Thanks for checking us out at 21st Century Village and welcome to our blog!

At 21st Century Village, we are proud to feature some of the best independent boutiques, designers, restaurants and artisan shops in London.  We began the 21st Century Village concept in 2002, and since that time, we have got to know many extraordinary fashion design houses, specialist producers and independent shop owners, who are genuinely passionate about what they do.  They are talented, focused on their customers and always looking for the next new thing to keep on top of their game,  which goes a long way towards explaining their success. 

We initiated this blog as a means of bringing our readers a more personal insight into these specialist businesses and their owners. Our  blog  gives us the opportunity not only to highlight special events or  tell you where a great  sale is taking place but also to showcase new products, trends,  themes  and  topics – all  inspired from our network of 250 plus independent shops, fashion houses and other businesses,  each with a specialised finger directly on the pulse.

You can follow our blog to keep abreast of these exciting developments on the London shopping scene. The range we cover is wide. You can expect topics as varied as interviews with top artisan designers, where to buy an ancient olive tree for your London garden (yes it’s possible) to recommendations for specialists in interior glasswork for revamping your kitchen. 

Please also visit our 21st Century Village network of shopping guides. In addition to detailed, up-to-date information on what’s on offer from London’s top specialist shops , you can find your way around using our hand-illustrated interactive London maps. There are also where-to-buy features if you are looking for something specific but not sure where to find it – discover fashion designers , award wining garden centres and inspiring gift ideas.

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