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“Best opticians”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of General Eyewear

General Eyewear
Ranked #72 of 722 Shopping in London
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: General Eyewear is a London based eyewear boutique and opticians with its own workshop and design study. It offers a curated selection of unusual and beautiul optical frames and sunglasses from seventeen-ninety to nineteen-ninetyfive as well as a full range of optician services. General Eyewear has its own brands of frames and sunglasses and designs and produces bespoke handmade frames.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best opticians”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

General eyewear offers a delightful shopping experience, with an extremely vast array of vintage glasses, and staff that are passionate about finding you the perfect pair of glasses, and more than willing to spend time suggesting different frames and offering their opinions. Make sure you do ask for staff assistance, they really do know what they’re talking about! You’re bound to leave a happy customer with a unique pair of glasses for a reasonable price. I’ve been recommending general eyewear ever since I went and wouldn’t think twice about where to go when I want to buy glasses again.

Visited July 2014
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“London's grooviest optician”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

I liked the sound of General Eyewear from a Time Out write-up and went to visit. Beware! Trying to find the shop in The Stables Market is like trying to find your way through a Moroccan soukh. But it's worth the effort. The shop has a gigantic selection of vintage frames and it's highly likely you'll find something for you. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that the shop will put your prescription lenses in the frames all for a very reasonable price. Good service too and always some quirky movie soundtrack playing in the background. Recommended.

Visited July 2014
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“massive selection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

A huge selection of vintage frames with really helpful staff. spent ages searching for the perfect pair and with a little help from the staff finally found them. store fit is also really attractive and makes the shopping experience a pleasant one. would definitely go back.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“a charming experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

This wonderfully enigmatic shop is charming as both a place and a store. Stepping inside surrounded by the beautifully created glasses frames, you feel as though you're inside an art gallery rather than a shop, and indeed each frame design is like a unique work of art in itself. The variety of vintage frames make picking a single pair difficult, but rest assured there is a design for everyone. The service is the most friendly and helpful you could ask for, as well as quick and professional. I would not shop anywhere else for glasses, in London or otherwise, and cannot recommend this place highly enough. Finding General Eyewear succeeds in making the mundane task of buying a new pair of glasses, a charming and exciting experience, one that I look forward to each time I find myself walking inside.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent, charming and thoroughly helpful service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

One day I stumbled across this fabulous store whilst thrift shopping in Camden, I am basically blind but never where my glasses because I think they make me look dowdy, I was unsure of what glasses to choose with such broad variation but fabio found me a some that suited me perfectly, the first pair he picked were the perfect pair nothing else matches them and I will wear them all the time now, even in the shower!

Visited May 2014
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