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
 
PRICES
FREE | Charges apply to major temporary exhibitions.
 
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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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Gekoski
London > Shopping > Books
Pied Bull Yard, 15 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes walk from British Museum
Based in Bloomsbury, beside the British Museum, it's not surprising R. A. Gekoski Booksellers has a particular interest in the Bloomsbury Group. Established in 1982,... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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Ask
London > Shopping > Electronics
248 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Of all the cheap electronics shops clustered together along Tottenham Court Road, Ask is probably the pick of the bunch. Four floors of all the... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
 
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The American Dream: Pop to Present
The American Dream: Pop to Present
Exhibitions | Until 18th June 2017 

British Museum

This spring the British Museum stages the first major exhibition on modern and contemporary American printmaking. Through the work of ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from British Museum

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Piatti Quartet & Simon Callaghan
Concerts | On 23rd April 2017 

Conway Hall 7 minutes walk from British Museum

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NYJO London Jazz Jam
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd April 2017 

Foyles - Charing Cross Road 7 minutes walk from British Museum

A chance for jazz musicians to turn up and play....More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

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

 
Amizade
Concerts | On 23rd April 2017 

Pizza Express Dean Street 8 minutes walk from British Museum

The group, that contains Mishka Adams, Guillermo Rozenthuler and Adriano Adewale, performs South American styled Latin jazz....More

Marc Quinn: Drawn From Life
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2017 

Sir John Soane's Museum 8 minutes walk from British Museum

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Aladdin
Aladdin
Theatre | Until 3rd June 2017 

Prince Edward Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

The Broadway hit from the producer of The Lion King, Aladdin arrives in London in summer 2016. The story of ...More

 

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Brixton Beach
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Brixton Beach

There's no need to venture far for a trip to the beach this summer as ...More

 
GrandFest
GrandFest
Exhibitions | On 18th June 

Various Venues East London

Back for its third year, GrandFest is a one-day mini festival that celebrates the heritage ...More

 
Cocktails & Coding
Cocktails & Coding
Business Events | From 25th April 

Sanderson, A Morgans Hotel

Sanderson London embarks on a series of tech-focused events this spring/summer, launching with a partnership ...More

 
Senor Ceviche Fitzrovia
Senor Ceviche Fitzrovia
Dining 

After bringing a taste of Peru to Carnaby, Senor Ceviche opened in Fitzrovia in 2017....More

 
Saucy Chip
Saucy Chip
Dining 

From festivals to Fitzrovia, the gourmet chippie Saucy Chip has found a permanent home at ...More

 
Madame D's
Madame D's
Dining 

Following the success of Gunpowder, Harneet and Devina Baweja open a second London restaurant, Madame ...More

 
Flight Club Bloomsbury
Flight Club Bloomsbury
Drinking 

Flight Club hits the bullseye, adding a second stylish club to its stable....More

 
Floating Pocket Park
Floating Pocket Park
Leisure 

A floating park in the Paddington Basin brings a beautiful green space to a forgotten ...More

 
Clarette
Clarette
Drinking 

The heiress of the renowned Chateau Margaux wine estate is behind this three floor wine ...More

 
Professor Brian Cox
Exhibitions | On 26th May 

SSE Arena, Wembley

The physicist, TV presenter and author takes audiences on a spectacular journey through space and time plus Cox will take part in an interview chaired by his The Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince....More

The Kooks
The Kooks
Concerts | On 13th May 

Alexandra Palace

The Brighton-hailing indie-rock quartet celebrate their 10th anniversary, performing tunes new and old....More

 
Neverland London
Neverland London
Foodie Events | From 10th May 

Albert Wharf

Enjoy a staycation this summer with a visit to Fulham's first Thameside beach, which brings ...More

 
Maximo Park
Maximo Park
Concerts | On 12th May 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

The alt.rock veterans deliver their high-energy hits including Our Velocity, The National Health, Midnight On ...More

 
Pergola Paddington Central
Pergola Paddington Central
Dining 

Pergola on the Roof, the rooftop pop-up at ...More

 
JuJu's Bar and Stage
JuJu's Bar and Stage
Drinking 

Nestled in the heart of the Old Truman Brewery, Juju's Bar and Stage is a ...More

 
Dirty Bones Soho
Dirty Bones Soho
Dining 

Dirty Bones comes to Soho in 2017, serving up New York-inspired comfort food and cocktails ...More

 
Barnes Children's Literature Festival
Barnes Children's Literature Festival
Kids Events | From 13th May 

Barnes

An inspiring and entertaining programme includes author talks, ...More

 
Compagnie Du Hanneton / James Thierree: The Toad Knew
Compagnie Du Hanneton / James Thierree: The Toad Knew
Dance | From 3rd May 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Following Tabac Rouge in 2014, James Thierree returns ...More

 
Wandsworth Arts Fringe
Wandsworth Arts Fringe
Exhibitions | From 5th May 

Heathbrook Park

Two weeks of theatre, art, circus, comedy and free shows in south London....More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
Feature 

Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
This weekend in London: 21st - 23rd April
This weekend in London: 21st - 23rd April
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