Our co-founder Derek had the good fortune of finding himself in London a few weekends ago to attend a wedding.  He had some time to explore the historic district of Mayfair with street names like Bond Street, Piccadilly, Park Lane, Jermyn Street, and of course Savile Row.  These streets are so famous, we’ve heard of many of them even on this side of the pond.

Green Park Station

His journey starts at Green Park Station.  Mind the gap and join us as we explore Mayfair through Derek’s camera.

Derek wastes no time in making his way straight to… you guessed it, Savile Row!

So many shops, so little time!

Alas, the friendly but strict tailors of Savile Row asked the camera to be holstered inside their shops, so you’ll have to live with some shots of their storefronts.  Here are two of the oldest British tailoring houses, H Huntsman & Sons, and the folks occupying No. 1 Savile Row, Gieves & Hawkes.

Here’s a newer vintage of British tailoring and one of our personal favorites.  That’s not Ozwald himself, but a sharply dressed fellow nonetheless.

After getting his fill of the rich British tailoring history (and their equally rich price tags), it’s back to the busy thoroughfare of Piccadilly.

Where this gentleman shows off his freshly minted hat from Lock & Co.

A quick pit stop at the beautiful Piccadilly Arcade, the base of operations for Budd Shirtmakers, a shop frequented by well-to-do gents, members of the royal family and even financial royalty like Evelyn Robert de Rothschild.

Further along Piccadilly is Green Park and the Buckingham Palace Gardens where Londoners like this fellow take a break from their busy work week to take in the idyllic scenery.

These two colorful chaps are enjoying a quick snack and like many locals, are always prepared for rain.

The obligatory shot of Buckingham Palace.

Our journey concludes here.  Back at the hotel, Derek is greeted by this dapper doorman.

Indeed, London deserves its reputation for style and sophistication.  But we still <3 New York more.  Happy Friday everyone!

Want to join us on our next weekend excursion? Get in touch with us at concierge@blacklapel.com!