When Aldrich first moved in to Finsbury Circus, our local umbrella shop was the world renowned Fox Umbrellas. Their reputation for creating the finest of umbrellas was second to none: handmade, customised and maintained ideal for swashbuckling across London Bridge – an elegant and essential accessory before the iPhone. Their silk umbrellas with boxwood handles, a silken tassel and frills for ladies would make Mary Poppins float. Fox Umbrellas is long gone and has now been transformed into our office’s favourite haunt for a post-work drink.
Fox Fine Wines and Spirits is set in the landmark building on the corner of London Wall and Moorgate. With a fantastic selection of wines to ‘drink in’ or ‘take away’ and such knowledgeable, friendly staff, we rarely venture further! The wood-panelled shop of Fox Umbrellas is now a gorgeous bar and with three floors there is more space than at first appears. Their small plates are fantastic, Kim has even led them to serve the Argentinian steak sliced – we can highly recommend with a nice glass of rioja!! The range of wines is extensive either by the bottle or the glass and the Fox team are dedicated to finding you the right wine for any and all occasions.
Our top pick is the Albariño Verde Granbazan 2015! Trust us, just try it!