Let’s be honest: Brick Lane is not the first place you’d look for peace and quiet in London. But stumble on perfect peace and quiet I did when I ventured downstairs of this small but big-hearted antique/book shop.

Upstairs you’ll find a vast collection of affordable china, prints, furniture and other knick knacks you never knew you wanted. So far, so Brick Lane (in a really good way).

But downstairs is another world. For starters, it’s incredibly quiet. As in, you could hear a pin drop. If you’re ever in the area and need a break from the endless stream of hipster cafes and tourists through Shoreditch, this is the place to come.


Nearest Tube: Old Street

More information: See their page on Yelp