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Shops near British Museum  

 
 
ADDRESS
, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG
 
 
OPENING TIMES
Selected galleries are open late Thu & Fri | Closed 1 January, Good Friday, 24, 25, 26 December
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes walk from British Museum
Opened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Classic Camera- The Leica Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes walk from British Museum
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James Smith & Sons
London > Shopping > Specialists
53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 3 minutes walk from British Museum
James Smith & Sons is an historic Victorian family business specialising in umbrellas, walking sticks and canes. Commonly known as "the Umbrella Shop", this immaculately... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L Cornelissen & Son
London > Shopping > Art and Design
105 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes walk from British Museum
Established in 1855, little has changed in this enchanting art supplies shop. Inside, it's charming and old-fashioned. Towering shelves sweep up to the ceiling,... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Moroso
London > Shopping > House and Garden
22-24 St Giles High Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Opened during the London Design Festival and the 100% Design exhibition 2007, this Italian furniture shop at the crossroads of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Aveda
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
174-177 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Environmentally conscious hair and make-up brand with 'lifestyle' stores like this one in High Holborn - where there's even a herb garden on the roof... More
 
 
 
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Waterstone's - Tottenham Court Road
London > Shopping > Books
19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Located just two minutes from the busy Tottenham Court Road station this three storey new build Waterstone's bookshop is more than... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Arthur Beale
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
194 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
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... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Forbidden Planet
London > Shopping > Books
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Crammed with the cream of cult entertainment this shop is a seventh heaven for sci-fi fans. In the old days, Forbidden Planet just stocked... More
 
 
 
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Office
London > Shopping > Shoes
57 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Office is the place to go for the season’s must-have shoe that won’t break the bank. It’s very fashionable and the sharpest shapes sell-out fast. The... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Neal's Yard Remedies
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
15 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Neal's Yard Remedies are still going strong after more than two decades and they continue to stand by their commitment to creating only natural remedies... More
 
 
 
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Coco de Mer
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
23 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Is there really anyone out there who cares if their dildo is made from hand-carved jade, or their spanking paddle comes from naturally-felled environment friendly... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Unconditional+
London > Shopping > Clothing
16 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Philip Stephens' Unconditional label - popular with celebrities like Brad Pitt, Gwen Stefani, Cameron Diaz and David Beckham - is now available at Unconditional+, the... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Seven Dials
London > Shopping > Street or Area
Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The 'Seven Dials' refers to the layout of the cobbled streets in this scenic part of Covent Garden which includes Monmouth Street, Earlham Street and... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Worthington
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
28 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Service is a watchword at this salon, where clients are guaranteed a first-class hairdressing experience. Celebrity coiffeur Worthington personally trains all his staff and standards... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Stuart Phillips
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
25 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Less a hairdresser’s, more a mood enhancing experience, Phillips aims to offer his clients a positive haven from outside pressures. The cutting and colouring here... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bloomsbury Flowers
London > Shopping > Florists
29 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Bloomsbury Flowers don't do off-the-peg, so if you want to be in and out in two minutes think again. However, if you want to impress... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Neal's Yard Dairy Covent Garden
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
17 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Cheese-enthusiasts will love this specialist shop in Covent Garden’s thriving, colourful Neal’s Yard. Sourced direct from small, independent farms, most of the cheese here is... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Orla Kiely
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
31 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Irish designer Orla Kiely burst onto the fashion scene in a splash of signature prints and bold colours that have become her calling card. It... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Almost Famous
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
5 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Almost Famous started out selling limited runs of classy denim, but this flagship store marks their expansion into a whole range of elegant ladies clothes.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Miller Harris
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
14 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Lyn Harris creates luxury fragrances and specialises in bespoke perfumes, made by consulting the customer so you leave with a one-off fragrance that's especially made... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Blackout II
London > Shopping > Clothing
51 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Blackout II is one of London's premier stores for all vintage clothing and accessories. Two floors of stylish and fun period clothing and accessories for... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Grant & Cutler at Fowles
London > Shopping > Books
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Originally a foreign language book shop (indeed arguably the best in London), Grant & Cutler at Fowles now stocks an impressive array of World Cinema... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hobgoblin
London > Shopping > Musician Supplies
24 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
This busy musical curios shop has London's best choice of folk instruments and a large range of guitars, accordions, recorders, bongo drums and other percussion... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waterstone's - Gower Street
London > Shopping > Books
82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Waterstone's, one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK, is a relative newcomer on the block. It first opened in Old Brompton Road,... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Birkenstock
London > Shopping > Shoes
24 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Every summer, the London streets are ablaze with a rich array of sandals and flip-flops. Clumpy, frumpy and built for comfort, Birkenstock footwear has become... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thomas Neal Centre
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
29-41 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
This is a trend-setter’s heaven. Some say it’s a bit pretentious but there’s certainly no better place to pick up the latest streetwear collections. The... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Riflemaker Soho Square
London > Shopping > Art and Design
1 Greek Street, Soho Square, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
This is the second Riflemaker gallery to open in London and, like the original in nearby Beak Street, is housed in an historic building. The... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
MADE Soho
London > Shopping > House and Garden
100 Charing Cross Road, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Chic, successful online furniture store MADE invites customers to come in and touch, sit on and test out a selection of their products at their... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Milroy's of Soho
London > Shopping > Specialists
3 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
If pirates hoarded whiskey, rather than gold doubloons, this would be their island hideaway. This veritable treasure trove of malts has a truly international contingent... More
 
 
 
 
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Nara: sacred images from early Japan
Nara: sacred images from early Japan
Exhibitions | Until 24th November 2019 

British Museum

Fifteen major Buddhist and Shinto sacred images go on display at the British Museum this autumn in a free display ...More

 
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Theatre | Until 4th January 2020 

Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Two ex-army pals and two sisters team up to stage a show that could save an ailing Vermont ski lodge ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 24th May 2020 

Cambridge Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
Comedy Club 4 Kids
Kids Events | On 16th November 2019 

Soho Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

Stand-up and sketch acts for youngsters....More

Wild Card
Concerts | On 16th November 2019 

The Spice Of Life 8 minutes walk from British Museum

The group, led by the French guitarist Clement Regert, fuses urban rhythms, hard-bop and grooves with Latin and jazz attitude....More

Cave Women: Work In Progress
Theatre | Until 30th November 2019 

Soho Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

A comedy in which two Cave sisters find themselves in a dark place, and must work out how to work ...More

Royal Opera: The Magic Flute
Royal Opera: The Magic Flute
Concerts | Until 27th November 2019 

Royal Opera House 8 minutes walk from British Museum

David McVicar's classic production of Mozart's The Magic Flute gives the traditionalist's take on the magical fable and has proved ...More

 
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part I
Theatre | Until 2nd August 2020 

Palace Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

John Tiffany directs Jack Thorne's fantasy adventure based on an original story by JK Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany, which is ...More

Ray Gelato & The Giants
Concerts | On 16th November 2019 

The 100 Club 8 minutes walk from British Museum

The London-based seven-piece jazz and swing outfit performs their original material and standards....More

Tal Wilkenfeld
Concerts | On 16th November 2019 

Ronnie Scott's 9 minutes walk from British Museum

Jazz fusion singer and bassist performing songs from her debut album, Love Remains....More

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Afternoon Tea at Kimpton Fitzroy London
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Dining 

What better way to celebrate the season of ...More

 
Royal Opera: Otello
Royal Opera: Otello
Concerts | From 9th December 

Royal Opera House

Keith Warner's 2017 production of Verdi's Otello - "the hottest ticket" of the year (The ...More

 
Cinderella at New Wimbledon Theatre
Cinderella at New Wimbledon Theatre
Theatre | From 7th December 

New Wimbledon Theatre

Samantha Womack plays The Wicked Stepmother opposite Lesley ...More

 
TuckShop: Cinderella
TuckShop: Cinderella
Theatre | From 15th December 

Trafalgar Studios

Baga Chipz from RuPaul's Drag Race UK stars as The Wicked Stepmother opposite Britain's Got ...More

 
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Theatre | From 7th December 

Richmond Theatre

Comedian, writer, presenter and actress Jo Brand stars as The Wicked Queen when Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs comes to Richmond Theatre this winter. The much loved ...More

House of Illustration Winter Fair
House of Illustration Winter Fair
Shopping | On 14th December 

House of Illustration

From illustrated calendars to clothing, stationery to ceramics, ...More

 
The Lost Thing
The Lost Thing
Theatre | From 7th December 

Linbury Theatre

The Royal Opera and Candoco Dance Company combine in this first big family show in ...More

 
Oi Frog & Friends!
Oi Frog & Friends!
Theatre | From 29th November 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

Fun family entertainment for the over threes, Oi Frog & Friends! is an action-packed play ...More

 
Black Beauty: Red Bridge Arts & Traverse Theatre Company (Over 5s)
Black Beauty: Red Bridge Arts & Traverse Theatre Company (Over 5s)
Theatre | From 14th December 

Southbank Centre: Purcell Room

Storytelling, music and puppetry combine in a re-telling ...More

 
Crisis Icebreaker Challenge
Crisis Icebreaker Challenge
Sporting Events | On 14th December 

Brockwell Lido

Don't dip your toe in the water, just ...More

 
City Island Ice Rink
City Island Ice Rink
Sporting Events | From 12th December 

London City Island

An open-air, 45-person ice skating rink takes up residence at London City Island for first ...More

 
Hopewell Square
Hopewell Square
Attractions 

Public square within City Island in east London, home to English National Ballet and English ...More

 
Plonk Crazy Golf Hoxton
Plonk Crazy Golf Hoxton
Sport 

Created by a troop of film industry set designers, Plonk Crazy Golf has placed a ...More

 
Mr Ji Soho
Mr Ji Soho
Dining 

Following a successful pop-up in Camden Samuel Haim, who's behind sustainable seafood restaurant Hook in ...More

 
Amazonico London
Amazonico London
Dining 

Owned by husband and wife team, Sandro Silva and Marta Seco - two of Madrid's ...More

 
Market Hall West End
Market Hall West End
Dining 

Market Halls' third and most ambitious site, the largest food hall in the UK is ...More

 
Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen
Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen
Dining 

Winners of My Million Pound Menu with BBQ ...More

 
VyTA Covent Garden
VyTA Covent Garden
Dining 

In the heart of Covent Garden - and with a stunning balcony overlooking the main ...More

 
Church of St Mary Aldermary
Church of St Mary Aldermary
Attractions 

The only surviving church by Sir Christopher Wren ...More

 
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Worlds Best 50 Bars in London
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The list of the World's 50 Best Bars was revealed in October 2019 and we learned that London has 10 of them. That's more than any other ...More

Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
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Autumn 2019 in London
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