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Best-of-British makers

Mayfair, London

Best-of-British makers

Knowledgeable style-setter Hannah Teare guides you through some of London’s most dressed-to-impress locations in two of the city’s most well-heeled neighbourhoods…

Elegant enclaves Mayfair and St James have boutiques adorned with royal warrants and ‘Est’ dates that go way back. A brand’s foothold here is a sure sign of quality and regal bearing, and expert Hannah Teare has mapped out the artisans, ateliers and fashion houses of note, crafting a tour that traces the lineage of the best British-made wares.

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From £265 for 2 people

“Hannah was incredible - and the stories she told were engaging. Loved spending time with her!”

– Jessica L., October 2017
Hannah Teare

Your insider

Hannah Teare

Dresser for success

Hannah Teare may well have influenced your look: she’s been the visionary behind spreads in British, American and Chinese Vogue, as well as Vanity Fair, Italian Glamour and Stylist. She’s also acted as consultant for Vivienne Westwood and J&M Davidson, and created her own wardrobe-dilemma-solving app I Style Myself. She’s dressed shoots for the likes of Annie Leibovitz and honed her knowledge of historic British luxury brands at society bible Tatler as its former fashion director: it’s a style pedigree that makes her an ideal guide to London’s finer things.

London’s home-grown couturiers, a load of old-school cobblers and some rad hatters.

Duration
3 hours
Start Time
Tours run between the hours of 10:00 and 02:30
Booking
Call our travel specialists 24/7 on 1 800 464 2040 or contact us to find availability
Where you'll go
Like the wares you’ll witness, this tour is entirely bespoke. Hannah will stitch together an ensemble of the capital’s fashion darlings, taking a well-heeled step into the past as well as looking to the future with great British brands that constantly reinvent themselves. You’ll wander the vaunted shopping haunts of Bond Street and Burlington Arcade, pausing at Asprey, Alexander McQueen, Penhaligon’s and other Brit hits before a meander through St James’s dapper gentlemen's outfitters.
What you'll see
As well as embroidering her tour with insider anecdotes, Hannah will share sartorial tips on assembling an iconic look (and serve as your personal shopper, if you’re looking to invest in some statement pieces). The boutiques you’ll visit are home to some fabled fashion artifacts – lasts made for Princess Diana at John Lobb, shirts tailored for various James Bonds at Turnbull & Asser, headgear for the likes of Napoleon and Churchill at Lock & Co. And, you’ll stop for refreshments at bookshop-cum-bar Maison Assouline.
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Experience location
[You will be meeting outside an eminent grand-dame hotel near Green Park; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.]