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  • 1. Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop

    Covent Garden | Toys

    This landmark shop still carries on the tradition of its founder, who sold miniature theater stages made from richly detailed paper from the...Read More

  • 2. Berry Bros. & Rudd

    St. James's | Wine/Spirits

    Nothing matches Berry Bros. & Rudd for rare offerings and a unique shopping experience. A family-run wine business since 1698 (Lord Byron...Read More

  • 3. Fortnum & Mason

    St. James's | Department Stores

    Although F&M is jokingly known as "the Queen's grocer" and the impeccably mannered staff still wear traditional tailcoats, its celebrated...Read More

  • 4. Foyles

    Soho | Books/Stationery

    Founded in 1903 by the Foyle brothers after they failed the Civil Service exams, this family-owned bookstore is in a 1930s art deco building...Read More

  • 5. Liberty

    Soho | Department Stores

    The wonderful black-and-white mock-Tudor facade, created from the timbers of two Royal Navy ships, reflects this store's origins in the late...Read More

  • 6. Stanfords

    Covent Garden | Specialty Stores

    When it comes to encyclopedic coverage, there is simply no better map and travel shop on the planet. Trading in Covent Garden since 1853, Stanfords...Read More

  • 7. Swaine Adeney Brigg

    St. James's | Specialty Stores

    Providing practical supplies for country pursuits since 1750, Swaine Adeney Brigg carries beautifully crafted umbrellas, walking sticks, and...Read More

  • 8. Floris

    St. James's | Perfume/Cosmetics

    What did Queen Victoria, Mary Shelley, and Marilyn Monroe have in common? They all used products from Floris, one of the most beautiful shops...Read More

  • 9. Greenwich Market

    Greenwich | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    Established as a fruit-and-vegetable market in 1700, the covered market now offers around 120 mixed stalls of art and crafts on Monday, Wednesday...Read More

  • 10. Grosvenor Prints

    Covent Garden | Art Galleries

    London's largest collection of 17th- to early-20th-century prints emphasizes views of the city and architecture as well as royal, sporting,...Read More

  • 11. Hamleys

    Soho | Toys

    When British children visit London, this institution—the oldest toy store in the world—is at the top of their agenda. Its six floors hold the...Read More

  • 12. Paxton & Whitfield

    St. James's | Food/Candy

    In business for more than 200 years, this venerable and aromatic London shop stocks hundreds of the world's greatest artisanal cheeses, particularly...Read More

  • 13. Peckham Rye

    Soho | Clothing

    On the small cobblestone streets leading off Carnaby Street, among other little specialty shops, the family-run Peckham Rye sells heritage-style...Read More

  • 14. The Vintage House

    Soho | Wine/Spirits

    If whiskey is more to your taste than wine, visit the family-run Vintage House, which has the country's largest selection of single malts (more...Read More

  • 15. Wolsey

    Soho | Clothing

    Specializing in men's knitwear since 1755, this long-established company now sells rugged but stylish outerwear, sweaters, shirts, hats, scarves...Read More

  • 16. Maggs Bros. Ltd.

    Bloomsbury | Books/Stationery

    How could any book lover resist a shop with such a Dickensian name? Maggs has been selling rare antiquarian books and manuscripts since 1853...Read More

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