There’s a lovely street called Cheshire Street. Labour and Wait sells old-fashioned homewares: twine and string and gardening tools and glasses, all beautifully laid out like a ’50s housewares store. —Sophie Howarth
44/(0) 20-7729-6253. This story appeared in the Premier 2009 issue. See all of london">Sophie Howarth’s favorite places in Shoreditch.
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Labour and Wait
A stop at this characterful interiors boutique is a great way to tap into the Shoreditch scene without having to rub too many hipster shoulders. Products—including wooden scrubbing brushes and linen aprons—recall a bygone era, as do the still-visible vestiges of the building’s former incarnation as a pub.