”I'm quite a diehard Londoner -- I find it hard to imagine living anywhere else."

Emily Berry
"We must relearn how to see....The eye is assaulted, coerced, desensitised. The only road to freedom is self-education in art.

Camille Paglia
”One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art."

Oscar Wilde
”The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention."

Julia Cameron
”Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."

”The way to research is to attack the facts at the greatest point of astonishment."

Celia Green
”The better dressed the Prince of Wales, the less suited he is to the throne."

James Sherwood
”A woman without perfume is a woman without a future."

Coco Chanel
”'Giving style' to one's character -- a great and rare art! It is exercised by those who see all the strengths and weaknesses of their own natures and then comprehend them in an artistic plan . . . even weakness delights the eye."

"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle."

George Orwell
”If you make the 'bother' a lovely part of the process, the bother becomes a positively enhancing part of it. You just can't replicate that human contact online."

Patrick Grant
”Tell all the Truth but tell it slant --"

Emily Dickinson
”The highest form of courage is to reveal oneself fully, to express one's inner condition to the world with eloquence."

Glenn O'Brien
”I'm an obsessive researcher and had unearthed huge amounts of factual material, but gossip is a great resource."

Fleur Adcock
”Language is the main instrument of man's refusal to accept the world as it is. . . . Ours is the ability, the need, to gainsay or 'unsay' the world, to image or speak it otherwise."

George Steiner
"Movies will make you famous; television will make you rich; but theatre will make you good."

Terence Mann
”London is on the whole the most possible form of life."

Henry James
”My driving ambition is to let everyone else in on all the cool stuff that's going on. The tragedy of academia is how much fascinating stuff never gets outside the walks of academia, and I find that really heartbreaking."

Malcolm Gladwell
”There is na workeman / That can bothe worken wel and hastilie. / This must be done at leisure parfaitlie."

”Nobody sees a flower -- really -- it is so small it takes time -- we haven't time -- and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time."

Georgia O'Keeffe
”Dress is a foolish thing; and yet it is a very foolish thing for a man not to be well dressed."

Lord Chesterfield
”Style is what happens when a person bends fashion to his personality."

G. Bruce Boyer
”I pity American men. They have no time to think about clothes."

Hardy Amies
”All Englishmen like dresses. It's something in their genes. Everyone knows it, they just don't talk about it."

David Bowie
"Life without labour is crime, and labour without art is brutality."

John Wesley Hardrick
"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."

William Faulkner
"Great art must be discernible to everyone."

George Grosz

Tour of the St. James’s arcades for Royal Automobile Club, launching a new Shopping Arcades Tour

17 April 2018



Tour of the St. James’s Menswear District for Fashion Students at Dankaerts College, Holland

10 February 2018 



Savile Row Style Magazine, Winter Issue 2017/2018, “Ramroop Delight as he wins Black Business Person of the Year Award.  Cindy Lawford talks to the owner of Maurice Sedwell about his ‘amazing’ award.”  p. 11;   “Tales of the Unexpected.  Savile Row Expert Cindy Lawford shares five of her favourite stories about this iconic part of London.”  pp. 46-49.



Consultancy Firm Centre of Gravity from Bangalore, India, makes a film of Savile Row, with interviews and filming coordinated by Cindy.

December 13-18, 2017



Savile Row Style Magazine, Summer Issue 2017

“In the Steps of History:  Cindy Lawford on the stories she tells on her tours of Savile Row.”  pp. 54-57.   






Walking in the steps of history on Savile Row




Poetry Night at The Print Room at the Coronet

June 6, 2017, 7:30 pm

With readings by Daljit Nagra, Kayo Chingonyi and Karen McCarthy Woolf.  Hosting.




Poetry Night at The Print Room at the Coronet

February 14, 2017, 7:30

With readings by Emily Berry, Nicola Nathan, Richard Scott and Martha Sprackland.  Hosting.



First St. James’s Art Tour

February 7, 2017, 3 pm, for Royal Automobile Club

With visits to Stoppenbach & Delestre, Peter Finer, Chris Beetles, Whitford, Brian Haughton, Lampronti and Bowman’s Gallery to see the Mayoral exhibition devoted to the 1937 Spanish Pavilion at the Exhibition Internationale in Paris.

New public tours will take place every Tuesday, 2:30 until 5 pm.  There is just too much to see and say to squeeze it into 2 hours.




Strindberg’s Women:  The Stronger, Storm

November 17, 2016, Jermyn Street Theatre

Post-show with cast and director Jake Murray, hosted by Cindy



Poetry at The Print Room

November 15, 2016

Readings by Vahni Capildeo and Ian Duhig, introduced by Cindy



Friends Night for Off the King’s Road

June 21, 2016, Jermyn Street Theatre, 6:30 pm

With Director Alan Cohen and Playwright Neil Koenigsbery




Pre-show chat for J. B. Priestley’s I Have Been Here Before

May 17, 2016, Jermyn Street Theatre, 7 pm

Director Anthony Biggs talks discusses Priestlye and P. D. Ouspensky with Cindy.




Miss Atomic Bomb at St. James’s TheatreMAB_1600x550

Wednesday matinees, 2 pm, March 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 2016.

Cindy will give pre-show talks, introducing the early 1950s world of Nevada nuclear testing, the Jewish mafia and the extraordinary embrace and celebration of the atomic bomb by the citizens and tourists of Las Vegas.




Poetry at The Print Room

March 15, 2016, 7:30 pm

Readings by Fleur Adcock, Fiona Sampson and Will Burns.  Cindy hosting




Friends Night at Jermyn Street Theatre

February 23, 2016, 6:30 pm

Q&A with Director Anthony Biggs for I Loved Lucy.  Grace Wessels and Cindy hosting.




Poetry at The Print Room

December 15, 2015, 7:30

Readings by Don Paterson, 40 Sonnets; and Liz Berry, Black Country.  Cindy will introduce them.




Pre-show chat for Desperate Measures, a new Shakespeare musical

December 10, 2015, 6:50 pm

Jermyn Street Theatre

Cindy will interview the directors and writers Robin Kingsland and Chris Barton




Poetry at The Print Room

November 19, 2015, 7:30 pm

Readings by Andrew McMillan and Neil Rollinson, introduced by Cindy




The First Man, by Eugene O’Neill

October 20, 2015, 7 pm, at Jermyn Street Theatre

Pre-show interview with Director Anthony Biggs





Poetry at The Print Room

October 13, 2015, 7:30 pm 

Readings by Glyn Maxwell and Karen McCarthy Woolf, introduced by Cindy




Documentary on Jermyn Street published online and on German lifestyle channel, Doppio

July 2015, with a focus on Cindy’s tour, The Jermyn Street Experience





Lesere, by Ashley Holloway (July 2015)

23 July, 6:30 pm Friends Night, Jermyn Street Theatre

Pre-show chat with with director and playwright



Heart of Things, by Giles Cole (March 2015)

28 March 2015, 2:30 pm, Jermyn Street Theatre

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A Breakfast of Eels, by Robert Holman (March – April 2015)

27 March 2015, 7 pm, The Print Room

Pre-show chat with Holman, Director Robert Hastie, hosted by Cindy Lawford.  



Poetry at The Print Room

3 March 2015, 7 pm

Mini Khalvati reading from The Weather Wheel; Elaine Feinstein reading from her new collection; Sean Borodale reads from Human Work — A Poet’s Cookbook 



 The Last of the De Mullins, by St John Hankin (February 2015)

 Jermyn Street Theatre, Friends Night, 24 February, 6:30 pm

Pre-show talk with director Joshua Stamp-Simon, hosted by Cindy Lawford



Ivy & Joan, by James Hogan (6-24 January 2015)

Jermyn Street Theatre, 22 January, 7 pm

Pre-show talk with Director Anthony Biggs, hosted by Cindy Lawford



Poetry at the Print Room 

4 December 2014, 7:30 pm 


Ruth Padel, Learning How to Make an Oud in Nazareth; David Harsent, Fire Songs.  Introductions by Cindy Lawford. 



14 October, 7 p.m., Jermyn Street Theatre, Flowers of the Forest

Pre-show Q&A with director Anthony Biggs and assistant director Joshua Stamp-Simon on stage, hosted by Dr. Cindy Lawford:  John van Druten’s 1930s view of World War I will be discussed.



Silver Sunday, 5 October 2014

2 pm, starting at Jermyn Street Theatre, Cindy will give a tour of Jermyn Street — a one-hour version of The Jermyn Street Experience — for senior citizens.  The tour will be followed by a matinee performance of Flowers of the Forest, also for senior citizens



Flowers of the Forest, 23 September – 18 October 2014

Jermyn Street Theatre 

by John van Druten

Directed by Anthony Biggs supported by Ardent Theatre



South African Season, 10 June to 12 July 2014

Jermyn Street Theatre

Fever, by Reza de Wet; Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act, by Athol Fugard; District 6, Our Buckingham Palace, by Basil Appollis and Sylvia Vollenhoven; Under a Foreign Sky, by Jack Klaff

On Sunday, 22 June, after a 4 pm performance, there will be a live debate on South Africans and Displacement chaired by Cindy and featuring Audrey Brown, the presenter of Network Africa on the BBC’s World Service, and Luntu Masiza, a young South African playwright.



Closer Than Ever

Jermyn Street Theatre, starring Graham Bickley, Sophie-Louise Dann, Arvid Larsen, Issy Van Randwyck; music by David Shire, lyrics by and directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.

21 May, Friends Night, Getti Restaurant, 6:30, cast and crew Q&A hosted by Cindy.

27 May, post-show Q&A, hosted by Cindy.



Poetry at The Print Room

8 May 2014, 7:30 pm

Kei Miller, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion; Lavinia Greenlaw, Troilus and Criseyde;  Cindy will host.



 jermyn street expThe Jermyn Street Experience


Starts April 2014

Every Friday afternoon, Dr. Cindy Lawford will give a sense-expanding, anecdote-filled tour of Jermyn Street.  Clients will gain special access to traditional shops selling exquisite perfumes,   cheeses, and cigars.  They will hear how the finest gentlemen’s hats are made and how the best bespoke shirts tailored.    

Was Henry Jermyn the real father of Charles II? In which film did James Bond first appear in a Turnbull and Asser double cuff shirt?  What royal leftovers did William Fortnum, footman to Queen Anne, use to make his fortune with grocer Hugh Mason? In what Al Pacino film did he declare he knew the “woman in his sights” was wearing Floris fragrance? Why is Beau Brummell’s statue on Jermyn Street? What famous movie star got thrown out of a Turkish bath on Jermyn Street for attempting sexual intercourse?  Why does George F. Trumper package its lime-based aftershave in pink paper?  Who invented the DAKS trouser and why was it unique?  Why did the falling of a bomb on St. James’s Church in 1942 inspire Olaf Hambro, who was then eating oysters, to buy Wilton’s Restaurant?

 The Jermyn Street Experience starts at 4 pm on Fridays in front of Jermyn Street Theatre.  The cost is £15.  The tour is also available on different days of the week by appointment to individual groups.    

If you are interested in arranging a tour, please contact cindylawford@jermynstreettheatre.co.uk or text her at 07805 935403.




The Dead Dogs

By Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse, Directed by Simon Usher

The Print Room, 15 March – 12 April

Cast includes Danny Horn, Valier Gogan, Jennie Gruner, Sam Redford and William Troughton

25 March and 1 April, Cindy will give post-show talks

4 April, Cindy will host a special Q&A with the cast and director for members of the Institute of Psychoanalysis.  This event is open to the public and promises to be very special.

8 April, Cindy will host a Q&A with the cast and director Simon Usher.



Poetry @ The Print Room

6 March 2014

Poets Fleur Adcock, Clare Pollard and Michael Symmons Roberts will be reading from their respective works Glass Wings, Ovid’s Heroines, and Drysalter.  Cindy will introduce the poets. 




Dance piece created and directed by Hubert Essakow

18 and 25 February 2014, The Print Room

Cindy will host Q&A with Essakow and dancers on 18 February and she will give a post-show talk on the inspiration for the piece on 25 February. 




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