It's the annual Daily Constitutional Christmas Shopping Guide!
Every year the London Walks guides round-up their fave shops and stalls along (or near) the routes of their London Walks tours.
(By all means GET IN TOUCH if you have a great Christmas shopping recommendation.)
Today we're off to Jermyn Street…
Harvie & Hudson Shirtmaker
DC Editor Adam writes… Harvie and Hudson is the only remaining company still in sole ownership of the original families in the bespoke shirtmaking trade in Jermyn Street, London. Thomas George Harvie and George Frederick Hudson set up the business in 1949.
In the 1960s H&H revolutionsed Jermyn Street by branching out into vibrant colours and introducing their signature bold stripe.
And they are still going strong!
I always look forward to a trip to Harvie and Hudson, where I buy my waistcoats and I'm delighted to see they've started a nice line in snuff handkerchiefs, not so easy to acquire these days with the near extinction of the old school tobacconist.
We pass by H&H on on the Village in Piccadilly tour - meet 2.30pm at Piccadilly Circus tube (by Eros).
Find Harvie & Hudson here…
Christmas 2017 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 www.walks.com.