Westley Richards, 178 New Bond Street, London. Then & now …

Westley Richards, 178 New Bond Street, London
Westley Richards, 178 New Bond Street, London

Here’s an interesting image I came across online. It shows Westley Richard’s old London shop, located at 178 New Bond Street in the Mayfair area of the city’s West End – a super swanky part of town.

I’m not sure when Westley opened their shop at 178 New Bond Street, but according to the company’s website William Bishop — The Bishop of Bond Street — was acting as WR’s agent from 170 New Bond Street at early at 1815 — 3 years after the company’s founding.

Today, 178 New Bond Street is the flagship store for Boodles, a luxury jeweller with very “British” name.

178 New Bond Street, London, today. Similar facade, much different business.
178 New Bond Street, London, today. Similar facade, much different business.
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