There's great comfort to be had in knowing places like Crossley Steet still exist, with the venerable Pellegrini's standing guard over long-term tenants and rotating newcomers plying everything from bespoke shirts to vintage curios.
Orientate yourself over an espresso from Pellegrini's with a watermelon granita chaser. If you can see The Paperback Bookshop opposite, you're in the right place.
When you’re ready to break your journey, stop and perch on a stool at Traveller Coffee.
If apero hour hits and you’re in need of an elegant cocktail, squeeze into Romeo Lane, greet the neighbour whose knee you're almost perching on and choose something from the snacks menu.
A rare treat for shoppers is that both sexes are catered for on Crossley Street. Fancy fellas can collar Charles Edward, P. Johnson Suit Shop or C. Maimone Tailor for some tailored threads, and get a no-nonsense short back n' sides from Windsor Hair Salon. Ladies can look the part with designer dresses from Blonde Venus and haute couture from Madame Virtue & Co. Drool over display jewels at Gallery Funaki and whimsical works at Lucy Folk.
Now you'll need to decide if you're in the mood for hatted fine dining (Becco), ceremony-less plates of carbs (Pellegrini's) or Asian street food dripping with style (Gingerboy).