All retail tastes are catered for in the London Bridge area. From fashion boutiques to gifts, rare books and cured meats, high street essentials to art, the neighbourhood has it all.

For fashion, head to the western edge of Borough Market where the small but perfectly stocked Paul Smith shop resides at 13 Park Street. At 167 Bermondsey Street, the excellent and eccentric Bermondsey167 emporium combines clothing, homewear and accessories with a rare and vintage slant.

For beautiful jewellery, Alex Monroe's petite shop is tucked away in Snowfields and back over in Borough Market, at 5 Park Street, there is another once small brand – Aesop , which has grown into a global enterprise. Hay's Galleria offers high-street fashion alongside books, arts and crafts stalls, cafés and restaurants while The Shard Arcade will deal in everyday essentials.

“London Bridge is now one of the biggest creative hubs in this country ”
Dame Zandra Rhodes
Founder of The Fashion and Textiles Museum