Have a penchant for jewels and diamondsé If yes, Hatton Garden is the place for you! Here you can find every conceivable piece of jewellery from trinkets to heavy embellishments with the world's most rich and famous being its regular visitors. The Hatton Garden has been internationally recognised as the premier location for jewellery in London since 1870 and got its name from Sir Christopher Hatton, a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I. It houses nearly 300 jewellery businesses and as many as 55 shops, thus being the largest cluster of jewellery retailers in the UK.
The place boasts of famous names like de Beers diamond merchants who have outlets here. This jewellery hub houses more than 1000 of the Britain's finest jewellers, craftspeople and designers offering a wide variety ranging from antiques and diamond rings to watches and silver jewellery, supported with a long generation of craftsmen skills. To the benefit of buyers, proximity of competition ensures a justified price range. In the Hatton Garden, there also stands the façade of an old bluecoat school designed by Sir Christopher. Interestingly, the world's first machine gun was developed by Maxim at number 55 Hatton Gardens. To access, the nearest tube station is the Chancery Lane, Farringdon.