May Of London Gunmakers Ltd

21-23 Cherry Tree Rise, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 6EU Directions

Tel 020 8504 5946
   Now closed Open today 09:30 - 17:30

Business overview

Trading since 1950 we are one of the largest gun shops in Essex and North East London. Please click to find out more.

We are proud to offer a complete support, maintainance and repair service for all antique, current firearms and air-weapons. Our gunsmithing section describes our full range of services.

Please check out our news page for latest offers, promotions and news on our FT competitions at the May shooting grounds.

The shop is ideally situated in Cherry Tree Rise, Buckhurst Hill, in rural Essex, adjacent to Roding Valley station on the London Underground Central Line. Easy accessible parking.

Products & Services

air guns

clay pigeon shoots & rifle ranges

full bore rifles

rim fire


gun manufacturer


shotgun cartridges

air gun pellets

dive cylinders

range of clothing

camouflage clothing

full work shop facility

gun repairs

shotgun repairs

rifle repairs

pistol repairs




Double Barrel Shotguns


The best customer service you will find.

I cannot recommend May of London enough, the service was the best I have ever seen.

Swift communication, instant turn around for licences and purchases.

Every phone call I had with them was polite and Phil was just a pure pleasure to deal with, I do regret not allowing him to sing me 'on hold' music.

Thank you for a fantastic experience.
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Exceptional service

I recently bought an air rifle from May's and the whole experience was an absolute pleasure. Their knowledge and passion for the sport is clear and they were happy to answer every question I had and patiently talk me through the operation and maintenance of the gun. First class service and competitively priced, I can not recommend enough.
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Friendly and helpful beyond measure.

Unfortunately, I have now moved across the country and can no longer visit this shop, but in the 35+ years that I did visit, I can honestly say I was never less than completely satisfied with every aspect of their service. When I lived nearby, I would often call in just to spend time with the staff, as they were more like friends than shop workers. i would not hesitate to reccommend them to anyone.
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Best gun shop in London

Great service with knowledgable staff, helped myself and daughter choose the right shotgun for the intended sport to which we were interested in, no hard sale and took the time to assist in answering all of the questions that we had, which were quite a few. And finally when we bought the shotgun which they helped fit, then stripped it down and showed us how to clean it, and changed the chokes to the recommended one for the kind of clay shooting we was doing. To top it off they even gave my daughter a skeet jacket to get her started, can’t thank Colin and Phil enough,
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Friendly and knowledgeable

Great shop, very friendly and helpful staff, with loads of stock, including reloading components, air rifles, rifles and shotguns, shotgun cartridges, ammunition, pellets and a great gunsmith on site. I would definitely recommend this shop to the shooting fraternity as a great place to get all your shooting equipment and should you need to, get your gun repaired or modified.
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