74 Old Compton Street, WI 020 7734 4215/2053 Open 9-6 Mon-Fri, 9-5:30 Sat This is the place to come if you’re looking for an obscure liqueur or spirit – there are over 100 varieties of vodka alone. The shop is crammed with a huge variety of booze from all over Europe, South America and elsewhere, from strawberry-flavoured tequila to absinthe in a bottle shaped like the Eiffel Tower. The World According To… trendy Bilal 4 Brewer Street, WI 020 7437 1259 Open 10:30-6:30 Mon-Fri, 11-6:30 Sat Blink and you’ll miss this tiny basement shop in the heart of the red-light district. The names inside couldn’t be further from the scene on the street, with Eley Kishimoto, Cacharel and Sonia Rykiel’s diffusion line rubbing shoulders with the boutique’s own Shopgirl range and hip new London labels. Vintage entertainment memorabilia & mags 39-43 Brewer Street, WI 020 7439 8525 www.vinmag.com Open 10-8 to 10pm Fri-Sat, noon-8 Sun The ground floor is devoted to entertainment memorabilia Charlie’s Angels T-shirts, Bond mousepads. The basement holds 75,000 vintage magazines, organized by decade and theme. In addition to Picture Post and Vogue, you’ll find such obscurities as The Naturist and a Dr Kildare Annual.