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“I am so jealous you work here!”

When a visitor says, “I am so jealous you work here”, it can’t get any better than that. The Victoria & Albert Museum is an iconic piece of Victorian, architectural magnificence, housing over 1500 years of impeccable history.  There is no other place like the V&A Museum in the world. From the moment you approach […]

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Family Art Fun Christmas and New Year

This Christmas the V&A Family Art Fun team ran a series of events to celebrate the season. From Monday 28 – Thursday 31 December, three times a day as part of Pop-up Performance, families met the Sugar Plum Fairy, a gingerbread soldier, the Mouse King and Clara and discovered the enchanting world of Christmas Crackers, […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 95

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 95 Not sure if this is in my top 10.  But it is Sunday and therefore we have the Sunday theme to uphold.  Love this convenience store/grocer on the High St Thornton Heath. Check out the strap line.   ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 94

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 94 A 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 […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 93

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 93 This one has got to be in my top 10, in my opinion the only place to get your threaded requirements in London.  Super helpful, old school hardware store that always always always has what you need no matter what sort of bolt, nut, screw, […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 92

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 92 This one has got to be in my top 10 for jaw drop value alone. When I photographed this shop on Bethnal Green Road, I thought it was a cat specific pet shop or a cat grooming parlour (?!). It is however a cat café! […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 91

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 91 As we move towards the midway point of the 200 Shop of the Day countdown!!! (crickey that puts the wind up me) I thought I would give you my personal favourite 10 shops, in no particular order…today we find ourselves at 61 Brick Lane, Whitechapel […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.90

Time for the chop! Unlikely I’ll be able to go to this place though. Truefitt & Hill is the oldest barbershop in the world, as certified by Guinness Book of World Records in April 2000. Truefitt was established in 1805 by William Francis Truefitt, who styled himself as hairdresser to the British Royal Court and the firm received their first Royal […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.89

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.89 This has got to be one of my all time favourites.  In West Ham today and a Haberdashery come Leather Accessories Supplier. I absolutely love the fact that the shop name has nothing in the slightest to do with what the shop provides. More than […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.88

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.88 Back to regular Sunday service and we find ourselves back in Harlesden, one of my favourite places for shop fronts.  Christian book shop today. ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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