By Royal Appointment...

All these London businesses have the Royal seal of approval

We were wondering, do the royals have a preferred fungal toe nail treatment? Septic tank emptier? Peep show?

Whatever they chose to endorse, that royal crest doesn't do your business any harm - it guarantees a certain standard of service and gives an assurance of top quality.

Whether they wander down Oxford Street handing out these accolades themselves or just leave it to the minions, we're unsure, but we've put together a list of some of our favourites... of the royal favourites.

Lyle & Scott
1 Carnaby Street Oxford Circus W1F 9QF
Region: Oxford Circus
Nearest Station: Oxford Circus (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: This men's clothes shop on Carnaby Street is where the Duke of Edinburgh, aka the King of Foot-in-Mouth Gaffes, buys his vests. They were bestowed with the royal warrant in 1975, and their other prestigious credentials include creating a cashmere collection with Christian Dior and clothing the Ryder Cup golfing champions.

Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly
181 Piccadilly

AIL Says: The Harrods of grocery stores, Fortnum & Mason was given both the Queen and Prince Charles' exclusive stamp in 1955. Fun fact: they claim to have invented the Scotch egg. Although the Queen is known to stick to a super healthy diet of grilled meats and no carbs at dinnertime (she has reached the age of 90, after all), this is her go-to store for the eggy treats.

73-77 Regent Street Mayfair W1B 4EF
Region: Mayfair
Nearest Station: Piccadilly Circus (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: The royals love a spot of hunting and horseriding. Barbour is where they buy their coats, which are suitably quilted and waterproof for all their outdoor pursuits in the British drizzle.

  • USERS 1/10
Jack Barclay
18 Berkeley Square Mayfair W1J 6AE
Region: Mayfair
Nearest Station: Green Park (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: Naturally the Queen isn't going to be seen driven around in a Ford Fiesta. Instead she favours Rollers, Daimlers and Bentleys. The latter created a unique limousine for her to be ferried around on her Golden Jubilee in 2002. She endorsed their Berkeley Square dealership in 2014.

  • USERS 10/10
Rigby & Peller
13 King's Road Chelsea SW3 4RP
Region: Chelsea
Nearest Station: Sloane Square (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: Does Her Majesty wear lacy basques? It's one of the many lingerie garments celeb-favourite Rigby & Peller sell, as well as suspender belts and babydoll dresses. She granted them the royal warrant in 1960, so perhaps she's foxier than we thought.

Turnbull & Asser
71-72 Jermyn Street St. James's SW1Y 6PF
Region: St. James's
Nearest Station: Green Park (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: When Prince Charles was given the power to hand out royal warrants, the first company he chose was men's bespoke clothing retailer Turnbull & Asser. In their own words "we have been the choice of discerning gentlemen for handmade clothing and accessories for over a century". 'Nuff said.

John Lewis
278-306 Oxford Street Marylebone W1C 1DX
Region: Marylebone
Nearest Station: Oxford Circus (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: We can exclusively reveal that the Queen gets Bucks Palace's curtains from John Lewis (possibly), as the store has had her Royal Madge's seal of approval since 2007. Britain's favourite department store is also one of the most egalitarian, as every single employee owns a share in the company and therefore get a percentage of its profits.

  • USERS 9/10
14 Princes Arcade St. James's SW1Y 6DS
Region: St. James's
Nearest Station: Piccadilly Circus (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: The Queen is just like everyone else really, at least in terms of tucking into a big old box of chocolates. As well as endorsing Cadbury's, she likes gourmet chocolatiers Prestat. Their specialties are truffles, which they experiment with by flavouring with sake, cardamom chai and blackforest gateau.


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