Visiting Hatton Garden Jewellers
When it comes to high-end jewellers, London should be your first port of call. Taking a trip to Hatton Garden - London's Jewellery Quarter - can leave you with some amazing memories and a fantastic piece to treasure forever. But if you really want to get the most out of your visit, it’s well worth knowing a little more about the area before stepping out of your black cab.
So, what should you know before visiting the area and what top-tips should you follow before getting on the tube?
What do you need to know about London's Jewellery Quarter?
1. It has a rich history
First founded in 1658, Hatton Garden is London's diamond district and is among the most creative and artisanal communities in the world. Providing services to the royal courts, all of the region’s shops are independent or family-owned. This allows visitors to avail of literal generations of experience at a price-point that is much lower than that of a high-street chain. This means you can enjoy savings on luxury items like diamond bracelets, important pieces like engagement rings or wedding rings, or hire craftsmen to create unique designs for you or your loved one.
2. It’s easy to access
If you are travelling directly from Heathrow, you can take a tube line direct from the airport to Holborn. The closest stops are at Farringdon on Cowcross Street where the Piccadilly, Hampstead and Hammersmith and City lines converge. From there, you are just a three-minute walk from Hatton Garden. You can also alight at Chancery Lane on the Metropolitan line for a four-minute walk to the area, or wait a stop for St. Paul’s to enjoy a stunning view of the cathedral during your 12-minute stroll. This allows you to maximise your time spent in the area and have enough time to browse the stunning selection of elegant earrings, diamond necklaces, and more.
What should you look out for?
One of the reasons for the area’s popularity is the variety of businesses. Our luxury boutiques are one part of a massive ecosystem that includes a range of specialist shops and storied merchants that specialise in diamonds and fine jewellery. When it comes to antique jewellery, Hatton Garden Jewellers offers a fantastic selection of items that can be sourced or customised as needed. Even a short visit is a perfect chance to pick some stunning antique and vintage jewellery, including diamond bracelets, statement diamond earrings and much more.
3. Opening hours
While it’s important to check each store’s unique opening hours, conventional opening hours are 10am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday. If you’re looking for vintage jewellery in Hatton Garden, it’s often worth contacting stores in advance to ensure they have time to procure and prepare the right items in their collection for you.
If you want to learn more about the area, you can book an appointment with our boutiques to help us source the right item for your specific needs. Alternatively, feel to drop in on your visit and we can help you browse our current range or make suggestions where to visit in the local area.