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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the day No.55

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the day No.55 Is this the cheapest Pound shop in London? High Road Leyton, E11. Predictions of when we’ll see a 94p shop? Especially like the mix of fonts on this one too. ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the day No.54

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the day No.54 It’s Friday once again we’re going to Stratford, home of the Olympics….but today we’re shunning the velodrome and we’re going to sneak in a kebab. One of my favourite genres of shop is those with broken signs or missing letters. The first doner kebab shop opened in […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the day No.53

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the day No.53 Marking a big day today for anyone with a 4 year old.  Find out about primary school places today.  One place we won’t be going to for school uniform is school wear shop on Hoe St, Walthamstow, sadly closed down not too long ago.  Established in […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the day No.52

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the day No.52 There are some shops, mainly the closed or empty ones, that I don’t know what they are/were.  This one being a good example. perhaps if I had gone there a bit more often  I would know! It’s around New Quebec St or Seymour Place in […]

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The Tower of babel – Shop of the Day 51

The Tower of babel – Shop of the Day 51 Roman Road today,and this recently closed printing press in East London.  First opened in 1897 and run by 3 successive generations.  Amongst countless works undertaken even the Suffragette’s handbills were printed here. Some lovely stories written by ‘Gentle Author’ on ‘Spitalfields Life’ here http://www.spitalfieldslife.com/2010/02/03/gary-arber-printer/ I thought […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 50

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 50 Savile Row today and to the shop that has been in the same family for 5 generations, originally specialising in military uniforms including The Battle of Waterloo, made suits for Winston Churchill who bought his first suit from them over 100 years ago but […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.49

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.49 Hairdresser’s, Church and Car Dealers at the same address well done #Peckham, who says space is tight in the capital? ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the day No.48

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.48 Spring cleaning? Out with the old – in with the new, why not use this place to get rid of your old furniture? Near Crystal Palace. 27 Whitehorse Lane, Thornton Heath, SE25 6RD ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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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.46

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.46 Staying on the outskirts of London to the East, near Wanstead E18 for all your sun blocking, window dressing needs. ©Barnaby Barford 2014  

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