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Great Britain in Berlin

British life in Berlin is not too impressive at the moment, compared to what it was when the British Army was still stationed in Berlin in the good old times. Many organizations were founded then mainly for British soldiers and have become more German when the soldiers left.


British Embassy:

Interresting building in architect Michael Wilford´s typical handwriting.

Wilhelmstraße 70-71
D-10117 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 20457-0

Monday to Friday: 9.00 to 17.30

British Council

has recently moved away from its former location on Hackescher Markt

Alexanderplatz 1
10178 Berlin
030 31 10 99 0
030 31 10 99 20

British Chamber of Commerce in Germany


(Centre for British Studies)

(Humboldt University)

Jägerstraße 10-11

D-10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 (30) 2093 5379

Fax: +49 (30) 2093 5328

Email: gbz@gbz.hu-berlin.de


English Bookstores in Berlin

Village Voice

Ackerstrasse 1a

 10115 Berlin - Mitte | Tel: 282 45 50, Fax: no fax | U8 Rosenthalerplatz

Not only a bookstore but also, or maybe mainly, a café. The selection of books is rather small, and concentrates mostly on the modern classics. Generous opening hours. Shows films in English on video every Thursday.

Marga Schoeller Bücherstube

Knesebeckstrasse 33, 10623 Berlin - Charlottenburg | Tel: 881 11 12/22, Fax: 881 84 79 | S-Bahn Savignyplatz

Times: Mon- Wed, 9:30-19:00 , Thurs, Fri, 9:30-20:00, Sat, 9:30-16:00.

Good selection of new English books, helpful staff, friendly athmosphere.

Fair Exchange

Dieffenbachstrasse 58, Berlin - Kreuzberg | Tel: 694 467 5, Fax: U-Bahn Südstern | Times: Mon/Tue/Fri, 11-18:30, Wed/Thu, 11-19:30, Sat, 10-14.

Used books only. Good selection of English literature in stock. Will buy your used books.

Books in Berlin

Goethestrasse 69, 10625 Berlin - Charlottenburg | Tel: 313 1233, Fax: no fax | S-Bahn Savignyplatz |

Just off the Knesebeckstrasse, sells new and used books. They will buy your used books as well. Will order books for you. Friendly service.

Saint George's

Wörtherstraße 27,
10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Used books only. Relaxed athmosphere, decent selection, maybe a bit pricier than the competition.

East of Eden

Schreinerstr. 10,
10247 Berlin-Friedrichshain

Used books in Friedrichshain. Chaotic athmosphere, good selection, bookshop smell.
The guys behind the East of Eden are involved in readings in English at the Gaslight Poetry Cafe which is around the corner from the bookshop.

Another Country

Riemannstraße 7,
10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Tel. 69401160

Open: Mo-Fri 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

British Clothing and Lifestyle

The English Scent

„In England, the home of the gentleman and the dandy, a special scent culture has evolved. The reason this culture has been able to persist in England probably has something to do with one of the most endearing traits of the country - with a tendency to eccentricity. And this is what English scents are like: out of the ordinary, different, outstanding.“

Tel.: 0 30 - 3 24 46 55
Niebuhrstr. 11
10629 Berlin

British Clothing
The name says it all.

Schlüterstr. 51 10629 Berlin
Tel.: 030 - 887 12 184

Fax: 030 - 887 19 592

Clothing for those who are more British than the British:

Chelsea Farmer’s Club
Bleibtreustraße 40
10623 Berlin
Tel: 030 9651 3595

Veteranenstraße 23
10119 Berlin
Tel: 030 9651 3595

Di - Fr 11 - 20 Uhr
Sa 11 - 19 Uhr

English Food in Berlin

Broken English:

The two shops in Kreuzberg and Charlottenburg offer Gifts, Food, and Books from all over Britain.

Körtestr 10
10967 Berlin
U-Bahn Südstern
Tel. (030) 691 12 27
Mo-Fr 11.00-18.30 and Sa 11.00-16.00
Dezember: Mo-Fr until 19.30

Leonhardtstraße 23
14057 Berlin-Charlottenburg
S-Bahnhof Charlottenburg und U-Bahnhof Wilmersdorfer Straße.
Tel. (030) 28 599 307
Mo-Fr 11.00-18.30 and Sa 11.00-16.00
Dezember: Mo-Fr until 19.30

Irish Berlin

Clothing, jewellery, food and music from Ireland

Grosse Hamburger Straße 36 A
10115 Berlin
Tel: +49 (030) 281 03 81
Fax: +49 (030) 281 03 81

Going out, Culture, Entertainment

Bars, Restaurants

As to English food and drink, there really isn´t much. Another reason for me to include Ireland in the Britain section:  At least there are the Irish Pubs.
Of which there are several all over Berlin. There is only one English Pub
, however:

Union Jack
The Whisky Bar

Schlüterstraße 15 · 10625 Berlin · Telefon 030/312 55 57
Monday to Saturday from 19:00.

Irish Pubs

The Old Emerald Isle
Erkelenzdamm 49
10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Tel. 030-6156917
Fax 030-61658226
EMail: info@old-emerald-isle.de
Open: Daily 12 - 2(?)

Dunmore Cave
Maybachufer 44
12047 Berlin

Tel.: 030 6241241
Fax: 030 6872914

E-mail: kontakt@dunmore-cave.de

English food is almost nonexistent, even Fish and Chips-Places have disappeared - some say that is because cod prices have risen lately.
This place is said to make decent Fish n`Chips though:

Kastanienallee 23
10435 Berlin

Otherwise, if you want a taste of home, try Indian. There are places all over town, and generally the food is good and they offer good value for money.

Social life and Sports


Golf Club Gatow

The Golf Club Gatow was founded in 1990 by British and German members of the British Golf Club Gatow ostensibly to take over from the Allied Forces following their planned withdrawal from Berlin in 1994. Berliner Golf Club Gatow e.V. is a family and sport-orientated club with strong ties to its  British past.


German-British Yacht Club

Kladower Damm 217a
D-14089 Berlin

Tel.:+49-30 365 40 10
Fax:+49-30 36 80 84 26

Clubs and Associations


Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft e.V.

German-British Association
Albrechtstr. 22
10117 Berlin
Fon: 030-203985 0
Fax: 030-203985 16




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