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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.47

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.47 Very sad to hear the news of the passing of cricket legend Richie Benaud, former Australian captain and legendary commentator.  I think this maybe the only Australian shop in the tower and fittingly it’s just round the corner from Lord’s cricket ground. My thoughts are […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.43

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.43 We’re taking the boys on a big Easter Egg hunt today … doubt we will find any eggs from this shop though. ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.42

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.42 Easter Day and I’m sure lots of you will be gorging themselves on chocolate today and since I had a special request to go a bit more upmarket – how about this chocolatiers on Lowndes St, Belgravia. Swanky! ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.40

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.40 Good Friday so something suitable in Peckham.  SE15.  Happy Easter everyone.   ©Barnaby Barford 2014  

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.24

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.24 So that’s planning for you!  Today should have been a baker’s to continue with the rhyme but it’s St Patrick’s Day so we should have probably gone North West where there are some great Irish shops.  But it’s my wife’s birthday and I’m afraid that […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.23

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.23 Rub-a-dub-dub three men in a tub. And who do you think they were?  Tempted to put them all down at once but will resist – one a day. Not just any ordinary butcher here as the name would suggest, it sort of conjures up a veritable Alladin’s […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day no.21

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day no.21 A dear friend is staying with us at the moment, first time in London.  I told him he should go to Brixton today. have a look at the market wander around – look up!  (as you must always do when wandering around town) So here is […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day no.20

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day no.2 It’s Friday! I’m sure a few of us will be squeezing in a takeaway tonight or grabbing something on the way back from the pub, but I implore you, please, when in East Ham, do not try to buy a British designed Japanese inspired jacket… […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day no.19

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day no.19 From the top of the pile to somewhere near the bottom, exploring the breadth of London grocery.  This shop, now closed (guess what it used to sell?) is in Deptford High St one of my favourite streets in London.  The niche shop is a great […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day no.18

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day no.18 Enough of the lower tiers of The Tower, let’s go ‘up west’ to the establishment…Undoubtedly the most glamorous ‘local supermarket’ you’ll find in town. Did you know that William Fortnum was a footman in the royal household of Queen Anne. The Royal Family’s insistence on having […]

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