Shopping here is a leisurely and varied experience: admire a Dieter Rams chair at Vitsoe
, pick up some homeopathic medicine at the 150-year-old Nelsons
pharmacy or treat yourself to an oak bark leather satchel from The Merchant Fox
. One of the newest additions to Duke Street is the menswear boutique Rake
, which adds a dash of roguish charm to its expertly cut blazers.
For a moment’s respite from shopping, head to the top of the old Duke Street electricity substation, where C Stanley Peach's Italianate Brown Hart Gardens has been recently refurbished and reopened, featuring the light-filled Garden Café by Benugo