A Gentleman’s London Episode Nine: Davidoff of London

On St. James's Street, tucked among the hallowed gentlemen's clubs and tailors of London's Pall Mall, lies Davidoff of London. Established in 1980 by Edward Sahakian, the emporium has become a temple for cigar aficionados the world over.

A Gentleman’s London Episode Nine: Davidoff of London

For the ninth episode Tom Chamberlin keeps exploring St. James's Street: tucked among the hallowed gentlemen's clubs and tailors of London's Pall Mall, lies Davidoff. Though established in 1980 in London by Edward Sahakian, a man whose passion for fine tobacco was sparked admiring an ornate pipe as a boy, the Davidoff name and legacy harken back to Zino Davidoff, the brand's founding father who opened his first store in Geneva in 1911.

Here, you'll find the most exceptional cigar selections carefully culled and preserved like treasured works of art. From aged Cuban reserves bearing the prestigious "English Market Selection" pedigree to Davidoff's own acclaimed Dominican puro blends, no detail is spared in curating these ceremonial smokes. Sahakian's team of tobacconists are true cigar connoisseurs, experts at stocking the rarest, most coveted cigars alongside a full range of cigarillos, pipes, and elevated accouterments.

For over two centuries, the ritual of the hand-rolled cigar has transcended mere habit to become a rarefied lifestyle pursuit. In this hallowed space, those venerable traditions not only endure but are enshrined as London's cigar masters continue preserving their storied heritage.

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Photography: Kim Lang