Craft stores in London?

Im going to London soon and I hope to find some nice craft shops, can anyone recommend any? Im looking for all kinds of things; paper, mini hama beads, shrink plastic and so on...
I live in Sweden and its a bit hard to find good supplies here, I mostly shop at etsy and ebay, so if anyone got any tips I would be greatful!

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3 replies since 11th January 2009 • Last reply 11th January 2009

I was surprised to find out too that Sweden doesn't have many craft shops. I always thought they were fanatic crafters. My sister lives in Sweden (Hult, near Eksjö) and all the people she knows there do some form of crafting.

Cannot help you with the shops in London though, I live in Holland and I've only been there 3 times. Can't remember seeing craft shops. Probably because I wasn't into crafting so much back then. Must have overlooked them.

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There are 3 bead shops that I know of in Covent Garden. Can't remember the names, but I think one is called Bead Aura & is in Neal's Yard.

Hope that helps a bit =)

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There's an amazing art supply shop near the British Musuem - near the side entrance, as far as i can remember. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of it, but they had beautiful handmade Japanese origami paper the last time I was there. It's really old fashioned inside too, with lots of bottles and jars of paint and pigment lining really old mahogany shelves. Definitely worth a visit.

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