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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
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
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 £270  23% 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 £166  40% 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
 
 
 
Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  30% off
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

Nearest to Lillywhite's
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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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Niketown
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
236 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, London W1C | 10 minutes from Lillywhite's
Every swoosh-lover’s dream – the UK’s flagship Nike store is the only place in the country to see the omnipresent sports brand’s full range all together. As ... 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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The Gruffalo's Child: Tall Stories
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd November 2017 to 7th January 2018
Lillywhite's, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
The sequel to The Gruffalo, which proved such a hit and a popular Christmas outing in the West End, The Gruffalo's Child is a stage version ...More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 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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The Red Lion
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st November to 2nd December 2017
Lillywhite's, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 7 minutes from Lillywhite's
Following a sell-out run at Live Theatre in Newcastle, Patrick Marber's drama The Red Lion transfers to Trafalgar Studios. The show is about the competitive nature ...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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Prince of Wales Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
Theatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Lillywhite's
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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 is home to a sizeable ... 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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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 Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Lillywhite's
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
 
 
 
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Lillywhite's clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Lillywhite's.
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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 City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
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Museum of London 5 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even higher in more developed countries. ...More

 
The Conservative Party - Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA
Exhibitions | On 26th September 2017 

Museum of London 5 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

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Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 7 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

Jonas Bendiksen: Beyond The Bible
Exhibitions | On 26th September 2017 

Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

Works by the Norwegian photojournalist created as a personal project to chronicle seven men who all publicly claim to be ...More

Jane Birkin: Gainsbourg Symphonic
Concerts | On 26th September 2017 

Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

The actress and singer presents a tribute to her long-term partner, pianist and composer Serge Gainsbourg. Alongside his producer Philippe ...More

Basquiat: Boom for Real
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery 7 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom ...More

 
Footloose: The Musical
Footloose: The Musical
Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

Peacock Theatre 14 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

Rnner up of 2001's Pop Idol Gareth Gates stars as Willard in Footloose: the Musical, a "cheap but cheerful" (The ...More

 
Boudica
Boudica
Theatre | Until 1st October 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 15 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

Gina McKee, well-known for her appearances in award-winning films such as Notting Hill, Atonement and In The Loop, plays the ...More

 
King Lear
King Lear
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 15 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

Kevin McNally, best known for his role as Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, takes the title ...More

 
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Exhibitions | Until 22nd October 2017 

Tate Modern 15 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

Tate Modern hosts landmark exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, shining a bright light ...More

 

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