Mary Quant made King's Road a fashion destination in the 60s, and its reputation has stood the test of time. Today it’s one of London's most fashionable shopping streets and home to our King’s Road Emporium. Exploring her favourite neighbourhood, we chat to fashion stylist and writer Monikh Dale.
You’re in and around King’s Road quite frequently – what draws you to the area?
There’s everything I could possibly need on King's Road, it’s also pretty gorgeous any time of year. You have all the main stores, restaurants, a museum, all without the bustling crowds that you get in central London.
Best place for a coffee pit stop?
I can’t deny it, I’m a Pret girl. Sometimes basic is best.
For pre-dinner drinks?
Grab a table out the front of Colbert, it’s the best ‘people watching’ spot on King's Road. Full of fabulously dressed men and women and their precious pooches.
Favourite lunch spot?
The Ivy is always a winner. The décor is gorgeous and the arancini balls are something made by the gods.
For a little culture?
The Saatchi Gallery is such a gorgeous space. Worth a little stroll around for sure.
Your most visited?
There’s a Kobox gym hidden half way up the road, it’s a little work out heaven. Perfect after a morning of shopping.
Describe a perfect, south-west London day.
Coffee and shopping in the morning, followed by a quick work out, then a long leisurely lunch at The Ivy with lots of rosé.
If you were London mayor for the day, what would you change?
Seriously – Transport fees
Dream land – Free rosé