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Jack the Stripper1/18
The shop may have moved on to pastures new but the legacy of a terrific pun lives on. Location: Bank
Beauty and the Beach2/18
Stock up on spray tan and get those hairs removed at this aptly-named beauty salon. Location: Twickenham
A place where you don't 'sleep with the fishes', you just cover them in salt and vinegar. Location: Marble Arch Supplied by @iamlizzybrown
Eat and Two Veg4/18
Who says vegetarians don't have a sense of humour? Location: Marylebone
There's something about the mindless graffiti that just adds to the party feel of this 'traditional' chippy.Location: Waterloo
Floors for Thought6/18
Just like your father always said; when it comes to flooring, don't rush the decision-making process. Location: Clapham
Heaven Scent 7/18
Stock up on spray tan and get those hairs removed at this aptly-named beauty salon. Location: Twickenham
Gate Expectations8/18
Forget London's Charles Dickens Museum, this shop is the legacy the Victorian novelist would have wanted. Location: Wimbledon Chase
Hi De Hilites9/18
What do you mean you don't get this pun? Don't you remember 'Hi-De-Hi'? It ran for nine series, that's almost twice as many as 'The Wire'. Location: Mitcham
Iron Maiden10/18
As a general rule, the best puns are simple, effective and based on big-haired heavy metal bands from Leyton. Location: Kingston-Upon-Thames
Jack the Clipper11/18
A versatile pun is put to good use for a barber shop this time round. Location: Whitechapel Supplied by Naina Mistry
Philglas & Swiggot12/18
A highbrow pun for the sophisticated wine connoisseur. Location: Marble Arch Supplied by Kenny Blythe
Planet of the Grapes13/18
A vintage pun for this specialist wine and spirits shop. Location: New Oxford St
Pugs and Kisses14/18
The cute dog and pun combination proves deadly. A real 'Awwww' generator. Location: Fulham
Ryan Hair15/18
Another pun from hair stylists, this time based on a budget airline. Location: Victoria Supplied by David McLagan
We got so much abuse for not including this in the original gallery line-up. A Pundon classic. Location: Stoke Newington Supplied by Jenny Blair
Sure Lock Homes17/18
Not technically a shop but this pun on the move is a total winner. Location: Here, there and everywhere Supplied by Mehreen Umar
Woofs A Daisy18/18
Does this pun work? We're not totally convinced but 10/10 for effort. Location: Norbiton

London's funniest, punniest shop names

Chucklesome chip shops, snigger-inducing salons and hilarious hardware stores all feature in our gallery of London's most pun-tastic signage


We've teamed up with Blogger The Punning Man to celebrate the fine art of punning in London. You can send your own pics to and we'll add the best to this gallery. Also, check out the Punning Man's top five London puns on the Time Out Blog.


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