Shop like a Royal in Covent Garden
Steeped in rich history, Covent Garden is the cultural hub for London. From the cobbled Piazza, to Grade II listed Market Building, Covent Garden is the beating heart of London. Home to brands big and small, house hold names and new finds, Covent Garden is proud to play host to almost a dozen brands with a Royal Warrant.
What is a Royal Warrant you ask? A Royal Warrant of Appointment is a mark of recognition of those who have supplied goods or services to the Households of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales for at least five years, and who have an ongoing trading arrangement.
Today there are around 800 Royal Warrant holders representing a huge cross-section of trade and industry, from individual craftspeople to global multi-nationals. They are united by a commitment to the highest standards of service, quality and excellence.
Here is a round up of who in Covent Garden so you can royally shop and experience the best of London.
So you might not be able to roll out of Covent Garden in a brand new Aston, but you can see some of their finest creations thanks to Bond in Motion at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden. From the Aston Martin DB-5—the achingly beautiful silver sports car first used by Bond in Goldfinger to the DB10 from Spectre, this is a must visit for any Bond fan. Other notable Royal Warrant holders that feature in the exhibition are Bentley and Jaguar.
Aston Martin was given the Royal Warrant by HRH The Prince of Wales
Created over 170 years ago, Boots has been a firm fixture of the nation’s high street helping communities look and feel better. The store on James Street will so get an upgrade and move to Long Acre where the new store will focus on Well Being.
Boots was given their Royal Warrant by HM The Queen
Established in 1856, Burberry is known for their heritage of innovation, craftsmanship and design. Founded by Thomas Burberry who invented the waterproof fabric gabardine to protect from the elements, creating the foundation for the iconic trench coat that today remains at the core of the business, it is no reason they were granted their Royal Warrant by HM The Queen herself.
How to know you’re getting fully authentic Italian Food and Truffles? Go to the brand that has the Royal Warrant for it. Experience the true Carluccio’s spirit at their flagship restaurant in Covent Garden. Home to their deli and a two floor restaurant, it is the quickest way to experience Italian home cooking without leaving the capital.
Carluccio’s was given their Royal Warrant by HRH The Prince of Wales
Bucherer is home to many a wonderful brand but one of their most coveted brands is the Royal Warrant holder; Cartier. Since 1847, The Maison Cartier has been synonymous with beauty, excellence, creativity and a unique savoir-faire. Cartier has a long history of sales to royalty and celebrities and is referred to "the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers".
Cartier was given their Royal Warrant by HRH The Prince of Wales
Molton Brown proudly display their Royal Warrant front and centre in their revamped store in the Royal Opera House Arcade. Established in 1971, Molton Brown has built an illustrious reputation as London's fragrance experts and stepping in to their Covent Garden store you completely understand why. Whether you are shopping for a classic fragrance like Lime and Patchouli or their newly released Geranium Nefertum, there is something for everyone and it is all fit for a queen, especially our Queen as Her Majesty was the one who gave Molton Brown their Royal Warrant.
What’s better than one Penhaligon’s? Two! What’s better than one Royal Warrants? Two! Covent Garden is proud to have a beautiful Penhaligon’s in the heart of the Market Building and the oldest Penhaligon’s on Wellington Street. Moreover, this iconic British brand has been given a Royal Warrant by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales. With 150 year heritage of making the highest quality of product who could deny this British brand their claim to royalty.
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