Ossowski are the Pimlico Road’s oldest inhabitants having opened in 1960. They are famous for their fabulous antique 18th century looking-glasses, though also create bespoke giltwood mirror frames for clients from around the world. Their on-site workshop is a must see, and if you can manage to get into one of their masterclass party/events we hear the gold leaf really flies!
If you’re in the market for art or high-end antiques, you’ll stumble across a clutch of dealers here. Names to look out for include John Adams Fine Art, where you’ll find an eclectic mix of contemporary and antique art, although its real strength is French 20th-century paintings. Prices start at around £1,500 and go right up to – discreet cough – POA.
Luke Irwin, meanwhile, makes rugs so beautiful they practically count as art. Each one is made in Nepal and Jaipur, with every stage of the process carried out by hand. There’s a bespoke service here, too, with customers able to pick the size, colour, weave, textile and design of their rug. Prices start at around £2,800 for the geometric maze design.
What turns a good shopping experience into a great one is the presence of decent places to eat. And Pimlico Road offers up some choice dining spots. First off, there’s the farmers’ market every Saturday morning, which takes place in leafy Orange Square. You’ve also got a branch of Daylesford Organic. One of the area’s best brunch places, it’s rumoured to serve the finest egg and soldiers in town. Be sure to pop into the adjoining shop, which stocks artisan homeware, including tablecloths and cushions. The area’s latest lunch spot, meanwhile, is the Orange, a newly renovated pub serving wood-fired pizzas and oven roasts.