There are many reasons why having the use of a chauffeur service in London is a fantastic idea, whether that’s business, airport transfers, or perhaps it’s taking advantage of the incredible shopping at London’s top department stores.
But while having a car and driver is handy to transport all your purchases, and then transport you to the next store, Tatler reports on the changes to how even the most exclusive stores are adapting to during the coronavirus pandemic.
The UK government allowed the reopening of non-essential shops on 15 June, and that included some of London’s most iconic department stores.
Now the famous ‘red coats’, the iconic doormen at Fortnum & Mason, who have been performing their duties since the store opened in 1707, have been appointed social distancing ambassadors. All staff are wearing face masks - ‘We assure you they are smiling beneath them,’ according to the website - and a one-way system is in force in the store.
A similar one-way system is being used at Bond Street’s Fenwick, which has been given the nickname of ‘Fenwick Green Road’, guiding luxury shoppers around the store.
Harrods has implemented footfall technology to limit the number of people in the store at any one time. Michael Ward, the managing director of Harrods said: ‘The considerable new measures we have introduced will enable customers to shop safely at Harrods, without any compromise on experience, product or service.’
If you’re a VIP or rewards member of Harvey Nichols, then you can pre-book your shopping slot, ensuring the freedom to shop with plenty of space and the advantage of skipping the queue.
Stores on Sloane Street are enticing customers back by offering a kerbside collection for shoppers, meaning that your first-class chauffeur service can wait for up to 20 minutes on the street’s single yellow lines without the risk of a fine.
Enjoy a COVID-19 secure shopping experience in London without having to worry about your transport, with your own private chauffeur.