The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.61Finishing the week in Soho. Brewer St, it was either going to be this leading gay lifestyle superstore, as described in Timeout A Japanese knife shop or a record store. All living happily cheek by jowl. That’s what is great about this city
The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 94A pause in my top ten – it is after all FA Cup final today. So we go to Carnaby Street and a mecca for ‘soccer’ fans where you can get everything and anything. I wonder if they sell the ‘viva la fulham’ CD? If you look carefully you can even see some Gooner shirts in the shop!
The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 145This week we will be drinking! Let’s start high end and by the end of the week I’m sure we’ll find ourselves in some dive. We are in South Kensington and Old Brompton Road – 25 years ago in 1989 Sir James Handford opened the doors to @handfordwines. Award winning burgundy specialist and they are a real rarity in that they have 2 masters of wine....
The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 06Forgive me for being a bit sentimental today but it’s my little boy’s birthday so how about this little independent toy shop in Clapham, been there for over 30 years.
The Tower of babel – Shop of the Day 51Roman Road today,and this recently closed printing press in East London. First opened in 1897 and run by 3 successive generations. Amongst countless works undertaken even the Suffragette’s handbills were printed here.Some lovely stories written by ‘Gentle Author’ on ‘Spitalfields Life’ here...
The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 141BRIXTON and Acre Lane with Supertone Records today. The Sound System started in 1969 and in 1984 decided into record retail. 30 years on and they are known as one of the best reggae outlets in the business. Have a listen
The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 136Wimbledon ladies’ final today so we go to SW19 and we ought to buy some tennis gear shouldn’t we?
The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 142Mainstream today but an iconic building on Oxford St. On July 20th 1921, presided over by composer Sir Edward Elgar, the very first hmv store was opened by The Gramophone Company, later to become EMI. Nearly a century old, at the beginning, hmv not only sold records but also the gramophones to play them on. At one point they had their own...
The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 15Amazing! A perfect example of the ‘dual role shop’ genre to round off this week! Now if it was clothes and beer – even I may just be enticed to go shopping at the weekend…This shop is in Hadley Green, High Barnet.