Quill is a little gem straddling Clerkenwell and Islington, slightly set away from the main bustle of the nearby station but well worth seeking out if paper and calligraphy are your thing.
The shop is wonderfully curated in every detail, displaying perfect little collections of products by many international designers as well as personalised ones made in-house.
But nowadays Quill is more than just a stationery shop, as Lucy -the one behind it- also regularly hosts modern calligraphy workshops and event. In fact, she actually put on London’s first modern calligraphy workshop a few years back!
If you enjoy a clean and minimal aesthetic or wish to add a sophisticated touch to your office and stationery collection, Quill is where it's at.
It is also a great place to discover talented designers from overseas, especially the US and (more recently) Japan, that you wouldn't usually come by in other London-based shops.
I first visited Quill about a year ago for a book launch and got the chance to catch a glimpse of Lucy at work on her calligraphy and it was truly inspiring. Although I dabble in it already, I do have a calligraphy workshop to cross off my bucket list, and I think Quill will probably be where I'll go.
Have you ever been, or perhaps would you like to visit? I'd love to know! 😊