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Presenter : Kate Comer

London – Heritage Shops

St Pancreas International

Kate Comer at St Paul's Cathedral

Kate Comer visits the Royal Butchers, Allen’s of Mayfair

Ever wondered where the Royal Family get their groceries? Or where they shop for fine threads? Then take a look at our guide to shopping like a Royal!

With its rich history, Kate Comer visits one of the great capitals of the 21st century, London. She explores some of the world-renowned heritage establishments that have stood the testament of time.

Kate begins her journey by finding out the origins and the popularity of tea in England by visiting Twinings famous Golden Lyon shop in London’s Strand. She ventures into one of the famous stomping grounds for the Royals, Jermyn Street, in the heart of St James’s historic and fashionable district. She visits Berry Bros. & Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, having traded from the same shop for over 300 years.

Wanting to find out the secret behind the new ‘metrosexual’ man, Kate discovers the growth in male grooming by visiting one of the oldest gentlemen’s Barbar shop at Taylor of Old Bond Street.

Ben Evans John Pawson Nadja Swarovski Design Week at St Pauls

Tea tasting at Twinings (say that really fast!)

At another heritage establishment in Jermyn Street; Kate introduces us to one of the oldest and famous perfume makers in London, FLORIS.  A bespoke fragrance is created especially for her by the royal perfumer.

When it comes to the Visual Creative Arts London not only hosts some of the best galleries in the world but the capital has also become an epicenter for the sale of contemporary art so Kate goes to Christies auction house which specializes in all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Here she meets chief auctioneer Nic McElhatton who shares some fascinating insights into the famous auction house.

When it comes to quality and elegance for the fashion conscious, heritage institutes such as Lobb the boot makers, Lock & Co. the hat makers and James Smith and sons the umbrella makers; they all pride themselves in manufacturing the very best of British.

Finally Kate drops into Allens of Mayfair, traditional butchers who have been supplying the finest quality meat to London’s most famous restaurants and hotels since 1830.

Katie at St Pancreas Hotel

James Smith Unbrellas by Stew Dean

Read our London shopping guide here

Credits

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presented by
KATE COMER

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with thanks to
ALLENS OF MAYFAIR
TAYLOR OF OLD BOND STREET
FLORIS
TWININGS TEA
PYMS GALLERY, LONDON
THE MOUNT STREET DELI

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titles
MARTINA MUNGAI

graphics
MARTINA MUNGAI

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camera
ANTON JEFFES

sound
SIMON BUCK
ANTHONY JEFFES

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facilities
SOHO SQUARE STUDIOS

dubbing mixer
ED SUTTON

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online editor
LUKE THOMPSON

editor
RICHARD HOWARD

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title music by
MICHAEL CONN

music by
COLIN WINSTON-FLETCHER
MICHAEL CONN

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production accountant
PETYA MARKOVA

post production co-ordinator
MICHAEL SUNDERLAND

post production assistant
THOMAS ARNAL

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production manager
MEL MOORE

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producers
RACHEL HEATON-ARMSTRONG
RIA MURPHY

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director
NAVIN THAPAR

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executive producer
IAN CROSS

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Produced by Pilot Film and Television Productions
For
Discovery International

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