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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 154

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 154 Had a request today so we find ourselves in Broad Lane, Seven Sisters and Tony’s Dry Cleaners.  Apparently as well as cracking service he has a female mannequin in the shop that has been dressed the same for at least 4 years.  So here’s from […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 153

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 153 Willesden, got to be one of the best areas for shop frontage.  Take this beauty for example. Sticking with Hardware stores.  I wonder how long some of these shops will be around having just read this on wikipedia: In 2015, The Telegraph listed Willesden Green as one of their […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 152

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 152 Since we are fully into the build now of the actual Tower structure I thought we could have a look at London’s hardware stores.  Chiswick today and good to see an 01 phone number.  Classic shop front. 291 Chiswick High Road Chiswick W4 4HH ©Barnaby Barford […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 151

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 151 Sunday Service – this time charity based.  There are 20 charity shops on The Tower.  They will be auctioned separately and the proceeds of these will go to the individual charities. Today’s charity is Islamic Relief on Hoe Street in Walthamstow. Islamic Relief is an independent humanitarian […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 148

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 148 Love a pun.  Chalk Farn NW1 today and this offie. Sad to think of the demise of the off licence due to cheap alcohol in supermarkets.   They are quite unique places and a classic off licence has quite a unique smell.  Always remember getting […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 150

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 150 50 DAYS TO GO! Who knew the FBI – the Five 0 were in south London?! Not exactly a shop although I’m sure they sell their services: Finlay’s Bureau of Investigation – yes the F.B.I.  Book him Danno. 54 Church Road Upper Norwood SE19 2EU […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 149

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 149 This shop is brilliant, simple as that. From the name (it sort of evokes woolworth pick’n’mix for adults) to the font (I really like the way wine and beers are made to look like barrels) , to the colour, to the size of the sign, […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 147

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 147 South West and Merton today as we continue our quest amongst the booze shops of London. Best off licence in South London??? That’s quite a claim but it has been given that accolade by some. Run by an affable Irish man apparently it is chocker […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 146

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 146 Brixton, Coldharbour lane. This off licence has had a history of combining booze and art with artworks outside the shop. I like looking up the origins of the names of roads – it reinforces the fact that these streets have been walked for centuries by people […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 145

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 145 This 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 […]

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