Aug 7th 2015


Such lovely Folk! | Maggie Smart | London Undone

As you’ll know by now, Tavistock Bow isn’t just about property in and around Covent Garden. We here at TB_HQ love many things other than the super flats we look to let and sell on a daily basis and up near the top of the list is our passion for fashion, so who better to quiz for LondonUndone than the lovely Maggie Smart of our favourite Bloomsbury based clothing label, Folk…



Maggie Smart, Director of Folk Clothing and Macandi Showrooms, I’m also a Senior Lecturer at The British School of Fashion.

FOLK LOGO |tavistockbow

Home is?

Queens Park, North West London


Best coffee in town?

I’m no coffee aficionado but The Espresso Room on Great Ormond Street serves up some pretty delicious stuff.

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Favourite Street?

Lambs Conduit Street because even after years after knowing it, it still feels like a hidden secret. There is a complete sense of community thats still managed to be retained even with big guns like JCrew opening outposts here.



The shop you most frequent?

Currently interiors are my downfall as we’ve been renovating – Darkroom on Lambs Conduit Street, Liberty and Forest on Clerkenwell Road are dangerous for my wallet…

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Your favourite watering hole?

I don’t get out much these days with a toddler on my hands but I love a cocktail at The Riding House Cafe or my local The Chamberlayne in Kensal Rise



Best place for everyday eats?

Hands down, every day of the week, Ciao Bella on Lambs Conduit Street. It’s my happy place

Ciaobella | Tavistockbow


Best place to eat for a treat? 

Sushi Say in Willseden


View, building or piece of architecture that inspires you most?

Florence’s Duomo, takes my breath away every time I turn the corner and see it (although admittedly it’s not in the West End!).


What would you change (if anything) about London?

Not much to be fair, I love it warts and all – a sign of true love?


What do you miss most when out of town?

The diversity, my neighbourhood, my friends


The ultimate London pad would be?

A house on the edge of Hamsptead Heath would be pretty spectacular


What’s a must do for anyone new to London?

Borough Market for a taste sensation!

Borough market | tavistockbow


Any top secret tips you’d be willing to share?

Forest on Clerkenwell Road is gorgeous, and Galicia on Portobello Road for authentic galician tapas, blink and you’d miss it, but its ace.



Maggie Smart

Maggie Smart is a co-founder of Macandi Showrooms and Folk Clothing who have several stores and within easy reach of TB_HQ (lucky us!).

Bloomsbury Menswear | 49 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NG
020 7404 6458

Bloomsbury Womenswear | 53 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London. WC1N 3NB
020 8616 4191

Soho Menswear | 24 Great Windmill Street, London. W1D 7LG
0207 734 9466

Mayfair Outlet Store | 12 – 14 Shepherd Street, London, W1J 7JF
0207 499 8598



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