This is Fourth Floor. One of the best places to get your haircut in London. I know. I was a customer here for years and only moved on when my hairdresser left to set up her own business. In my experience, when you find someone who wields a pair of magic scissors, it's best to stick with them.
Based in an old 1930s warehouse in Clerkenwell, it's the 20-year-old brainchild of Richard Stepney. And as you can imagine, the atmosphere is cool, calm and not-too-perfectly coiffed. This autumn, one floor of the salon has been given over to a Corner Shop and so I'll be paying Fourth Floor another visit. I'm very fond of a local convenience store, but we're not talking cheap booze and Cadbury's chocolate, this is a proper grown-up shopping emporium. A handful of local designers and businesses from around the Lambs Conduit Street/Bloomsbury area - including some of my personal favourites: Darkroom (gorgeous bags and jewellery), Folk (laidback fashion for men and women), Persephone Books (independent book store) and The Espresso Room (top-notch coffee) - have set up shop in the salon, and will be showing their wares from now until the end of December.
|Darkroom accessories and homewares.|
|Folk knitwear and accessories.|
If like me, you're partial to a calm, carefully curated shopping experience, you'll love this.
The Fourth Floor Corner Shop is open 9am - 7pm, Monday to Saturday.
4 Northington Street, London WC1.
020 7405 6011