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Closed Shops

The following shops are no longer available.

Name Address Opening Hours Comments
Bonds of Oxford Street 330, Oxford St
West End
London
W1C 1JA
Closed Summer 2005 and has been turned into a tourist shop Used to sell pipes and rolling tobacco as well as the more elusive brands of cigarettes. A smaller range of cigars is available at the back of the shop.
Covent Garden Whisky Shop 3 Russell Street Covent Garden
West End
London
WC2B 5JD
Checked 2012 this shop is no longer at this location As the name would imply this shop mainly sells whiskey. However it also does a small selection of well kept cigars.
Alfred Dunhill 48 Jermyn Street
London SW1Y 6LX
  Although the shop is still open it no longer sells cigars. You need to visit their other store over in Mayfair
G Smith & Sons 74, Charing Cross Rd
West End
London
WC2H 0BG
Unfortunately this shop is now closed (2012) After a period where they were selling mostly pipe items and a questionable selection of cigars G Smith has now closed. Linked to Shervington's at Chancery Lane.
Havana House 1c Kensington Church Walk
London
W8 4NB
Unfortunately this shop is no longer open (July 2004) Havana House now have a shop in Windsor
Inderwicks 45 Carnaby Street
W1
England's oldest pipe marker, founded in 1797. In more recent years Inderwicks had a shop on Bear Street which in the 1990s became part of the Bear and Staff pub a range of memorabilia is displayed on the downstairs walls of the pub.
Maxibond Cigars and Accessories 63 Fairfax Road,
London
NW6 4EE
Maxibond had a very smart shop in the North of London. They installed their cigar club under the shop just before the smoking ban was introduced. It was reported as being closed by a reader of Aficionado early in 2010.
Monte's Cigar Store (formerly Havana Club)

16 Halkin Arcade, London

or

162 Sloane Street


SW1X 8JT
Unfortunately this shop is now closed (July 2004) There is still a Monte's membership only club. However the focus of the club is no longer on cigars.

Shervington's

337 High Holborn
London
WC1V 7PX
This was bought by the people who own G Smith around 2009, closed 28th October 2010, reported by Gareth Foreman. See also closing down poster An old style building right next to Chancery Lane Tube Station, has a sign outside of "Ye Olde Tobacco Shope". It originally started life in 1864 at another location in St Swithons lane. It moved to the present location it is now in 1920, and the shop in those days was called Brumfits. It remained that name until 1992 when it was bought by Merton and Falcon who changed it to the present one today the infamous Shervingtons. Was run for many years by two chaps where were always a delight to meet. One of them can now be found at J Fox's over on St James.
Walter Thurgood 161 London Wall
City
London
EC2M 5QD
This shop closed in 2002 The building that contained this shop was demolished in the autumn of 2006

G Ward of Gresham Street

60 Gresham Street
City
London


EC2 EC2V 7BB
Closed for Christmas day 2001 and never re-opened

 

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