As the City reawakens, we invite you to reconnect with each other at The Royal Exchange this autumn. From fine dining at The Fortnum’s Bar and Restaurant to the uplifting fragrances to be discovered at Jo Malone London, the softest silk scarves at Hermès and the dazzling jewellery designs on display at Tiffany & Co., rediscover the joy of sensory experiences within our welcoming boutiques and eateries.
Our artist-in-residence series continues, with a specially commissioned artwork by Nicholas Law installed at the main entrance. Inspired by the theme of reconnecting, Law’s interlinking, circular graphics and dark to light colour gradients are a calming reminder of the cyclical nature of life and the interconnected world we live in. Read our Q&A with Law here.
Celebrating the vitality of community, we’ve partnered with Mind in the City to explore the important topic of mental health, interviewing members of the City of London community about their approach to wellbeing and who they turn to when they need a helping hand. Read the first interview in our What’s On Your Mind? series here.
LADURÉE ARRIVES AT THE ROYAL EXCHANGE
World-renowned confectioner Ladurée joins The Royal Exchange this month, with a new boutique that has set up home on the Cornhill side of the building. From Ladurée’s famous macarons and delectable pastries to personalised gifts, hampers and limited-edition boxes, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Visit Ladurée at The Royal Exchange this month to enjoy a special opening offer of 10 per cent off all in-store purchases until the end of September. Simply mention the code TRE10 when ordering.* With further special offers, services and events soon to be announced, keep an eye on our website and social channels for news from our latest arrival.
Read more about Ladurée at The Royal Exchange here
*Offer excludes online delivery platforms. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer
WATCHFINDER & CO. REOPENS
Watchfinder & Co. has reopened its showroom on The Royal Exchange’s central courtyard. The boutique will be open from 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday, operating on a by-appointment-only basis. For your health, safety and comfort, a maximum of two appointments will be available per hour, with time scheduled to allow the showroom to be sanitised in between each appointment. Two people from the same household may attend together.
Watchfinder & Co. specialise in pre-loved timepieces from world-renowned brands including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, Cartier, IWC and many more. With the summer sale in full swing, there’s never been a better time to treat yourself to a wristwatch upgrade.
To arrange an appointment at Watchfinder & Co., contact The Royal Exchange boutique on +44 (0)20 8150 8768. Due to the current circumstances, please note that you must request the watches you would like to see in advance of attending.
Bond Soho Notebook in Poodle Blush, £185, Smythson; Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Classique Fountain Pen, £615, Montblanc; H Azulejos Tie in Rouge/Blanc/Ciel, £170, Hermès; Selby loafer in Chestnut Burnished Calf, £470, Crockett & Jones
It’s not just schoolchildren who are getting back to business this month, with many City workers returning to the workplace there’s a sense of new beginnings all around. Give your start of term enthusiasm a boost with some back-to-work upgrades that will make you feel top of the class. Whether it’s a new notebook from Smythson, a special-edition writing instrument from Montblanc, some shiny new shoes from Crockett & Jones or an eye-catching tie from Hermès, you’ll be sure to find something that gets you excited about being back in the saddle again within our many boutiques.
LUNCH BREAK ESCAPES
After so much time to reassess our routines this year, the return to the office is a perfect opportunity to reclaim your lunch hour for a little bit of ‘me time’. Start with some self-care by visiting Tom Davies Bespoke Opticians for an eye examination that goes far beyond checking you have the correct prescription. State-of-the-art Zeiss equipment enables Tom Davies optometrists to conduct a comprehensive analysis of your eyesight and eye health, to identify any early signs of issues that may require further investigation and prescribe the most accurate lenses should you require opticals. To book an appointment, call +44 (0)20 3711 0012
Return to your desk feeling suitably rejuvenated after a trip to Bamford Grooming Department, which stocks a wide range of organic bodycare and skincare products designed to nourish and nurture your wellbeing. Bamford Grooming Department is offering complimentary skincare consultations to new clients who pre-book for a one-to-one appointment by calling the boutique on +44 (0)20 7259 4990.
LOST IN WONDER
Jo Malone London’s Lost In Wonder collection, new for autumn/winter, was inspired by the ancient Hanging Gardens and introduces two new scents to its range of fragrances. The Fig & Lotus Flower cologne is a light floral fragrance featuring fig, lotus flower and vetiver, while the Cypress & Grapevine Cologne Intense combines aromatic and sensual woody notes with fresh, verdant and earthy moss. The two scents can also be worn together to create an invigorating combination of spicy cypress and luscious figs. Visit Jo Malone London at The Royal Exchange to sample the new collection for yourself; jomalone.co.uk
COMING SOON… SIRPLUS
The Royal Exchange is delighted to welcome menswear brand Sirplus, who will be popping up at The Royal Exchange later this month. The menswear brand started out selling boxer shorts made from surplus shirt fabrics at Portobello Market in 2010, and now offers a far wider range of clothing, from T-shirts and shirts to knitwear, jackets, gilets and waistcoats. Continuing to use surplus fabrics as much as possible, the brand eschews short term trends to design pieces that embody quality and longevity.
Sirplus will be open at The Royal Exchange from mid-September, situated on Threadneedle Street
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