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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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Health to the Little Stranger

As news of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby grips the nation, we thought it was time to show you some of the items in our collections fit for a new royal arrival.  An essential item for any baby is, of course, a cradle. This beautiful example was designed in 1861 by the architect […]

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