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James Smith & Sons

53 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1BL, England
+44 20 7836 4731
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This is an experience to be savored

We first visited James Smith & Sons in 2010 after happening upon it on a walk. With my love of fine... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elisabeth V
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Cherbourg-Octeville, France
via mobile
Experience the art of umbrella shopping

A fine old London shop that sells umbrellas and walking sticks. Very knowledgeable staff. A... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
ccsfamily
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Geneva, Illinois
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53 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1BL, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We first visited James Smith & Sons in 2010 after happening upon it on a walk. With my love of fine umbrellas, I couldn’t resist a look inside. What we discovered was a shop dating to 1865 that is filled with the finest crafted umbrellas...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

A fine old London shop that sells umbrellas and walking sticks. Very knowledgeable staff. A traditional experience because you will need an umbrella in London.

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

This place is an old London institution and I couldn't resist the nicest umbrella I've ever owned even if it did cost several pounds. The walking stick collection is amazing.

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

So, the choice of an elegant umbrella? Speaking personally there is only one choice, step forward James Smith as my preferred supplier. They offer an excellent product and the service and ambiance of James Smith (how could you not enjoy choosing in their wonderful victorian...More

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

This is a shop unlike many others. It's been in business since 1830 and once you visit and experience their customer service, you'll know why! We were visiting London and wanted to stop in to see what it was all about. Well, the selection of...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

I came here and was immediately helped by the very competent Jason, who showed me the canes, suggested a length, and helped me choose a cherry came with silver trim, a maple burl cane, and an acacia cane. The acacia cane was 40 pounds and...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2017

One of my favorite London shops, and a must stop on each visit. James Smith & Sons Umbrellas was established in 1830, and now reside in a Victorian store front in central London at 53 New Oxford Street, Holborn, London, WC1A 1BL. These are makers...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

In London with some business visitors from overseas and they asked to see very English things which are not in the guidebooks. A visit here confirmed the tradition and eccentricity of the English, who else would have a store of this size, dedicated to the...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

One of our party had a bum ankle and needed a cane, so we hoofed it down to New Oxford Street to check out this timeless establishment. It was step back in time. The British made umbrellas were so superior to anything one can find...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

This is a world renowned shop establishes in 1830 A historical looking building from the outside but a place of interest when you enter The staff are attentive, there is no pressure in selling and able to recommend the best to suit your needs

Thank Butch K
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Nearby
Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
...More
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