London's Smallest Shops

By Londonist Staff Last edited 14 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)?

Artist Lucy Sparrow transformed an abandoned cornershop in Bethnal Green into a unique pop-up grocery store for a few weeks in 2014
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Bica Coffee House, Westbourne Park tube station
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A shoe salesman with a 1.2 metre square shoe shop, 1900
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A.Gold, Spitalfields
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Pollock's Toy Museum in Fitzrovia - part museum, part shop.
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Monocle, Marylebone
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Arrow Jewellery, Netil Market
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Camden Market
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In Angel, there's a vintage teaware shop so small that it only fits two people standing. We imagine a lot gets broken.
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La Falafel, Camden Market
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Umar Khalid, co-owner of the Kape Barako phone booth coffee stall, serves a customer
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Oh Baby, Brick Lane
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The black cab mobile coffee shop in Vauxhall
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Housman's bookshop, King's Cross
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A little lamp shop at Stables Market, Camden
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Shoreditch favourite Albion is a cafe and deli shop
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Twinings: This little slice of The Strand has looked this way for a very long time...
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My Tea Shop, London Bridge
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This pet shop in Stoke Newington is owned by Ocado
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Saint Anne's Shop, Highgate
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Honey & Co, Bloomsbury
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Lovefone turns UK's disused phone booths into tiny repair shops
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Lovefone turns UK's disused phone booths into tiny repair shops
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Honest Jon's record shop, Portobello Road
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That Flower Shop, Ace Hotel Shoreditch
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Lavender Green Flowers, South Kensington
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Taylor St Baristas, Mayfair
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Last Updated 09 March 2017