Bespoke Butler, Concierge, Housekeeper, London, UK

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Bespoke Butler, Concierge, Housekeeper, London, UK
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In Britain, the butler was originally a middle ranking member of the staff of a grand household. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the butler gradually became the usually senior male member of a household's staff in the very grandest households, though there was sometimes a steward who ran the outside estate and financial affairs, rather than just the household, and who was senior to the butler in social status into the 19th century. Butlers used to always be attired in a special uniform, distinct from the livery of junior servants, but today a butler is more likely to wear a business suit or business casual clothing and appear in uniform only on special occasions.
Location: Bespoke Butler Service, Gresham Street, City of London, England, UK