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James Smith & Sons Ltd.

  • 53 New Oxford St. Map It
  • Bloomsbury
  • Jewelry/Accessories
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

This has to be the world's ultimate umbrella shop, and a must for anyone interested in real Victorian London. The family-owned shop has been in this location on a corner of New Oxford Street since 1857 and sells every kind of umbrella, cane, and walking stick imaginable (including some containing a small flask or a corkscrew). The interior is unchanged since the 19th century; you will feel as if you have stepped back in time. Umbrellas range from about £60 for a folding umbrella to more than £250 for a classic man’s umbrella with a carved animal-head handle. If the umbrella prices are too steep, James Smith also sells smaller accessories and handmade wooden bowls.

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Hazelwood House, 53 New Oxford St., London, WC1A 1BL, England

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  • Closed Sun.

Published 08/30/2016


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