St Christopher's Place, London

Walk through a small alleyway opposite Bond Street Tube Station (on the same side as Selfridges) and you'll find St. Christopher's Place a mix of shops and cafes that is very welcome if you want to escape the Oxford Street crush...there's something magical about squeezing through the tiny opening in to the oasis of calm that awaits.

You'll find shops such as Prints and Marimekko and lovely little Italian eateries here. Look out for the clock (pictured), that's how you'll find the entrance.