Paxton & Whitfield


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.

Venue Details & Map

Paxton & Whitfield

93 Jermyn Street
St. James's
+44 (0)20 7930 0259
Public transport:
Piccadilly Circus, Underground

Yelp Reviews

5.0 out of 5 based on 19 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Paxton & Whitfield

5.0 out of 5 28 August 2016
by Nola G.

When you walk into this shop you are greeted with the heavenly smell of ripened artisan cheeses! Paxton & Whitfield was founded in 1797 and is one of the oldest Cheesemongers in England. Paxton & Whitfield moved to their current location at 93 Jermyn Street in 1894. Paxton & Whitfield carries two Royal warrants. They have an amazing selection of international cheeses. The store also sells...more

5.0 out of 5 9 October 2015
by Garry B.

Amazing selection of cheeses with very knowledgable cheese specialists. It smelt heavenly! With a lot of help, we were able to find the perfect cheeses to bring to a wine and cheese night that had a specific brief.more

4.0 out of 5 10 July 2015
by Jules H.

ohhhh the smell of ripe cheese and the lovely display of huge cheese wheels nearly brings a tear to my eye.

this shop is one that is rather posh. The selection is not super large, but just the right size. All of it is top quality. My favourite: the brie with truffle in the middle. Divine.more

5.0 out of 5 6 December 2012
by Yee Gan O.

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

5.0 out of 5 30 November 2012
by Jonathan E.

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

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