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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Paxton & Whitfield
93 Jermyn StreetLondonSW1Y 6JE
- +44 (0)20 7930 0259
- Public transport:
- Piccadilly Circus, Underground
Top 5 reviews of Paxton & Whitfield
Fabulous cheese shop on Jermyn St, the heart of British aristocracy and old money. Wide selection of artisanal cheese and they are very generous with samples. A must visit spot if you like cheese! 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
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
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 epic selection of international cheeses. The store also sells... 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