James Smith & Sons Umbrellas

Listique’s Recommendation

In the heart of London’s West End, is a shop commonly referred to as ‘the umbrella shop’ by locals and black cab drivers: James Smith & Sons Umbrellas. A legendary site, one doesn’t just visit this umbrella shop choose from their exquisite range of products. It’s an authentic, British experience. The philosophy of amazing craftsmanship hasn’t changed since the Victorian era, and neither have the interiors and exteriors. At James Smith & Sons, one will feel as if they have stepped back in time.


About James Smith & Sons Umbrellas

Founded by James Smith in 1830, this is London’s oldest umbrella shop, selling every type of men and women’s umbrellas, bespoke, made-to-measure walking sticks, and accessories such as shoehorns, drinking vessels, spoons, paper knives and cufflinks. Many of these items are assembled in the workshop on site, just as they used to be 189 years ago. James Smith & Sons Umbrellas are simply exquisite, many with handles carved in the shape of animals such as ducks, crocodiles, jaguars, and different breeds of dog. Opening Hours: Mon 10am - 5.45pm Tues 10am - 5.45pm Wed 10.30am - 5.45pm Thurs 10am - 5.45pm Fri 10am - 5.45pm Sat 10am - 5.15pm



0044 (0) 207 836 4731


Hazelwood House, 53 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1BL

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