The Royal Exchange
The Royal Exchange is a luxury destination in the heart of the City, offering boutique shopping and premium dining in one of London’s most historic buildings. The courtyard is a site to behold and definitely a destination worthy of grand occasions.
It was officially opened by HRH Queen Elizabeth I in 1571 and was the brainchild of renowned merchant Thomas Gresham. It soon became the center for the Capitals commerce, bringing together brokers and merchants. In 2001 an extensive redevelopment by architects Aukett Fitzroy Robinson transformed The Royal Exchange courtyard, reviving its trading legacy by giving it a new lease of life.
As the holiday season is upon us, I have compiled a list of some of the best products available the stores:
Crockett and Jones – Alex Shoe
These plain fronted whole-cut shoes are made from the finest calf leather would work well most suits. The classic nature means they are universal and can be paired down for more casual looks if need be.
Aspinal of London – Small Mount Street Backpack
This minimal backpack with gold hardware is perfect for the stylish city commuter. The backpack is handmade from the finest black pebble textured Italian calf leather.
Leica – M10 Black
Most camera enthusiasts including myself would consider this their camera grail. Rangefinders of this quality are a great investment and the quality is unbelievable.
Georg Jensen – Koppel 38mm
This minimalist automatic watch was revolutionary when it first debuted in 1978, the green alligator strap certainly makes a statement.
Tateossian London – Single Wrap Scoubidou Leather Bracelet
A luxury twist on one of their signature pieces, genuine Italian leather teamed with an 18k rose gold clasp. Also available in brown and tan leather straps.
Sage Brown – Credit Card Wallet
Made from beautiful calf leather, this wallet comes in a range of great contrasting colours. The black with lime green being my favourite.
Orlebar Brown – Newland Jacket
This jacket is a great winter season essential and the zig-zag stitching is a nice design detail.
Visit The Royal Exchange this Autumn/Winter to experience all its delights.