London shop tour: A. Gold

A guest contributor post by Andrea from Lotus Events 

Emitting a classic rustic feel of old style grocers that I can’t seem to get enough of, A. Gold is a little haven in Spitalfields. A perfect stop to pick up a sandwich made to order (think honey roast chicken with sage and onion stuffing!), a cup of Monmouth coffee made using a specially made brewing rack, a slice of homemade Victoria Sponge cake and a bar of Kendal mint cake for later!

Built in 1780, the building that houses A. Gold has been home to diamond-cutters, furriers, boot makers, drapers, book-binders and Amelia Gold (hence the name A. Gold), who ran a French millinery business out of the shop front in the 1880’s.  If you look closely, her shop sign is still visible under their green awning!

Avoid long queues from local offices by arriving early and follow them on twitter to learn about their daily sandwiches (or don’t to avoid drooling on your keyboard!). A. Gold also carries a small selection of “Traditional foods of Britain” by independent brands such as tins of Campbell’s teas, local beers, and sweets such as sugar mice!

A. Gold, 42 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AG


Andrea is a Vancouver native currently living in London, UK that has a love for handmade indie craft, independent shops, travel,  and vintage goods. Find her online here: blog | twitter | facebook

photo credit: Ana Maria is a flea market fanatic with a knack for diy, she shares her vintage finds, crafty endeavors, and travel adventures on her personal lifestyle blog.

Jan Halvarson


kickpleat said...

Oh hello Kendel mint cake!!! What a lovely shop!

LolaDee said...

This looks precious :)


Unknown said...

That shop looks so inviting. Thanks for the tip!

P.S.: Poppytalk looks brilliant with its new design!

Van Hire Scotland said...

Hi Andrea…. Nice photos shared of London Shop. Its looks attractive..
Van Hire London