The illustrious area of St James’s is a haven for those who seek a wide array of fine foods, meticulously prepared cocktails, high-end fashion and the buzz that comes from any metropolitan city centre. It’s scattered with renowned brands from various sectors and is certainly an area where you can revel in indulgences. So where to start? Here’s five of our favourite places in St James’s London.
Anzu is a newcomer to the splendid St James’s Market and is an elegant Japanese restaurant that fits the mould for contemporary gents. We all know how popular Ramen is these days and theirs plays centre point in the menu; for a reason. This is a very stylish eatery that prides itself on homemade noodles…as they say themselves, “If you don’t make your own noodles, you’re just a soup shop.” It’s perfect for an informal business lunch or relaxed dinner with friends – the main thing is the drinks list is epic.
Every stylish male knows that what we wear on our feet plays an extremely important role in an outfit, and it’s an area where we should always seek quality and durability. The legendary shoe maker, John Lobb, is one of the London’s finest and certainly a place to become a regular if you’re looking for standout shoes. Brogues or Oxfords? No matter the style or material, quality is assured, as well as a service that instils confidence in the customer; These guys know what they’re talking about!
Since 1979 when Jeremy Hackett launched this brand, It’s produced sartorial products that are of the very highest quality. Yet, Hackett gives off the impression it’s been around for a generation or two longer, such is the prominence and timelessness of the brand. Hackett typifies quintessential British style and is a brilliant go-to for classic shirts, statement ties and wonderfully fitted tailoring.
Moving away from clothes and onto personal grooming, this is a cutting-edge barber who specialises in wet shaves and traditional scissor cuts. Those seeking classic looks on top would revel in the artistry that this barbers can achieve. As some have said previously, “if you let him have a go, you’ll come out a distinguished gentleman,” and we all want that don’t we?
In this modern day and age, there’s copious amounts of bars that possess a chic aesthetic and extensive cocktail list but those who seek that little something extra I.e. timeless surroundings and a knowledgable bartender, head for a tipple at Dukes. Just remember to dress up smart, as leisurewear and trainers are now allowed.
To celebrate the launch of their new website and the brand-new guide generator, St James’s London are offering the opportunity to win a day out in St James’s when you share your bespoke guide (here’s ours) on Facebook or Twitter using #ExploreStJames. To create your guide, simply go the ‘Explore’ page, stjameslondon.co.uk/explore, type in your name, select your interests, select the time of your visit and enjoy your bespoke guide. Winners will receive a day out in St James’s including; Jigsaw (£150 gift card to spend in the St James’s Market store), Milos (Dinner for 2 from the Pre-theatre menu), Jermyn Street Theatre (2 tickets to ‘The Play About My Dad’ concluding on the 21st July). The tickets are valid to all performances apart from the press nights (21st, 22nd of April, 1st May, 1st and 29th June).
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