I just love strolling down Carnaby Street with all of its colourful buildings and fun shops. There’s always such a lively atmosphere, too! And then, of course, there’s that bastion of chic and cool shopping – Liberty. I like to enter through the back door off Carnaby Street and meander through the gorgeous displays of sweets and then the heady rooms of candles and perfumes. That’s precisely what I was doing last week when I spotted a rather humourous sign for a Pop Up Snot Shop. And if that wasn’t enough, it also promised other Monster delicacies. “Liberty” and “snot” – honestly two words that I could never ever ever ever have imagined together. (Not even in the peak of allergy season.)
Perplexed and led on by the great signage (I’m such a sucker for great signage…), I was introduced to Hoxton Street Monster Supplies by way of their fun pop up shop. “Purveyors of Quality Goods for Monsters of Every Kind,” Hoxton Street Monster Supplies is the place (and maybe only the place?) to find the Thickest Human Snot, a nice tin of Heebie-Jeebies or a good dose of Escalating Panic (because you never know when you’ll need it …) all under one roof.
And just in case you were curious about the history, Hoxton Street Monster Supplies really knows their business. Established in 1818 (though don’t ask for more since “the exact details of why, and by whom, have tragically been lost to history”), the store is proud of their high quality range of essential supplies for the alive, dead and undead. So, since that surely covers everyone on your shopping list, do check out the Hoxton Street Monster Supplies Pop Up Shop at Liberty (just by the Carnaby Street entrance) or their full shop pictured above (159 Hoxton Street, London N1 6PJ) when you’re feeling like an adventurous shopping trip in London. That is … if you dare!