Events IGS London - A Gentle Stroll Down Jermyn Street

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IGS London - A Gentle Stroll Down Jermyn Street

27.04.2019, 10:00 A.M.


The Society is pleased to introduce Dr Cindy Lawford PhD, a well-informed guide who has been leading groups for many years around the Piccadilly area. Her tour of Jermyn Street will be a sense-expanding experience, filled with fascinating anecdotes spread over four centuries. The tour will take a couple of hours but is a very gentle stroll with ample places to sit and listen.

The tour will include special access to traditional shops like Flores, which sells exquisite perfumes to royalty and celebrities; the oldest cheese shop in London, Paxton and Whitfield; the customised hat-makers, Lock & Co; as well as a host of exclusive shirtmakers, shoemakers, art galleries and elite wine merchants.

Members will learn about Beau Brummel and his influence on 18th century fashion. You will get answers to some of those tantalising questions such as: Was the father of King Charles II actually Henry Jermyn? In which film did James Bond first appear in a Turnbull & Asser double-cuff shirt? Which famous film star got thrown out of a nearby Turkish bath? When a World War II bomb fell on St James’s Church, what was merchant banker, Olaf Hambro, inspired to buy?


The closest station is Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines) and the meeting point is St James’s Market Pavilion. On exiting Piccadilly Station, go south along Regent Street and the second turning to the left (east) is Carlton Street - St James’s Market Pavilion is located at the end of this short street.

The tour will start at 10am and costs £32 for Members, £27 for YIGs and £37 for Non-members. A mid-morning hot beverage is included with the tour and we will conclude at 1pm (approx.).

For further information, please contact the event organiser:

Esme Fay - (01708 437372 landline or 078 0289 8835 mobile)

Image: Ashleigh Murray


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