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8 September 2011

Browse for pipes at Smith and Sons

Times are hard for the humble tobacconist, but for the time being, Smith & Sons continues to trade from the same shop in which it opened in 1869, as Charing Cross Road's first tobacconist.

Such is the historical attachment of Smith and Sons to this site that Time Out suggests that planning legislation means this unit can legally only house a tobacconist. Whether or not that is true, it is a fantastic shop for the smoker, with all types of pipe, tobacco, snuff and even a walk-in cigar humidor proudly advertised above the door.

For more information, see http://www.timeout.com/london/shops/venue/2%3A27532/g-smith-sons


  1. There's a certain irony that, due to current legislation, you can't actually smoke on the premises!

  2. I've recently quit smoking, but as this shop is near to my office, it's still wonderful to pop in and look at the items -- it's a real treasure trove.