Our world famous tobacco business started with Robert Lewis, who began trading fine tobacco in St James's Street in 1787. James J Fox was formed in Dublin in 1881 and opened its first tobacco shop in London in 1947. Fox acquired the business of Robert Lewis on 14 September 1992, uniting two of the most respected names in the cigar world. Both companies now trade as JJ Fox (St James's) Ltd and run the cigar departments of Harrods and Selfridges. The shop on St James's street is managed by Mrs Jean Clark who, in 1999, was the first recipient of the Cuban cigar industry's prestigious annual Silver Chaveta award (the design of which was based on the famous Havana cigar maker's knife) as the “UK's top specialist in Havanas'. We are also among the very few shops to be exempt from the smoking ban. It is therefore possible to enjoy your purchase in our shop at St James's Street as a sample with the view to buy more if you wish.Plan to visit James J. Fox & Robert Lewis and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended London attractions using our London vacation planner.
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James J. Fox & Robert Lewis Reviews
On a dreary/rainy Saturday morning I was able to make it here. I was stewarded in the humidor by a very knowledgeable associate who didn't try to "sell" me on more than I wanted and made some... more »
If you love cigars and have a fascination with Winston Churchill, James J Fox is a must stop. I always enjoy a visit to the main shop on St James St to pick up a few harder to find Habanos cigars... more »
I've been coming to JJ Fox for the last four years now. I just love it. The whole experience of choosing a vast selection of the finest cigars is a great experience. Personally it's my favourite place for an afternoon of decadence and indulgence.
If you enjoy pipes and cigars, and are in London, you must stop by this historic and iconic tobacconist. While the museum isnt huge, its packed with really interesting items. Beautiful shop with great atmosphere and the staff were great. Not a bargain place, though, it that's what you're looking for.
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