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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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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.83

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.83 Got to be at the top today, breathe it in!!!! Ah the exclusive air of Bond Street home to the big jewellers in London.  Inextricably linked to the gorgeous, glamorous  Audrey Hepburn.  Amazingly there was no Tiffany’s in London until 1986 when the first exclusive […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.82 Breaking with the Sunday tradition but the Giro d’Italia is on so we’re going bicycle shopping!  On Essex Road, Islington.  30 years experience make this one of London’s most highly rated local bike shops providing custom built bicycles of all breeds. In the rules of […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 81

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 81 To my neck of the woods and a shop really showing how to make a difference to the local area. An area bereft of interesting places to shop Lili stuck her neck out and opened a part gallery – part vintage furniture – part […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 80

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 80 Something fresh for the weekend! It may not be the history or the popularity of a place that catches my eye.  It may be purely for the way it looks. What’s not to love, the name, the font, the old phone number, the juxtaposition […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 79

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 79 Ahhh who doesn’t love succulent, carved while you wait, door step slices of salt beef in a fresh beigel with lashings of mustard.  This place has certainly helped me out many a time at all times of day and night.  An absolute East London […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 78

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 78 Rising up the Tower and today my favourite supermarket – well not this exact one but the TFC – Turkish Food Centre is brilliant, green grocer with lovely fruit especially in the summer, lovely fresh pide (turkish bread), butcher with amazing things like sheep […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 77

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 77 Ahhhhh Oxford Street, Europe’s busiest shopping street. ‘Oxford Street offers an unrivalled shopping experience thanks to its exciting mix of high street fashion and international brands’.  Between the 12th century and 1782 it was variously known as Tyburn Road (after the River Tyburn that ran just […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.76

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.76 We are climbing, the ubiquitous chicken shop, a real phenomena that has seen a massive explosion of shops over the last decade. A single chicken shop sells around 600 pieces of chicken a day. If we just stayed in london that is a lot of […]

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