It's Bank Holiday time! And we will never let you down. 
Our stores are most certainly open this Bank Holiday Monday and the times are outlined below. 
Did you know that our entire range of sunglasses come standard with polarised lenses? 
Famous for their ability to reduce visible glare, polarised lenses are preferred by many outdoor enthusiasts, drivers and those who spend lots of time near water.
So you can grab our sunglasses with polarised lenses starting from just £98!

Whether you're spending the weekend on the beach, in the city or in the countryside; our glasses will equip you for every occasion.  
You can visit our stores at the following times this Bank Holiday Monday: 
Putney: 11am-6pm
Spitalfields: 11am-6pm
Covent Garden: 11am-6pm
Kings Road: 12pm-6pm
Canary Wharf: 12pm-6pm
August 25, 2016 by Lauren Johnstone

Optical Lens Quality

If you haven’t taken the time to read an encyclopedia about eyewear, chances are you might find the whole “choosing the right lenses” thing a bit daunting. With so much information about anti-this and multi-that, it can be hard to know where necessity finishes and extravagance begins. 

Although it’s not industry tradition, we believe essentials should be offered at no extra cost — that’s why all our optical lenses come with a multicoat as standard. Our multicoat includes:

  1. An anti-reflective coating to reduce glare from surfaces like computer screens and car headlights. This is particularly helpful with combatting eyestrain, fatigue and headaches. We also add anti-reflective coatings to the outside of our lenses to minimise visible reflections for other people. Overall, anti-reflective lenses are more comfortable, functional and better looking than standard optical lenses.

  2. An anti-scratch coating which makes our lenses harder, and as you might guess by the name — more resistant to scratches (we feel it’s important to note that nothing will protect your lenses quite like a hard case and cleaning cloth — which we also supply as standard). 

All of our boutiques offer blue control filters (works like a UV filter but targets the blue light range) along with high index lenses (for high prescriptions).

To see a full list of our boutiques, click here.

August 19, 2016 by Lauren Johnstone


Ever fallen in love with a pair of frames, only to find they were too big or too small for your face?
We heard the collective "ohhhs" and "grrrrs" and decided to do something about it!
Introducing the Joyce, now in a larger 49mm eye size. Suitable for medium to large faces.

Available in Cosmic Tortoise Matte, Crystal and Mahogany at £98 including single vision prescription lenses. 
July 22, 2016 by Roz Baaijen


Summer has arrived in London and in summer, you are never fully dressed without some shades. But because today is #NationalSunglassesDay so we wanted to remind you of the fact that sunglasses are not just for summer; they are always a good idea!

Our optometrists say that: “Wearing sunglasses and UV protective eyewear helps to protect your eyes from harmful UV light, reduces drive time glare and sun blindness.” So channel your inner-cool and slip on those shades today and everyday for that matter.

Here are some of our top picks to keep you shady this summer!

As seen above:
Bronte - Black   // Darwin - Cherry Blossom  // Larry - Grey Translucent 
Mim - Yellow Tort // Archimedes - Black // Parker - Fiery Hawksbill 




June 27, 2016 by Roz Baaijen


Castiglione Olona is a small town in the Italian province of Varese. This village is home to Mazzucchelli 1849, the family run business producing our acetate materials.

June 16, 2016 by Roz Baaijen


Father’s Day is coming and a card won’t cut it. You know this!

But don’t panic. The guys from SPOKE have put together this great gift guide to help you find the perfect Father's Day gift!

You can read the full article HERE.....or just get your dad a Bailey Nelson Gift Card ;)

June 14, 2016 by Roz Baaijen
Tags: Gift Guide


It's the long weekend and we're feeling these tunes at the moment! #BNSummer 


May 27, 2016 by Roz Baaijen


Recently we launched our brand new Summer Sun collection and what better way to celebrate this by throwing a party at our Spitalfields Market boutique! Here a quick look back at this fun event that took place just a few weeks back.  

Customers, fashion bloggers, press or simply eyewear lovers; everyone joined the party! Drinks flowed as the DJ spun and the sun even came out to play to boost the summer vibe of the event. We had a blast and hope you did too!

Did you miss the party? Then make sure you check out our new Summer Sun collection here and we hope to see you at our next party! Watch this space ;)  

#LookDifferent  #BNSummer
Video by: TopscreenTV
Photography by: www.postelliot.co.uk (for more photos of the event click here)


May 01, 2016 by Roz Baaijen