Tag: No.3 St James’s Street

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

Mystery in miniature

Julian Wiseman – the author of a new reference book, Port Vintages – attempts to unravel one of the smallest secrets of our history; the identity of a few bottles in a rather special cellar