James Smith & Sons
St George’s, Bloomsbury
Designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, this superbly restored church (1730) is distinguished by its classical portico of Corinthian capitals...
St Giles Church
Built in what used to be countryside between the City of London and Westminster, St Giles-in-the-Fields isn’t much to look at but its...
The country's largest museum and one of the oldest and finest in the world, this famous museum boasts vast Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek,...
Tea and Tattle
This sweet six-table tearoom in the basement of a bookstore is a lovely spot to recuperate for some afternoon tea, sandwiches, cake and...
This Japanese restaurant specialises in okonomiyaki, a savoury pancake from Osaka. The pancakes consist of cabbage, egg and flour...
53 New Oxford St · interesting places nearby
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‘Outside every silver lining is a big black cloud’, claim the cheerful owners of this quintessential English shop. Nobody makes and stocks such elegant umbrellas, walking sticks and canes like this place. It's been fighting the British weather from this address since 1857 and, thanks to London's notorious downpours, will hopefully do great business for years to come.
Prices start at around £40 for a pocket umbrella and go up to over £2000.