Style setter David Linley on SW London

Words by
Sphere Life
Photography by
Anna Huix

5th January 2017

The founder of the Linley London company reveals his top tips on places to go in south-west London, including farmers’ markets, art galleries and luxury hotels

Pimlico Road Farmers’ Market
Orange Square, Pimlico Road SW1W 8NE
Filling Orange Square every Saturday, this market brings together an array of wonderful small food producers and farmers. Take a large shopping basket! 

The Queens Gallery
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A 1AA
I recommend the exhibition, Scottish Artists 1750-1900: from Caledonia to the Continent, which includes work by Sir David Wilkie, a favourite of mine.

The Goring Hotel
Beeston Place, SW1W 0JW
The Goring is one of the last great family-owned hotels. It has the most spectacular private gardens – perfect for a summer party or game of croquet.

Holy Trinity
Sloane Street, SW1X 9BZ
This church is an artisanal masterpiece, having been designed by John Dando Sedding, an extremely influential figure in the arts and crafts movement. It’s worth a visit to see its splendid sculptures, carving and stained glass-windows.

La Poule Au Pot
231 Ebury Street, SW1W 8UT
This French bistro has been a local landmark for nearly 60 years. Inside, it is dark and romantic; order the delicious house red wine that comes in a wonderful large bottle. 

Fox & Hounds
29 Passmore Street, SW1W 8HR
Our tiny local attracts a wonderfully mixed crowd and is a regular post-work haunt of the Linley design team.

Les Senteurs
71 Elizabeth Street, SW1W 9PJ
This place is an assault on the senses, in the best possible way. A specialist perfumery, it is renowned for uncovering new and unusual scents.

Farmer Brothers & JD Beardmore
321 Fulham Road, SW10 9QL
This is a hardware shop like no other. Every wall and drawer is crammed with interesting bits and pieces, from cast bronze lion’s head knockers to art deco glass handles, all made in England.

Potterton Books
93 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8DA        
It has a wonderfully curated collection, including one-offs and highly sought-after titles that have gone out of print.

David Linley in his Pimlico Road Store