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A little corner of the UK.

It is far harder to get a taste of Britain in Paris than a taste of France in London.  Patisserie Valerie (since 1926) was treating Londoner’s to authentic patisserie and Harrod’s was selling Danone yoghurts and Label Rouge chicken decades before the arrival of the likes of Ladurée and Paul.  It is hard to imagine a British chain doing well here, though Marks & Spencer’s will be opening on the Champs Elysées in November (and rumour has it they’ll be opening other “simply food” stores in the capital).  Until then, for a little corner of Paris with a decidedly British feel, where you can buy Remembrance Day poppies and Christmas cards, as well as English books and Lime cordial, try WH Smith, a Great British institution on the rue de Rivoli:

Forthcoming events

WHSmith is open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sundays and bank holidays from 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

We are open 362 days a year, closing on Christmas, New Year’s Day and 1st May.
Click here for map & directions!