James Smith & Sons Umbrellas

Fashion & Accessories in The West End

Nobody makes and stocks such elegant umbrellas (not to mention walking sticks and canes) as this place. It's been fighting the British weather from the same address since 1857, and London's ever-present drizzle means they're bound to be here for years to come. Prices are high but so is the quality.

Even if you're not interested in buying, the beautiful old-school signage is worth a photo.