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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 93

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.87 Bank Holiday Weekend. Up until now that could only have meant only mean one thing – DIY.  Although this weekend is one of the most significant in the year for DIY retailers as British families look to bring out their BBQs and work on their […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.86

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…and finally the candlestick maker… From Stamford Hill to Notting Hill – Westbourne Grove today. London you never cease to amaze me in the mix of people that live here. Unbelievable that a shop can survive selling pretty much just candles! 195 Westbourne Grove, W11 ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.85

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.85 …The Baker…. 182-184 Stamford Hill, N16. Kosher Bakery in Stamford Hill, an area particularly known for its 30,000 Hasidic Jews, making it the largest concentration of Haredi Jews in Europe. ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.84

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.84 I wanted to do this a while ago and got side tracked so here we go again with the nursery rhyme Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub, who do you think they were? The Butcher… 1096 Harrow Road, Willesden NW10 5NL ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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