Shopping: St. Christophers Place, London

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A Rare Week Off

Last week, I did something unusual. I gave myself the week off. Actually, that’s a lie, my boyfriend took the week off work and he told me I would be joining him. I still Instagrammed and Tweeted, hell, I even published a blog post! I know it doesn’t sound like I didn’t take time off, but I actually did; I let my emails pile up and I spent my days doing things like watching TV in bed and doing DIY. It was good! SO GOOD!

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St. Christophers Place, London

On Wednesday morning, we decided to head into London. Since it was our week off, we figured it would be more fun to get a hotel and play tourists for a couple of days; we had dinner with friends, stayed in a hotel in South Kensington filled with faded glamour and drank coffee in the sun. The following day, Thursday, we headed into Central London as I wanted to do a spot of shopping. Y’see the reason for our week off, was my boyfriends birthday. I haven’t had a huge amount of spare cash lately because of our house renovations, but I knew I wanted to that him to a few new shirts from TM Lewin and a new Hermes tie. Luckily for me, we had been invited to St. Christopher’s Place as guests for the afternoon to see what was new!

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Hidden Treasures

We headed to St. Christopher’s Place, which is like a small, secret shopping destination just behind Oxford Street. It can be super easy to miss the entrance of St. Christopher’s Place, so keep an eye out for the clock which signals the entrance. I love this corner of of London as despite how central it is, it feels so far removed from the craziness and chaos of Oxford Street. It’s also a treasure trove of great boutiques and eateries, when things get too much on Oxford Street, I have been known to escape to this area for a refuel and refresh. Also, around that area of London, it can be really hard to find a nice independent coffee shop, thankfully Workshop Coffee gives you a slice of East London coffee hipness in the heart of London! We started our day here, I had a fresh mint tea, he had an Americano, it’s the perfect space to take 20 minutes to have a well crafted drink and chat. Once we were done, our first stop was L’Occitane for a fresh supply of Almond Shower Oil (one of my fave ever products!), Mulberry to see the new collection (I LOVE!), Les 100 Ciels to swoon over the beautiful cashmere pieces (for real: so soft and the shapes are modern and stylish) and Astrid & Miyu for instagram-ready jewellery. I also insisted on popping into Kurt Geiger to see if they had the boots I have been lusting over since there was snow on the ground. And of course, the birthday boy spent a good amount of time choosing shirts in TM Lewin. My boyfriend has a lot of great shirts, including bespoke ones with an eye-watering price tag, but his go-to everyday brand is always TM Lewin. He loves them back the fits are great, the fabric and colour choices are vast and the prices are brilliant. He selected four new shirts and he happily announced he was ready for lunch, which was of course, music to my ears!

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Patty & Bun

Let’s chat about lunch shall we?! There are a lot of lovely eateries in St Christopher’s Place, but I really wanted to go to Patty & Bun for lunch because I LOVE burgers and I have heard great things about this place. We were absolutely famished by the time we had finished and these burgers did not disappoint. They were the perfect burger-to-bun-to-sauce-to-salad ratio. I had the ‘Smokey Robinson’ burger (without cheese) and he had the ‘Lambshank Redemption’ Burger. We also had a side of rosemary fries to share and these insanely good brisket nugget balls. As soon as we finished, I Instagrammed storied a pic saying ‘Patty & Bun burgers are EPIC!!! If I wasn’t so full, I could happily order another‘. I got a lot of ‘LOL‘ replies, but it wasn’t a joke, their burgers are awesome, one of the best I have had in a while. In fact, I have messaged quite a few burger-loving buddies to tell them to go if they haven’t already been, it was that good. If burgers aren’t your thing, then make sure you check out some of the other eateries in St Christopher’s Place, a lot of them have outdoor tables with blankets and heaters for when the sunsets. On a warm evening, you can feel like you are on holiday, dining on great food in a beautiful square in Paris or Rome. It’s got a wonderful atmosphere!

I’ll be back to regular blogging soon, it’s been lovely having a week off! We had the chance to recharge our batteries, get a little more done to our house and shopping at St. Christopher’s Place was a lot of fun! A huge thank you to the team for inviting us down for the day and the generous gift vouchers you gave us to shop with!

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26 Comments

  1. April 30, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    It looks and sounds like the ideal place to spend an afternoon and blow some cash! I’ve never heard of St Christopher’s Place before – it’s on my list for places to go next time I’m in London now. Glad you had a nice week off as well, I think it’s important for us to take a step back every once in a while.

    Kara
    http://www.spreadthesparkle.co.uk
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    • fashionforlunch
      April 30, 2017 / 1:17 pm

      Hey Kara! It was soooooo nice to have the week off! I still ended up doing a lot of work (you know how it is!) but it felt great!!!! You should deffo go to SCP in London next time you are around! So great if you are shopping on Oxford street and you need a break! Both mentally and psychically!
      Xxxx

      • April 30, 2017 / 1:18 pm

        Yeah, it looks a lot less chaotic than the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street!

        Kara
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      • fashionforlunch
        April 30, 2017 / 1:20 pm

        It really is!!!! It’s lovely and peaceful, which is amazing considering how close it is to the chaos! It’s literally a stones throw from Selfridges / debenhams and all the huge stores! Plus it’s a great area for lunch! X

      • fashionforlunch
        April 30, 2017 / 2:12 pm

        You are funny!

  2. April 30, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I’ve never been to this part of London but I’ll put it on my list for the next time I’m over there. It looks beautiful and the shops are great! xx

    Beautylymin

    • fashionforlunch
      April 30, 2017 / 10:22 pm

      it’s such a pretty corner of london – very instagramable!!!!

    • fashionforlunch
      April 30, 2017 / 10:23 pm

      I’ve had the best week!! I don’t want to go back to work!!!!

  3. April 30, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    I haven’t been to St Christopher’s Place in ages but you are right it is totally amazing x

    • fashionforlunch
      April 30, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      It’s such a lovely corner of London!! You should go back soon!

  4. April 30, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    It sounds like you had a well deserved week off. I love the sound of patty and bun as I’m a burger lover too. Rosemary Fries sound so yummy too! X

    • fashionforlunch
      April 30, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      OMG! You so need to go to patty and bun! It was like a party in my mouth!

  5. April 30, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had a great week off, I haven’t ever been to that part of London but it sounds great, how nice is that Mulberry bag too <3 xxxx

    • fashionforlunch
      April 30, 2017 / 9:35 pm

      Omg! The mulberry bag is sooooo nice! I have literally had the nicest week! It was so much funnnnn!!!! Thank you for stopping by! Xxxx

  6. May 1, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    Amazing pictures and the food looks delicious 🙂

  7. Dena Jayne (@denajaynex)
    May 1, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    I think a trip to London is needed, soon!!

    Dena | Dena Jayne | Bloglovin xo

    • fashionforlunch
      May 1, 2017 / 9:10 pm

      you really do!!!!! Gimme a shout when you are in town!!! xxxxx

  8. May 2, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    Ah I love holidaying at home and pretending we’re tourists, you see your own city so differently!

    • fashionforlunch
      May 2, 2017 / 11:35 pm

      OMG! Aren’t they amazing?! I so want those trainers!

  9. May 2, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    I’ve never been but your photos are tempting me to book a train down asap x

    • fashionforlunch
      May 2, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      if you do, give me a call!!!!!

    • fashionforlunch
      May 3, 2017 / 11:48 pm

      Omg! I can’t even tell you how good it was!!!!!!!

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