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15 Places Stationery Lovers Should Visit Before They Die

Pencil these London stores into your diary.

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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.

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.


5. Drink Shop Do, King's Cross

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

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

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.


9. Present and Correct, Angel

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.

11. Search and Rescue, Stoke Newington

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.


14. The Walton St Stationery Company, Kensington

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

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