In this age of bland chain stores and supermarkets, the St James’s district of London has kept its own character. It offers visitors a mix of galleries, restaurants and independent shops. Prices can be high but window shopping is free.
Browsing in St James’s Street, I found this Red Indian gazing out of the bow window at Fox’s cigar merchants. With late afternoon sunshine streaming through the window, I couldn’t resist taking his picture.
If you decide to pay a visit, get off the beaten track. Explore the hidden courtyards, alleyways and parks. With a camera and comfortable shoes, be your own guide and follow your nose.