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Places to buy cigars in London

Gold MedalThere is a good variety of specialist cigar shops in central London and a few further out. The two big department stores Harrods and Selfridges also have a good selection. Most places close early evening but for those who buy on impulse there are a few options. Look for the golden medals given by Hunters & Frankau representing the best in cigar shop quality, selection and advice.

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Here's all the places I've visited in London. All of them have a range of cuban and non-cuban cigars. Nearly all also provide a range of accessories such as humidors, lighters and cutters.

Click on the shop name to visit the shop's web site or on the Post Code to see a map of the area

London
Name Address Opening Hours Comments
1a St Jamesís Street 1a St Jamesís street
London
SW1A1EF
Mon - Wed 10:30 till 20:00
Thurs 10:30 till 21:00
Fri 10:30 till 20:00
Sat 10:30 till 18:00
Sun - Closed
Located on the corner of St James and PalMal with walk in humidor and comfy seating
Alfie Turmeaus Tobacconist 1 White Horse Street,
Shepherd market,
Mayfair,
London
W1J 7LB

A small shop and humidor just off of Picadilly and Mayfair
Alfred Dunhill Bourdon House
2 Davies Street, Mayfair
London
W1K 3DJ

Please note that their other branch on Jermyn Street no longer sells cigars
Burlington Bertie 22a Bevis Marks,
City
London
EC3A 7JB
Has moved around the corner and combined with Vapebuzz, not as good as it's former self but still has a medium sized humidor.
Humidor and The Den at 100 Wardour St
100 Wardour Street
Soho
London
W1F 0TN
A cafe, bar and cigar shop attached to Conran's latest Floridita restaurant and bar, opened late September 2004
Cigars Unlimited 129, Walham Green Court,
Moore Park Road,
Fulham,
London
SW6 2DG
Located just next to Fulham Broadway tube Cigars Unlimited has a very wide range of cigars with friendly expert advice.
Cheeky Boo The Chelsea Farmers Market
125 Sydney Street
London
SW3 6NR
At the back of the market. Also sells sweets and books. A very nice outdoor Argentinean restaurant next door
Davidoff of London 35, St. James's St London
SW1A 1HD
On the corner of Jermyn St and St James. This shop has a large walk-in humidor. All staff can offer excellent selection advice. Sometimes sells aged cigars, also sells Cuaba smoking hats, ashtrays and a large selection of top quality humidors.
Fortnum and Mason 181 Piccadilly, London
W1A 1ER
A small humidor cabinet is located at the back of the wine and spirts section on the ground floor. Upstairs are some premium quality humidors.
Friarwood 26 New Kings Road, London
SW6 4ST
Primarily a wineshop but also a cigar specialist.
Not yet visited
Harrod's Cigar Room Harrods Department Store
Knightsbridge
London
SW1X 7XL
Open late on Friday and Saturday and now open from Sunday from 12 till 6pm Run by J J Fox
James J Fox and Robert Lewis 19 St. James Street
London
SW1A 1ES
One of the most famous cigar shops in London. Has an in-store cigar lounge and it's own magazine, as well as events. Further branches are located in Selfridges and Harrods. The basement contains a cigar museum.
J.J.Fox on Facebook
Jayems 125 Victoria Street
London
SW1E 5LA
A variety of cigars and accessories just around the corner from Victoria Station. Walking distance from St James Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster and the Houses of Parliment.
Kandies 58 Leadenhall Market
Whittington Avenue
City
London
EC3
Closed on weekends A smaller range of cigars are available from this city based kiosk style shop.
La Casa Del Habano 48 Broad Street, Teddington
TW11 8QY
Cigars, Lighters, Cutters, Cases & Humidors, Cufflinks and Belgian Chocolates. Has late opening and a comfortable sampling room in the basement
News Studio Limited 21 Borough High Street
London
SE1 9SE
A news agent across the road from Borough Market with a small humidor of cuban and other cigars. The fictional character Bridget Jones would have a view of this shop from her flat.
Royal mile Whiskies 3 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QE
This whisky shop sells a selection of good quality cigars, although there are three humidors only the one at the back contains any cigars. The other two are for aged whiskies.
Sautter's of Mayfair 106 Mount Street
Mayfair
London
W1K 2TW
Mon - Fri: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm - 5.00pm
Just across from Connaught hotel and a range of cigar friendly locations.
Stocks a range of cutters, humidors ashtrays and cases The shop is lined with old cigar related advertising models, posters and boxes.
They have walk in humidor with mostly cuban cigars plus a small selection of dominican.
The shop has been there since 1979 and there has been a shop on that site for over 100 years. It is rumoured that Winston Churchill used to live in the flat above the shop.
 
Sautter's Knightsbridge 8 Raphael Street
Knightsbridge,
London
SW7 1DL
Please contact shop for hours. A new store situated in the heart of Knightsbridge near to the shops and quality hotels. Sample a cigar in their comfortable surroundings or take a strole in the near by Hyde Park.
Segar & Snuff Parlour 27a, The Market Covent Garden
West End
London
WC2E 8RD
Open weekends, closes about 7pm. Opens late when there the Open Air Opera is showing in Covent Garden Look for the large model of a Scotish gentleman in the south side of the main market. A friendly and helpful service often accompanied by Opera singers or Classical music from the garden below. Run by Davy's Wine Merchants.
Selfridges Cigar Department Selfridges & Co Department Store,
400 Oxford Street
London
W1A 1AB
Open every day of the week and till about 7pm in the week The walk-in humidor is located at the west end of the shop in front of the food section. Run by J J Fox
J Redford and Co 33, Royal Exchange
City
London
EC3V 3LP
Just opposite the Bank of England. Also known as Smokers Paradise
Tom Tom 63 Elizabeth Street
Belgravia/Victoria
London
SW1W 9PP
Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday closed
A glamorous and contemporary cigar store. Located in the middle of Belgravia's exclusive Elizabeth Street. Five minutes from Sloane Square and Victoria, Tom Tom also have a coffee shop in Ebury Street with outside seating.
Vintage House 42 Old Compton Street
Soho
London
W1V 6LR

Open till 10:30pm
during the week and earlier at the weekends

Has a small cabinet humidor in the middle of the shop with the most popular cigars. This is complemented with a walk-in humidor is at the back of the shop.

Also sells a large range of whisky, spirits and wine.

Whisky and Cigars by Robert Graham Ltd 4 Broadwell Parade
Broadhurst Gardens
West Hampstead
London
NW6 3BQ

 

Not visited.



Wine and Spirit Shops

Some of the wine and spirt shops around London stock cigars but a lot of them are badly kept by in-experienced staff. Typically only smaller cigars such as the Corona and Petit Corona are stocked.

The Nicolas chain seems reasonably consistent with regards the quality of cigars they stock and are skattered around the outskirts of London.

Jeroboams the Wine Merchant have branches around Central London and their Chancery Lane branch have a small humidor and assure Aficionado that their other branches also have cigars.

Closed Shops

There are few shops that are widely reported in other directories as being still open, Aficionado has personally walked around to each of these to confirm that these shops are no longer open.

 

Found a shop and found the ideal location to smoke your cigar but not sure what to buy? Aficionado of cigars recommends you ask an expert such as Jeff Aiken of http://cigars.about.com

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