Inside The World's Oldest Hat Shop

Robert Greene
By Robert Greene Last edited 9 months ago
Inside The World's Oldest Hat Shop

Whether you're a hat-lover or history-lover, Lock & Co on St James's Street is sure to get you heady with delight. Full of historical tidbits and a portfolio of esteemed clients (including the Queen herself), Lock & Co boasts the honourable claim of being the world's oldest hat shop. A family-run business from its first inception back in 1676, we speak to current Deputy Director Roger Stephenson about the shop's remarkable history, offerings and multiple claims to fame over the years.  

Lock & Co Hatters is located at 6 St James's Street, SW1A 1EF.

Correction: the above video features a spelling error, the hat-measuring instrument is called a Conformateur.

Last Updated 02 January 2018