Amy Smithers explores the craftsmanship of London’s gun makers
For the past two centuries, London has been a pioneer of the bespoke shotgun and rifle market, with Mayfair being the hub in which marksmen flock from all over the world to acquire their new guns.
London’s current leading gunmakers have been here from the very start; these include Boss & Co, Holland & Holland and Purdey. There is also William & Son, which opened in 1999 – a relative baby in this traditional world, yet no less impressive. While these stores may be filled with the highest-quality items for the esteemed gentleman, it’s the gun rooms that really draw attention.