Founded in the 1600s, Cire Trudon is the oldest and most prestigious wax manufacturer in the world. The shop is a treasure trove of beautiful candles in a range of intriguing and unusual scents.
Address: 36 Chiltern Street/Telephone: 020 7486 7590
JAPANESE KNIFE COMPANY
With a definitive collection of Japanese blades – over 2000 different styles to chose from – expert advice on selecting the most suitable blade; an in-house sharpening service; lessons on cutting techniques and sharpening; an unparalleled range of sharpening systems, this is an absolute must for anyone seeking the best.
As in a traditional Hamonoya, there is also a comprehensive selection of the finest handmade penknives and hobby knives, and other wonderful gift ideas.
Address: 36 Baker Street/ Telephone 020 7487 4868
KITCHENAID EXPERIENCE STORE
Whilst the fantastic KitchenAid Experience Store is temporarily out of action you can still get your fix online. When you return to the Quarter, the space has an amazing fully functioning demonstration kitchen as well as a cookery school which entertains a rolling schedule of events, offering customers the opportunity to experience the professional results KitchenAid appliances can produce.
Address: 98 Wigmore Street/Telephone: 020 7935 2575
THE JAPANESE HOME
The Japanese Home sells a specialist range of kitchenwear, urban gardening tools and cooking accessories, made by combining Japanese craft with modern technology. The boutique houses over 450 types of pots and pans, and hosts a regular programme of skills workshops, from Japanese flower arranging to cutting techniques and cooking demonstrations.
Address: 10 New Quebec Street/Telephone: 020 7224 2422