Top 4 London Shopping Venues Around Westminster St James and Royal London

Berry Bros. & Rudd

There is nothing; that can be matched with Berry Bros. & Rudd for its rare offerings and a unique shopping experience. It has been a family-run wine business since 1698; “BBR” has its vintage bottles and casks in the vaulted cellars; which are more than 300 years old. The in-house wine school has been offering educational tasting sessions while the exclusive whisky room also has an excellent selection of whisky. The shop has an ultimate level of quirky charm and the staffs are extremely knowledgeable.

Fortnum & Mason

Though F&M is most popularly known as the Queen’s grocer and here, the impeccably mannered staffs are still wearing traditional tailcoats; it’s incredible food hall has a plentiful gifts for all budgets, like irresistibly packaged luxury foods stamped with the gold “By Appointment” crest at less than £5. Try out the teas, preserves (like the unusual rose-petal jelly), condiments, or Gentleman’s Relish (anchovy paste). The store is famous hampers; that are always a welcome gift. The gleaming food hall comprises of two floors and a sleek wine bar, with the store is dedicated to the upscale housewares, men and women’s accessories and toiletries, an extremely unique candle room, a jewelry department; that features exclusive designs by the breakthrough talent, and clothing and toys for children.

Hatchards

This is one of London’s oldest bookshops and was opened in the year 1797 and beloved by writers themselves (customers here have included Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, and Lord Byron). Despite its wood-panelled, gentleman’s library like atmosphere, and eclectic selection of books, Hatchards is owned by the large Waterstone’s chain. Nevertheless, the shop has been still restored its period old charm, that are being aided by the staff’s old-fashioned helpfulness and expertise.

James Lock & Co. Hatters

Do you need a silk top hat, which is nothing but a flat-weave Panama, or a traditionally tweed flat cap? Or, as a woman, do you want an occasional hat? James Lock of St. James’s has been offering a wide variety of hats from this comfy shop since 1676 for its prospective customers ranging from Admiral Lord Nelson, Oscar Wilde, and Frank Sinatra to, more recently, Robert Downey Jr. and Guy Ritchie, as well as it has become a trend-setting for all types of musicians and models throughout the world.

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