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15 Places Stationery Lovers Should Visit Before They Die

Pencil these London stores into your diary.

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1. Kikki K, Covent Garden

Kikki K is a haven for any stationery fan. I'm particularly entranced by their daily planners, and their tiered notebooks. but I dare you to go here and not leave with something. Even their black pens are sweet, and they write like a dream.
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Kikki K is a haven for any stationery fan. I'm particularly entranced by their daily planners, and their tiered notebooks. but I dare you to go here and not leave with something. Even their black pens are sweet, and they write like a dream.

2. London Graphic Centre, Covent Garden

This professional-grade supplies centre has anything you could possibly want – including a nifty brass alphabet template/bookmark, and every single kind of pen you can think of.
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This professional-grade supplies centre has anything you could possibly want – including a nifty brass alphabet template/bookmark, and every single kind of pen you can think of.

3. Liberty, Carnaby Street

Liberty's stationery hall is where dreams come true. Obviously things get expensive pretty quickly, but there's still plenty for under a fiver. If money is no object, what about this large leather notebook? Or the prettiest daily diary.
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Liberty's stationery hall is where dreams come true. Obviously things get expensive pretty quickly, but there's still plenty for under a fiver. If money is no object, what about this large leather notebook? Or the prettiest daily diary.

4. Nook, Stoke Newington

This homewares store specializes in Scandi cool. Think awesome graphic wrapping paper, and perfect greetings cards – as well as dinky pencils and pencil cases. I love this grid notebook, and this throwback magic pencil is super-fun.
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This homewares store specializes in Scandi cool. Think awesome graphic wrapping paper, and perfect greetings cards – as well as dinky pencils and pencil cases. I love this grid notebook, and this throwback magic pencil is super-fun.

5. Drink Shop Do, King's Cross

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The products at this shop/café/bar are on rotation but here's what you need to know: They're often a bit kitsch, a bit sweary and totally covetable.

6. Flying Tiger, Various Locations

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Flying Tiger has a little bit of everything, but I'm especially here for their current David Shrigley collection. There's a poodle notebook that is almost too much to handle.

7. Smythson, Bond Street

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Let me be clear, Smythson is fancy as it gets. Like, just the fanciest. Can you see those notebook pages? They are WATERMARKED with a seal. There are TWO ribbon dividers. This is luxury stationery, but it is out-of-this-world gorgeous. Save up and go for a pocket diary.

8. Quill, Covent Garden

Any store that has a section especially for "correspondence" has my immediate attention. Take an old-school approach to flirting with their coffee date cards. Or eyeball this pencil sharpener that looks more expensive than it is.
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Any store that has a section especially for "correspondence" has my immediate attention. Take an old-school approach to flirting with their coffee date cards. Or eyeball this pencil sharpener that looks more expensive than it is.

9. Present and Correct, Angel

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This designy store is all about minimalism, but I want to buy everything, which kind of defeats the point. This desk tray is particularly nice. And you don't need to work in news to have a reporter's notebook.

10. Hay Pop-Up at Selfridges, Oxford Circus

Cult Danish store Hay has a pop-up at Selfridges, where you can get your mitts on their distractingly delicate scissors, as well as their day-glo notebooks.
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Cult Danish store Hay has a pop-up at Selfridges, where you can get your mitts on their distractingly delicate scissors, as well as their day-glo notebooks.

11. Search and Rescue, Stoke Newington

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This ~ Lifestyle Store ~ has a fun range of stationery for your dream office. It's all got a vintage feel, but I especially love their leather pencil cases.

12. Mount Street Printers, Mayfair

If you have any kind of fancy occasion, then Mount Street is the place to get your invitations made. And if you don't have any coming up, then their in-house stationery line is primo.
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If you have any kind of fancy occasion, then Mount Street is the place to get your invitations made. And if you don't have any coming up, then their in-house stationery line is primo.

13. Il Papiro, Covent Garden

Italian paper store Il Papiro seems like something from an Agatha Christie novel. Mysterious and luxurious at the same time. I'm especially into their peacock range.
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Italian paper store Il Papiro seems like something from an Agatha Christie novel. Mysterious and luxurious at the same time. I'm especially into their peacock range.

14. The Walton St Stationery Company, Kensington

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This dreamy store is the best place to while away an hour on a rainy day. It's small, but perfectly formed – and you can even design your own personal stationery for a fee.

15. Blade Rubber Stamps, Bloomsbury

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Blade specializes in beautiful rubber stamps. What more do you need?