Visit London Asks: What’s The Quirkiest Shop in London?

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This week, our thoughts turn to London’s most unusual shops. Where do you go to find unique gifts? Is there somewhere you love to browse for its sheer strangeness?

Whether it’s a shop squeezed into an unexpected location, or somewhere you love for the weirdness of the stock, let us know about London’s quirky shops.

A few of our favourites include Junky Styling (old clothes turned into funky new designs), James Smith & Son (beautiful, handmade umbrellas and walking sticks) and The Christmas Shop (keeping Christmas all year round and just a few minutes’ walk from VL Towers).

What’s the quirkiest shop in London?


  1. Brian says:

    Maqy I suggest Vx – it’s London’s only Vegan Shop with vegan shoes and cakes. At 73 Caledonian Road
    London N1 9BT TEL: 020 7833 2315
    OPEN: TUES-SUN 10am-6.30pm

  2. jose adams says:

    Every shop in Barnes

  3. Marion BE says:

    Definitely Cornelissens, down the road from the British Museum. It’s like stepping in a time machine, into an artist colourmaker’s store from the 19th century. Bit of a tardis too, once you start looking at what’s in the drawers.

  4. Claire Doble says:

    I love all the second hand antique and record shops in Islington along Essex Road.

  5. Oli says:

    Some of the design shops in Oxo Tower wharf are pretty darn quirky

  6. Phil says:

    I think the Quirkiest shops can be found at Old Spitalfields Market, from utting-edge fashion. Contemporary or classic designs to arts and crafts and antiques. but one of the quirkiest shops Old Spitalfields Market is Bohemia

  7. Martin says:

    Has to be the Duke of Uke – tiddly strum, strum!