Have your appetite – and your wallet – at the ready as you uncover London’s best independent shops with retail expert Ben Leask.
Leaving the world of mass production and chain stores behind, you’ll discover the kind of businesses that London was built on – independent retailers with a story to tell.
Starting with an espresso from the oldest coffee supplier in the city, you’ll make your way to some of the city’s oldest and most important vendors, learning about London’s retail heritage and sampling gourmet delights along the way.
Shopkeeper and retail expert
Ben Leask is a retailer through and through. His love of shopkeeping began behind the counter at his father’s jewellery shop, in turn leading to positions at a host of London retailers including a celebrated cheesemonger and chocolatier. Drawing on his wealth of experience, he then opened his own shop, only stocking products made in London. When he’s not running or developing new businesses, Ben writes about retail and good shopkeeping for the Evening Standard.
Rediscover the joy of shopping at London’s best retailers, a hidden web of independent stores aimed at bon vivants.
- 3 hours
- Start Time
- Tours run between the hours of 10:00 and 15:00
- Call our travel specialists 24/7 on 1 800 464 2040 or contact us to find availability
- Experience location
- You’ll be meeting Ben at a bar in Soho; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.