83 Marylebone High Street, W1 020 7224 2295 Open 9-7:30 Mon-Sat to 7 Thu, 11-6 Sun Arguably London’s most beautiful bookshop, Daunt retains its original Edwardian character, with oak shelves and green-shaded lamps. General titles are in the front; the galleried rear conservatory is devoted to travel and related fiction organized by country. It’s a great place to browse even if you’re not planning a trip. Skandium nordic interiors 86-7 Marylebone High Street, W1 020 7935 2077 www.skandium.com Open 10-6:30 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun The flagship shop offers the best of Scandinavia’s clean, contemporary design under one roof. Compare the modern-classic furniture by Alvar Aalto and Arne Jacobsen with the functional yet fashionable tableware, accessories, books and jewellery.