I was recently told about a small Russian shop close to Waterloo train station on South Bank in London. Just before Christmas, when I was in the area, I spotted a sign to the small shop, so thought I’d finally investigate. The Russian Shop is quite hidden so you will have to look out for it. Walk through the door and down a dark, narrow staircase and the shop is located on the right. Granted this place is small, the smallest of small, but it is crammed with lots of my favourite Russian products including cheeses, meats, sweets, beer, vodka, and even delicious honey cake.
If you’re in the area and want a taste of Russian, pop in! But be warned, as expected, Russian is the only tongue spoken here! If you are feeling particularly adventurous there is also a Russian hair salon nextdoor!
Russian Shop, Cornwall Road, London SE1