John Lewis (department store)Distance: 0.3 miTourist Information Partnership House, 1C Carlisle Place London, SW1E 5
John Lewis is a chain of upmarket department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom. The chain is owned by the John Lewis Partnership, which was created alongside the first store in the mid-1800s. The first John Lewis store was opened in 1864 in Oxford Street, London. The chain's slogan is "Never Knowingly Undersold" which has been in use since 1925.There are 46 stores throughout England, Scotland and Wales, including 12 "At Home" stores, and "flexible format" stores in Exeter and York.On 1 January 2008, the Oxford Street store was awarded a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen as: "suppliers of haberdashery and household goods". John Lewis Reading is also the holder of a Royal Warrant from the Queen in 2007 as suppliers of household and fancy goods. Peter Jones, located in Sloane Square, Chelsea, is the holder of a Royal Warrant to both HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh as draper and furnisher.HistoryEarly historyThe flagship store on Oxford Street began as a drapery shop, opened by John Lewis in 1864. In 1905 Lewis acquired a second store, Peter Jones in Sloane Square, London. His son, John Spedan Lewis, founded the John Lewis Partnership in 1920 after thinking up the idea during his days in charge of Peter Jones. John Spedan Lewis also thought up the idea of the Gazette, the partnership's in-house magazine, first published in 1918.
Fortnum & Mason is an upmarket department store in Piccadilly, London, with additional stores at St Pancras railway station and Heathrow Airport in London, as well as Dubai and various stockists worldwide. Its headquarters is located at 181 Piccadilly, where it was established in 1707 by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason. Today it is privately owned by Wittington Investments Ltd.Founded as a grocery store, Fortnum's reputation was built on supplying quality food, and saw rapid growth throughout the Victorian era. Though Fortnum's developed into a department store, it continues to focus on stocking a variety of exotic, speciality and also 'basic' provisions.The store has since opened several other departments, such as the Gentlemen's department on the third floor. It is also the location of a celebrated tea shop and several restaurants.HistoryWilliam Fortnum was a footman in the royal household of Queen Anne. The Royal Family’s insistence on having new candles every night meant a lot of half-used wax which William Fortnum promptly resold for a tidy profit. The enterprising William Fortnum also had a sideline business as a grocer. He convinced his landlord, Hugh Mason, to be his associate, and they founded the first Fortnum & Mason store in Mason's small shop in St James's Market in 1707. In 1761, William Fortnum's grandson Charles went into the service of Queen Charlotte and the Royal Court affiliation led to an increase in business. Fortnum & Mason claims to have invented the Scotch egg in 1738. The store began to stock speciality items, namely ready-to-eat luxury meals such as fresh poultry or game served in aspic jelly.
Hamleys is the oldest and largest toy shop in the world and one of the world's best-known retailers of toys. Founded by William Hamley as "Noah's Ark" in High Holborn, London, in 1760, it moved to its current site on Regent Street in 1881. This flagship store is set over seven floors, with more than 50,000 toys on sale. It is considered one of the city's prominent tourist attractions, receiving around five million visitors each year. The chain has ten other outlets in the United Kingdom and nearly 50 franchises worldwide.Hamleys was bought by the Icelandic investment company Baugur Group in 2003 but was taken over by Baugur's main investor, Landsbanki, when the group defaulted. In 2012, the French toy retailer Groupe Ludendo bought the business for £60 million. In 2015 it was reported that Groupe Ludendo was negotiating the sale of Hamleys, possibly to a Hong Kong company owned by a relative of the owner of department store House of Fraser. Subsequently, it was sold to the Chinese footwear company C.banner for an estimated $154 million.HistoryHamleys is the oldest and largest toy shop in the world. It is named after William Hamley, who founded a toy shop called "Noah's Ark" at No. 231 High Holborn, London, in 1760. Ownership of the shop passed through the family, and by the time it was operated by Hamley's grandsons in 1837, the store had become famous, counting royalty and nobility among its customers.
Liberty is the leading destination store in London, a wonderful emporium where the latest fashions sit alongside design classics.
Since 1875, Liberty has been synonymous with luxury and great design.
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Arthur Liberty’s intuitive vision and pioneering spirit led him to travel the world looking for individual pieces to inspire and excite his discerning clientele.
Liberty is not just a name above the door, it’s Arthur Liberty’s legacy, which stands for integrity, value, quality and above all beautifully designed product.
John Lewis Oxford Street, situated on London's premier shopping street, offers 7 floors of the best in fashion, home and technology, plus free standard delivery* (*on orders over £30) and export facilities.
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Our Lady Of Mount Carmel And St.Joseph Catholic Church Distance: 1.4 miTourist Information 8A Battersea Park Rd, London, SW8 4BH London, United Kingdom SW8 4 020 7622 4282
Masterman Maintenance is a painting and decorating service in West Brompton that can help you with the home improvements and maintenance that you don't have time for. You'll benefit from craftsmen who have over 20 years of experience. You'll get our help in transforming your property into the style you like. Our painting and decorating service covers painting, decorating, special effects, property maintenance and wide a range of home improvements across South West London. Let Masterman Maintenance help you accomplish that with our painting and decorating service in Fulham. You'll get a painting team that will decorate your property in the style and design you desire with minimal disruption. The painting and decorating team at Masterman Maintenance go beyond just refreshing your home with a fresh coat of paint, you can also benefit from stylish special effects such as woodgraining, marbling or sponging. You'll be able to enhance the features of your woodwork, marble and other fixtures with help from our expert decorating team in Chelsea. You'll add a class and style to your property that makes it stand out and leaves visitors feeling envious. Our experienced team can assist with all aspects of painting and decorating, skirting and carpet fitting. You'll get competitive rates and a friendly team that can work the hours that suit you.
So you’ve met your soul mate, you’ve said yes and decided to tie the knot? Congratulations!By now you’ve probably phoned, texted, emailed, Facebooked, tweeted, and even blogged the news to everyone you know! We’re guessing you might be feeling a little frazzled with everything you have to do now, and you may have begun to wonder, ‘So, where do I go from here?’ Well, we’re here to help.
We are a highly experienced group of professionals working in a range of different wedding related services. Between us, we have something like 50 years of wedding experience, so we have worked with literally hundreds of brides and grooms. Whatever your needs are, we are here to help. We can simply point you in the right direction of trusted, experienced and high quality wedding suppliers that work in your area, or we can support and guide you in making the decisions you want in terms of the look, feel and style of your own special day.
We provide a friendly, flexible and professional service, offering:
Make-up, semi-permanent eyelash extensions, eyebrow shaping, Airbase foundation air brushing
Hair & nails
It’s all bespoke – tailored exactly to the individual’s needs – whether you want more or less of what we offer. Because that’s how your wedding should be – exactly how you always imagined it would be, whatever your taste or budget.
We come as a team, or as individual services – it’s entirely up to you. We are based in Mid Wales, but cover a wide range of locations, including the Shropshire borders, the Midlands and the North West of England. We also cater for civil ceremonies, whether you’re a ‘Mrs’ or ‘Mr’.
The team consists of:
Tina Jones - photographer at Alive and Clicking (on 07525 027941)
"Hi, I'm Tina! I'm a mum, photographer and massive Crowded House fan. I was born in Washington, D.C. forty something years ago, was transplanted to Munich, Germany at a young age, got an education there and moved back to the US. My love of photography was handed down to me by my Dad, and was ignited in high school, where I learned the magic of the darkroom! I decided to learn the craft from the bottom up, worked in a family run studio and learned about developing film, printing fine art photographs, retouching the old school way with a tiny brush all while photographing everything around me. I have worked in mini labs, taken "Old Time, Victorian Photos" in San Diego, have completed an apprenticeship in a picture agency, and completed another apprenticeship as a camera operator working for the esteemed ZDF, the German television channel equivalent to the BBC here in the UK. Fast forward to the digital age, and today I take pride in making my own photographs shine with the help of my Photoshop skills. I live in beautiful Mid Wales, and photograph the landscape, the people, and all kinds of special events and occasions."
Heather Jones – special event hair stylist at London House Salon (on 07752 854999 or 01654 702130)
Heather has been hairdressing for 12 years, and specialising in bridal and special event styling for 10. She has worked at salons and events across Mid Wales, including the Richard Lloyd Salon in Aberystwyth. She is now based in the London House Salon in Machynlleth. Heather can turn her hand to absolutely any style - from traditional up-do to experimental and inventive catwalk styles. So whether your wedding is classic or contemporary, she can quickly create exactly the right style to suit your look.
Leah Sims – Makeup Artist (on 0781 7403414)
Leah is a highly experienced and London College of Fashion trained. Providing a wide range of makeup and beauty services for all ages and skin tones for the past 10 years.
Services include: bridal and special occasion makeup services, makeup lessons, makeover photoshoots, Lash Perfect semi-permanent individual eyelash extensions, eyebrow shaping, Airbase foundation airbrushing, fashion, editorial and theatrical makeup.
Mobile, home or studio based service offered. Based in Machynlleth, Mid Wales, but a wide range of locations covered including: Wales, Shropshire Borders, and North West England.
Rhian Watt – nail technician, for manicures, pedicures, acrylic & fibreglass nail extensions (on 07966 000775)
Battersea Park is a suburban railway station in the London Borough of Wandsworth, formerly York Road. It is at the junction of the South London Line and the Brighton Main Line between Victoria and. It is close to Battersea Park, and not far from Battersea Power Station.DescriptionThe station has a polychrome brick Venetian Gothic facade. It is a Grade 2 listed building. Access to the five platforms is via steep wooden staircases, which are unusable by infirm or physically disabled passengers. Platform 1 is made completely from wood and ceased to be used from December 2012. Platform 1 has had its tracks removed and its future is uncertain. Platform 5 is rarely used, usually during engineering works or congestion problems in London Victoria with services passing towards Clapham Junction.The station will be within short walking distance of Battersea tube station, an extension of the Northern line to Battersea Power Station expected to open in 2020.HistoryThe London Brighton and South Coast Railway opened a high-level line between Pouparts Junction and Battersea Pier Junction on 1 May 1867 as a means of reducing congestion at Stewarts Lane. York Road (Battersea) station opened at this time. The station was renamed Battersea Park and York Road 1 January 1877 and Battersea Park on 1 June 1885.
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