London’s lost department stores

Escalator at D H Evans
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Monday, 9 January 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

St Margaret's United Reform Church
Victoria Avenue
N3 1BD

Do you remember the opulent marble-clad escalator hall of D H Evans, or the thrill of Gamage’s toy department and the famous Christmas catalogue? Or Derry & Toms’ iconic Art Deco Rainbow Room and decadent rooftop garden? These and other famous names and architectural gems have disappeared from central London, but they are still remembered with affection by many people.

Michael Lewin, a retired architect and Shape of London speaker, will take us on a nostalgic illustrated tour of some of London’s lost department stores, revealing their origins, heydays and demise.