So you've decided to buy yourself something different, and what you really want is an emu egg or a golden pig snout, or perhaps a two-headed teddy bear. Oh, and what about a stuffed flying dog? But where, oh where are you going to purchase such nonsensical items? Well I can help you, because there's a very curious shop I know in Hackney, which sells very curious things indeed. It's Viktor Wynd's 'Little Shop of Horrors' at The Last Tuesday Society, and I think it'll have just what you're looking for...
The shop is part of The Last Tuesday Society (all part of Viktor Wynd's bonkers empire) and exhibits a fascinating collection of natural and supernatural objects, all for sale. It also houses a gallery and museum which is available as an unusual venue to hire for events, book launches, receptions and even small dinner parties, where dinner is served on a candlelit mortuary table! All the amazing artefacts and props are also available to hire for film and TV shoots. And if Hendrick's gin is your tipple (it's definitely one of mine), then perhaps you would like to attend one of the Hendrick's Lectures held at the Last Tuesday Society.
A friend asked me if I could recommend somewhere for him to buy an unusual birthday present for an old chum, so off to the Little Shop of Horrors we ventured in search of something special. And it didn't disappoint. A pair of exquisite, giant moths in a beautifully framed box, fitted the bill perfectly.
Whether you're just going to ogle the wares to satiate your own curiousity, or are looking to buy something fun for that person who has everything, the Little Shop of Horrors is definitely worth a visit. And check out all the other crazy stuff that The Last Tuesday Society has to offer, including drawing classes and regular masked balls. In fact, a friend and I are off to Wyndstock next month, to frolick in the depths of the New Forest, dance in the woods and eat cheese and cakes in the moonlight, so watch this space for news on how that goes.
As a thank you for writing this post, Viktor kindly sent me a box containing my very own golden pig snout, a box of twelve butterflies and the skull of a small animal. I'm one lucky lady!
11 Mare Street
By appointment and Thur - Sat 12pm - 7pm