Paxton & Whitfield's first business transaction is recorded in 1797 from their shop in St James, but the company's origins can be traced back to a market stall in Aldwych as early as 1742.
Winston Churchill once said, "A gentleman buys his hats at Locks, his shoes at Lobbs, his shirts at Harvey and Hudson, his suits at Huntsman and his cheese at Paxton & Whitfield".
Today you can buy the best of British cheeses at the oldest Paxton & Whitfield store in Jermyn Street.
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Venue Details & Map
Paxton & Whitfield
93 Jermyn StreetSt. James'sLondonSW1Y 6JE
- +44 (0)20 7930 0259
- Public transport:
- Piccadilly Circus, Underground
I first came to Paxton & Whitfield on a quest: to pick up a small wheel of the Gaugry Époisses--a cheese banned from import in the US because it is raw and aged for less than 60 days. Not only did I find it, but I also found a lovely selection of unique imported cheeses. I was definitely overcome with that kid in a candy shop feeling, but I maintained my wits knowing that I could always come...more
If you like cheese, then you need to be very, very careful coming here. You will find it impossible to choose, so you will simply buy many good cheeses. This is an amazing cheesemonger and there isn't a bad cheese in the place. They're attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. In addition to having a wonderful array of delicious cheeses, they've got fine wines, accessories, sauces, and even fresh...more
One of the reasons I love living in London is that in a city of this size in a constant state of evolution, there's always something new to discover
Somtimes, it's a new food fad like the new crop of specialist ramen restaurants but sometimes, it's an olden gem waiting to be unearthed
Jermyn Street is famous for clothing - for gents wanting good quality shirts and ties, this is your street....more
Paxton & Whitfield was born in 1742.
Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743.
If only they had met in childhood, he might have instead written, "The Declaration of Why We Love Being British."
There are arguably cooler-looking shops or places with a larger variety. But if you love cheese, you simply have to visit. It's one of the Grand Slam venues if this were tennis or any of the courses on the...more
Such a lovely little cheese shop. Hard to beleve it has been there sooooo incredibly long (well in America, anything over 100 years old qualifies as antiquity). A charming place recommended by an old friend I was visiting in Chelsea at the time. A great selection of wonderful cheeses for sure!