London's Smallest Shops

By Londonist Staff Last edited 22 months ago
London's Smallest Shops

London's best known shops are often the giant department stores which draw in the tourist crowds. But what about the tiny shops, the ones only big enough for one or two customers at a time (if that)?

A little lamp shop at Stables Market, Camden
Source Shannonsarming
Umar Khalid, co-owner of the Kape Barako phone booth coffee stall, serves a customer
Source Bloomberg
That Flower Shop, Ace Hotel Shoreditch
Source Tinyatlasquarterly
In Angel, there's a vintage teaware shop so small that it only fits two people standing. We imagine a lot gets broken.
Source Candidsbyjo
A shoe salesman with a 1.2 metre square shoe shop, 1900
Source Green Man Dan
Lovefone turns UK's disused phone booths into tiny repair shops
Source Dezeen
Honest Jon's record shop, Portobello Road
Source Resident Advisor
La Falafel, Camden Market
Source Gradsabroad
Lavender Green Flowers, South Kensington
Source Exploringlondon
Housman's bookshop, King's Cross
Source Christopherlawson
Honey & Co, Bloomsbury
Source Agentrestauranteur
Arrow Jewellery, Netil Market
Source Earlofeastlondon
This pet shop in Stoke Newington is owned by Ocado
Source Thisismoney
A.Gold, Spitalfields
Source File Magazine
Camden Market
Source Jvphotoo
The black cab mobile coffee shop in Vauxhall
Source Londoncoffeeshops
Twinings: This little slice of The Strand has looked this way for a very long time...
Source Londonist
Taylor St Baristas, Mayfair
Source Houseandgarden
Artist Lucy Sparrow transformed an abandoned cornershop in Bethnal Green into a unique pop-up grocery store for a few weeks in 2014
Source Breakingrocksclothing
Saint Anne's Shop, Highgate
Source Saintanneshighgate
Pollock's Toy Museum in Fitzrovia - part museum, part shop.
Source Poppy Loves London
Oh Baby, Brick Lane
Source Ilkadickens
Monocle, Marylebone
Source Thecoffeevine
Lovefone turns UK's disused phone booths into tiny repair shops
Source Dezeen
Bica Coffee House, Westbourne Park tube station
Source Brian Coffee Spot

Last Updated 09 March 2017