3 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HA, UK – 020 7379 1414
Went there with a friend who needed a new backpack. The staff at the counter were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Explaining, in detail, all of the bags many pockets/pouches/features. They also explained how to adjust and fit the bag properly and how to releave weight on certain areas. From what I was expecting (for a shop in central London) they went well above and beyond. It really shows these guys not only enjoy their work but also are interested in the great outdoors.
For people who don't worry too much about brands or aren't specialized in any sport. Cheap clothes that will do the necessary. If you don't mind pay more and want better quality or brands go to the stores next door.
Unit 4 Juxon House, St Pauls Churchyard, London, St Paul's EC4M 8AY, UK – 020 3675 8797
Great location near St Pauls Cathedral in City. A lot of sales. Some good camping clothes and shoes.
Pretty consistent with the rest of the reviews - have picked up equipment here when needed at short notice but the staff is not very helpful and the downstairs (camping + hiking) seems to be constantly under staffed. Usually have to abandon and walk upstairs to pay.
Westgate House, 10-11 Holborn, London, Holborn EC1N 2LL, UK – 020 7167 6791
Visited this store on the weekend. Whilst it took a while for a sales assistant to ask whether I needed help, when he did it was great! Really friendly, helpful, and knowledgable young man. Gave me a lot of information about the walking boot, options to get a better fit, and brought me lots of different sizes to try on. Whilst he was young and maybe less experienced with hiking and backpacking, he tried his best and it was very appreciated as a first-time backpacker myself. Good stock range but the other staff were a bit grumpy and a lot less forthcoming.
Great selection of camping gear and very good helpful service from the young lady Shyma
St Clements House, Leyden St, London E1 7LL, UK – 020 7655 4660
Nice shop where you can find lots of stuff for the outdoors. The shop is a bit hidden in a block that's not a main street but just a few minutes away from Liverpool Street Station or Aldgate. If you also like cycling, you may as well take advantage of your visit to the area with the 2 cycling shops on the same block.
Best range of outdoor gear close to the City. Reasonable prices. Discounts available to employees of some local firms, worth showing your ID card if you work nearby.
116-118 Islington High St, London N1 8EG, UK – 020 7354 1166
Good advice on choosing some new boots, the assistant was knowledgeable and didn't rush the fitting process.
Far and away the best branch of Cotswold outdoor, best staff, best location. Could only improve if stock was a bit more upmarket.
37 The Cut, London SE1 8LF, UK – 020 7928 4110
Really good quality and reasonable priced clothing, general camping and walking gear. I visited the shop in Victoria in 1998. I still have the back pack, shoes and trousers. All in good order. Visited today, same owner and bought some more trousers. Very helpful and easy location.
Really great surplus store. Was a pleasure to rummage through great piles of authentic military stuff. Very reasonable prices. Got a great old gas mask bag for around town. Loads of proper stuff! 👍