Continental Shop Inc

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I've been shopping at the Continental Shop for well over 30 years, started going there back when it was in the old Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Over the years I've run into some of the most interesting people shopping in the store.

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I've been shopping at the Continental Shop for well over 30 years, started going there back when it was in the old Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Over the years I've run into some of the most interesting people shopping in the store.

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This is the best British food and DVD store I've ever found, the absolutely largest selection of all the things I miss from back home. Family owned and run, always pleasant staff........and sometimes get to see the famous and not so famous shopping there as well.

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This is the best British food and DVD store I've ever found, the absolutely largest selection of all the things I miss from back home. Family owned and run, always pleasant staff........and sometimes get to see the famous and not so famous shopping there as well.

Pros: Largest selection in town

Cons: parking

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Having grown up in London, The Continental Shop was a blessing when I moved here in the late 1960's. They have always had the largest selection of sweets, soups and all the other food staples that I miss. It's a family business so they take care and pride in the selection and service. When I am feeling really nostalgic, there is also a huge selection of British films and TV shows available on DVD and video, for sale and rent. The shop also has a travel agency that I have used for many years when needing a flight back to the UK. They have been able to accomodate me when making last minute flights, and with much better prices than I have found from the airlines and the internet sites. If you're craving something British, don't miss the Continental Shop.

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Having grown up in London, The Continental Shop was a blessing when I moved here in the late 1960's. They have always had the largest selection of sweets, soups and all the other food staples that I miss. It's a family business so they take care and pride in the selection and service. When I am feeling really nostalgic, there is also a huge selection of British films and TV shows available on DVD and video, for sale and rent. The shop also has a travel agency that I have used for many years when needing a flight back to the UK. They have been able to accomodate me when making last minute flights, and with much better prices than I have found from the airlines and the internet sites. If you're craving something British, don't miss the Continental Shop.

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ITBC- Tour operator for Czech Republic and Central Europe , Tours to Prague and Europe, Full Travel Service , Founded from 1999 and have 15000 tourists by each month, Accommodation in hotels all category. www.itbc-tour.eu

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ITBC- Tour operator for Czech Republic and Central Europe , Tours to Prague and Europe, Full Travel Service , Founded from 1999 and have 15000 tourists by each month, Accommodation in hotels all category. www.itbc-tour.eu

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The Continental Shop is worth a visit for anyone pining for a little slice of jolly olde England. The front of the store is a mecca for British expatriates looking for their brand of marmite or videos of TV shows that even PBS won't air. It's fun to browse through their magazines, see their extensive tea collection, and maybe pick up a t-shirt with the Underground logo.

Heck, it's even just a nice break from all the Pottery Barn-like shops all over Santa Monica. It's nice to have a store that looks like it's a family affair.

In the back of this cluttered shop is a cluttered office that serves as the Continental Shop Travel Agency. They are very friendly people who are extremely familiar with all the ways to get to Europe. They can hook you up with package tours, give you some advice about places to go, and do it all with a bit of English charm.

PROS: Hard to find British Items
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The Continental Shop is worth a visit for anyone pining for a little slice of jolly olde England. The front of the store is a mecca for British expatriates looking for their brand of marmite or videos of TV shows that even PBS won't air. It's fun to browse through their magazines, see their extensive tea collection, and maybe pick up a t-shirt with the Underground logo.

Heck, it's even just a nice break from all the Pottery Barn-like shops all over Santa Monica. It's nice to have a store that looks like it's a family affair.

In the back of this cluttered shop is a cluttered office that serves as the Continental Shop Travel Agency. They are very friendly people who are extremely familiar with all the ways to get to Europe. They can hook you up with package tours, give you some advice about places to go, and do it all with a bit of English charm.

PROS: Hard to find British Items
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I grew up in a country which was colonized by the British. We have everything British at home - chocolates, sweets, books, tv programmes. When I moved to the States, I truly missed the good ol' Cadbury bars, Bounty, Horlicks, you name it, I missed it! If you didn't know already, you have be very careful when buying British chocolates here. Just because it's wrapped in Cadbury packaging it doesn't mean that it was MADE IN ENGLAND. There are American chocolate makers who are producing "British chocolates" now and the taste and quality of these chocs are different from the original.

Anyway, the Continental shop has everything British, all imported (as you can tell by the prices). Apart from sweets, biscuits, canned products, magazines and newspapers, you can also rent British videos here. I find myself craving for an episode of "Absolutely Fabulous" and "Fawlty Towers" every now and then, and this is the place to get it at!

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I grew up in a country which was colonized by the British. We have everything British at home - chocolates, sweets, books, tv programmes. When I moved to the States, I truly missed the good ol' Cadbury bars, Bounty, Horlicks, you name it, I missed it! If you didn't know already, you have be very careful when buying British chocolates here. Just because it's wrapped in Cadbury packaging it doesn't mean that it was MADE IN ENGLAND. There are American chocolate makers who are producing "British chocolates" now and the taste and quality of these chocs are different from the original.

Anyway, the Continental shop has everything British, all imported (as you can tell by the prices). Apart from sweets, biscuits, canned products, magazines and newspapers, you can also rent British videos here. I find myself craving for an episode of "Absolutely Fabulous" and "Fawlty Towers" every now and then, and this is the place to get it at!

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While the video selection (available to rent or purchase) is dated, the selection of choice English confectionaries and candies makes up for it. Other products available include a range of British condiments and travel agent services are also provided. You can also pick up newspapers and magazines from the United Kingdom here.

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While the video selection (available to rent or purchase) is dated, the selection of choice English confectionaries and candies makes up for it. Other products available include a range of British condiments and travel agent services are also provided. You can also pick up newspapers and magazines from the United Kingdom here.

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