Globally renowned retail destination Selfridges opened on London’s Oxford Street in 1909. Having a passionate belief in the theatre of retail, the infamous founder Harry Gordon Selfridge coined new ways of attracting shoppers with exhibitions and events in store.

 

Known for elaborate window displays almost as famous as the bright yellow bags, Selfridges has been awarded the accolade of Best Department Store in the World three times by the Intercontinental Group of Department Stores (IGDS).

 

 

In 2013, the 26,000 square foot Denim Studio was opened on the third floor. The 26,000 square foot space boasts over 11,000 pairs of jeans to choose from, and is currently home to the MiH Jeans’ pop-up shop coinciding with London Fashion Week.

Almost exactly 3 years ago, we photographed our Autumn/Winter 2012 lookbook at the Master Shipwright’s House, Deptford.  A treasured piece of English Heritage, the house was the perfect pared-back setting for our seasonal shoot. 

 

The last remaining part of the Royal Naval Dockyard, the Master Shipwright’s House was built in 1513 and lovingly restored in the early 18th century. The house has five bedrooms with large light-filling windows, stripped walls and original wooden floorboards all surrounding a dramatic focal staircase. An expansive garden, complete with a characterful lookout hut, overlooks the Thames. 

 

The house is open to the public once a year as part of Open House Weekend offering an insight into Deptford History.  

  

For more information visit www.openhouselondon.org.uk

Exterior images copyright of Deptford Dame 

The Tim Burton classic, Edward Scissorhands has been brought to life by contemporary dance choreographer Matthew Bourne this winter.

 Bourne, famous for re-inventing fairytale classics like the Nut Cracker and Sleeping Beauty, works his magic once more. Captivating until the very last moment; the set design, costumes and score, performed by the New Adventures Orchestra, are otherworldly in their ability to enchant, humour and entertain. An absolute must see.  

 

Tickets available until 11th January 2015 - sadlerswells.com

19/12/2014

Christmas at Kew is an enchanting nocturnal walk through the famous Botanical Gardens. The journey starts in the Kew Christmas Markets to the sound of the in-house Christmas Choir singing all your favourite festive songs.

 

Guided by snowflakes on a mile-long walk through the Gardens, you’ll find impressive light installations, mistletoe moments, and the stunning Tunnel of Lights. A must for the holidays.

www.kew.org 

For the final part of London Nights we will take you on a journey to the furthest corners of London, including beautiful historic sites, cosy log fires and a dose of classic suspense.
 

See –  Wrap up warm and take the long and equally enchanting walk from Richmond to Hampton Court. One of the most scenic walks Greater London has to offer, this stretch is packed with history, culture and gorgeous landscapes. You will pass Petersham Meadows, historic Ham House, Eel Pie Island and Teddington Lock and arrive at the majestic Hampton Court Palace for a well deserved cream tea. richmond-hamptoncourt.com


Read – “Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. Get your hands on the Folio Society’s beautifully illustrated and bound version of Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery Murder on the Orient Express and follow Hercule Poirot on the tension mounting journey to finding not one, but two solutions to the crime.  www.foliosociety.com 


Eat –  Located in picturesque West Dulwich, the Rosendale is a hidden gem when it comes to gastro pubs. Originally a Victorian Coach Inn it offers delicious pub food sourced from their own farm, classic ales and a cosy yet quirky interior. The homemade scotch eggs are a must try. www.therosendale.co.uk

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