Tag: No.3 St James’s Street

The Grocer of St James’s Street | Part 1

Some 300 years ago, William Pickering laid the foundations for our business. This article is the first of two parts, originally published in Spring 1958. It dives into 17th-century St James’s Street, opening the doors on the Heraldic Painters and Coffee Mill which paved the way for the wine and spirits shop to come. Amongst […]

They came to No.3: Jack “Legs” Diamond

Over the past three centuries, a host of famous (and sometimes infamous) characters have visited No.3 St James’s Street. One such figure is the American gangster, Legs Diamond Also known as Gentleman Jack, Jack “Legs” Diamond was an Irish American gangster and bootlegger who became an international celebrity during Prohibition. In 1931 alone, he appeared […]

They came to No.3: Takanofuji

Over the past three centuries, a host of famous (and sometimes infamous) characters have visited No.3 St James’s Street. In 1991, one larger-than-life personality stepped on the scales: a sumo wrestler called Takanofuji Takanofuji was the shikona or ring name of Tadao Yasuda, a Japanese sumo wrestler, who is the heaviest person to ever be […]

Fit for a King(sman)

As we unveil a new dining room in St James’s, we take a look behind the door at No.4