We asked our friends retail & restaurant property dons Shackleton to tell us their favourite openings over the past 12 months
Folk | 24 Great Windmill Street W1
Folk’s latest opening cements Great Windmill Street as an officially hip street, with the Ham Yard Hotel bookending the Piccadilly end of the street.
Finisterre | 7 Earlham Street WC2
For anyone who loves Saturdays Surf NYC, paddle over to this great mix of fashion and cosy outdoor wear, you won’t be disappointed.
APC | 48 Lexington Street W1
Yet another fashion brand seeing how important a Soho store is for their portfolio, APC have fitted out this store in trademark minimal fashion to match their apparel.
Skinnydip | 10 Fouberts Place W1
At Shackleton Towers, we always love it when you walk in to a store and it’s impossible not to make a purchase. Skinny dip has a fun mix of accessories at a great price point, an excellent addition to the Carnaby line up.
Club Monaco | 35-37 Monmouth Street WC2
Premium, stylish womens and menswear at an affordable level and right by one of our favourite coffee spots, the legendary Monmouth Coffee.
Smoking Goat | 7 Denmark Street WC2
The premises is inviting and informal, add excellent service and simply mouth-watering bbq food with a Thai twist and you’ve got an absolute belter.
Homeslice | 52 Wells Street W1
Having to unnecessarily burn off calories slogging it over to Neal’s Yard over the last year or so, we are tingling all over that our favourite London pizzeria has just opened a Fitzrovia branch dribbling distance from our offices.
The Duck and Rice | 90 Berwick Street W1
Ok, we miss The Endurance, it was a Soho legend, however Alan Yau’s new Chinese ‘boozer’ has offered something new and interesting and it serves the best Chilli Beef in town.
Roka | Aldwych Covent Garden WC2
Up there with the finest Japanese in London. Sushi, sashimi and Sake in sumptuous surroundings.
Jinjuu | 15 Kingly Street Carnaby W1
Is there anything as comforting as a Bibimbap for the chilly winter months ahead? Jinjuu puts a nice modern spin on traditional Korean fare.