27 London Shop Fronts

Like other global cities, London is slowly being taken over by high street brands. Top Shop, Zara, M&S, Tesco, Office… It’s a shame because the smaller independent shops really bring character to a neighborhood. Steve Reed, who most of the photos in this entry belong to, and a few others take a lot of pleasure in photographing some of London’s more interesting shop fronts. Many lot of these images have been contributed to the Flickr pool so I’m going to share them with you as part of an ongoing series. of London’s unique shop fronts.

Verde & Compmay Ltd
Photo: Verde & Company by The Green Album

Jaiamibka
Photo: Jaiamibka by Steve Reed

Atlas Carz
Photo: Atlas Carz by Steve Reed

Sun in Splendour
Photo: Sun in Splendour by Steve Reed

Fresher Food & Wine
Photo: Fresher Food & Wine by Steve Reed

Another Satisfied Customer
Photo: Another satisfied customer by John Kortland

Manzara
Photo: Manzara by Steve Reed

Lewisham Food Market
Photo: Lewisham Food Market by Steve Reed

G. Portwine
Photo: G Portwine by Steve Reed

Sheila's
Photo: Sheila’s Cafe by Steve Reed

Gi-Gi's
Photo: Gi-Gi’s by Steve Reed

Robertsons
Photo: Robertsons by Steve Reed

Denton
Photo: Denton by Steve Reed

99 Dry Cleaners
Photo: 99 Dry Cleaners by Steve Reed

Oddy Fashion
Photo: Oddy Fashion by Steve Reed

Kungfu Kitchen
Photo: Kung Fu Kitchen by Steve Reed

Uncle Wrinkle
Photo: Uncle Wrinkle by Steve Reed

Nag's Head
Photo: Nag’s Head by Kathy Archbold

Mrs. M. E. Crick
Photo: Mrs M. E. Crick by Steve Reed

Gossip
Photo: Gossip by Steve Reed

Oriental
Photo: Oriental by Steve Reed

Al's Clip Joint
Photo: Al’s Clip Joint by Steve Reed

Chiswick High Street
Photo: Chiswick High Street by Steve Reed

Sky Blue Coffee
Photo: Sky Blue Coffee by Steve Reed

Fox
Photo: Fox by Steve Reed

Palm Beach
Photo: Palm Beach by Steve Reed

Yah Suh Nice
Photo: Yah Suh Nice by Steve Reed

On the same topic, I interviewed London’s shop front expert Emily Webber back in 2010 with a link there to her website dedicated to her favourite topic.

25 London Shop Fronts

Time for another dose of London’s shop fronts, a great insight into any town or city. It’s interesting not only to see the names, but the window displays and what’s been placed outside as well. Walking down the street, it’s easy to walk right past some of these places without a second glance but when they are isolated in photographs like these that were contributed to the Flickr pool, the little things start to come out and I find myself looking twice.

Fiskeskaere Køkken & Sushi SchoolPhoto by Steve Reed

MayflowerPhoto by Steve Reed

Sale
Photo by Steve Reed

Thai DreamPhoto by Steve Reed

ButtyboysPhoto by Steve Reed

La ProvencePhoto by Steve Reed

The Breakfast Club @ LondonPhoto by Amyq

BarberPhoto by Steve Reed

Tooting Video CentrePhoto by Steve Reed

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Last Place on EarthPhoto by Steve Reed

Smokey JerkeyPhoto by Steve Reed

Curl Up and DryPhoto by Steve Reed

SnookerPhoto by Steve Reed

FurniturePhoto by Steve Reed

SouvenirsPhoto by Steve Reed

Electronics & FashionsPhoto by Steve Reed

Big BenPhoto by Steve Reed

Mona'sPhoto by Steve Reed

San-MoniquePhoto by Steve Reed

Cricklewood HalalPhoto by Steve Reed

EuroScrews & Colourbox
Photo by Steve Reed

East African FashionsPhoto by Steve Reed

BucovinaPhoto by Steve Reed

Hard Work CafePhoto by Steve Reed

Mama CassPhoto by Steve Reed

How many locations can you guess? Leave your answers in the comments!