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"Exploring the Royal Shopping Experience: From Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to Selfridges" Step into a time capsule and transport yourself back to c1953

Background imageShop Collection: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, c1953

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, c1953. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Wearing the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace made by Cartier, the George IV State Diadem and the insignia of the Order of the Garter

Background imageShop Collection: Hogarth, Gin Lane

Hogarth, Gin Lane. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin (which later became the Gin Act)

Background imageShop Collection: Medieval Coventry OP14727

Medieval Coventry OP14727
Butcher Row, Coventry. Photographed circa 1880 by Francis Bedford. Furniture is displayed on the pavement in front of the premises of Palmer & Co, Brokers and Furniture Dealers

Background imageShop Collection: Southwest, American Indian art & handicrafts. Navajo blanket, beadwork, turquoise necklace

Southwest, American Indian art & handicrafts. Navajo blanket, beadwork, turquoise necklace, silver & turquoise belt buckle, 12-century Anasazi Mimbres bowl. PR

Background imageShop Collection: Village Shop, Chelsea, 1883/1884. Creator: James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Village Shop, Chelsea, 1883/1884. Creator: James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Village Shop, Chelsea, 1883/1884

Background imageShop Collection: Peeling Potatoes - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire

Peeling Potatoes - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire
A young girl peeling a large tub Potatoes in the rear yard of a Fish & Chip Shop at Morecambe, Lancashire. Date: circa 1901

Background imageShop Collection: Washing Potatoes - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire

Washing Potatoes - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire
The proprietor/owner washes Potatoes in a rotary hand-cranked washer prior to peeling at the rear yard of a Fish & Chip Shop at Morecambe, Lancashire. Date: circa 1901

Background imageShop Collection: Young girl preparing chips - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe

Young girl preparing chips - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe
A young girl (likely the daughter of the shop owner) prepares chips at a Fish & Chip Shop in Morecambe Lancashire. Note the wonderful chipper machine on the counter

Background imageShop Collection: View of Lungarno Corsini in Florence, with the Grand Hotel de New York

View of Lungarno Corsini in Florence, with the Grand Hotel de New York Florence Lungarno Corsini. Date of Photograph:1890 ca

Background imageShop Collection: View of Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci in Florence

View of Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci in Florence. Florence Lungarno. Date of Photograph:1890 ca

Background imageShop Collection: Animated view of Via degli Strozzi in Florence

Animated view of Via degli Strozzi in Florence Florence Via degli Strozzi. Date of Photograph:1890 ca

Background imageShop Collection: Old Smithy at Branscombe, near Sidmouth, Devon

Old Smithy at Branscombe, near Sidmouth, Devon, with a horse having a hoof inspected. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShop Collection: Queen Street, Cardiff, Wales. 1st March 1962

Queen Street, Cardiff, Wales. 1st March 1962

Background imageShop Collection: Young boy and hot fat fryers - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe

Young boy and hot fat fryers - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe
Young boy (the son of the owner) standing next to the hot fat fryers - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire. Date: circa 1901

Background imageShop Collection: Dipping plaice in batter - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe

Dipping plaice in batter - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe
The owner/proprietor dipping plaice (or another type of flat fish) into a ceramic pot of batter in a Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire, before placing into the hot fat fryer behind

Background imageShop Collection: Shakespeare and Company bookstore, Paris, France, Europe

Shakespeare and Company bookstore, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageShop Collection: Catford Cat DD004478

Catford Cat DD004478
The Catford Cat a giant fibreglass sculpture at the entrance to the Catford Centre, located between 154 and 158 Rushey Green, Catford, London. Photographed by Paul Barkshire, 12th June 1994

Background imageShop Collection: El Camino Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

El Camino Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, scallop shells and walking sticks, Galicia, Spain, Europe

Background imageShop Collection: Stamford / Lincs 1950S

Stamford / Lincs 1950S
A huge sign spanning the street advertises the George Hotel, in the historic town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageShop Collection: The Biba Boutique in West London. Kensington High Street area Young ladies

The Biba Boutique in West London. Kensington High Street area Young ladies, possibly staff, models, and friends help move the clothes down the street

Background imageShop Collection: Drinking / Intemperance

Drinking / Intemperance
Political print of Gin Lane supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin. The pawnbrokers, gin cellar and distillery are now flourishing

Background imageShop Collection: O Connell Street, Limerick City, Republic of Ireland

O Connell Street, Limerick City, Republic of Ireland
O Connell Street, Limerick City, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland. circa 1960s

Background imageShop Collection: Lady Outside Gucci Shop

Lady Outside Gucci Shop
A smartly-dressed lady in turban, pearls and gloves, leaves the Gucci shop in Bond Street to step into her waiting Rolls Royce parked outside

Background imageShop Collection: The Theatre-Zoo shop window DD003928

The Theatre-Zoo shop window DD003928
The Theatre-Zoo, 28, New Row, Covent Garden, London. Exterior of shop window. Photographed by Paul Barkshire, 4th April 1980

Background imageShop Collection: Castle Junction and Royal Avenue, Belfast

Castle Junction and Royal Avenue, Belfast - an elevated view of a very busy street scene with shop fronts, people, trams and horse vehicles. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast)

Background imageShop Collection: Frederick Gorringes, London Department Store

Frederick Gorringes, London Department Store
The premises of Frederick Gorringes Ltd. - Buckingham Palace Road, London. A fine Department Store, opened in the early 1900s and closed sometime after 1960

Background imageShop Collection: Picture shows Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan at the door of Biba Boutique in

Picture shows Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan at the door of Biba Boutique in Kensington Church Street, West London. She is 2nd from the right, with her friend singer Cilla Black, far right

Background imageShop Collection: Marylebone High Street, London

Marylebone High Street, London. Date: circa 1908

Background imageShop Collection: Woolworths Southend FWW01_01_0033_002

Woolworths Southend FWW01_01_0033_002
F W Woolworth And Company Limited, 29-35 High Street, Southend-on-Sea. A view south along the High Street in Southend-on-Sea in October 1938, with shoppers and cyclists outside the store

Background imageShop Collection: Winchester, Hampshire, UK

Winchester, Hampshire, UK

Background imageShop Collection: Pork Pie Shop 1960S

Pork Pie Shop 1960S
Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, renowned for its Melton Mowbray pork pies, named after the town of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

Background imageShop Collection: The Shop Assistant who Lost his Temper by H. M. Bateman

The Shop Assistant who Lost his Temper by H. M. Bateman
A shop assistant finally loses the plot after bringing out roll upon roll of material for a demanding customer to choose from. 1929

Background imageShop Collection: Central America, Panama, Cristobal. Kuna Indian traditional molas

Central America, Panama, Cristobal. Kuna Indian traditional molas

Background imageShop Collection: Colliergate and York Minster at Christmas, York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Colliergate and York Minster at Christmas, York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageShop Collection: Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageShop Collection: Vucciria Market, Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Europe

Vucciria Market, Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Europe

Background imageShop Collection: Blackheath Village

Blackheath Village
A view of Blackheath village from the south, looking towards the Station and Tranquil Vale

Background imageShop Collection: Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London

Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London, with the Shirland Hotel (pub, now the Truscott Arms) on the left. Date: circa 1910

Background imageShop Collection: Stratford Broadway, Stratford, East London

Stratford Broadway, Stratford, East London, with Samuel Gurney obelisk. Date: circa 1910

Background imageShop Collection: Doncaster, South Yorkshire - Clock Corner

Doncaster, South Yorkshire - Clock Corner. Good example of overhead catenary wires feeding power to the trasm running on the tramlnes below. Date: 1939

Background imageShop Collection: Stamford / Lincs 1950S

Stamford / Lincs 1950S
A huge sign spanning the street advertises the George Hotel, Stamford, Lincolnshire. There is hardly any traffic, despite signs for both the a and the RAC

Background imageShop Collection: Signs in Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Signs in Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Background imageShop Collection: Old bull fighting posters for sale at the Bull Ring

Old bull fighting posters for sale at the Bull Ring, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, El Arenal district, Seville, Andalusia, Spain, Europe

Background imageShop Collection: Couple kissing outside Carnaby Street boutique

Couple kissing outside Carnaby Street boutique
A couple kissing in front of iconic Carnaby Street boutique, I was Lord Kitcheners Valet. Hanging outside can be seen a variety of mens vintage clothing including a naval peacoat

Background imageShop Collection: Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA

Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA. Date: circa 1911

Background imageShop Collection: Kircubbin, Co. Down

Kircubbin, Co. Down - a street scene with shop fronts and horse vehicles and people. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Down; Kircubbin). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageShop Collection: Greencastle Street, Kilkeel

Greencastle Street, Kilkeel - a low view of a street scene, on the left a group of men are sitting on the steps and in the middle of the road are two girls. On the right are shop fronts

Background imageShop Collection: Boys outside a sweet shop, Balham, SW London

Boys outside a sweet shop, Balham, SW London
Four boys on the doorstep of a sweet shop in Balham, SW London, with bottled drinks. Date: circa 1961



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"Exploring the Royal Shopping Experience: From Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to Selfridges" Step into a time capsule and transport yourself back to c1953, where you can witness the regal splendor of shopping during the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through Stamford / Lincs in the 1950s, capturing glimpses of a bygone era. But let's not forget that shopping is not just about royalty; it encompasses various aspects of society. Take a detour to Hogarth's Gin Lane, an iconic depiction of drinking and intemperance that reminds us of the darker side often associated with consumerism. For book lovers, Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris beckons with its literary charm. Lose yourself amidst shelves filled with timeless classics and feel inspired by the words that have shaped generations. Embark on an extraordinary journey along El Camino Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Along this ancient path, pilgrims find solace while encountering quaint shops offering mementos symbolizing their spiritual quest. Venture across continents to O'Connell Street in Limerick City, Republic of Ireland. Here lies a bustling hub where locals gather for vibrant street markets like Vucciria Market in Palermo, Sicily. The aroma of fresh produce fills the air as vendors proudly display their wares - a true feast for all senses. Travel further south to Central America's Panama and discover Kuna Indian traditional molas at Cristobal. These intricate textiles tell stories passed down through generations and offer unique treasures for those seeking cultural immersion through shopping. Back on British soil, experience retail therapy at its finest within Birmingham's Bullring Shopping Centre or marvel at Castle Junction and Royal Avenue in Belfast - two destinations showcasing modernity alongside historical charm.