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Ten Reasons To Visit Lamb’s Conduit Street Bloomsbury

I’ve listed ten reasons to visit Lamb’s Conduit Street in Bloomsbury. The street is named after William Lambe, who gave £1500 to help rebuild Holborn Conduit in 1564. I’m fond of Lamb’s Conduit Street because it has a relaxing vibe, with alfresco dining and leafy trees for shade. You’ll enjoy the abundance of men’s fashion stores selling bespoke suits, clothing by Italian craftspeople and traditional style shoes. Other gems include an umbrella shop, cheesemongers, coffee made by prisoners and a community-owned supermarket.  I always enjoy my visit, and I hope you will too. Join me as I talk you through my ten reasons to visit Lamb’s Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, WC1.

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My Ten Reasons To Visit Lambs Conduit Street

40 colori lambs conduit street

Lamb’s Conduit Street is the place to shop for discerning men’s fashion. You’ll find a collection of shops offering tailored suits, Italian designs and traditional shoes with a contemporary twist. Connock & Lockie is a bespoke tailor established by Henry Connock and John Lockie in 1902. At 40 Colori (above), you’ll find men’s fashion from eight Italian craftspeople. Oliver Spencer is a contemporary fashion brand for men who like a relaxed style focusing on sustainable fabrics. Number Six sells quality and timeless clothing, accessories and shoes from designers, and Folk sells their label of casual men’s fashion, accessories and shoes. For more footwear, walk into the Grenson Shoe Shop for brogues, loafers and Chelsea boots.

folk womens lambs conduit street

Women can also find clothing, accessories, and footwear along Lamb’s Conduit Street. Some of the stores I mentioned also cater to women. Folk (above) has an entire shop selling women’s fashion while Connock & Locke offer bespoke tailoring, and Grenson has footwear for females.

london undercover umbrella shop

Nothing is more quintessentially British than a brolly, and everyone who lives in this country should own at least one good umbrella! London Undercover is where you can buy a handcrafted umbrella using the finest materials. These brollies are made to last, and they look as fabulous as they are functional. Choose your umbrella by style, design, colour or pattern from the wide selection.

aesop shop lambs conduit street

Treat yourself to skin, body, hair or hand products or buy a gift for a friend from Aesop. They use plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients side by side to produce favourites like Parsley See Antioxidant Facial Toner and Resurrection Aromatique hand Wash.

langham gallery lambs conduit street

Langham Gallery offers fine quality paintings from the last 200 years – 19th century, early 20th century and contemporary works of art. It’s a lovely gallery to browse if you are passing.

la fromagerie lambs conduit street restaurant

La Fromagerie Bloomsbury is a super cute cheese shop, grocery store and restaurant. Enjoy Small Plates, Toasted Cheese, Raclette, Fondue, Savory Tarts, Souffle and Salads with a glass of Prosecco or Champagne.

tuttis cafe lambs conduit street

I stopped off at Tuttis for delicious feta and spinach filo pastry tart with a chickpea salad. The family-run an independent café is serving breakfast (egg dishes, porridge, toasties) and lunch (salads, quiche, ciabattas) along with Hand-Roasted Union Coffee and other refreshments.

redemption coffee lambs conduit street

I also sat down for a cup of coffee and iced cinnamon bun at Redemption Coffee, the first prison-based coffee company. The coffee is excellent, and you can also treat yourself to a pastry, cake or something tasty on sourdoughs like truffled mushrooms or salmon with scrambled eggs.

the lamb pub lambs conduit street

Enjoy a pint and a bite to eat Perseverance they serve Pieminister pies with mash, minty mushy peas and gravy. If you prefer a wine bar, you can enjoy a glass of vino and a meal at Noble Rot.

the peoples supermarket

If you need to pick up a few groceries before heading home, pop into The People’s Supermarket, a community interest company for the people, by the people with an emphasis on good food at fair prices. It was founded in May 2010 by Arthur Potts Dawson and was the focus of a TV show.

Lamb’s Conduit Street Bloomsbury London Information

dawson flowers lambs conduit street

Other shops and businesses on Lamb’s Conduit Street include a florist (Dawson Flowers above), pharmacy, wine shop and Ryman

corams fields bloomsbury

Lamb’s Conduit Street merges into Guildford Place, and at the end, you will find Coram’s Fields with a playground and an open green space. Look out for WC Bars Bloomsbury, wine and charcuterie in a public toilet.

rugby street shops

Some side streets to explore off Lamb’s Conduit Street include Ruby Street (named after the Rugby School that gave the land). Pop into Pentreath & Hall homewares shop (read my Pentreath and Hall Review), Maggie Owen for costume jewellery and Susannah Hunter for leather appliqué handbags. Look out for the smallest street in London (Emerald Court), a narrow alley.

volte face gift shop great ormond street

Great Ormond Street is worth walking along for the architecture opposite the Children’s Hospital. I love Volte Face (above), a design-led and artist-made gift shop selling stationery, books, jewellery and homewares. The Espresso Room is a cute coffee shop.

visit the charles dickens museum

Nearby is the Charles Dickens Museum, which I can recommend (read my Charles Dickens Museum Review).

If you are interested in exploring the area further, read my Ten Things To Do In Bloomsbury article. To see more pictures go to my Love Bloomsbury London Pinterest Board.

The nearest stations are Holborn, Chancery Lane and Russell Square. Enjoy your visit.

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Please check that the places I referenced in this article are still in business before visiting to avoid disappointment.