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Hey Y’all! I’m super excited about today’s post, because I am combining two of my passions: travel and stationery! If you happen to check out any of my non-travel related posts, you may already know that I am a planner girl and a stationery addict. In the U.S. (especially Nashville), we are very limited on brick and mortar stationery stores. That’s why I always make sure to research the best spots for planners and other stationery supplies, whenever we travel. Today, I’m going to share about the stationery stores, that I visited in London.
Even though we stayed in the city of London for a few days, we didn’t have very long to shop or explore the city itself. Most of our time was spent on day trips outside of London. Last week, I told you about the day we spent around the city. We were able to do some of the typical tourist stuff, but I knew there were a few stores that I couldn’t miss. At the top of my list was Kikki-K.
Kikki-K in London
I have always wanted to visit a Kikki-K storefront! In years past, I have ordered from the website, but there is just something about being in a store and getting to see the products, before purchasing. We visited the Kikki-K in Covent Garden. Covent Garden is basically a large, outdoor shopping mall, that has a ton of great shops and restaurants to check out. My trip to Kikki-K, resulted in the purchase of a super cute phone case. I even had it monogramed in rose gold! They were able to do it in store and it only took about 15 minutes.
If you are planning a trip to London and interested in finding the Kikki-K store that will be closest to where you are staying, then head over to their store locator.
Paperchase in London
The first time that I visited London, back in 2015, I was able to go to Paperchase. It was three amazing levels of planner girl paradise! When we started planning our trip, this year, I knew I had to make a stop at their flagship store, again. It hasn’t changed much since our last visit. There is still an overwhelming amount of pens, planners, notebooks, cards, and so much more! As soon as I walked in, I was immediately taken in by the bright colors and over all atmosphere. The flagship store is located on Tottenham Court Road, near the Goodge Street tube stop. They have many stores, throughout London and the U.K., but I highly suggest visiting the flagship store. It is by far, the largest stationery store, that I have ever been in!
If you would like to check out some of the others, just head over to their store locator.
John Lewis in London
John Lewis isn’t just a stationery store. They are an “everything” store. Similar to large department stores, here in the U.S., John Lewis has clothing, home decor, electronics, beauty supplies, and a lot more. They also happen to have an awesome selection of stationery. From fancy fountain pens to Filofax organizers, John Lewis is where you can find the more “high end” stationery items and office supplies. They are a little pricey, but they are definitely worth stopping in. Thankfully, there are several around London, so no matter what neighborhood you stay in, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one. Find the closest store here and check out the gorgeous display of Filofaxes!
Other Stationery Stores in London
There were some stores that I didn’t take photos of or we didn’t get the opportunity to visit. Here are a few:
Even if you aren’t a stationery addict, like me, you can still find something great in these shops. Stationery is such a broad category, these days, and most of these shops carry an assortment of great souvenirs that are lightweight and easy to fly home with. Things like postcards, pens, and notebooks, make great gifts for friends and family back home. They are also items, that you can use, in your day-to-day life, that will help you to maintain memories of your trip.
What sort of shops do you like to visit, when you travel? Let me know!
Until next time!