TOUR: Jermyn Street Experience
Operator: Cindy Lawford’s Talks & Tours
Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 40 pounds per person or 30 pounds per person if there are four or more in your group.
Accessible from: Piccadilly Circus
Details: Perfect for the traveller who feels they have seen all of London, this private tour takes you behind the scenes of Jermyn Street in London’s St James. The tour will give you special access to traditional shops and specialists on Jermyn Street, including Floris which by Royal Warrant is the Queen’s official perfumer, and one of the best bespoke shirtmakers in the world, Hilditch & Key. You will also get the chance to visit cheesemongers and milliners and chat to them about how their wares are made.
As you make your way along the street the tour guide will regale travellers with tales of Henry Jermyn, Ian Fleming, Isaac Newton, as well as the history of St James which includes spies, Turkish baths and lost restaurants. The tour can be arranged for a time to suit and can be booked online or direct with the guide. Visit www.cindylawford.co.uk.