William Evans Gun & Rifle Makers

William Evans Gun & Rifle Makers, London: Hours, Address, William Evans Gun & Rifle Makers Reviews: 3.5/5

William Evans Gun & Rifle Makers

William Evans Gun & Rifle Makers
3.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
William Evans Shotgun and Rifle Makers (Est'd 1883), located in the heart of London. We produce exquisite Best Guns as well as stocking a large range of second hand guns. We also provide shooting clothing & accessories.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
How to get there
  • Green Park • 4 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus • 8 min walk
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CharlesS
4 contributions
Fantastic and rare old fashioned store.
Jan 2020 • Solo
Classic and rare old fashioned country pursuits shop which I've found is consistently great to visit every time I’m in London and need something for the green fields of the U.K.
Always stocked to the rafters with a fantastic variety of top quality gear, clothing and extras, I’ve bought and sought advice on everything from shotguns to shooting socks over the years I’ve been visiting. Each time I’ve genuinely found it a pleasure to do so with friendly and v well informed staff always on hand as well.
So I’d advise anyone looking for such a shop in central London to definitely visit and support what is a gem of a store.
Written December 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FlorenceSevenoaks
Wickham St Paul, UK20 contributions
Lied to and completely betrayed
Sep 2018
Although some time ago, I am still feeling the effects!

I was bought a beautiful rabbit fur gilet from William Evans by my mother for my birthday. I loved it, but wasn't sure about where it was sourced from, so I emailed William Evans who advised me the gilet was made in Guildford, Surrey using British rabbits... great! Happy to know the rabbits lived a free life and were probably shot by a local farmer etc.

A few months later, I noticed the label in the pocket - 'Made in China' - my absolute worst fear as many of us know of the conditions of horrendous fur farms throughout Asia... I checked the website... a British flag in a love heart claiming it was sourced in the UK... I emailed William Evans for clarification, and they came back to me saying that it was actually made in China! It wasn't until I specified they're website also said it was made in the UK that they said they'd amend it...

Some time on, but I still have the gilet, sitting in wardrobe as it has done since the day I found out... I will never be able to bring myself to touch it let alone wear it (which almost seems more wasteful! My ethics may seem strange to some)! I feel awful to think where it might have come from, and that William Evans lied to me.

Unfortunately it made me feel William Evans will go to any length to make a sale, even undermining the trust of their customers. Now working in the Shooting Industry with many of my clients in London, William Evans is the last shop I will recommend or take them to.
Written August 20, 2019
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,974 contributions
Old world gun shop
Jun 2019 • Solo
Very interesting old style shop in St. James. Mostly selling hunting style clothing plus more casual type hunting attire. Also hunting memorabilia. Would guess it’s been around a long time! Good place for specialty gifts!
Written June 25, 2019
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James C
Calgary, Canada46 contributions
Old style country gunshop in the heart of London
Mar 2018 • Business
Was in town for meetings and found this place on St James street.

Ended up picking up a jacket for wandering about and a couple new fabulous ties.

Check it out for some great, fun, unique country style gifts.

Definitely not your typical crappy souvenir shop.
Written May 7, 2018
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Mark G
Chevy Chase, MD72 contributions
Lovely for a short stop
Apr 2017 • Family
This is a lovely shop with great style. The clothing is all the sort of thing that you wish you wore all the time, but sadly, you don't. My son and I ventured down to the gun room to see if by some chance this might be the place to buy a nice over/under shotgun. If you're from the US, then answer is no. No, it's not.
Written April 11, 2017
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Liz R
Wiltshire, UK50 contributions
Further to a bad experience they did their best to make amends
Mar 2016 • Family
So, in fairness to William Evans, I think that I ought to post another review on them after having posted such a negative one the first time around. I'm not saying that the experience wasn't as awful as previously posted, however, they have, to their credit, done their best to make amends and they were truly sorry for the terrible service that we received. I live in hope of finding that this has been a 'learning' experience all round and that their apparently 'normal' good service will be resumed in future.
Written March 31, 2016
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348simonr123
London, UK1 contribution
First Class service
Nov 2015 • Solo
Lovely old shop with very friendly staff - worth a visit when in St James. Amazing selection of guns and clothing for the wife
Written November 13, 2015
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Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to see you again soon.
Written November 16, 2015
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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William Evans Gun & Rifle Makers is open:
  • Mon - Wed 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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