Alex Monroe, Bermondsey

Bermondsey is one of my favourite places in the city - full of beautiful Victorian architecture and history, it's home to some of the prettiest boutiques for miles, not least jeweller Alex Monroe, whose little trinket box of a shop is an homage to the designer's love of nature, with mice, birds and other tiny creatures featuring heavily in the designs.

Any Chelsea girl worth her salt will have an Alex Monroe bee necklace, which the designer is best known for. (Yes, I have one before you ask...)

Open 10-6 (11-5 on Saturdays, closed on Sundays)

37 Snowfields, London SE1 3SU

020 7378 6061