Shop Snoop: Gabriel’s Wharf. This lovely little enclave of independent stores and eateries is located near the OXO Tower Wharf on the South Bank. You’ll find a wonderful mix of clothing, fashion accessories, gifts and art work in the Gabriel’s Wharf Shops. Make sure you visit if you’re looking for things to do on the South Bank London.
Buy Clothing, Fashion Accessories and Gifts from Gabriel’s Wharf
Nordic NicNac: Beautiful handmade clothing and accessories for children using natural fabrics. You can buy Nordic Pixie Hats, Organic T-Shirts, Moomin Gifts, Colourful Lunch Boxes and more.
Lagom: Comfy yet stylish clothing which is created in small runs so you can buy garments which won’t be worn by everyone else. These pieces are designed to be wardrobe staples which you’ll treasure for years to come.
Joanne Plumb Knitwear: For beautiful knitwear, this designer creates dresses, trousers, jumpers, scarves, and coats which are knitted from premium wool and cashmere. The style is floaty and fabulous.
Henrietta Park: Treat yourself to a hand-knitted or felted lambswool beret, pocket coat, poncho or fingerless mitts. These come in beautiful bright colours with dots, stripes, geometric shapes and other striking designs.
Heads Rule Hearts: Handmade hats in an array of shapes and sizes. These are made using different materials from straw to velvet and felt. They even have some super cute hats for kids.
Jianhui: For colourful costume jewellery head for this shop which uses sustainable materials to create gorgeous handmade pieces inspired by nature.
Vendula London: If you want to buy a bag which gets you noticed you’ll love these adorable and exquisite creations. Whether you select the caravan shaped bag or one which looks like a shop, you will certainly cherish your purchase.
Vida Vida: For lovely leather accessories try this store. You can buy back packs, satchels, luggage, wash bags, tablet covers, laptop cases, wallets and even bicycle saddle bags in leather.
Studio Hop: If you’re looking for a gorgeous gift pop into Studio Hop. You’ll discover cashmere scarves, wallets and key rings which can all be personalised to make your present extra special.
The House of Eunice: Buy ethically sourced products from handicraft communities. The collection includes clothing, bags, jewellery and some home accessories such as cushions, table cloths and bed spreads.
Buy Art, Glassware, Wood Carvings and Plants from Gabriel’s Wharf
Southbank Printmakers: This artist co-operative houses limited-edition prints. The artists take it, in turn, to work in the shop which is a great idea. The subject matter ranges from architecture to people and plants.
Skylark Galleries: A gallery run by artists selling an array of hand-pulled prints, sculptures, photographic prints and greeting cards. You can speak to the artists about a special commission.
Studio Half: This shop sells stunning glassware from wine glasses to champagne flutes, decanters, perfume bottles, jewellery and other objects of desire. These items can be painted in a style of your choice.
Green Wood Sculptor: You’ll notice some wooden sculptures situated outside the shops. These include tables, benches and works of art by Friedel Buecking who uses a chain saw to create his art.
Green Wood Sculptor
The Garden Shack: Treat yourself to indoor or outdoor plants form the Garden Shack. You can also buy planters and pots to brighten up your home or balcony.
Gabriel’s Wharf Information
To find out more about Gabriel’s Wharf go to the South Bank Website and the Coin Street Website. The address is 56 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PP. It is located near the OXO Tower Wharf just after the Bernie Spain Gardens which is opposite the River Thames. You can travel to Waterloo, Southwark, Blackfriars or Embankment stations and walk from one of those. There are a few eateries located there serving sandwiches, pies and pizza. Shops generally open on Tuesday to Sunday from 11am until 6pm. Read my Ten Things To Do In The South Bank London article for more information on the area. Enjoy your visit.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London.