Throwback Thursday…


What a difference a year makes!

This time last year our store make-over had just commenced. After 11 years on Grey Street it was time for a fresh new look. Here’s a little throwback to October 2018 when our store refurbishment was in full swing.

Rip out the old

Bare Bones!

The aim of the fit out was to get back to the original fabric and character of our historic Georgian building. In particular, we wanted to make the most of the high ceiling and the beautiful windows onto Grey Street and the Central Arcade.

We had hoped to polish up the original floor boards but unfortunately many were warped and in some parts missing altogether!

Reclaimed Floor

The plan B for the floor has been a great success! To cover all of the holes(!) we arduously hand cut a reclaimed timber floor into a chevron pattern. The old gym floor is one of the most talked about features of our new look store!

new floor


The extra work on the new floor led to a lot of late nights and a race to get the whole thing finished on time.


Busy finish

We did it!

Huge thanks to our friends, family and the workmen who put in a huge shift to help us get over the line! We are delighted with the results which will be revealed in our following post next week…

If you can’t wait for the next blog post you can always pay us a visit! You are sure of a warm welcome and can try on a feast of spectacles and sunglasses while perusing our new premises! Though it looks a lot different it is the same location as ever at the top of Grey Street!

# TBT # Throwback




Anne et Valentin event: Sunday 4th February

Anne et Valentin are launching their new 2018 collection at an Italian trade show next week, but we have them here first… THIS Sunday.
Please join us for a special preview event and see brand new frames before anyone else!
If you love a frame on the day and
pre-order it, you will receive a complimentary ‘champagne afternoon tea for two’ with our friends at 21 (usual price £37).
PLUS… We have a selection of Anne et Valentin frames from earlier collections which will be 20% off on the day…. and you still get your 21 voucher!
If that wasn’t enough, we will have a MYSTERY BRAND on display too. A collection of rare, collectible handcrafted eyewear will be in store for one day only! We can’t give any more clues, but we can tell you they are beautiful and we can’t wait to show them to you…
Our usual Super Sunday opening hours apply: 11.30am to 4.30pm. Please call or email if you would like to come and take a look!

Christmas Opening Hours

Merry Christmas to one and all!

If you are coming in for your eye-wear fix this Christmas period, we will be OPEN AS USUAL apart from:

Christmas Day – CLOSED

Boxing Day – CLOSED

New Years Day – CLOSED

Take a look at our posh new frame wardrobes: This is the ultimate gift for the eyewear collecting fanatic! You can also get Grey St. Optician vouchers, cleaning kits and tote bags!

Have fun, see you soon…

Grey St. Optician


Show time!

Laura, Rachel and Hannah arrive in Paris for an international eyewear trade show. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!
After an exhausting but exciting few days we have lots of new things we can’t wait to show you. New brands, new models, new colours and new concepts will be winging their way to Grey Street over the coming months.
Make sure you’re first to know when they arrive by following us on:

In case you were wondering:
Laura is wearing an Orgreen aviator with an amazing new colourway, affectionately described as ‘Matt fog grey’!
Rachel’s GLCO aviators have been pimped up with a pink custom tint. We have lots of bespoke tint options and ideas that can transform your eyewear, ask in store for details!
Hannah’s frame is from Grey St. Optician favourite, L.A.Eyeworks. Bold, bright and beautiful but very wearable I’m sure you will agree!
All of these frames are in stock right now!!!

Grey Street Glasses Gurus

We have just returned from a training day at a ‘secret location’, which turned out to be a rather nice hotel in London. It was great to meet up with friends from like-minded practices from around the country.
We learned lots of new skills which ranged from folding T shirts (ask us about this when you are next in store!) to delivering exceptional service.
We are back on Grey Street with a spring in our step, ready to serve like never before!

Choosing glasses should not be a chore! A Grey St. Optician Frame consultation is fun, free and informative. There is no obligation to buy. Contact us today to make an appointment.