London Insider: Camilla Elphick on her month ahead in the capital
31st May 2017
When she's not creating new styles at her Kings Road studio or relaxing at her Kensington home, shoe designer Camilla Elphick explores hip new ventures around the city
Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic at The National Gallery. The exhibition looks very special - mind-blowing in fact - and quite different to the vibrant Monkey canvases I love and last saw displayed at the Tate Britain.
An item you want to buy and where?
A walk you are looking forward to doing?
This weekend I am looking forward to a long walk or run with my boyfriend Hugo and our dog Lulu around Battersea Park - I hope to stop off at British Brasserie: Nutbourne (29 Ransomes Dock, 35-37 Parkgate Rd, London SW11 4NP) afterwards for a well deserved brunch or drink.
A new book you want to read?
Which bars will you be visiting?
Which new restaurants?
Any in-the-know shops you might go to?
Liberty London – it is a well-known British department store, but I always make sure I visit it when I'm in town. Their café is lovely, and you can find interesting designers there, as well as beautiful Liberty-printed presents and cards.
Where might you get a lovely spa treatment done, and where do you like to get fit?
Your favourite hidden spot in London?
Petersham Nurseries is beautiful; it's lovely to enjoy seasonal dishes dotted with edible flower flourishes there, served within a plant-filled glasshouse. (Petersham Nurseries, Church Lane, Petersham Road, Richmond TW10 7AB). A friend of mine recently went on London Shell Co., a new floating restaurant in central London offering dinner cruises aboard the refurbished Prince Regent canal boat. I’m booking!
Which play might you be seeing?
The Philanthropist by Christopher Hampton, at Trafalgar studios. I love Matt Berry, he is so funny.