Final two days of Special Discount on new Nikon D750 & D810


We would like to remind you that until 6th January 2016 (inclusive) you may claim an immediate £150 discount on the D750 or £350 discount on the D810 at the point of purchase.

D750 body only = £1399.00 inc. VAT before discount
D810 body only = £2195.00 inc. VAT before discount

A free 3-year warranty on all purchases

with Nikon Owner Magazine


One of the widely enjoyed benefits of a one-year subscription to Nikon Owner Magazine is the 3-year warranty on all new Nikon equipment and 18-month warranty on all second hand Nikon equipment purchased from Grays of Westminster. You will also receive two back issues when you subscribe and a £20 Grays of Westminster gift certificate for a limited time.

To take out the subscription at the special shop price of £59.00 please contact a member of staff today or ask to subscribe with your next purchase.

To see a full list of the benefits please visit:

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A Personal Request from Grays of Westminster

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When you are buying a camera or any item of photographic equipment, the service you receive is as important as the price you pay.

Whether it’s informative buying advice, swift delivery and equally swift action if things go wrong, good service is a precious commodity that should be shouted from the rooftops.

That’s where the What Digital Camera/Amateur Photographer Good Service Awards come in, by recognising and rewarding those retailers who go that extra mile.

If you have dealt with Grays of Westminster and have found our service satisfactory, we would greatly appreciate your voting for us at the ‘What Digital Camera 2016 Good Service Awards’. You can use the link below to go straight to their voting form:


Thank you very much for your custom and support. Please remember that whatever photographic needs the year brings, you can rely on Grays of Westminster to be at your service.

Happy New Year!

With kind regards,

Gray Levett FIoD

Grays of Westminster – Exclusively… Nikon
40 Churton Street
London SW1V 2LP

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New Grays of Westminster advert including new book preview


A Shop Selling Nikon? It’ll Never Work! Thirty Years in the Making…

Grays of Westminster is not simply a famous Nikon camera shop; for many photographers around the world it is an institution and its name has become a byword for excellence. It has won numerous awards and distinctions and is the first camera shop in the world to be granted its own Coat of Arms by Her Majesty’s College of Arms.

The Legend of the Legacy is a celebration of the last 30 years of the history of Grays of Westminster and tells the extraordinary story of its development from a tiny mail order business with modest beginnings to its present incarnation as a unique company that looks after more than 49,000 customers worldwide.

Gillian Greenwood superbly illustrated account offers a fascinating view of the singular Nikon-only camera shop and her anecdotal style provides an in-depth understanding of just what makes Grays of Westminster tick.

She vividly describes the building, the man who founded the company, the people who run the shop and some of its famous visitors.

The Forward is by the President of the Nikon Corporation of Japan.

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Instant discount on the Nikon D810 & D750 at Grays of Westminster

Last Chance!
Ends 6th January 2016


Receive a £350 instant discount on a new Nikon D810 DSLR
D810 DSLR Body = £2195.00 before discount inc. 20% VAT

Receive a £150 instant discount on a new Nikon D750 DSLR
D750 DSLR Body = £1399.00 before discount inc. 20% VAT


May we take this opportunity to thank you for your custom
in 2015 and to wish you a very bright & prosperous 2016!

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The Grays of Westminster 30th Anniversary 2015 Christmas Dinner was Sold Out!


Mike Maloney OBE, Chris Weston, Uri Zakay, Heather Angel, Gillian Greenwood

Friday 11th December 2015 – The Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London

The venue for this sold-out event was a grand Grade I listed Regency building, and its sweeping marble staircase and vast walls covered in 18th and 19th century canvases provided a spectacular backdrop for the evening; the period restaurant at the IoD was a most fitting venue for this elegant celebration. It has been used as a backdrop for many television and feature films such in Downton Abbey, Foyle’s War and The Dark Knight. Writer Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, was a regular diner when he was Lieutenant Commander RNVR in the Naval Intelligence division.

The glittering evening began with a warm welcome from Gillian Greenwood, Senior Features Editor of Nikon Owner magazine in the IoD’s magnificent Regency Restaurant.

After the delicious Christmas Dinner had been served, Gillian drew the winning raffle ticket in the prize draw for a Nikon J5 camera dual lens kit, assisted by Uri Zakay, Grays of Westminster’s Financial Director. The prize was won by Adrian Cochrane. Remarkably, Adrian won the prize draw last year, so he graciously refused the prize, wishing to give someone else a chance. The re-draw was won by a delighted Jane Stothert.

The guests then adjourned into the Morning Room to hear a talk by Gray Levett in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Grays of Westminster, of which he is the founder. He described his early years as a rock photographer and then later spending time in Los Angeles in the late 1970s/early 1980s with his camera, epicentre of the music and movie business. After spending a year working at an indie record label and recording studios, now back in the UK, he had a desire to start his own camera company. From a humble start in 1985, fuelled by £100, Grays of Westminster has grown into a destination store with a global customer reach, producing its own Nikon centric magazine (Nikon Owner), and last year gaining a Royal Coat of Arms – a world first for a camera store. Gray has certainly led an extraordinary life having worked over four decades in the photographic business. In fact his career has straddled music, photography and the movie world in both the UK and Hollywood, encompassing legendary figures along the way, such as Kate Bush, Art Garfunkel, Rod Stewart, Stanley Kubrick, Lord Snowdon, David Bailey, David Suchet and Terence Donovan and many ‘off the record’ A-listers.

This year, distinguished guests at the Grays of Westminster Christmas event included Heather Angel, Mike Maloney OBE, Nigel Atherton, Damien Demolder, Chris Weston, Andrew Main Wilson, Robert Noel and Tony Hurst.


2015 Christmas Dinner Menu

DSC_0590 Jo Gambi, Debbie Hughes, Rob Gambi

Jo Gambi, Debbie Hughes, Rob Gambi

DSC_0613 Felix Felix, Richard Long, Michel Eleftheriades

Felix Felix, Richard Long, Michel Eleftheriades

DSC_0617 David Wigg

David Wig

DSC_0610 David Wigg, Andrew Main Wilson

David Wigg, Andrew Main Wilson

DSC_0611 Heather Angel, Mike Maloney OBE

Heather Angel, Mike Maloney OBE

DSC_0593 Linda Markley, Christina Eleftheriades, Steve Hughes

Linda Markley, Christina Eleftheriades, Steve Hughes

DSC_0606 Christina and Mike Eleftheriades, Jo Gambi

Christina and Mike Eleftheriades, Jo Gambi

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Pola Long, Christina Eleftheriades, Gray Levett, Richard Long, Debbie Hughes


Gillian Greenwood and Gray Levett


Grays of Westminster staff – Top row: Caroline Nolan, Daniel Croft, Bron Kowal, Raffi Silvanian Second row: Tracey Winskill, Becky Danese, Hedley Marks, Konstantin Kochkin, Eniko Varadi, Andreja Obadic, Tabitha Hardy. Front row: Mark Gibson, Pablo Monteagudo


Left to right: James Ratcliff , Nigel Atherton, Becky Danese

DSC_0566 Steve & Debbie Hughes

Steve and Debbie Hughes

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