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WHAT TO BUY IN LONDON FOR ARTY CRAFTY DESIGN LOVERS

INSIDE: Complete guide of what to buy in London for people who love handmade heartfelt gifts for house and home. 

This is a BIG LIST of all the shops in London selling handmade treasures made by local London:

  • makers
  • artists
  • designers
  • painters and
  • craftspeople.

We’ve also added all the:

  • best art supplies shops in London
  • the best craft shops in London, where to buy stationery in London, and
  • the shop to visit to buy elegant gifts for gardeners and home makers.

Take a look below for details!

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WHAT TO BUY IN LONDON FOR A CREATIVE HOUSE AND HOME

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Looking for handmade gifts in London for that special friend or family member?

Or want some unique handmade London souvenirs to personalise your home?

Or maybe you are looking for things to buy in London that you won’t see ANYWHERE ELSE.

Our hot tip: Find a craft market in London

Check and see if there’s a Crafty Fox market on while you are in London. This is a fabulous chance to buy London souvenirs from makers, artists and designers showing off their creative flair.

Or google London events to find other London craft markets.

Otherwise, try these handmade craft collectives in London in some of the best London shopping areas around. 


RELATED: The ULTIMATE GUIDE to ALL the BEST UNIQUE LONDON SOUVENIRS! 

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Image credit: Love Ceramics

LONDON HANDMADE GIFTS STORES FOR LOCAL ART AND CRAFT

No.1: Love Ceramics- London Street Signs

The place to buy a handmade ceramic sign to celebrate the things you LOVE about London.

Address: A stall at the famous Jubilee market, 1 Tavistock St, Covent Garden, London
Opening hours: Saturday & Sunday from 9.30-6.30.
Website: Click here

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Image credit: Love Handmade

No.2: Love Handmade

Love Handmade is home to handmade furniture, and gifts produced by local Ealing artists.

Address: 1 Northfield Ave, West Ealing, London W13 9QP
Opening hours: 10am to 5.30pm daily
Website: Click here

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Image credit: Mabel and Maud Instagram

No.3: Maud and Mabel London

Delightful quirky artisan store selling hand made pottery and goods from artists around the country and world.

Maud & Mabel feature a carefully curated selection of beautiful everyday objects from fabric, clay, and wood.

You will not leave empty handed.

Address: 10 Perrin’s Court, Hampstead London NW3 1QS
Opening hours:

  • 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday
  • 11am to 5.30 Sunday

Website: Click here

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No.4: Nom Living London

Beautifully designed plates, bowls and mugs, in a delightful design setting.

Find products made from coconut wood, marbled pottery, rustic stoneware, bronze, laquerware and Vietnamese cinnamon tree, all with a Japanese aesthetic

Address: 102 Columbia Rd, Bethnal Green, London
Opening hours: Sundays, 9am to 4pm.  (For warehouse hours, please click here.)
Nearest Tube: Hoxton (Overground), Bethnal Green (Central Line).
Website: Click here

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Image credit: North Street Potters

No.5: North Street Potters

The North Street Potters is a busy urban pottery set in the heart of Clapham, south London.

Founded in 1978, it is an Aladdin’s Cave full of handmade pottery at affordable prices created by individual members of the group, each with their own creative style in the shared studio behind the shop.

Address: 24 North St, Clapham, London SW4 0HB
Opening hours: 

  • Tuesday to Friday: 10.00am – 6.00pm
  • Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm

Website: Click here

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Image credit: Sasa Stojanovic

No.6: Ceramica Blue London

Who could resist a visit to this bright and colourful store in Portobello Notting Hill selling homewares in a rainbow of colours?

There’s cups, plates, bowls, dishes, glassware, ceramics, bakeware, and more.

Address: 10 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, London, W11 1NN
Opening Hours

  • Mon – Sat 10:00am – 6:30pm
  • Sun 11:00 – 05:00pm

Website: Click here

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Image credit: James Gerlis

No.7: The Goodhood Store London

This is a cool store full of mens, womens, and lifestyle products including handmade jewellery, beauty and grooming products and more.

You never know what you’ll find here!

Address: 151 Curtain Rd  London EC2A 3QE
Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday 10.30am-6.30pm
  • Saturday 10.30am-7pm
  • Sunday noon-6pm

Website: Click here

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Image credit: Totally Mystified CC BY 1.0

BEST LONDON STATIONERY SHOPS & PAPER GOODS

These are the best stationery shops in London with cute goods for gifts and souvenirs.

Take my money.

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Image credit: Present and Correct

No.1: Present and Correct

Present and Correct is a colourful stationery shop focusing on good design with retro inspired products their centrepiece.

Their motto – “Sundries for the modern workspace”.

Address: 23 Arlington Way, London EC1R 1UY.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 12-6:30.
Website: Click here

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No.2: Quill London

Quill stationery store in London is home to a curated selection of stationery supplies.

Fancy a brass clipboard, a self inking copper stamp, bespoke stationery or modern calligraphy kits?

Or perhaps you’d love your own wax seal to post your handwritten letters?

Visit Quill London to find all of this.

You can even join a calligraphy workshop!

Address: 37 Amwell St, Islington, London EC1R 1UR, UK
Opening hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 11am – 6pm
  • Saturday: 12pm – 5pm
  • Sunday: closed for workshops

Nearest tube: Angel. Shop is also within walking distance from Kings Cross and Farringdon.
Website: Click here

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Image credit: Choosing Keeping

No.3: Choosing Keeping

An elegantly laid out stationery store in London with a selection of curated stationery goods for sale including:

  • Antoinette Poisson prints
  • Kaweco pens
  • wrapping paper
  • leather cases
  • notebooks
  • art supplies
  • unique one-of-a-kind gifts, and
  • small tools for the home office.

Address: 21 Tower St, London WC2H 9NS
Opening hours: Open 7 days a week

  • Monday – Saturday: 10.30am to 6.30pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 5pm

Closest Tube: Covent Garden or Leicester Square
Website: Click here

More stationery stores in London

You can also try the Moleskin store at 283 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HG.

They sell a range of personalised moleskin notebooks, limited edition moleskins, paper accessories, pens and pencils, books, and accessories for technology.

Souvenir Fabric from Liberty

BEST LONDON CRAFT SHOPS & LONDON ART SUPPLIES

No.1: Where to buy Fabric in London?

Want to know where to find THAT famous London Fabric?

Head to Liberty London on Regents street in London to see Liberty fabric in all its’ glory.

Or click here for ALL the fabric stores in London.

Our tip: scroll in to see the fabric shops nearby, or scroll out to see all the fabric shops in London.

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Image credit: Re-Creation

No.2: The Best Craft Shop London

Looking for things to buy in London for friends who love to knit, stitch & sew?

Visit:

  • The Village Haberdashery at Hardy Building, West Hampstead square, 6 Heritage Lane, London NW6 2BR
  • Slanchogled Arts and Crafts at 66 Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8AN (the perfect shop name for a fun quirky craft shop in Camden)
  • Ultimate Craft at 149 Stoke Newington High St, Stoke Newington, London N16 0NY
  • Shepherds Bookbinders for paper lovers at 30 Gillingham St, Pimlico, London SW1V 1HU
  • Handweavers Studio and Gallery for looms and yarns at 140 Seven Sisters Rd, London N7 7NS
  • Re-creation, (pictured above) the ultimate craft store for kids & parents, at 82 Redcross Way, London SE1 1HA

There’s always the good old Hobbycraft stores (chain store) if you get desperate.

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No.3: The Best Art Supplies London

The best souvenirs from London for artists are the raw materials they can’t get at home.

So if you need to find Art supply shops in London, take a look.

Purchase London Art Supplies staples to add to your art cupboard at home at one of these shops:

  • The London Art Shop at 132 Finchley Road, London NW3 fHS (pictured above)
  • The Southbank Art Company at 21 London Rd, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6JX,
  • London Graphic Centre, Covent Garden London
  • Cass Art Soho at 24 Berwick St, Soho, London W1F 8RD (There’s also Cass Art shops at Kensington, Hampstead, Charing Cross, and Soho)
  • L. Cornelissen & Son fine art materials at 105 Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3RY
  • Jackson’s Art Supplies, Fulham at Arch 66 Station Approach, Fulham, London SW6 3UH

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THE BEST GARDENERS SHOP IN LONDON

No.1: Labour and Wait London

Visit Labour and Wait, for a design friendly take on wholesome homewares and garden goods.

You’ll find British seeds, toolboxes, watering cans, hand rakes, shovels, kneeling pads, nail brushes, enamelware.

Plus, pick something from their range of timeless, functional products for daily life that includes gorgeous kitchenware and cooking tools to make use of the garden’s abundance.

Address: 85 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch London E2 7DJ. Closest train station is Shoreditch High Street rail.
You can also find them at Bethnal Green, Bermondsey, and Dover Street Market London.
Opening hours:

  • Closed Monday
  • Tuesday – Friday, 11.00am  – 6.30pm
  • Weekends: 11.00am – 6.00pm

Website: Click here

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Image credit: Village Haberdashery. 

More places to buy handmade goods in London?

Stumble upon another gorgeous shop full of handmade goodness?

Let us know.

Email [email protected] with a photo of the exterior of the shop, and we’ll add it to the list.

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Image credit – Camden markets: JvL via Flickr CC BY 2.0

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