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Christmas Shopping In Kensington

By Lwblog @londonwalks
DC Editor Adam writes…
I'm out-and-about in Kensington this Thursday 6th December (also Thursday 20th December) and over the month of December I'm going to point out a few Christmas shopping opportunities on and around the routes of my tours.
I'm going to start with something for the gentlemen… Hornets.

Hornets is London’s classic vintage clothing shop for men.
Christmas Shopping In Kensington
Their slogan says it all: “Not fashion. Style.” 
Hornets specializes in British classics, tweeds and bespoke suits from Savile Row, but always have a fair smattering of designer pieces and wild and wonderful odds and ends.
I asked the proprietor, Bill Hornets, to describe his business:

"To put it bluntly, we sell secondhand clothes. Backed up by new hats, garments and accessories and new ranges we buy in at a good price. If it was made yesterday we’ll buy it and sell it, if it has style. This has always been my watchword. Style."

Christmas Shopping In Kensington

Christmas gift ideas? Hornets has an excellent selection of cufflinks – I'll point them out to you as we pass on this Thursday's tour.
Christmas Shopping In Kensington
Hornets is at 2 & 4 Kensington Church Walk, Kensington W8.
You can find Hornets here…

We also pass by St Mary Abbot Church on the walk…
Christmas Shopping Kensington
… where the wonderful CardAid organisation has set up their stall selling Christmas cards to benefit a wide range of charities.
The Old Kensington tour with London Walks

Christmas Shopping In KensingtonMeet me at High Street Kensington tube 2pm Thursday 6th & 20th December 2018.
Starring T.S Eliot, W.M Thackeray, Hubert Parry, Mrs Patrick Campbell, Queen Victoria and more in London's poshest village.
£10/£8 pay on the day or book now via Pay-A-Tour.
Christmas Shopping In Kensington
Tour ends at Kensington Palace near Queensway tube. 

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