If you have a hobby that’s a little bit unusual, London is definitely the right place to visit to indulge your interest and stock up on supplies.
It’s a city that is bursting with quirks and that celebrates the individual interests of all the people that reside here.
If you’re spending the night at the Montcalm City Hotel, be sure to explore all of the nearby shops before heading back and taking some time out to do what you love.
Davenports Magic Shop
7 Charing Cross Underground Arcade, The Strand, London, WC2N 4HZ
Are you a keen magician with a passion for thinking up new tricks to impress your friends and family with? Budding magic buffs will be in their element in this store, where they will have the chance to browse a range of books, cards and various items for different magic practices including close-up magic. If you’re just getting started in the world of magic, be sure to check out the beginner’s collection, which includes a range of sets and bundles, perfect for those with a keen interest to learn more but little experience.
37 Amwell St, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 1UR
Avid calligraphers should make their way here, where they will be able to stock up on a wide range of calligraphy supplies including pens, inks and nibs. If it’s a pleasant day, why not take advantage of all of the gorgeous outdoor spaces that London has to offer and spend the day writing? Those with a thing for fancy stationary will also love this shop, thanks to the range of leather goods including pens, notebooks and envelopes. The bespoke collection also gives you the chance to treat yourself to some personalised stationary and monogram wax seals.
Write letters to your loved ones about all of the fun you’ve had during your trip to London from the comfort of your room at Montcalm City Hotel.
The Village Haberdashery
West Hampstead Square, London, NW6 2BR
When you’re relaxing at one of our hotels near London City, there’s nothing like a bit of knitting, sewing or embroidery to make you feel relaxed. Be sure to head here before you get settled though, where you will be able to shop for a range of goods including quilting tools, marking tools, buttons and zips, as well as a vast selection of yarns and threads. Why not make yourself a new scarf for keeping yourself warm while you explore London?
10-12 Hanway St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1UB
What music lover doesn’t dream of making it big as a DJ? You get to inspire crowds and make other music fans feel happy and dance. If you’ve got a thing for spinning tunes, you’ll love this East End store. It stocks an extensive collection of amplifiers, decks and even lighting from a number of leading brands. Stock up on the goods you need, take them home and really get the party started.