Clothing, Waterproofs, Hiking Equipment

Blacks

4, Juxon House, St Pauls Churchyard, London, St Paul's EC4M 8AY, UK – 020 3675 8797

Got a wide selection of winter wear and sport equipment for winter climate. Would go here again. I danced in the store and not one person asked me to leave. It was a good time

Bought a few bits and pieces from this branch over the years. The service has always been friendly and knowledgeable

Blacks

Westgate House, 10-11 Holborn, London 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.

Mountain Warehouse

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.

Fantastic range of active wear which really holds up well in inclement weather conditions. Would recommend stopping by if you're after some outdoor sports clothing