About us

The English Shop was founded by Alexander McWhinney in 1995. Based in Cologne, we have since expanded to include two shops, a wholesale department and an online shop. Our Cologne store is the flagship store where our headquarters are located.
As keen lovers of British food we import well-known and well-loved brands of chocolates, sweets, crisps, teas, jams, biscuits, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks and much more. Our goals are all strongly aligned with customer satisfaction and if you want a product, we shall do our best to get it. We provide a wide range of goods from all your favourite brands such as Walkers, McVities, Cadburys, Foxes, Campbells, Heinz, Sharwoods, WeightWatchers, PG Tips, Typhoo, Twinings, Strongbow and Bulmers to name just a few. We stock products not just from England but also from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the US, Jamaica, Australia and as far away as New Zealand. And to top that off we also offer a wide range of English books, English magazines, gifts and seasonal goods.

Our Cologne and Bonn shops offer a range of chilled specialities including a wide range of cheeses such as Red Leicester, Cheddar and Stilton and a weekly delivery of sausages, bacon and fresh pies, which just need to be warmed in the oven. The shops regularly hold events on special occasions like the Royal Wedding or the Diamond Jubilee where we hold raffles and tea-parties and anyone is invited to join in. On occasion we also have British Celebrities and TV shows come visit us.

Whether you already are a fan of British foods, have an affinity for the language and culture or are just curious to try something from a faraway exotic kingdom – the English Shop is your place to go!