If you’re a sucker when it comes to new stationery, you’ll love shopping in any of these gorgeous independent stationery shops in London.
Whether you’re stocking up for the new university term or kitting out your home office and hoping that pretty stationery on your desk will make you more productive, you’re sure to find the perfect pens, paper, and desk accessories at one of these shops.
Liberty of London is of course known for its print fabrics, but it also produces a beautiful range of stationary. Here you’ll find gift wrapping paper and bags in the same floral prints that Liberty is most famous for, leather-bound embossed notebooks and photo albums, brass and copper plated desk accessories, and a range of modern stationery designed by Kate Spade New York.
Regent Street, Carnaby, London W1B 5AH
Open 10am – 8pm Monday to Saturday and 12-6pm on Sundays
As you may have guessed from the game, Skandium sells a range of stationery and lifestyle accessories by top Scandinavian designers including Marimekko, Issey Miyake, and Hay. Pieces worth checking out include the geometric ceramic desk accessories by Kähler and wooden letter trays by Skagerak.
86 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QS
Open 10am – 6.30pm Monday to Wednesday, 10am – 7pm Thursday, 10am – 6.30pm Saturday, and 11am – 5pm on Sundays.
3. Present & Correct
Present & Correct is a stationery lover’s dream, with an emphasis on minimal and retro design. If you’re looking for props for the perfect Instagram desk flat lay, this is the place to go. Check out the pick & mix vintage erasers, multicoloured masking tape, and 1950s Viarco Pencils.
23 Arlington Way, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 1UY
Open 12-6.30pm Tuesday to Saturday, closed on Monday and Sunday.
4. Search & Rescue
This lifestyle store in Stoke Newington stocks a multitude of goodies that you probably don’t need but you’ll really, really want. It’s a great place to shop for gifts or if you want to treat yourself to some small items for your home like notebooks, pens, candles, and ceramics.
129 Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16 0UH
Open 10.30am – 6.30pm Monday to Saturday and 11am – 6pm on Sunday.
Quill offers a selection of gorgeous luxury stationery including personalised notebooks, handmade leather pencil cases, brass paperclips, fountain pens, and scented pencils. They also run community letter-writing events and calligraphy workshops, and offer a handwritten calligraphy service for wedding invitations and place cards.
37 Amwell Street, London EC1R IUR
Open 11am – 6pm Tuesday to Saturday, appointment-only on Monday, and closed for workshops on Sunday
6. Choosing Keeping
This beautiful little shop, just down the road from Colombia Street flower market, is packed full of stylish stationery and desk accessories that make perfect gifts or a nice treat for yourself. There’s a wide selection of design notebooks, pretty wrapping paper, fountain pens in a range of metals and finishes, novelty paper clips and some pretty glass paper weights to choose from.
128 Colombia Road, London E2 7RG
Open 11.30am – 7pm Wednesday to Saturday, 9.30am – 5pm Sunday, and closed on Monday and Tuesday.
7. Labour and Wait
It looks like a traditional pub from the outside, but step inside this Shoreditch shop and you’ll find a treasure trove of beautifully designed household items, clothing, homewares, and stationery. There’s a real vintage vibe to the items here, including traditional parcel string, school chalk, and cloth-bound notebooks.
85 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DJ
Open 11am – 6.30pm Tuesday to Friday, 11am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday, and closed on Monday.
8. Mount Street Printers
If you’re after bespoke stationery with classic and elegant design, head to this shop on Mount Street, which uses a selection of traditional printing techniques including letterpress, foil blocking, and copperplate stamping to create custom invitations, correspondence cards, and letterheads. There’s also a selection of off the shelf stationery and leather notebooks and accessories.
4 Mount Street, London W1K 3LW
Open 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday
9. House of Hackney
House of Hackney is known for itsbold printed textiles for the home and clothing but it also produces a range of stationery including notebooks, cards, and pencil cases in the brand’s most popular prints.
131 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6 JE
Open 10am – 7pm Monday to Saturday and 11am – 5pm on Sunday.
For the man who has everything, this Marylebone shop (affiliated with the magazine of the same name) stocks luxury designer lifestyle items and stationery such as Caran d’Ache pens, linen pocket notebooks, and oak and brass paperweights.
2 George Street, Marylebone, London W1U 3QS
Open 11am – 7pm Monday to Saturday, and 12 – 5pm on Sunday.