• L. cornelissen & son London
  • They say that behind every great painter is a great colorman. Well, actually, they don’t say that but they should, and in London when it comes to traditional colormen, L. Cornelissen & Son is the best in the business. Trading since 1855, the shop near the British Museum has been providing artists of all calibers with their paints and materials for over 100 years. Stepping through the shop doors is akin to stepping into a time warp that leaves… More info
    105 Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3RY
  • Blade rubber stamps London
  • Blade Rubber Stamps was founded in 1993 by Graham Adams and Kaye Flack. The duo began by peddling their wares from the market stalls at Camden and Greenwich, before setting up shop in central London, just opposite the British Museum. With a clientele comprised of both large companies and individual customers, Blade Rubber offers an enormous selection of stamps and stencils (mounted and unmounted) in addition to a number of other stationery… More info
    12 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL
  • The folio society London
  • While tablets mean that people are increasingly turning to the electronic page, there are some publishers who maintain that beauty still remains in the physical form of the book. The Folio Society has been selling finely assembled, special editions of classic titles since 1947. Originally only selling to members, the company has since opened itself up to the public. Selling through its own store in Bloomsbury (along with a select few others) it… More info
    44 Eagle St , London, WC1R 4FS
  • London review bookshop London
  • The London Review Bookshop is a literary London landmark. Since it’s opening in May of 2003 in London’s Bloomsbury neighborhood, it has continued to cater to the cult following surrounding the London Review of Books publication. The London Review of Books was founded under the name New York Review of Books in 1979 during a yearlong lock-out at the Times. Gaining status as a fully independent literary paper in 1980, the London Review of Books… More info
    14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL
  • Skoob books London
  • Skoob Books is the most impressive used book store in London both in terms of size, filling a whopping 2000 square foot space, and in terms of its selection, stocking over 55,000 different titles. Tucked away in the basement of the The Brunswick building in Bloomsbury, an area rich in literary history and also a contemporary academic hub, Skoob Books does not discriminate in its love of books. From its specially made poetry corner, to its… More info
    66 Brunswick Centre, London, WC1N 1AE
  • Contemporary ceramics centre London
  • Exhibiting the work of the UK Craft Potters Association, The Contemporary Ceramics Centre has carved out a niche for itself in London’s specialty pottery market. Located opposite the British Museum in the middle of Bloomsbury, it is a gallery-cum-shop with an education centre at the same site. Glazed bowls, vases, plates and pots are exhibited alongside more radical ceramic shapes and textures – either to admire or to buy. With a range so vast… More info
    63 Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3BF
  • Darkroom London
  • Even with its charming selection of independents, it still comes as a slight surprise to find a modern concept store such as Darkroom on the traditional Lamb’s Conduit Street. However Darkroom’s historic location is very much in keeping with its mission statement of breaking boundaries and merging old and new disciplines of design. Opened in 2009, the store is a bold, modern retailer. Overlapping art and design, Darkroom stocks a meandering… More info
    52 Lamb's Conduit, London, WC1N 3LL
  • Ben pentreath ltd. London
  • When Ben Pentreath founded his eponymously-named store in 2008, the original plan was to use the space as a workshop for his architecture firm. Issues with the local council, however, prevented Pentreath from turning the Rugby St. location into an office, so he made it into a home furnishings store instead. Since then thousands of homes in London and all over the world have benefitted from this act of bureaucratic intervention. Pentreath, who… More info
    17 Rugby St, London, WC1N 3QT
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