April 18, 2016
For National Stationery Week, we’re continuing to our inquiry into stationery, and today we’re exploring the best stationery shops in London to visit on your lunch break…
When your basic biro fails to colour your life and the sturdy stapler is looking far too functional, a trip to one of these London stationery shops is needed for some fun!
Whether you’re into vibrant patterns and bright colours – or if it’s the mark of a quality name that makes you squeal with stationery delight – spending your lunch hour creatively inspired, browsing a stationery store, is time well spent. With your new, personalised and gloriously unique stationery at your desk – you’ll be the envy of all your colleagues and you’ll have a happy workspace, and a stationery addiction.
Here are the best stationery shops to visit in London when you need your stationery fix:
Selfridges – from Kate Spade push pins, to Mont Blanc fountain pens and a whole host of beautiful stationery supplies in between – you could get lost for hours in the stationery department of Selfridges on Oxford Street. We particularly like the Nach Bijoux porcelain duck stapler – ornamental, handcrafted and practical too, this spring you’ll be ‘quacking up’ at your office desk.
Liberty – an iconic name and image in its own right, any stationery you buy from the Liberty store on Regent Street will feature fun florals and pretty prints. We particularly like their selection of stunning journals and notepads including striking Christian Lacroix notepads – especially for plotting our plans on how to become a millionaire / world takeover, which is now needed to pay for the notepad.
Smythson – Smythson of Bond Street is a brand name synonymous with quality and in particular luxurious leather. Their excellent selection of diaries and journals, and beautiful silver and gold weighty pens will have you swooning for their stationery. Smythson are a favourite with Vanity Fair.
Choosing Keeping – Located on Columbia Road E2, Choosing Keeping is a treasure trove of fine, beautiful and sometimes rare European, American and Japanese stationery. If you are looking for a unique item to covet on your desk then this is the place to go. Our favourite is the slim leather pencil cases, the Caran d’Ache No 455 Desktop Sharpening Machine and the hand-blown 60 minute hour glasses – perfect for keeping you on track throughout the day!
Present and Correct – A true stationery boutique located on a quiet residential street in Angel. Present and Correct stocks stationery paraphernalia from over the world with a large European selection and it’s a dream for vintage and antique stationery hunters. The brass paperclips are a quirky and classy addition to your paperwork and their rubber stamp selection will liven up your correspondence.
Right then – it’s lunchtime. We’ll be back in 4 hours.