Area Itinerary: Savoir Faire in St James’s

Take a journey through St James’s London, one of the capital’s hidden gems, along Jermyn Street, the original home of menswear, to the elegant Princes Arcade with its boutiques that connect to Piccadilly.


Image: D.R. Harris & Co.


St James’s London presents a series of events as part of London Craft Week, in partnership with Rémy Martin, purveyors of the finest cognac. On Thursday 12 May, the elegant boutiques in Princes Arcade will open their doors for an exclusive evening reception, spotlighting the best of creativity and craftsmanship, while individual events will be hosted by John Lobb, D.R. Harris & Co. and Paxton & Whitfield throughout the week.

Make sure you pay a visit to Fortnum & Mason during the festival, who are celebrating the wealth of talent supported by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) through a series of exhibitions charting the creation of a one-off ‘hamper’ of unique and extraordinary objects.


Image: John Smedley


Continuing the focus on exceptional skill and talent, John Smedley premieres the work of the inaugural John Smedley Craft Prize winner, Floris hosts fine jeweller Joséphine de Staël, and Santa Maria Novella take visitors behind the scenes of 800 years of Florentine craftsmanship with a series of fragrance masterclasses.

To see the full list of LCW 2022 events, visit our Programme page.

Featured image courtesy St. James’s London

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