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We are very pleased to announce that Windle London products are now available to buy in the best pharmacy in […]

We are very pleased to announce that Windle London products are now available to buy in the best pharmacy in the UK.

John Bell and Croydon on Wigmore Street W1 Central London.


The store has undergone a huge re-fit and re-opened its doors today to the public. Our products are featured in the “Best Of British” section in store.

John Bell & Croyden can trace its history to 1798 when John Bell opened the original pharmacy on Oxford Street, London. John Bell and his son Jacob were pioneering pharmacists and played key roles in the founding of pharmacy as a profession in the United Kingdom.

Jacob founded the Pharmaceutical Society in 1841 (later to become The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain) and was originator and first editor of The Pharmaceutical Journal.
He was an Member of Parliament for St.Albans, an art collector and a considerable patron of the arts with friends such as painters William Frith, Edwin Landseer and William Etty and authors Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray.
Until the advent of the 20th Century the store was open seven days a week from 8am to 11pm.
All staff were given time for recreation, religious observance and study and were actively encouraged towards self improvement by attending lectures at the Pharmaceutical Society’s School of Pharmacy.
Every preparation sold was made on the premises, offering bespoke products with a substantial manufacturing facility on-site.
John Bell & Croyden are proud to hold the Royal Warrant and have held this accreditation since 1958. The Royal Warrant was originally granted on behalf of King George V in 1909. We were equally proud to hold The Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen Mother until her death in 2002.
The Royal Warrants provide the company with the right to display the Royal Coat of Arms of The Queen on its signage and promotional material but cannot provide details of the goods or services supplied to the Grantors of the Warrants.