Victorian London - Shops and Shopping - Tobacconists

see also Punch, 1842, on tobacco shops - click here


see also Henry Vigar-Harris in London at Midnight


     The best tobacconists also supplied the need now provided by the ubiquitous club, and Harris's, Hoare's, Benson's, Hudson's, Carlin's in Oxford Street and Regent Street, each had their following, where every afternoon such men as Lord William Lennox, Lord Huntingtower, Mr. George Payne, the Marquis of Drogheda, Lord Henry Loftus, and Colonel Fitzgerald, might be seen seated on tobacco tubs and cigar chests, smoking big cigars and drinking sherry which flowed from casks around the shop.

'One of the Old Brigade' (Donald Shaw), London in the Sixties, 1908