Taking the Scenic Route
Past the palace and into Notting Hill, I loved the bus ride to this shop.
In Paris, taking the bus from Dehillerin to Gare de Lyon will take you on a tour through the Marais and Bastille.Having various personal projects in addition to work related missions is a good inspiration to climb on board the buses with some destination shops in mind.
In London, the bus 52 runs down from Hyde Park Corner through the Kensington Palace area (good little Chinese place there) to Notting Hill, where getting off at the stop called Elgin Crescent will take you to the neighborhood of the book shop called Books for Cooks. From what I had heard and read about it, I imagined the book shop to be a rambling labyrinth of stacks through which one might get lost, but in fact it is a one room shop that also features a kitchen. I loved the Travelers Bookshop, just nearby, it had all of my favorites.
Dehellerin, for cooking, pastry, and restaurant supplies, is located along the bus no 29 in Paris, which swings through the neighborhood surrounding Les Halles. The stop is called Etienne Marcel - Montmartre. It is also located in a neighborhood that features an array of cooking supply shops along the rue Montmartre, so do stroll in the neighborhood. If you are getting a train out to Lyon, you hop back on the No. 29, and go into and through the Marais, past Bastille, and the bus deposits you conveniently at the Gare de Lyon. A very nice bus line.
Books for Cooks
4 Blenheim Crescent
Notting Hill London W11 1NN
18-20 rue Coquillière