Clothing, Waterproofs, Hiking Equipment

Cotswold Outdoor London - Islington

116-118 Islington High St, London N1 8EG, UK – 020 7354 1166

reasonably good selection for hiking, almost nothing for mountaneering. Staff is quite helpful

Very friendly and helpful staff. Decent amount of stock.

Cotswold Outdoor London - Leyden St

St Clements House, Leyden St, London E1 7LL, UK – 020 7655 4660

Helpful staff. Good selection

Good variety although a small store, friendly staff

Cotswold Outdoor London - Covent Garden

8 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HA, UK – 020 7379 3060

When they are good they are very very good, but when they are bad I go to Ellis Brigham (almost next-door) instead. Variable levels of customer advice/service. Probably depends on how busy they are, or who you get. They have lost a lot of business from me by not giving me enough attention. Their loss is Ellis Brigham's gain.

The staff are either really passionate and a bit OTT with the detail or seem sleepy and disinterested. The shop itself has a decent amount of outdoor gear tho it seems like it could be better laid out as the bags are almost hidden away and the women's/men's clothing blends into one.

Camping Equipment, Tents,

Waterloo Camping

37 The Cut, London SE1 8LF, UK – 020 7928 4110

Really great shop with so much in it, it is actually packed to the walls. The staff are really great and helpful. I hardly purchased a pair of trousers and the zipper was broken. They replaced it with no questions asked. I would recommend anyone looking for surplus or camping supplies to stop in here. You will be surprised when you can find.

A good shop, and helpful staff but, the staff seem to just make the prices up, the quality is okay, not the best but it's good as a last resort if you need last minute things that you cannot order before your trip

Mountain Warehouse

3 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HA, UK – 020 7379 1414

Here you can find pretty good quality outdoor clothing in different styles and colours. The offers are quite good.

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.

Cotswold Outdoor London - Leyden St

St Clements House, Leyden St, London E1 7LL, UK – 020 7655 4660

Helpful staff. Good selection

Good variety although a small store, friendly staff