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The Best British Independent Stores in Covent Garden

The Best British Independent Stores in Covent Garden

The Best British Independent Stores in Covent Garden

Covent Garden may be home to over 200 shops but we have a great selection of British Independent stores and restaurants that call this iconic location home.


Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop


Our beloved Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop was one of the first to move into the newly renovated Covent Garden Market Building in the 1980s. Staying true to their origin of Mr. Pollock, the store is full to the brim of toy theatres, trinkets, books and wonders!

Being one of the few remaining toy shops in the West End, they produce pieces that you will never see anywhere else. Discover their own range of theatres and paper models designed by contemporary artists. Hero pieces include their Alice in Wonderland Shadow Box, the original creation of Wilton Music Hall Toy Theatre and the cities in a matchbox. Be just like Alice and explore this fantastical wonderland. 



Cheaney’s beautiful store in Covent Garden celebrates the art and craft of shoemaking. From the heritage and legacy of the Cheaney brand comes entirely ‘Made in England’ shoes from people who have been perfecting their craft since 1886.

More than a shoe store, this space allows customers to take a seat, have a sip of whiskey and find the perfect pair of shoes for them. Once they have found the one, they are a customer for life with Cheaney’s expert refurbishing offering allowing your trusty and reliable but chic shoes will live on with you.

Stocking both men's and women's shoes, this beautifully decorated store is a must visit for anyone wanting to put a skip in their stride. 



Tom Davies


Tom Davies really wants your glasses to work for you. Committed to fitting glasses that work for you, what you do and how you live, their shop in the Royal Opera House Arcade blends outstanding service with contemporary designs.

Craftsmanship has been with Mr Davies since the beginning. Known for the skill of his designs and refined handmade artistry. All of the Bespoke frames are produced by hand, so every step of the process is meticulously controlled. This ensures flawless quality and the highest level of craftsmanship.

Mr Davies had made glasses from everyone from Clark Kent to Ed Sheeran, but no superstar or superhero status needed to visit their friendly store in the Royal Opera House Arcade.



This addition to Henrietta Street has received outstanding reviews since it opened its doors mid-2017. For the first 6 months of The Oystermen's opening, the restaurant was rated number 1 on TripAdvisor and you can tell why as soon as you step through the door.

The owners, Matt and Rob, are committed to service excellent seafood with a side of a deep-rooted commitment to great customer experience. The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen showcases the finest and freshest oysters and seafood from around the British Isles. Alongside the oyster bar, the restaurant serves a host of seafood and daily fresh fish dishes, enhanced by a carefully-curated wine list and bespoke oyster stout.


The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen


Flat Iron


A concept so simple it has created a steak worth queuing for time and time again. Flat Iron’s 180 cover Covent Garden restaurant is not only home to their biggest space, a fully stocked bar and an ice cream stand, it also has their onsite butchers.

One of the best steaks in London, Flat Iron’s simple and tasty menu is a must visit for meat lovers. You can take your love of their steak one step further by signing up to one of their butcher’s demonstrations where they show you how they discover and cut the best beef.