G Baldwin & Co

Shopping Elephant and Castle
5 out of 5 stars
(10user reviews)

This old-school apothecary, specialising in natural beauty products and health remedies, from balms to herbs, has been open on the Walworth Road since 1844, making it one of London’s oldest herbalists; there were originally 12 branches, but this is the only remaining shop. Swing by for top-notch dispensing advice and you might bump into long-time customers Michael Caine or Terence Stamp. Products include health tinctures, supplements, barks and flower remedies. You can also buy soap-making mould kits (from £67.19) and a range of unfragranced Baldwin bases to make your own face creams, shampoos or shower gels. The Synergy range is based on the finest quality essential oils combined with luxurious carrier oils.


Venue name: G Baldwin & Co
Address: 171-173 Walworth Rd
SE17 1RW
Opening hours: Open 9am-6pm Mon-Wed, Fri, Sat; 9am-7pm Thur
Transport: Tube: Elephant & Castle
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We've been going here for years for all things healthy and holistic, from sasparilla to spirulina. The staff are always helpful, friendly and knowledgable.

Super friendly staff and great products at (still) reasonable prices. It will be interesting to see if that changes with Brexit and gentrification of the area.


Set in a rather lovely old pharmacy, on a rather unlovely stretch of Walworth Road, G Baldwin & Co is an unlikely south London emporium of health and vegan food products, vitamins and supplements. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about their products too!

A wide range of products, courses/ workshops and passionate, knowledgeable staff make Baldwins a real treasure trove in SE London!

Beautiful shop with a extensive range of natural remedies and lovely essential oils.