Retail Survivors: The London Shops That Have Been Trading For Centuries

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the hardest times for retail in living memory, although there are some businesses in London that have a history that goes back hundreds of years. How have these traditional shops fared in such a challenging environment? London’s streets have pulsed with people and enterprise for many centuries but when the coronavirus pandemic hit, the capital fell eerily quiet. A record number of shops closed on the UK’s high streets as footfall dropped alarmingly. Some of London’s retailers have been around long enough to have gone through not just both world wars, but also the abolition of slavery, the establishment of the world’s first underground railway and the founding of the Metropolitan Police. Read more at BBC News.