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Lock & Co. Hatters

#170 of 867 Shopping in London
Closes in 30 min: 09:00 - 17:30
Open today: 09:00 - 17:30
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I visited Lock recently as I’d been given one of their excellent Panama hats. I was given such a... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Iain T
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Wonderful hats, fabulous style advice

The oldest hat shop in the world (and it may even be the most expensive), this is a wonderful way... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
17Susie
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Find a custom-made hat and up-scale accessories at this fine specialty shop.
Closes in 30 min
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
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St. James's
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I visited Lock recently as I’d been given one of their excellent Panama hats. I was given such a welcome and treated with such courtesy that I returned to buy one of their fedoras. I am most grateful and give them full marks for courteous...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The oldest hat shop in the world (and it may even be the most expensive), this is a wonderful way to experience shopping from a more leisurely age. Laura gave me as much care and help buying my one panama hat as I later watched...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

First of all, I love hats - wherever I go, I love to look at hats, but finding the perfect hat is another matter. For many years I looked forward to shopping at Lock & Co and my visit did not disappoint, The ladies section...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

A visit to Lock's is a rare opportunity to purchase quality hats of any variety: Homburgs, Panamas, Fedoras, and caps, but for the more adventurous: smoking hats, a fez, and pith helmets are also available. Excellent service and the shop will mail purchases overseas.

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LockHatters, Manager at Lock & Co. Hatters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear V V Thank you for your kind review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. It's always nice to hear that people have enjoyed their time at Lock's. I look forward to your next visit. Best regards Michael Hagon Retail Manager

Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is a very small hat shop that can take care of any need you have regarding a hat. The downstairs has mens hats and the upstairs has ladies hats. I looked at the selection of ladies hats which was very good. They have everything...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Just bought a hat at Lock and Co. My father used to take showbiz clients there in the 1950's/60's he even bought his own hats at the shop. It is still the same, great service - you are helped in your choice. I knew what...More

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LockHatters, Manager at Lock & Co. Hatters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Dear Alliebar I'm very glad your visit lived up to your expectations. As a family business we're always thrilled to see a love of hats passed down from generation to generation. I'm sure we will be able to help on your next hatting trip! Regards...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

After some time we returned again to buy Panama hats for my wife and myself. The Service was again outstanding, most welcoming. Especially my wife had been blown away by the very professional Service given at the ladies hat department. There is really only one...More

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LockHatters, Manager at Lock & Co. Hatters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Dear Mr & Mrs Berger Thank you for your review and kind words. I'm very happy that you enjoyed your visit! we always try to make every visit as special as it can be. I hope to see both you and your family again soon....More

Reviewed 30 June 2017

I first heard of this shop during a tour of Mayfair, where the guide announced it as 'the finest and oldest hat shop in London and well worth a visit'. I have to admit that it isn't a disappointment to visit this shop, the service...More

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LockHatters, Manager at Lock & Co. Hatters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Dear Paul Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to share your thoughts. It is always fantastic to hear that people enjoy their visit to Locks. We try each and every time to make every visit memorable and I'm glad...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

I waited since dinosaurs roamed the earth to get myself a Homburg from Lock and Co. It cost me more than my car and it is worth every penny. I love it. The quality is simply peerless. It is huge, as I have a big...More

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LockHatters, Manager at Lock & Co. Hatters, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Dear Donald Thank you for taking the time to comment on your visit. I'm so pleased you love your new Homburg. It truly is a great hat! Don't forget we are always here to offer advice on your hat and if you are passing we...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Lock & Co has been in St.James for longer than any other hat shop in the world. The family run company was established in 1676 and it is decidedly old fashioned in the sense that it provides a traditional service of personal fitting and advice....More

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LockHatters, Manager at Lock & Co. Hatters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Dear Mark Thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts. I am very happy that you enjoyed your visit to Lock & Co! It's always good to hear when our customers have had a memorable experience. I hope that it won't be too...More

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