Sunday, 18 December 2016

#London Christmas Shopping No.24: Pleasures of Times Past in @CecilCourt

Daily Constitutional editor Adam Scott-Goulding writes…

It's back! The annual London Christmas Shopping Guide from The Daily Constitutional!

This year I'll be including museum gift shops and markets for gift ideas. 

As well as gifts I'll be pointing you toward local London shops for the best in Christmas food and drink. Where relevant, I'll list the London Walks tour that finishes near the shop in question.

As usual, you can drop me a line with your own tips by emailing the usual address, by leaving a comment below or via Twitter.

David Drummond Pleasures of Past Times 

Adam writes… Here's the Xmas window display from last year at David Drummond's PoTP…

A Star-Studded Cast

And here's an illustration of why I love it…

Iggy Pop, Che Guevara, Germaine Greer, Harry Lauder, The Who and Charlie Chaplin on display. What a bill!

Comic Cuts

The shop is also featured in issue one of the Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book (a comic book & self-guided tour of Pink Floyd's London) as a perfect place to buy books on music…

(You can download a FREE 6-page sample of the Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book HERE.) 

Past Times & New Futures

It's all about the pace, in Cecil Court. Until very recently Pleasures of Times Past still closed for lunch (nostalgic sigh)!

Intoxica record shop, late of the parish of Notting Hill, can now be found in the back room…

…making David Drummond's Pleasures of Past Times your one stop pop culture shop in Cecil Court.

Christmas 2016 With London Walks…

On Christmas Day there are TWO London Walks: 

Walk up an appetite with The Christmas Morning 1660 Walk – meet at 11:00a.m by the big tree in Trafalgar Square

Walk off the pudding with The Christmas Day Charles Dickens Walk – meet by the big tree in Trafalgar Square at 2:00pm

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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