Photographer John Stoddart exhibits at Partridges

Opening Today - Partridges, the Queen’s grocer, holds exhibition of iconic portraits by renowned photographer John Stoddart.

Today, Partridges customer and legendary photographer to the stars, John Stoddart, is mounting an exhibition of 12 stunning black and white photographs on the gallery wall at Partridges’ café in its flagship store at Duke of York Square, Chelsea, SW3.

Many of these iconic images were shot close to the Partridges store where they are now being exhibited including those of Daniel Craig, photographed at the Royal Court Theatre; Hugh Grant, photographed in John’s studio in Jubilee Place, Chelsea; Jeremy Irons, photographed in a taxi in Sloane Square and Anthony Hopkins who was photographed in John’s studio at the Blue Bird.

John Stoddart

John Stoddart

As the delightful John explains “I lived in Chelsea for almost 25 years and am delighted to hold this exhibition in Partridges which for a long time was my local grocer. Many of the 12 photographs I have chosen to display were taken close to Partridges and I hope many people will pop in and see them.”

Liverpool born John Stoddart lived in Chelsea from 1985 – 2009 and is a self-taught photographer who has photographed an extensive A-list of celebrity names, some at his studio in Jubilee Place, Chelsea throughout his illustrious career. He has published four photography books, two of which explore the elusive world of fame and his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. His subjects have included Tony Blair and Princess Michael of Kent as well as Hollywood film stars such as Martin Scorsese and Lauren Becall plus superstar pop icons and supermodels. John has also been a contributor to nearly every magazine in the UK and internationally, including Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times and Vogue.

The exhibition will run until the 4th of February 2019.

LOCATION: The Partridges Café – Partridges, 2-5 Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London SW3 4LY.


Everyday 8am – 9pm
The Café – Everyday 8am – 5pm (visitors welcome until 9pm for viewing only)

The photographs are for sale: Unfamed - £500 each.



  • • Daniel Craig – (The Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square)

  • • Catherine Zeta-Jones

  • • Hugh Grant – (John Stoddart’s studio in Jubilee Place, Chelsea)

  • • John Hurt

  • • Izabella Scorupco - (Bond girl)

  • • Pierce Brosnan - (Golden Eye)

  • • Arnold Schwarzenegger - (Le Maurice Hotel, Paris)

  • • Jeremy Irons - (In a London Taxi at Sloane Square, Chelsea)

  • • Martin Scorsese

  • • Antony Hopkins - (John Stoddart’s studio at the Blue Bird, Chelsea)

  • • Famke Janssen

  • • Tilda Swinton

    The photographs are for sale: Unframed - £500 each.

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