Heal's revival

It's all change this autumn at department store Heal's on Tottenham Court Road with new management and creative direction. It was a smart move to hire Michelle Alger (formerly of Liberty) as Head of Home and her influence is visible. Chic items include bedroom furniture by Another Country, a diverse range of ceramics, glass and accessories, and the new Eiger jewellery by Terence Woodgate (yep, jewellery... at Heal's). So if you haven't been there in a while I'd recommend a visit as it is looking pretty darn good.

There's also a new lighting showroom with brands such as Tom Dixon, Plumen and Original BTC, plus they now offer a lighting consultation service in the tiny Light Box room. It's at the back of the store, just off the newly renovated 1916 Cecil Brewer staircase and under a 64-arm Bocci (remember them from the V&A during LDF) chandelier which hangs from the fifth floor. And once you've taken all that in you can stop off at their cute cafe, below, and play spot the Ercol furniture. 

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