James Smith & Sons Umbrellas

53 New Oxford Street, London
James Smith & Sons Umbrellas image
Review Rating from 2 reviews

53 New Oxford Street, Holborn, London, WC1A 1BL

020 7836 4731


Nearest Station
Tottenham Court Road (0.19 miles)


Opening Times
monday Opens 10:00 - Closes 17:45
tuesday Opens 10:00 - Closes 17:45
wednesday Opens 10:30 - Closes 17:45
thursday Opens 10:00 - Closes 17:45
friday Opens 10:00 - Closes 17:45
saturday Opens 10:00 - Closes 17:15
sunday Closed

James Smith & Sons was established in 1830 when James Smith made all his umbrellas in a workshop at the back of his shop. Today the shop is still crammed with umbrellas of all shapes and sizes. A selection of other accessories such as walking sticks are also available.

Best For

The best shops in London to pick up an unusual gift picture

The best shops in London to pick up an unusual gift

Be original and plump for an unusual gift

There’s nothing unusual about an umbrella, in this city or anywhere else. But they don’t immediately spring to mind when you’re thinking of buying a gift. And perhaps that’s because they’re just so damn easily misplaced. But what if you were given a beautiful, handmade umbrella, complete with touching monogram? Would you lose that? We think not. So visit James Smith and Sons (founded in 1830) the umbrella specialists on the corner of New Oxford Street.

Things to Try

Go, urm, umbrella shopping picture

Go, urm, umbrella shopping

Head for Europe’s oldest umbrella store
Read more

User Reviews

Reviewed by CHRISTOPHER DE HENZEL from Newcastle
When only the best will do.

Nov 3, 2015

Reviewed by T.A.O
Now, like most people, I am prone to leaving my umbrellas on trains, in cabs, in shops, in bars... pretty much anywhere and everywhere. So, perhaps I'd think twice about taking an umbrella from James Smith and Sons anywhere but some place I absolutely knew I couldn't lose it.

This shop is a thing of beauty. tradition, British design and heritage. Even if you're not in the market for a brolly, take a look. You won't be disappointed.

Sep 24, 2013

Have your say

Add a review or useful tip for this business

Add a review Add a useful tip

The Nearest Alternatives

Westend Production

11 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3NH

0.14 miles from here


52 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9PA

0.15 miles from here

Bed Bug Hunters

71-75 Shelton Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H9JQ

0.18 miles from here

Sign up for the latest
Sign up to our newsletter for the latest and greatest from London!
By entering your email address you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and consent to receive email updates and newsletters from All In London. You can unsubscribe at any time.