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24 Lower Regent Street, St James's, London SW1Y 4QF
 
 
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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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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
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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
 
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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
 
 
 
Le Meridien Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £178  42% off
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
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Sporting Goods nearest 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
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
187 Regent Street, W1B | 7 minutes from Lillywhite's
At its superstore on Regent Street, Lululemon - makers of workout gear loved by celebrity fans like Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon and ... More
 
 
 
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Arthur Beale
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
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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Jermyn Street
London > Shopping > Specialists
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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We're Going On A Bear Hunt
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th July to 2nd September 2018
Lillywhite's, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
Go squelching through mud, slide through the long grass and splash through water as you join a family happily hunting a big bear, 'We're not scared' ...More
 
 
 
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The Tiger Who Came To Tea
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th June to 9th September 2018
Lillywhite's, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
David Wood's Olivier award-nominated musical adaptation of Judith Kerr's picture book The Tiger Who Came To Tea returns to the London ...More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 29th September 2018
Lillywhite's, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from Lillywhite's
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 1 minute from Lillywhite's
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
 
 
 
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Empire Cinema Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
63-65 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
The independently-owned Empire owns cinemas at 14 locations across the UK including this one, the three screen Empire Cinema on Haymarket in London's ... More
 
 
 
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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 1 minute from Lillywhite's
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
 
 
 
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St James's Market
London > Attractions >
St James's, SW1Y | 1 minute from Lillywhite's
An impressive 450 million pound development in the heart of London, St James's Market ... More
 
 
 
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Hauser & Wirth (Piccadilly)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
196A Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Lillywhite's
Art-dealer, gallery-owner and collector Iwan Wirth was recently voted one of the ten most powerful people in the art world. Hauser & Wirth London opened at ... More
 
 
 
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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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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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Mitsukoshi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Dorland House, 14 - 20 Lower Regent Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Lillywhite's
Japanese cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 9 minutes from Lillywhite's
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 12 minutes from Lillywhite's
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Lillywhite's
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
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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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Lillywhite's
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
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The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Lillywhite's
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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
London > Nightlife > Bars
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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The Play About My Dad
Theatre | Until 21st July 2018 

Jermyn Street Theatre 1 minute walk from Lillywhite's

Stella Powell-Jones directs Boo Killebrew's playful and directly emotional piece about what it means to be a father and a ...More

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
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Criterion Theatre 1 minute walk from Lillywhite's

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Piccadilly Comedy Club
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The Comedy Pub 2 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

Musical comedy and autobiographical stand-up from Barry Cryer's regular sidekick, song-writer and voiceover artist, Ronnie Golden. Plus Simon Lomas, Nik ...More

The Best In Stand Up
Comedy | On 21st July 2018 

Comedy Store 2 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

MC Alistair Barrie hosts performances by Steve Williams, Carl Donnelly, Gordon Southern and John Hastings....More

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Comedy | On 21st July 2018 

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MC Alistair Barrie hosts performances by Steve Williams, Carl Donnelly, Gordon Southern and John Hastings, plus open spot....More

Brief Encounter
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Ten years after Emma Rice brought Kneehigh Theatre's award-winning production of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter to the West End it ...More

 
Consent
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Theatre | Until 11th August 2018 

Harold Pinter Theatre 2 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

Nina Raine examines the topical and controversial subject of Consent in her latest play. Staged at the National Theatre's Dorfman ...More

 
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DJs supply house, R&B, hip hop and commercial hits....More

Comedy Carnival
Comedy | On 21st July 2018 

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Dark and mischievous humour from New Zealand Comedy Festival's Best International Show award-winner in both 2009 and 2011, Carey Marx. ...More

We're Going On A Bear Hunt
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