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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

A most British Establishment

This is Trumper's of Jermyn Street, one of my favourite London Streets. It's history dates back to the 17th Century, when St James Square and the surrounding streets were built on what had been fields. Just behind the bustle of Picadilly, it is a haven of all that is best. In this street you will find Fortnum & Mason, Paxton & Whitfield for your cheese, Lobbs or Trickers for your shoes, in fact all the shops that the Queen needs when she has to pop out for a packet of ciggys or some such.

Trumpers (also, Taylors further down the street) is a gentleman's shop. You can have a shave there, buy a razor, cufflinks and quite possibly "something for the weekend". Have a little look in the window.

We are, after all, a nation of shopkeepers... 

posted by Ham at 00:09 -- Comments here: 3

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Blogger geneline said ... (23:09) : 

Dans cette rue, on peut trouver une vitrine complète de blaireaux (pour se raser,...sans doute au sabre!) et une autre avec les longs objets en corne pour enfiler les bottes...(Comment ça s'appelle?). Vitrines très aristocratiques!


Blogger Ham said ... (15:08) : 

Il s'appelle "shoe horn" (si j'avez bien comprendre). Et oui, c'est possible le rue le plus aristocratique en londres, environ de cent metres du Buckingham Palace.


Blogger NAPOLEÓN DE NOTTING HILL said ... (19:45) : 

Jermyn st is my favourite street in the world!!!Crockett and jones,Turnbull & asser...I love Paxton & Whitfield


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