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Christmas in St James’s

London, like many other capital cities, is magical at Christmas.  It is festive and twinkly and although cold outside, Christmas cheer and the advent of the New Year warms us all.

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Royal Arcade

We at Alidad particularly enjoy walking around St James, the Arcades and gazing at the Fortnum & Mason windows which get more delightful and whimsical every year.

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Fortnum and Mason

This area of London continues to pay no attention to global branding and ignores the bling-ful and the charmless.

The Arcades, Piccadilly, Princes and Burlington are a not only and architectural delight but also pay tribute to small shops, and truly specialist stores.

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Piccadilly Arcade

Risque velvet slippers can be found at Jeffery West, whilst Andy & Tuly are truly dedicated to cuff links.

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Jeffery West slippers

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Andy and Tuly

There are specialist grooming store as well as independent perfumers for all flavours and moods.

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Roja Parfums

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Carlo Anichini

Jermyn Street is a gentleman’s mecca for the dashing and well groomed.  The Davidoff store has been there on the corner it seems forever as have all the shirt makers, shoemakers and hatters.

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The perfect antidote to online shopping could  be done in a day including a wet shave and high tea

The very best Season’s Greetings and happy shopping to all!