History of Savile Row Walking Tour

History of Savile Row Walking Tour
Cultural & Theme Tours > Historical & Heritage Tours > Historical Tour
$40.16
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Description

This tour will last just over two hours, and stay largely on Savile Row.   We might not be covering that much ground, but Cindy will have plenty to talk about -- introducing you to the history of British tailoring in the Golden Square Mile of menswear, and to the people who work there.
The tour will explain both how bespoke suits are made and how British tailors, royals, military heroes and celebrities have together set many of the prevailing fashions for Western men for hundreds of years, going back to the seventeenth century. Several individual tailors and merchants are visited, and, if possible, staff members and craftsmen will take the time to explain the beauty of what they make and sell.   

NB This tour is running most Wednesdays. Please email us to check if your preferred date is available.
10.00-12.30
please meet in front of Gieves & Hawkes,
1 Savile Row, W1S 3JR
This is our starting point, and the end of the tour.
The nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus.
This is a walking tour down Savile Row. We will be entering some of the shops and workshops. Please bear in mind that we will have to respect the privacy of the customers in the shops, and must try and not get in the way of the people that work there. Some will prefer you not to take photographs. 
Bring your walking shoes, but please no big bags or rugsacks.
no admissions or meals

This tour will last just over two hours, and stay largely on Savile Row.   We might not be covering that much ground, but Cindy will have plenty to talk about -- introducing you to the history of British tailoring in the Golden Square Mile of menswear, and to the people who work there.
The tour will explain both how bespoke suits are made and how British tailors, royals, military heroes and celebrities have together set many of the prevailing fashions for Western men for hundreds of years, going back to the seventeenth century. Several individual tailors and merchants are visited, and, if possible, staff members and craftsmen will take the time to explain the beauty of what they make and sell.