James Lock & Co


James Lock & Co is the oldest hat shop in the world, as well as being one of the oldest family owned businesses still in existence.

Over the years, Lock's have supplied headwear to many tens of thousands of people from all walks of life who have sought out quality and service.

They are proud to hold the Royal Warrants for His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales

Venue Details & Map

James Lock & Co

6 St. James's Street
St. James's
+44 (0)20 7930 5849
Public transport:
Green Park, Underground

Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews

Top 5 reviews of James Lock & Co

5.0 out of 5 4 May 2017
by James F.

I've been wearing my Lock & Co. Panama hat for years now, and I receive more compliments on it than for any other article of clothing I've ever owned. They are totally professional and I drop in to the shop whenever I'm in London.more

5.0 out of 5 10 April 2017
by KayTee M.

My husband purchased 2 hats at Lock & Co Hatters while we were in London and had a fabulous experience! The very nice woman helping us (we forgot her name) was knowledgeable and accommodating (we tried on a number of hats) and was able to find us the perfect lid! Our favorite part of the visit was the historical story behind the company and the history room they have at the back of the shop...more

1.0 out of 5 26 January 2017
by Douglas A.

I rarely post negative reviews but alas Lock Company Hatters earned my ire during a recent visit to London. Staff, unengaged and down right rude. Prices through the roof! £150 for a man's lamb's wool knit cap? Please don't insult me even if it was made in Scotland! I don't mind paying for quality but at least give me pleasant and helpful staff and a selection that isn't so overpriced...more

5.0 out of 5 6 December 2016
by Todd C.

GREAT service. Great hat. Have not been to the shop but they do you well online. Got Vic a half high topper / ladies equestrian hat [ That they no longer seem to have.] and it is beautiful. I will be crossing the pond for my next bowler. You never regret buying the best.more

5.0 out of 5 11 May 2011
by Patrick L.

I once bought a grey chauffeurs hat from Lock & Co. for a stuido photo-shoot I was undertaking in Lots Road, Chelsea.

The grey chauffeurs hat looked almost perfect on the model, while I was photographing her. But I must admit the grey chauffeurs hat, did look a bit Gestapo like.

For me, I personally do not wear hats at all, I'm afraid. Nonetheless, I would always recommend Lock & Co. to...more

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