William's London: Jermyn Street & St James's Street

  • Posted on 14th July 2017 by Nick

  • The illustrious and historic centre for Gentlemen's shopping and grooming, tucked away just behind the bustling crowds of Piccadilly, Jermyn Street & St James's Street in William's day were reserved for the elite and the dandy.
    Around the corner from historic department store Fortnum & Mason, originally founded in 1707, and the timeless Burlington Arcade.

    Paxton & Whitfield, England's oldest Cheesmongers, has been based on Jermyn Street since 1797. Like Penhaligon's, they served the Royal Court of Victoria, and currently hold a Royal Warrant from HRH the Prince of Wales.

    Bespoke shirt-makers and tailors aplenty can be found on Jermyn Street today. Turnbull & Asser, who also currently supply HRH the Prince of Wales, were founded in 1885, whilst T.M. Lewin, famous for creating the front fastening shirt in 1905, was founded in 1898.

    Footwear has also been a longstanding feature of the area - John Lobb opened his boutique in 1866 on St James's, famed for supplying the Royal Palace and Queen Victoria herself.

    The Hammam Baths where William Penhaligon founded his Barbershop and created his first fragrance were highly exclusive, frequented by politicians, celebrities and royalty from around the world, with Turkish masseurs from Istanbul.

    Penhaligon's have maintained a presence in the area, with No. 66 Jermyn Street followed by No. 33 St James's Street, before moving a road away to 25 Bury Street and Old Bond Street. Our nearest store to the area is Burlington Arcade, a short stroll away.
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    • by Molly Hyman
    • Oh, how I miss walking into the shop and being bathed in the marvelous frangrances.
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