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Take a trip back in time with some of the 429 companies over 100-years-old in west London

Getwestlondon analysis shows there are at least 429 companies in west London that were founded in 1917 or earlier

Whilst new businesses are popping up all the time, there are still some that remain in west London, over 100 years since their inception.

Exclusive getwestlondon analysis of the Companies House register found at least 429 active companies in west London that were founded in 1917 or earlier.

And we are guessing we don't need to give you two chances to hazard a guess at the first one on our list .

Harrods

1906: Harrods department store on Knightsbridge, London, from Montpelier Street. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)(Image: London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Founded in 1834 in the east end of London, Harrods Limited moved to the west, in Knightsbridge , to open the world famous department store in 1849.

For 183 years, Harrods has been the mecca for shoppers looking for luxury treatment and it has certainly cemented itself as one of the most picturesque buildings in west London.

The Ritz

The Ritz Hotel in 1912 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)(Image: Getty Images)

Another highly valued organisation in west London, with the famous afternoon tea's attracting people from far and wide.

The 5 star hotel opened in 1906, making it 111 years old and the building is Grade II listed.

Certainly another beauty that we west Londoner's can take pride in.

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The Connaught Hotel

The Connaught Hotel in Mayfair (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)(Image: 2011 Getty Images)

Significantly older than the Ritz, this 5 star hotel originally opened in Mayfair in 1815, as the Prince of Saxe Coburg Hotel.

In 1897 it was reopened after being closed in 1892 for rebuilding works.

It wasn't renamed until 1917, when during the Second World War, a decision was made to change the name to The Connaught.

120 years later, the name still stands and the hotel remains one of the most prestigious in the capital.

Harvey Nichols Group

1st February 1922: An electric truck, owned by the famous London store of Harvey Nichols, in Knightsbridge, London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)(Image: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

This British department store chain was founded in 1831, making it an impressive 186 years old!

Knightsbridge is home to the Harvey Nichols flagship store selling everything from fashion to beauty products and food and wine.

Stores are now located across the world in Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia, as well as across the UK.

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British India Steam Navigation Company Limited

November 1880: A scene on board a British India Steam Navigation Company's steamer in the Bay of Biscay in the Atlantic between south western France and Spain. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)(Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Incorporated in 1856, the British India Steam Navigation Company Limited was based at 16 Palace Street in Westminster , trading in "sea and coastal freight water transport" according to the register.

Later on that year B.L. Holdings Limited was formed with offices in Marylebone , according to the register, it trades in the "development of building projects."

The Pimm’s Drinks Company Limited was registered as a company in 1903, making it 114 years old, it's no wonder they have the British Summer drink down to a tee!

Also on the list is the Football Association whose home is currently Wembley Stadium , the organisation was founded in 1863.

England v Scotland at Wembley Stadium (Photo by WNSL via Getty Images)

The British Chamber of Commerce, located in Westminster, was formed in 1860 and Rio Tinto Western Holdings Limited, a British-Australian company which has offices in St James's Square, was founded in 1873.

So that's the best of the big companies, but following our analysis, here is what the breakdown looks like across the west London boroughs.

Borough

Number of companies over 100 years old

Brent

11

Ealing

5

Hammersmith and Fulham

19

Harrow

10

Hillingdon

28

Hounslow

20

Kensington and Chelsea

31

Westminster

305

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