London Unveiled

great places to visit off the beaten path.

Lock & Co – since 1676. The oldest hat shop in the world.

Lock & Co. Hatters is the world’s oldest hat shop and claims to be the world’s 34th oldest family-owned business.  Over the centuries its hats have graced the heads of … Continue reading

September 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

James Smith & Sons ~ a timeless Victorian umbrella shop!

Located near the hustle and bustle of the High Street shops on Oxford Street is a place that takes you back in time to to the Victorian period of high … Continue reading

December 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

The East India Company ~ new beginnings for this historically important company.

Created in 1600 by a Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I, the East India Company arguably shaped and influenced much of the world over its 250 years of global power. … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Jermyn Street ~ The Best Shopping Street for Men in London.

Jermyn Street is, personally, my favourite street to shop on.  Located just steps from bustling Piccadilly Circus it offers a calm respite from the heavily touristed shops nearby.  Along a … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Tintin Shop ~ for the child in all of us.

Located near Covent Garden, on a less touristy side street is one of my favourite shops in London – The Tintin Shop.  For those who grew up reading the exploits … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Gabriel’s Wharf, Southbank ~ dine, drink, shop

Located on the Southbank, this arty enclave offers a great mix of designer boutiques, eating spots and places to enjoy a drink.  On a sunny day it is a very … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Royal Exchange, London ~ arguably the world’s first shopping mall!

Right in the very heart of the City is the Royal Exchange.  A wonderful building, with a great history that is as vibrant today as it ever was.  While maybe … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · 20 Comments