Alex Cain on his favourite places in St James's

Words by
Sphere Life

21st June 2018

Alex Cain is director of Mount Street Printers, a family-run print business in Mayfair, shares his favourite addresses around London's St James's

Alex Cain
Alex Cain at Mount Street printers, photographed by Gemma Day

Alex Cain at Mount Street printers, photographed by Gemma Day

Delfino 121 Mount Street, W1K 3NW

I love to meet friends here after work as it’s on our doorstep. It has the best pizza outside of Italy. finos.co.uk/delfinos

Hedonism Wines 3-7 Davies Street, W1K 3LD

This is the most amazing wine store and an incredible shopping experience. The staff are knowledgeable and always helpful, picking out suitable wines for any occasion. hedonism.co.uk

Dean & Deluca 117 Mount Street, W1K 3LA

The Mayfair outpost for this gourmet New York grocer is due to open in early 2018 and will include a standalone butcher. It will be a great addition to Mount Street. deandeluca.com

5 Hertford Street 5 Hertford Street, W1J 7RB

This members’ club is top of my list for any special occasion or for when I need to entertain important guests who are visiting from abroad. 5hertfordstreet.co.uk

The Burlington Arcade 51 Piccadilly, W1J 0QJ

I love to browse the windows of the watch dealers here. David Duggan always has a great selection of pre-owned timepieces. burlington-arcade.co.uk

Fortnum & Mason 181 Piccadilly, W1A 1ER

The packaging alone is a work of art and makes you want to buy everything. I also like the store for its charm and unparalleled shopping experience. fortnumandmason.com

Gagosian Gallery 20 Grosvenor Hill, W1K 3QD

I love visiting an exhibition from time to time and we are lucky to have an array of world-class galleries right next door. The architecture in this gallery is incredible. gagosian.com

Mount Street Gardens South Audley Street, W1K 2HT

Almost hidden on the south side of Mount Street, this is a great place to catch a moment of peace, especially when the weather is nice.