Lillywhite's

 
 
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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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Opening and closing times for Lillywhite's

Today (Wednesday) Lillywhite's closes at 22.00

Monday:

9.30
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22.00
 
 

Tuesday:

9.30
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22.00
 
 

Wednesday:

9.30
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22.00
 
 

Thursday:

9.30
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22.00
 
 

Friday:

9.30
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22.00
 
 

Saturday:

9.30
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22.00
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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18.00
 
 

LondonTown.com - Lillywhite's Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
0 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brewer Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Near Lillywhite's
Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £33  36% 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 £141  36% 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
 
 
 
Thistle Piccadilly Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £101  34% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Thistle Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy the ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Sporting Goods nearest Lillywhite's

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Sweaty Betty
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
21 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F | 5 minutes from Lillywhite's
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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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Shopping near Lillywhite's

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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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Events near Lillywhite's

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 7 minutes from Lillywhite's
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
 
 
 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 9 minutes from Lillywhite's
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 12 minutes from Lillywhite's
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
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Near Lillywhite's
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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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Sights and Attractions near Lillywhite's

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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Hauser & Wirth (Piccadilly)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
196A Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Lillywhite's
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Stephen Wiltshire Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Lillywhite's
Stephen Wiltshire's art work would be impressive even if you didn't know who he is. But his intricate and architecturally accurate pen and ink sketches are ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Lillywhite's

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Piccadilly Grind
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Unit 4, Piccadilly Circus Underground Station, 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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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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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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Education near Lillywhite's

Near Lillywhite's
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, 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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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 14 minutes from Lillywhite's
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Lillywhite's

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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Lillywhite's
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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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Pubs near Lillywhite's

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Nightlife near Lillywhite's

Lillywhite's clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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, 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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Bar Rumba
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
36 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Lillywhite's
Located nearby to Leicester Square, Bar Rumba is a lively bar that's ideal for late-night partying in the West End. Having moved away from its urban ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Lillywhite's

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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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Lillywhite's
... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Lillywhite's
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
 

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Comedy Store Players
Comedy | On 22nd October 2014 

Comedy Store 2 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

Improvisation and ad-libbing with Josie Lawrence, Neil Mullarkey, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Andy Smart and Pippa Evans....More

Syria: At The Crossroads Of History With Diana Darke And John McHugo: Talk
Exhibitions | On 22nd October 2014 

Waterstone's - Piccadilly 2 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

Two authors discuss the future of Syria....More

Sin at Rumba
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th November 2014 

Bar Rumba 2 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

Pop, dance and house courtesy of resident DJs....More

Amiran Zenaishvili
Concerts | On 22nd October 2014 

St James's Church Piccadilly 2 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

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Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 25th April 2015 

Queen's Theatre 4 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by ...More

 
Misfits
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th October 2014 

The Shadow Lounge 4 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

Resident DJs spin house and UK garage....More

Trannyoke
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th November 2014 

Escape Soho 4 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

DJ Matt spins pop and dance, with host Lady Lloyd, and karaoke....More

Trannyshack
Comedy | On 22nd October 2014 

Madame Jojo's 4 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

The renowned drag talent competition returns for a special, televised edition. Also featuring burlesque performances, cabaret and variety show-style acts....More

Baby Grand
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th November 2014 

Freedom Bar 4 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

Resident DJs spin pop and rock from the 1970s to 2000....More

Wednesday at Ku Bar
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th November 2014 

Ku Bar 5 minutes walk from Lillywhite's

DJ Prince Persona spins all time floor fillers and remixes, followed by DJ Alejandro taking you to 3am....More

 
 
 
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