London Secrets

Pickett Newsletter
Edited by Trevor Pickett
Everyone has their joys of London, so I thought I would share a few of mine in hopes of sparking new interests. It's times like these, to cherish and support our city.


Anderson Sheppard

Sometimes just one item of clothing is all you need at the start of the season, winter is fast approaching so Anderson Sheppard is a must to lift your spirit, adding a bit of luxury to your wardrobe. You'll find an ideal treat at their Haberdashery on Clifton Street, sophisticated heritage form with the utmost of comfort clothing for everyday.

Compliment their garments with one of our handmade gentlemans umbrellas, or a pair of sumptuously warm leather gloves - the perfect accessories for autumn.
John Sandoe Books

Take a trip to the hidden jewel of John Sandoe Books, with a reassuring and personal service it is always a pleasure to visit. Get lost for an afternoon in a sea of authors in this eighteenth century bookshop - all titles perfectly selected by staff.

Granger & Co

Pavilion Row's  regeneration has brought an interesting mix of small shops and eateries. I've had delicious meals at Granger & Co, close to Sloane Square - it's worth a visit! It's also a short walk to visit the Duke of York for fantastic food offering at weekends, as well as a fun farmers market - the wonderful oyster bar should not be missed.

Chelsea Manor Street
I always feel a great start to any day, is a good swim. The Chelsea Manor Street swimming baths is the perfect place for an early morning dip, the beautiful space (under the Chelsea Town Hall registry office) has been fully rejuvenated. It's clean, and has the most efficient managing post COVID.

Albert Bridge

Since we've all been encouraged to get on our bikes this year, I've discovered an array of routes. However, my favourite ride has to be along the Thames from Albert Bridge to Putney, especially an hour after dawn and during pre-sunset. In the evening it is absolutely magical to see the Albert illuminated in lights. For a more energetic cycling, you can carry on to Richmond Park which always supplies fantastic views, especially scenic in Autumn.
If you fancied a full day, there is always Shepperton Open Water. A cycle of 90mins from Sloane Square, take a wetsuit and enjoy a fresh swim experience - theres nothing quite like it!

Make sure your well equipped for those day outings with our selection of leather crafted totes, shoppers or rucksacks - easily to throw in everything you need on the go.
Tanner Krolle

I have always had huge respect for Tanner Krolle, who have risen from the ashes with a store a few stones throw away from us, it's a bijox destination shop to visit - but don't forget to drop into us when you do!

It may seem strange, to be writing about what might be perceived as a competitor - but it's not the first time we've included brands in our own field we respect. I can go back 40 years, when Mr Krolle visited Pickett on a Wednesday to top up stock! We were a principle customer of Taner Krolle, when Chanel owned it we were respected as they supplied us when we were taking the brand in a new direction.

Whilst Tanner Krolle had a couple of decades in moth balls, it is now under new ownership and has a feel that does not compete but delightfully adds to the industry - especially as we now mourn the loss of William & Son within the British luxury market.