & Stone is a one off, not just in London, not just in Britain but in the whole wide world. A special emporium jam packed full of potential for artists both proper and, it must be said, very improper.
There's no resisting the pencils, the paints, the paraphernalia that any self-respecting person of taste wants to carry off into the night with which to have their wicked way.
Not much is sacred any more but, on King's Road, these three specialists just may be. (We have now had to accept the recent move by Green & Stone to nearby Fulham Road and we are excited to see their new premises with workgroups and exhibition space).
Then there's the tailor / dry cleaner in Chelsea Farmer's Market and oh, Chelsea Farmer's Market. Don't forget the antique arcade that time forgot on the corner of King's Road and Sydney Street and drop down to the Phat Phuc noodle bar (never to be said out loud)...and the largest Fashion collection in Europe at Chelsea Library...
John Sandoe Books is Mick Jagger's favourite bookshop, it's where minutes turn into hours as you wonder at the breadth and depth of the selection. The other one-in-a-million is the antiquarian bookstore,
World's End Books, a book collector's dream come true.