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Paxton & Whitfield

St. James's
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Address: Sw1 93 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JE, England
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+44 20 7930 0259
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 18:00

Paxton & Whitfield is a world-renowned cheese shop which has been in...

Paxton & Whitfield is a world-renowned cheese shop which has been in busines for over 200 years.

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If you love cheese this is the shop you must visit. The aroma when you enter is strong but after a while you do not notice it. So many cheeses to chose from, if you can't find one... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you love cheese this is the shop you must visit. The aroma when you enter is strong but after a while you do not notice it. So many cheeses to chose from, if you can't find one you like then there is something wrong. They will give you a small taste of any cheese you would like to try.... More 

Thank thewillow
Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

It's worth a trip to this shop just to appreciate the architecture. According to the sign above the door they've been selling cheese here since 1797!! Charles Dickens probably bought his cheese here, and even if he didn't, the aromas and selection inside will make it well worth your visit.

Thank Eric P
Auckland, New Zealand
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Simply a classic cheese shop that's been around forever. If you need anything to do with cheese or want advice, accompaniments, or better yet...actual cheese, you'll find what you need here. One of my top two cheesemongers in London.

Thank kiwieric
Andover, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Day out in London visiting some notable sites, visited Paxton & Whitfield`s cheese shop in Jermyn shop, what a shop, London`s oldest cheese shop and by far the best, if you are in the area don`t miss it, you do not need to like cheese to appreciate the shop

1 Thank Peter P
Burien, Washington
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Very knowledgeable excellent selection of cheeses friendly even had Buford cheese from France also had many local cheeses

1 Thank robviafore
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

If you are a true lover of cheeses, then Paxton & Whitfield is where you need to be to experience the best cheeses that London has to offer. They currently hold two royal warrants from both the Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II, and are one of the oldest cheesemongers in England - being established in the 1740's. Definitely... More 

1 Thank Jessica J
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

If you like cheese then go here. It's really that simple. This is where you get proper cheese, not vacuum-packed-devoid-of-any-real-taste-supermarket-cheese. You can smell it on the street, and inside is a cheese-lovers heaven. I love the fact that the staff are so knowledgeable about it all - the makers, the stories behind the names, the history. And they make great... More 

1 Thank Milly G
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I echo the other reviewer who wrote the P&W has been steadily going downhill for years. Maybe it started when the got a royal warrant, if in fact they have one. This has always been a bit precious, self-important and pricey, but you could usually expect a great selection, more or less friendly attention and it was a nice place... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

So many cheeses (non-stinky, too) at this, as I now understand it, near legendary cheesemongers (they were instrumental in debuting and then establishing Stilton among the great cheeses of England!). The helpful guidance of the P&W staff person—and the ample tastes he allowed me of the varieties offered—got me down to three luscious cheeses. Yes, one was a great, blue... More 

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Reviewed 1 March 2016

I often visit London for one reason or another, and I am drawn to Paxton and Whitfield. I'll tell you why. I love cheese, and the finest cheeses are to be found here. I mean of the highest quality and kept beautifully. Admittedly some of them are at rather large prices, but you wont be disappointed at the quality. I... More 

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Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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