Sep 20th 2017



TB_HQ’s regular feature offering a view of London from the inspirational folk who make this city great. This issue, we get the inside track from local resident and classic menswear designer NIGEL HALL

A quick introduction

I opened my first small retail store on the Kings Road, followed by a flagship store on Floral Street which in the 1990’s became one of the most exciting streets for the new era of menswear. We’re still here today, having recently moved from our original store at No. 18 to No. 33 and we have another store on Broadwick Street in Soho.

I’m proud we have such a loyal customer following in the Covent Garden area, selling to men of all ages who prefer to buy, wear, keep and treasure. Our aim has always been to produce beautiful, wearable clothing that we know you’ll enjoy season after season.


Home is?

Covent Garden


Favourite watering hole?

I love the Coach and Horses Pub in Greek St. Soho, they have a singalong around the piano on Saturday night.

Tavistock Bow | LondonUndone | Coach & Horses Greek Street Soho London W1 


Favourite place for everyday eats?:

Kastner & Ovens at 52 Floral St. Excellent homemade food to take away

Tavistock Bow | LondonUndone | Kastner & Ovens Covent Garden London WC2 


Favourite place to eat for a treat?:

Liveli on Long Acre authentic food from the Puglia region of Italy.

Tavistock Bow | LondonUndone | Liveli Long Acre Covent Garden WC2


Best coffee?:

The Counter at The Delaunay, the best decaffeinated coffee in town, especially when made by Francesco or Sasi.

Tavistock Bow | LondonUndone | Delauny Counter London WC2 


Favourite street (and why)?:

Lower Marsh behind Waterloo station, you can find everything there from second hand records to a great vegan sausage roll.

Tavistock Bow | LondonUndone | Lower Marsh Market London SE1 


Shop you most frequent (or wish you could)?:

Vintage shops. Rokit always seems to draw me in as when I walk past they’re usually playing great music. 


Your earliest memory of London/the West End?:

Going to see Lou Reed at Hammersmith Palais in the late 70’s and buying a tie from Browns in South Molton St. for £1 from a sale box.


What, if anything, would make London a better place?:

Clean air, a smile on everyone’s face and a helping hand for all those in need.


The building/view/piece of architecture that inspires you most?:

Somerset House Courtyard, Parliament Hill and the view from Waterloo Bridge.

Tavistock Bow | LondonUndone | Somerset House Fountains 


What do you miss the most when away from London?:

LONDON in every shape and form because of its diversity.


The ultimate place in London to live would be?:

I’m happy where I live but would love a top floor flat with a river view!


I only have 24 hours in London, what are your Must Do’s?:

Cycle around, stopping off for coffee, cake and the wonderful street food, visit markets, museums and an evening/morning disco dance.


Any top secret tips/places you’d like to share?:

St Johns Lodge Gardens, located to the north of the inner circle of Regents Park.

Tavistock Bow | LondonUndone | St Johns Lodge Gardens Regents Park NW1 


NIGEL HALL are offering a 20% discount on full price purchases to all INTHEKNOW readers if you answer the question below correctly:


“What is the postcode of our new Floral St. store?”

Email your answer with NIGELHALL20 in the subject line to hello@tavistockbow.com

offer open until 31st October 2017


For this and more stories and views from the streets of London’s West End, check out the latest edition of INTHEKNOW from Tavistock Bow



Tavistock Bow are Covent Garden’s leading boutique residential estate & letting agents. Based on Long Acre in the heart of London’s vibrant West End, we specialise in the marketing, selling, letting and managing of studios, flats, apartments, lofts and houses across central London from Covent Garden to Soho, Fitzrovia to Bloomsbury and across to The South Bank.

Tavistock Bow offer the full suite of property services including Residential Sales, Lettings, Property Management, Property Search & Acquisition along with professional services including Block Management, Asset Management and Development Consultancy.

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