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Lillywhite'sLillywhite’s probably owes its landmark sport shop status to its position in Piccadilly Circus more than anything, but this would be ignoring its remarkable heritage.

Its founders, the Lillywhite family, hold a firm place in cricketing folklore. William Lillywhite is credited with the introduction of overarm bowling. His son, and founder of their first sports shop, James, was captain of the England XI and personally financed a trip to play Australia - the very first test match.

The initial Lillywhite’s shop opened on Haymarket in 1863, offering customers a before unheard of range of sporting goods. They moved to their current location, beneath the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus, in 1925.

Back in the day they were famous for their innovation and comprehensive selection (they imported the first diving fins from Europe in 1947) but nowadays - having been bought up by the Sports Soccer empire - things are looking quite generic. However, progress might mean less choice but it’s also led to lower prices. Lillywhite’s certainly has plenty of bargains. The store’s 35,000 square foot of space spread over six vast floors is stacked high with tennis racquets, roller blades and football shirts.

 

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Leicester Square Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brewer Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £269  24% off
68 Regent Street, W1B | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
 
 
 
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21 Piccadilly, W1J | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
A hotel that is distinctly in the old English style, with magnificent antique décor, staff who are attentive, discreet, and ever so polite and, most importantly, ... More
 
 
 
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Coventry Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
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Sweaty Betty
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
1 Carnaby Street, W1F | 5 minutes from Lillywhite's
A year shy of its 20th birthday and creators of cool gym gear, Sweaty Betty, opened this flagship shop on Carnaby Street; three floors of spot-on ... More
 
 
 
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Lululemon Regent Street
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187 Regent Street, W1B | 7 minutes from Lillywhite's
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Arthur Beale
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194 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 10 minutes from Lillywhite's
Trading for over one hundred years, Arthur Beale is a long-standing specialist shop in London but it's also something of an anomaly: the last place you'd ... More
 
 
 
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St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Lillywhite's
The name Jermyn Street is synonymous with gentlemen's outfitters and, more specifically shirt makers. Turnbull & Asser, shirt makers by royal appointment to HRH Prince of ... More
 
 
 
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Fortnum & Mason
London > Shopping > Department Stores
181 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1A | 1 minute from Lillywhite's
The Royal Family's favourite food hall, Fortnum & Mason is one of the oldest and most famous stores in Piccadilly, if not the capital. After 300 ... More
 
 
 
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 1 minute from Lillywhite's
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22-32 Shaftesbury Avenue, Trocadero, W1D | 1 minute from Lillywhite's
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1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
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Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 1 minute from Lillywhite's
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St James's, SW1Y | 1 minute from Lillywhite's
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196A Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Lillywhite's
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Piccadilly Grind
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Unit 4, Piccadilly Circus Underground Station, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Lillywhite's
Following in the successful footsteps of well respected coffee shops Shoreditch Grind and Soho Grind, Piccadilly Grind delivers quality coffee to commuters on the tube. Raising ... More
 
 
 
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Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
225-229 Piccadilly, W1J | 1 minute from Lillywhite's
In the city where the first Hard Rock Cafe in the world opened, back in 1971, a new state-of-the-art cafe comes to ... More
 
 
 
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Criterion Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
224 Piccadilly, Soho, London W1J | 1 minute from Lillywhite's
What makes the Criterion special is its truly spectacular neo-Byzantine interior which has been wowing diners ever since its doors swung open in 1873. Positioned in ... More
 
 
 
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 9 minutes from Lillywhite's
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 12 minutes from Lillywhite's
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 12 minutes from Lillywhite's
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10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Lillywhite's
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33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from Lillywhite's
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Lillywhite's
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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
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28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Lillywhite's
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Waxy's Little Sister
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20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Lillywhite's
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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The Electric Carousel
London > Nightlife >
215-217 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Lillywhite's
The team behind Madame Jojo's (RIP) return (hurrah!) with The Electric Carousel on the site where the legendary Pigalle Supper Club used to be, at 215-217 ... More
 
 
 
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Fortnum & Mason: 1707 Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
181 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1A | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
The Fortnum's wine bar has had a makeover as part of the store's refurbishment in 2007, three hundred years after this grand old department store first ... More
 
 
 
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Longitude 0°8
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Le Meridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
The Le Meridien hotel's in-house bar, Longitude 0°8, is a stylish destination that uses music and lighting to offer a unique experience dependant on whether you ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Lillywhite's
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
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195 Piccadilly (BAFTA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Lillywhite's
The home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is also available to hire for your own event. The iconic building at 195 ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Lillywhite's
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Improvisational humour from Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Andy Smart, Josie Lawrence, Steve Edis and Pippa Evans....More

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The Jamie Lloyd Company's season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays continues with a triple-bill of dramas about isolated people struggling ...More

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Bar Rumba 2 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

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Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 2 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

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Her Majesty's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

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Tom MacRae's musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie transfers to London's Apollo Theatre after an acclaimed run at the Sheffield Theatre. ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 9th February 2019 

Hauser & Wirth 3 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

The Turner Prize winning Yorkshire-born artist displays new sculpture, painting, drawing, tapestry, video, live action and music. In 2001 Martin ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 9th February 2020 

Hauser & Wirth 3 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

A photography installation by the New York-based artist, who employs repetition, shifting perspectives and a multitude of printing processes to ...More

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Theatre | Until 30th March 2019 

Gielgud Theatre 3 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

Marianne Elliott - best known for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse - directs ...More

 

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