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Jermyn Street decorated for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in 2012
|Namesake||Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans|
|Length||0.3 mi (0.5 km)|
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|To||St James's Street|
|Known for||Gentlemen's clothing retailers|
It is known as a street in which the shops are almost exclusively aimed at the gentlemen's clothing market and famous for its resident shirtmakers such as Turnbull & Asser, Hawes & Curtis, Thomas Pink, Harvie & Hudson, Charles Tyrwhitt and T. M. Lewin. Gentlemen's outfitters Hackett and DAKS are also located on Jermyn Street, as well as shoe- and boot-makers John Lobb and Foster & Son.
A number of other businesses occupy premises on the street, such as the men's luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill, who opened its shop on the corner of Jermyn Street and Duke Street in 1907; barbers Geo.F. Trumper, and Taylor of Old Bond Street; cigar shop Davidoff; as well as Britain's oldest cheese shop, Paxton & Whitfield, trading since 1797.
Forming part of the St James's Art District there are a number of art galleries in Jermyn Street including Ben Janssens Oriental Art, Guy Morrison & Titus Kendall, Harris Lindsay, S Franses Ltd, Simon Dickson Ltd, The Sladmore Gallery and The Weiss Gallery.
Among the restaurants in the street are the historic Wiltons, the new Fortnum and Mason restaurant - 45 Jermyn St, the long established Rowley’s Restaurant and Franco’s.
Jermyn Street was created by and named after Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans, as part of his development of the St James's area of central London, around the year 1664. The street was first recorded as "Jarman Streete" in the 1667 rate books of St Martin's, listing 56 properties. In 1675 there were 108 names listed.
The Duke of Marlborough lived there when he was Colonel Churchill, as did Isaac Newton (at No. 88, from 1696-1700; he then moved next door to No. 87, from 1700 to 1709, during which time he worked as Warden of the Mint), the mid-18th century highwayman and apothecary William Plunkett, the Duchess of Richmond, the Countess of Northumberland and the artist John Keyse Sherwin (in whose rooms in 1782 the actress Sarah Siddons sat for him for her portrait as "Euphrasia).
The Gun Tavern was one of the great resorts for foreigners of revolutionary tastes during the end of the 18th century, whilst Grenier's Hotel was patronised by French refugees. At the Brunswick Hotel, Louis Napoleon took up his residence under the assumed name of Count D'Arenberg on his escape from captivity in the fortress of Ham. Twentieth-century residents included the 1930s 'big band' singer Al Bowlly (killed in his flat on the street by a parachute mine during the Blitz in 1941).
Though he did not live there, a statue of Beau Brummell stands on Jermyn Street at its junction with Piccadilly Arcade, as embodying its elegant clothing values. Aleister Crowley lived in No. 93 during the Second World War up until April 1. It was through Crowley that Nancy Cunard resided in a flat in Jermyn Strret .
Many tailors owned or still own the houses along the street and often rented out rooms to people. No. 22, Jermyn Street, for instance was once owned by Italian silk merchant Cesare Salvucci and a military tailor who rented rooms out to people such as the banker Theodore Rothschild.
Listed Buildings in Jermyn Street
|Street Number||Grade||Date First Listed||Historic England|
|14 & 15||II||30 May 1972|||
|25||II||30 May 1972|||
|30 Simpsons||II*||14 Sept 1970|||
|70-72||II||14 Jan 1970|||
|88||II||4 Oct 1974|||
|89||II||4 Oct 1974|||
|90||II*||14 Jan 1970|||
|93||II||1 Dec 1987|||
|94||II||30 Jan 1987|||
|95||II||1 Dec 1987|||
|96||II||1 Dec 1987|||
|106||II||1 Dec 1987|||
|111 & 112||II||14 Jan 1970|||
|Piccadilly Arcade||II||30 May 1972|||
Notes on Listed Buildings
Most of the buildings appear in 'Survey of London' in The Parish of St James Westminster Part 1 South of Piccadilly: Volumes 29 and 30, Vol. 29, (1960) which can be viewed online. 
Nikolaus Pevsner writes in "The Buildings of England" of No 97 “ The Mid Victorian shop-front of No 97 is one of the best of its date in the West End” and “No 93 is another good one” (Paxton & Whitfield).
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