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London's Oldest Tobacco Shop

Today this quaint old shop in the Haymarket relies on the tourists to buy postcards and souvenirs, although once its clients were among the elite of London. For this shop was once owned by Messrs. Fribourg and Treyer’s and dates from 1720 when it sold both tobacco and snuff, and it was here that King George IV brought his regular supply of snuff. The double bow windowed front is much the same as it was in the sixteenth-century when the Haymarket was a busy market place for the selling of hay.

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