Olympic Games 27 July - 12 August 2012
Paralympic Games 29 August - 9 September 2012
As you may be aware, many of London's roads will soon be designated as part of the 'Olympic Route Network' and will be subject to severe traffic restrictions. This will inevitably lead to significant transport challenges due to congestion and road closures. In order to avoid disappointment and possible traffic delays we strongly recommend that all our customers collect their guns and cartridges in advance of the shooting season.
Opening Times during The Olympic and Paralympic Games
09.30a.m. - 6.00p.m.
At any other time
Monday - Friday 9.00a.m. - 6.00p.m.
Saturday, 10.00a.m. - 5.00p.m.
If you are unable to come into London we can make alternative arrangements by having your guns delivered to our Shooting Grounds in Northwood, Middlesex. However, in order to do this we would need as much notice as possible.
We are delighted to announce that the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection is now available from our flagship store in Bruton Street, London. The shop has undergone a transformation with safari jackets and panama hats now adorning the shelves. This year’s collection is inspired by the vivid colours of the exotic birds of Africa.
Holland & Holland are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace next year. The Coronation Festival, taking place over four days in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation. This exciting and unique event, hosted by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, will bring together – for the first time on this scale – over 200 companies who hold Royal Warrants of Appointment. Promoting the very best of UK plc, the Festival will celebrate innovation, excellence and industry through trade and craft. 60,000 visitors will be able to come to Buckingham Palace for the Coronation Festival. Tickets are on sale now from this link.
Holland & Holland were proud to take part in a unique presentation of British style and craftsmanship as part of the second London Collections: Men. The event, held in the grand setting of Spencer House in St James’s aimed to showcase the finest British bespoke tailoring from Savile Row, Jermyn Street and some of Britain’s finest brands.
Around 60 models filled the magnificent house, in the dining room, breakfast room and halls and corridors. Holland & Holland presented three outfits on the day, including our shooting attire of course. In the entrance hall our Signature Toffee Tweed Half Norfolk Shooting Jacket and Green Tweed Field Coat were on show. In the breakfast room a tweed jacket and a pair of moleskins for morning tea.
As night drew close, guests filled the house to enjoy the splendour of the surroundings and of the finely tailored pieces. It was a fantastic chance to show that British really is the best.
Styling by Jo Levin, Creative Fashion Director of British GQ.
With the Shooting Season behind us, now is the perfect time to bring your guns in for a full strip and clean service at Holland & Holland. Through the care and attention of our skilled craftsmen, ensure your gun is in perfect working order for the start of the season.
Our Strip and Clean Service starts with a thorough inspection by our Foreman before any work is carried out. The trigger pulls and ejector timing is checked and we then totally strip down the gun, clean and treat the action to remove dirt and grime, and burnish any bright parts. Where necessary, the pins are re-blued and a new protective lacquer is applied to the action. The stock and forend are then checked for any cracks.
The barrels are carefully inspected for any dents, bulges or loose ribs. The breech face is then relined and the gun is reassembled. The gun is then given one final inspection by the Foreman to ensure that all is well.
To arrange your service or to find out more information, please contact the Gun Room:
We are pleased to announce that British Olympic Gold Medallist, Peter Wilson has joined us as a Friend of the Brand. Peter won gold at this year’s Olympics in sensational style to claim Britain’s first shooting medal for 12 years.
At 25 years old, Peter was the youngest Olympic competitor in the men’s double trap event. The marksman from Dorset rose to number one in the double trap rankings in August 2011. He went on to win gold at the World Cup circuit and team silver in the European Championships last year. Peter set a new world record in the double trap with a remarkable score of 198 out of 200, which gained him his quota spots for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics.
Daryl Greatrex, Managing Director of Holland & Holland said: “Holland & Holland are delighted to be working with Peter Wilson. Having been inspired by his magnificent performance in the London 2012 Olympics we feel he is the embodiment of our core brand values, sharing the same passion for excellence, tradition and dedication in achieving the highest standards of quality. Our union truly bringing together ‘the best of British’.”
Peter Wilson said: “It is a pleasure to be working alongside such an iconic company. Holland & Holland is one of the finest gun makers in the world and as I have proved myself to be a pretty good shot, it feels like the perfect combination. I look forward to working together in the future.”
Holland & Holland’s flagship store in the heart of Mayfair has undergone renovation work to increase the space in the Gunroom and Clothing & Accessories department. The work has transformed an area previously used for admin into a refreshing space for technical shooting clothing, accessories and a fascinating collection of antiques from around the world.
Creative Director Niels van Rooyen said: “Our flagship store has always been a true representation of Holland & Holland’s world and the recent work has enabled us to enhance the space we already had. Our technical pieces sit alongside our shooting accessories and we have expanded our wonderful collection of field sports related antiquarian pieces.” Customers are still able to purchase everything one would need for before, during and after a day’s shooting, as well as traditional safari clothing for those trips to Africa and beyond.
The first of twelve sculptures created by artists, Cemmick & Wylder is on display in our Bruton Street store. ‘The Glorious Twelve’ is a life size bronze of twelve grouse in flight. This is Cemmick and Wylder’s most ambitious project to date and is limited to only twelve sculptures. The artwork was launched at the Bruton Street store on the 9th August 2012.
Twelve months in the making, ‘The Glorious Twelve’ is a tribute to the wonderful red grouse and the countless custodians, keepers, guns and beaters whose passion and enthusiasm preserve them and the magnificent wilderness they inhabit.
To coincide with the launch of the sculpture, David Cemmick has created a series of paintings which are currently on show at our Bruton Street store. These vivid pictures explore the glorious world of grouse shooting in all its forms.
We are pleased to announce that the work of artist Marcello Pettineo will go on show at the Holland & Holland, Bruton Street store. Marcello’s collection of pencil-drawn wildlife game will be on display in the exhibition from May 3rd through to the 31st July.
All of the drawings have been exclusively created for Holland & Holland and will be available to purchase from May 3rd. Marcello’s work offers a subtle blend of words and images in the vein of Darwin, Audubon, Leonardo da Vinci and more recently the photographer Peter Beard. This is the “Marcello spirit”. He does not consider himself to be a wildlife artist, but rather an “explorer of lines”.
The drawings will sit perfectly in the surroundings of our Bruton Street store, so make you come in and explore the detailed pieces of unique art. A small collection of the exhibition’s artwork can be viewed below. To find out more about Marcello Pettineo click here.