Before you get too caught up in the many distractions around Covent Garden, make sure you take a wander through Neal Street and Neal’s Yard. Here you will find specialist and flagship stores that stock everything from fine wines to limited edition sneakers.
1. Dr Martens
17-19 Neal Street, London WC2H 9PU
Known for their signature black boots in smooth leather, you won’t want to miss this Dr Martens store in Neal Street. Bright, spacious and readily stocked with a range of classic ‘1460 boots’, the staff here are more than willing to find you the perfect pair.
14 Neal Street, London WC2H 9LY
While there are a few iconic Nike stores in London, Neal Street is home to our favourite one. This branch hosts weekly Nike+ Runs around the area and offers the same bespoke NikeiD service as the Oxford Circus flagship store but with far less tourists and better service too.
3. The Tea House
15 Neal Street, London WC2H 9PU
Established in 1982 by Covent Garden pioneer, Christina Smith, this flagship store is every tea addict’s dream. From traditional Japanese green teas to organic rooibos leaves, this store stocks some of the best teas in London – Neal Street is definitely lucky to have it!
37a Neal Street, London, WC2H 9PR
An uber-cool sportswear store supplying the best brands in footwear, apparel and accessories. If you want to up your sneaker game, don’t leave Covent Garden without stepping into this Neal Store store – if you see a line outside the door, something exclusive is about to drop.
5. Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
8-10 Neal’s Yard, London WC2H 9DP
In the crazy rush and bustle of London, Neal Street tends to be overlooked (or at least, Neal’s Yard, which is just off Neal Street). This specialist store stocks over 400+ references of wine from around the world plus other delights including truffled ham and Casanova olive oil.
6. Neal’s Yard Remedies
15 Neal’s Yard, London WC2H 9DP
One of our favourite beauty brands when it comes to natural products with a non-synthetic approach, Neal’s Yard Remedies makes all their products from high quality and organic plant-based ingredients. The is their original store, opened in 1981 – need we say more?
53A Neal Street, London WC2H 9PJ
Fast becoming a mainstream favourite, it’s hard to believe these sneakers have been around since 1911. This Neal Street boutique stocks a full-range of styles including the Classic Superga 2750 and the more recent Liberty Art Fabrics line.
8. El Ganso
27 Neal Street, London WC2H 9PR
For what it’s worth, we’re loving almost everything in El Ganso. From tartan blazers to suede Oxford shoes, this Neal Street store offers preppy apparel and accessories with a hint of Cape Cod cool.
41-43 Neal Street, London WC2H 9PJ
The main flagship store in London, Neal Street Speedo has been our go-to place for performance swimwear and other water sports accessories. With a great variety of swimsuits and aquashorts for the little ones too, make a trip here before your next beach holiday.
51 Neal Street, London WC2H 9PQ
Since we’re on the topic of beach holidays, Havaianas flip flops and sandals are our footwear of choice when we’re under the sun and near the sea! Visit their Neal Street store for a peek at their exclusive collection, featuring straps that are embellished with Swarovski crystals.