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  • 5.0 star rating

    Huge inventory and great guys working there.
    This is the first Dr. Marten store in London to my knowledge.

    They also sell Harringtons, I think, as well as Grinders (my preferred boots)

    This has been a stop on the musical history tour of Camden for decades.

    Do yourself a favor. Pop in and say hi.

    Pro Tip-- Hey Americans! Leave your drinks outside. Not allowed.

  • 5.0 star rating

    The British Boot Company is one of the oldest shoe stores in the world, and it's certainly one of the best I've ever visited.  This tiny shop is jam-packed with shoes and boots.  There's something for everyone here.

    I have been wanting a pair of Dr. Martens since I was in high school, but for the longest time I couldn't afford them.  Actually, I can barely afford them now, based on the high cost of EVERYTHING in London.  But what better souvenir than something I can wear?

    My daughter and I saw some boots on the BBC website that we liked, so we make the trip to Camden Town to check out this legendary store.  It's rather overwhelming inside the shop, because there is so much inventory.  I was practically drooling over all the possibilities, but tried to remain focused.  The staffers here were so nice and very helpful.

    The shop is very easy to find -- it's just steps from the Camden Town underground station on Kentish Town Road.  Even if you think  you're not a boot person, you should definitely stop by for a look.  You probably won't be able to leave empty-handed.

  • 5.0 star rating

    If you want to buy a pair of original Dr. Martens, this is the place to go.

    The shop is famous for being the first shop in the world to sell Docs.
    Bands like Madness , The Sex Pistols, Morrisey, The Clash use to shop here.  
    Not only did the members of  Madness used to buy footwear from these guys but they also featured the shop in several of their videos.

    The shop is quite crammed and everywhere you look there are thousands of boots and shoes.
    The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly - they were so patient with me when I was trying boots on, lacing up my boots and and literally helping me choose the right style  that would go well with my height, size, level of comfort etc.

    They don't fake it- they are professionals, they care about their customers and it shows.

    The shops has over 400 styles of foot wear ranging from Dr. Martens, Grinders, Cox Creepers to baby Docs.

    It's brilliant.

  • 5.0 star rating

    I feel in love, well I become infatuated with these shiny maroon DM boots over the summer.

    This is Camden and there are scores of imitation DM's made in China around.

    This store sells the real thing and have been here for ages. I want those Boots. I wonder if they are still there. They were patent leather.

  • 4.0 star rating
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    A tiny shop tucked away behind Camden Town underground station, this is undoubtedly one of the best places to get Doc Martens and other British lace-up boot brands (Grinders, Gladiators) in London.

    They are not the cheapest place (better than Carnaby Street, though), but they have a huge range of different styles and are very knowledgeable. They also have a small range of styles no longer being manufactured.

    Most of the staff are friendly and helpful, but being a small shop it varies a bit with the individual, and how busy they are.

  • 4.0 star rating

    From the outside, you almost get the idea of a skinhead boot shop, the kind of shoes sold to people who like to stomp on pavements and wear shabby clothes.. and hell, maybe this was that kind of place 30-40 years ago when the punk and skinhead scene was so rife. However, the shop and the brutal Union Jack symbol remains (is it something wrong that alot of people look at this flag and think of skinheads? Probably just me). The shop itself does a huge line in boots, preferentially in Dr Martens ranges. The shelves are stacked high from roof to floor with heavy set footwear and you'd probably be needing a ladder of a telescope to surmount it all! The prices are quite expensive but the shoes seem to emanate toughness and quality.

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    3.0 star rating

    quick o/s delivery - but I got sent the wrong shoes!!!!

    Im still waiting for a reply to my email. Hoping they will do the right thing & send me what I ordered & paid for!!!!!!

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