FLEET STREET QUARTER SPOTLIGHT: INDEPENDENT RETAILERS

FLEET STREET QUARTER SPOTLIGHT: INDEPENDENT RETAILERS

Looking for that perfect gift, or just a treat for yourself? Why not support one of Fleet Street Quarter’s local retailers? Here are five stops for your next shopping trip!

 

OLIVER J BENJAMIN

If you are looking for an elegant suit for the office or something more casual for the weekend, Oliver J Benjamin has been established for over 20-years and is the perfect place to pick up wardrobe staples and elegant tailoring.

22 Bride Lane, EC4Y 8DX

www.oliverjbenjamin.com

 

JUPP FINE JEWELLERY

Jupp create stand-out, wearable pieces from a plethora of natural coloured gemstones sourced from all around the world. They offer a wide range of jewellery as well as bespoke designs, repairs, and antique restoration.

30 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA

www.juppfinejewellery.co.uk

 

ALCHEMY COFFEE

‘London’s best-kept secret in specialty coffee’. From hand roasted beans to coffee grinders and travel cups, they offer all you need to the craft the perfect brew! There is also a café on-site if you want to try a cup before you buy a bag!

8 Ludgate Broadway, EC4V 6DX

www.alchemycoffee.co.uk

 

WILDY & SONS LTD

Wildy & Sons, established in 1830, is a bookstore selling new, second-hand, and antiquarian legal books and prints. Based in the heart of London’s legal specialists, Lincoln’s Inn, they are a one-stop-shop for students and practitioners alike.

◊ Lincoln’s Inn Archway, Carey Street, WC2A 2JD

www.wildy.com

 

WHITBY & CO.

Independent opticians Whitby & Co. not only offer specialist eye care, but also stock a range of glasses and sunglasses from designer brands. Their expert optometrists and opticians are there to help you find your perfect pair!

29 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA

www.whitbyonline.com

 

 

 

 


Fleet Street Quarter Spotlight: After Work Drinks

Thinking of heading out for drinks after work? Grab a couple of work pals and head to these local spots in the Fleet Street Quarter!

 

Sabine Rooftop Bar

With panoramic views of London, this garden bar is an oasis within the City offering calm away from the hustle and bustle. They offer spectacular cocktails on both an outside terrace and in their conservatory.

 

The Rising Sun

Nestled within the winding alleyways of Carter Lane, The Rising Sun is a proper old-fashioned London pub situated in a Grade II listed 19th Century building. Try their award winning Guinness!

 

Fleets

Located in the shadow of St. Paul’s, Fleet’s offer a wide selection of craft beers, wines and some of London’s best cocktails. Plus if you’re hungry after a long day at the office, their dining menu will not disappoint!

 

The Pregnant Man

The brainchild of Saatchi & Saatchi advertisers, it is named after one of their most famous campaigns. The Pregnant Man was conceived as the perfect place to unwind, relax, and have a good time!

 

Editor’s Tap

Perfect to watch the game after work, Editor’s Tap boasts HD screens with BT Sport and Sky Sports access. They have a wide range of drinks to suit all tastes and offer small plates, pizza, and burgers. They also have a DJ night every Thursday 18:00-23:00!


Christmas in the City

Christmas in the City map

Festive fun in the City of London

From magical lanterns to recycled Christmas trees, there’s lots to see and do in the City this Christmas! Enjoy mulled wine, mince pies and shopping all against a backdrop of iconic sights. Plan your visit now with our Christmas in the City map.

Getting Festive in Fleet Street Quarter

St Bride’s Church: The beautiful St Bride’s Church was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and its spire is said to be the inspiration for the tiered wedding cake that we know today! Head to the church to enjoy carols each Sunday from 5 December.

Apex Temple Court Hotel London: Looking for the perfect spot for your office Christmas party? Apex Temple Court Hotel is available for festive soirees, including private dining and drinks receptions.

Carter Lane: Head down to cosy Carter Lane for drinks and nibbles. The Rising Sun is a snug, old-fashioned hunt with a fireplace and beer on tap; while Epic Pies offers warming lunches and dinners and can host your Christmas party.

Christmas Cheer in Cheapside

Borealis at Guildhall Yard: Borealis by Dan Acher offers a mesmerising must-see moment of awe and wonder, lighting up the heart of the City of London.

This spectacular immersive installation, inspired by the Northern Lights, will light up the skies over Guildhall Yard. Businesses in the area are offering a range of Borealis deals to celebrate the event. Head to https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/events/borealis for details!

The Royal Exchange and One New Change: Shop ‘til you drop at two of the City’s best shopping centres. The Royal Exchange is one of London’s grandest and most iconic buildings for luxury shopping and all-day dining. Down the road, One New Change boasts 60 stores (including a new Zara!), several restaurants and a public roof terrace with views of St Paul’s Cathedral.

St Mary-le-Bow: Make your way to the historic home of the Bow bells. In the courtyard, you’ll find the Cheapside BA Christmas tree.

Bloomberg Arcade: After you’ve worked up an appetite Christmas shopping, head to Bloomberg Arcade and take your pick from nine independent restaurants serving up culinary delights in the heart of the City.

All the festive feels in Aldgate

Aldgate in Winter and Petticoat Lane: The brilliant winter festival returns for its fifth year, bringing with it a lantern parade, winter market, performances, creative workshops and more. A two-week exhibition of lanterns is currently illuminating the high streets and local windows in a vibrant community-created display.

Aldgate Square: Make sure you take a stroll through bustling Aldgate Square, where you’ll find this year’s Aldgate Christmas tree.

Eat, drink and be merry in the Eastern City

Leadenhall Market: The iconic Victorian splendour of the City of London’s Leadenhall Market is sparkling with light thanks to its giant Christmas tree, decorations and beautiful garlands.

Head to the Market for a fun filled festive evening of late-night shopping and Christmas workshops – from wreathmaking to whisky tasting – with Leadenhall Market’s talented tenants follows on Wednesday 8 December.

Sky Garden: View the Christmas lights of London from above at the beautiful Sky Garden. Whether you are looking for sit down meals or to enjoy drinks and dancing this festive season, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. Head to the website to book your visit: skygarden.london.

Pan Pacific: Put down your shopping bags and indulge in the Festivi-tea at Pan Pacific London: featuring traditional sandwiches, turkey sausage rolls and cranberry scones as well as a selection of hand-made patisseries. Book now and enjoy. Panpacific.com