Fodor's Expert Review Blue Mountain School
It's hard to think of somewhere more East London than Blue Mountain School, a building that comprises a fashion, furniture, and accessories archive (the focus at the boutique is slow fashion and homewares by the likes of Anecho, Geoffrey B. Small, and Amy Revier); a gallery with changing contemporary exhibits; a listening room; and a tiny chef's table restaurant from Nuno Mendes, of Chiltern Firehouse fame. Around the corner at 28 Old Nichol Street is Hostem, a more traditional format boutique selling men's and women's garments and footwear by brands such as P.R. Patterson, Casey Casey, and Visvim. This might all sound offputtingly hip, but give it a chance; it's a beautifully curated shopping experience, albeit one that will make considerable demands on your wallet. The store also operates a three-bedroom guesthouse in a converted Georgian town house in Whitechapel.