Where In London Can You Buy…?
…a stuffed owl? in ‘Get Stuffed’ on Essex Road, Islington.
…unlimited lattes, fresh fruits, yoghurt, croissants, a pain au raisin and a pan au chocolate, in smart surroundings, all for a fiver? In ‘The Hub’, King’s Cross.
…a ship’s bell and an anchor? In Arthur Beale’s, of course.
…cult novels in a floating bookshop while a jazz band plays on deck? In ‘Word On The Water’ off Granary Square.
…Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland-themed items, from illustrated chess boards to Victorian top hats? In ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ in Cecil Court.
…yourself a beer where colonial America began? At the Mayflower pub, within sight of where the first colonists’ ship set off from.
…a spanner to tighten your monster’s neck bolts? From Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, obviously.
…a winged goat? From Viktor Wynd’s Last Tuesday Society in Hackney.
…an ancient tome on London’s magical past? In Atlantis, the occult bookshop in Museum Street.
…a Victorian toy theatre? At Pollock’s eccentric toy museum in Whitfield Street, as any fule kno.
And you think I make up all those Bryant & May eccentricities!