Bailey Nelson and Host Coffee To Join Henrietta Street, Covent Garden

Capital & Counties Properties PLC (‘Capco’) is pleased to announce the signing of two new brands to Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. Bailey Nelson, the Australian eyewear brand, and Host Coffee, British independent craft coffee bar, will open their doors this September.

These two stores will complement the existing community of likeminded independent and global brands, representing the very best aspects of men’s retail, alongside high quality dining already on Henrietta Street, from Nigel Cabourn to Edwin, and Frenchie to the new Ollie Dabbous restaurant in Henrietta Hotel.

Bailey Nelson’s stylish, minimalist concept will  offer a range of hand crafted and high quality opticals, sunglasses and optical accessories all designed by a small creative team based in Sydney. The shop, their only UK store, will launch new designs monthly all featuring high quality materials including acetates from Italy, hinges from Germany and stainless steel from Japan, at an affordable price point.

Host Coffee will be a vibrant new artisan coffee shop opening on the street, aiming to pioneer a new movement in coffee and cater to everyone regardless of their coffee knowledge or experience. The store will offer a menu of quick bites accompanied by wine, all from sustainable local London suppliers. The brand originated in Old Street Station as the brainchild of two old school friends, and they plan to bring that same quality coffee, service and community atmosphere to Covent Garden.

Michelle McGrath, Director of Capco Covent Garden, commented on the announcement: “Bailey Nelson and Host Coffee will add to the distinct identity already established on Henrietta Street. Both are forward-thinking brands and will add to Henrietta Street’s creative community hub.”





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About Capco Covent Garden:

Covent Garden is a leading global retail and dining address and is one of the most distinct and vibrant estates in London. The area is now home to Chanel, Mulberry, Balthazar and Frenchie, with upcoming openings from Tom Ford, SushiSamba and Petersham Nurseries.

Capital & Counties Properties PLC ('Capco') is responsible for the management and curation of over 1 million sq. ft. of space at Covent Garden valued at £2.4 billion (as at 30 June 2017). Under Capco’s stewardship, Covent Garden has been transformed into a world-class destination, welcoming over 44 million customer visits a year.

About Capital & Counties Properties PLC (Capco):

Capital & Counties Properties PLC is one of the largest investment and development property companies that specialises in central London real estate and is a constituent of the FTSE-250 Index. Capco's landmark London estates at Covent Garden and Earls Court were valued at £3.5 billion as at 30 June 2017 (Group share). The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

About Bailey Nelson:

Founded in Bondi Beach, Australia in 2012, Bailey Nelson has quickly grown into a global brand lead by an incredible team with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. Put simply, buying glasses should be one of life’s pleasures. And Bailey Nelson has created a formula to make it one, by crafting eyewear that’s both beautiful and affordable as well as hiring people who are passionate and genuine. Their vision is to right the wrongs of the eyewear industry - positively and permanently; and whilst they’re at it, empower individuality and self-expression through beautiful, affordable eyewear, inviting stores and incredible people. It’s the Bailey Nelson way.

About Host Coffee:

Host Coffee was initially an idea by two school friends trying to see if they could make a product that people would love in the big world of business. The first venture no more than a coffee machine, two friends and some boxes in Old Street Station. Now Host Coffee has come to Covent Garden to provide the same quality coffee, service and atmosphere that made them a hit, seeking to establish themselves as a Community hub of Henrietta Street and the area surrounding it.