Only the very best of British appear on the prestigious Royal Warrant list, which represents top individuals and companies who have supplied the Royal households with goods or services for at least five years. Established in 1840, Royal Warrants demonstrate impeccable service and high standards, and are considered a highly covetable badge of honour for retailers.
Despite central London having a wide selection of great shops, only those with the royal seal of approval can boast a Royal Warrant. If you want to shop like the Queen, the Rubens at the Palace Hotel puts you in close proximity to some of the capital’s most prestigious shopping destinations.
Synonymous with British elegance, the Daks brand has remained a wardrobe staple of the world’s style hunters. The flagship store on Bond Street holds its highly covetable and classic collections for both mens- and womenswear.
10 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4PL
Floris founder Juan Famenais Floris opened his shop on Jermyn Street in 1730, and its flagship premises still lies at the heart of the business today. Stepping into their London store is a lesson in the art of impeccable customer service and adept knowledge of the sweet smelling world of perfumery.
89 Jermyn Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6JH
Renowned for their rich and silky handmade chocolates, the English chocolatiers have been making their beautifully presented treats since 1875, making them one of the oldest in Britain. A firm favourite of those with a sweet tooth, stepping inside their elegant Royal Arcade shop will make you feel like a kid in a rather grand candy store.
One The Royal Arcade, 28 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4BT
With two Royal Warrants these guys know their way around a wine cellar. Their award-winning expertise makes them a premier destination for the world’s most prestigious fine wines.
3 St. James’s Street, London, SW1A 1EG
Step foot in London’s oldest bookshop and you will be treated to every famous title you can image. Choose from literary classics or rare, signed special editions, and enjoy some of the many events that take place throughout the year.
187 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LE
The age-old tradition of sending flowers takes on new meaning when you select one of the spectacular bouquets from Edward Goodyear. Celebrated for their eye-catching displays, the two Royal Warrants that they hold are a testament to the skill of their highly talented team of florists.
6 Cathedral Walk, Cardinal Place, London, SW1E 5JH
A labyrinth of objects d’art, Halcyon Days houses a collection of trinkets and treasures that will make you feel like you’ve stumbled into an upmarket Aladdin’s cave. Whether you’re after elegant fine china or some show stopping jewellery there is something waiting for you here.
14 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1BD
Over the years, Burberry has established itself as a British fashion success story. Its grand flagship Regents Street store is a luxurious emporium filled with its classic checks and contemporary ready-to-wear collections hot off the runway.
121 Regent Street, London, W1B 4TB
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