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James Lock & Co Family Owned Business Since 1676

Lock & Co is always happy to ship any purchases back home for you, so you needn’t worry about excess luggage.

St James’s Street, London. James Lock

Lock & Co is one of the longest established businesses in the west end, a gem tucked away in St.James’s which has been supplying the very best hats to people from the world over for hundreds of years. Founded in 1676 James Lock and Co is one of the oldest shops in the West End, housed in a former coffee shop and in the same location since 1759. The shop holds two Royal Warrants and has provided hats to many of London’s most famous and infamous inhabitants including Oscar Wilde, Admiral Lord Nelson, and Winston Churchill.

James Lock & Co Location
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  • Tel: +44 (0) 20 7930 8874
  • 6 St. James's Street
    London SW1A 1EF
Best For

Best For

Ladies’ and gentlemen’s quality headwear and a high standard of personal service developed from over 300 years of experience.
Charles's Tip 1

Charles' Tip

When visiting lock’s walk towards the back of the shop and one can see one of the original Bowler hats (which the firm invented in 1849).
Charles's Tip 2

Charles' Tip

For a special occasion the Ladies couture hats can be custom made and dyed to match your outfit perfectly.
Charles's Tip 3

Charles' Tip

Ask to see the curious collection of head shapes displayed in store from such figures as Charles Chaplin and Charles De Gaulle.
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What's Happening

The millinery department has a number of unique collections including the Couture Millinery range which is designed exclusively for us by the prestigious milliner Sylvia Fletcher.
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What's Happening

Lock & Co always keep both Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections in stock and also have a variety of casual hats.
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What's Happening

The couture Ladies hats at Lock & Co are all made in their onsite work room above the main shop.