That's two hellos for the price of one! Well, it is Five on Friday over at Amy's blog, do have a peek.
I'm in London mooching about this week and although a visit to the shops was not my reason for going, who can resist a look especially when you are in the 'posh' end of town.
One - Fortnum & Mason from the Outside
Just looking at the shop windows entices you in, what a beautiful shop.
Two - Fortnum & Mason Inside
The displays are so artistically constructed and full of colour. The Assistants were smartly dressed in frock coats and happy to help.
Three - Arcades
There are a number of exclusive Arcades along Piccadilly including the Burlington Arcade full of beautifully presented goods, the Piccadilly Arcade, which cuts through to Jermyn Street in St James, wasn't quite so busy. Here's a website showing which shops are located there.
Four - St James
It is such a pleasure walking down the streets in this area. Some shops look as if they have been here for years.
|Thomas Pink - Retailer of formal wear for two hundred years|
|Perfume at Floris since 1730|
|Cheese at Paxton & Whitfield since 1797|
Five - Flower Stall
Nestled next to Christopher Wren's St James Church stood this pretty flower stall. I couldn't see anyone selling the flowers though!
A lot of the shops have a Royal Warrant showing that they are tradesmen to the Royal Family. Maybe some of their goods ended up at the Queen's birthday party yesterday!
All in all an elegant way to spend an hour or two.
Have a great week.
See you soon.