John Bell & Croyden
Time Out says
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After two centuries of dishing out cures to Londoners’ maladies, age started to wither this venerable pharmacy: cue a multimillion-pound revamp that balances an imposing heritage with a new range of products. Intriguing bits of antique paraphernalia are dotted among of-the-moment wellness fads – JB&C houses a royal prescription book, so you can gawp at Queen Victoria’s beauty secrets (cold cream and Coraline toothpaste, FYI). The store is also home to a globetrotting selection of fancy brands, from French cult favourites including Embryolisse and La Roche Posay to under-the-radar Antipodean suncare. You might come in looking for blister plasters, but you’ll leave with a bathroom-cabinet’s worth of loot.
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We are passionate about putting health and well-being first and our customers have access to exclusive new features and services including, exclusive products, specialist facial treatments via our newly launched treatment room InResidence, lifestyle ranges and innovative technology including: a comprehensive range of diet and health foods, high tech sports and fitness products as well as a unique range of fragrances and skincare solutions from around the world. There is always a doctor in the house with an in-house GP service from DocTap for those needing an urgent appointment with a private GP.
We also have a unique blend of services via specialised clinics catering for your travel needs, dental hygiene, hair-loss, chiropody and osteopathy Pop in and see us, we'd love to serve you.