London Yarn Stores

I would like to keep this list of London yarn stores current and up-to-date, so if you know:

* of any LYSes in the London area that I haven’t covered;
* that a listed LYS is no longer in business (boo);

* any information about listed LYSes which I have not covered or which is incorrect (e.g., stock information, opening hours, etc);please do let me know.

Also, if you have spotted any online reviews of any of the listed yarn shops it would be great if you could direct me to them. This includes reviews you may have written on your own blogs (although not posts about what you bought at particular yarn shops – I looked through my own posts, and that’s all I have!).

Finally, it is worth ringing ahead to the stores before making a special trip. Sadly, stores do go out of business from time to time. So save yourself a wasted journey.


All the Fun of the Fair
Unit 2.8 Kingly Court off Carnaby Street, London W1B 5PW (Map)
Web page
Myspace page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7287 2303
Stocks Rowan, Jaeger, Patons, Adrafil, Opal and Regia, among others. Also sells knitted gifts and homewares.

25 Perrymead Street, London SW6 3SN (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)788 799 4351

Stocks Rio de la Plata yarns, Blue Heron, and Soft Spun (alpaca/merino) and many other “artistic” yarns.

The business is open ONLY by appointment.

Alexandra Park Road, Muswell Hill, London, N10 2AE (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 88839478

i Knit
106 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, SE1 7AB (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7261 1338

Open Monday 10am – 6pm, Tuesday to Friday 10am – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday – Closed

Stocks Malabrigo, Colinette, Aruncania, Artesano Alpaca, Rowan, Hip Knits Silk and Debbie Bliss yarns. Brittany and Lantern Moon needles.

15 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 8EA (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7288 1160

Open Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm, Thursday – Late Night Opening until 7.30pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm, Monday – Closed

Stocks yarns from Alchemy, Blue Sky Alpacas, Debbie Bliss, Habu, Colinette, Hip Knits and Rooster. Also stocks Clover notions, knitted items and offers classes.

Online reviews:
Click for pictures (you will need to scroll down). Thanks to Purlpower!

Mrs Moon
41 Crown Road, St Margarets, Twickenham, TW1 3EJ (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 8744 1190

Patricia Roberts
60 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8ES (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7235 4742
(Fax) + 44 (0)1428 645 146

Open Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 12pm – 6pm, Sunday – Closed

Exclusively stocks Patricia Roberts natural fibre yarns and knitted items.

Prick Your Finger
260 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0JD (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 8981 2560

Open Tuesday – Friday 12pm – 6pm, Saturday 11am – 6pm, Sunday and Monday – Closed

Sharp Works
236b Railton Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 0JT (Map)
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7738 7668

Tricolette Yarns
93 Boundary Road (Off Abbey Road), St. Johns Wood, London NW8 0RG (Map)
(Tel) +44 (0)207 372 4944


Daniel Department Store (Bunty Wool)
132 Uxbridge Road, West Ealing, London, W13 8QS (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 8567 8729

Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5:30pm, Sundays: 10:30am – 4:30pm

Stocks yarns, patterns and knitting books from Sirdar, Rowan, Jaeger, Debbie Bliss, Patons and Wendy. Also supplies knitting notions and haberdashery items.

Ely’s Department Store
16 St George’s Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4DP (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 8946 9191
(Fax) +44 (0)20 8944 1939

Open Monday to Friday 9.30am – 6pm (Open until 8pm every Thursday), Saturday 9am – 6pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm

John Lewis (Oxford Street)
Oxford Street, London, W1A 1EX (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7629 7711

Open Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Saturday 9:30am – 7pm, Thursday 9:30am – 8pm, Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Stocks Rowan, Jaeger, Debbie Bliss, Noro, Wendy, the usual suspects. A range of knitting notions and patterns also sold. Large haberdashery department also in store.

John Lewis AKA Peter Jones (Sloane Square)
Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8EL (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7730 3434

Open Monday to Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday 9:30am to 7pm, Wednesday 9:30am to 8pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm

Stocks Rowan, Jaeger, Debbie Bliss, Noro, Wendy, the usual suspects. A range of knitting notions and patterns also sold. Large haberdashery department also in store.

Regent Street, London, W1B 5AH (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7734 1234
(Fax) +44 (0)20 7573 9898

Open Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Saturday 10am – 7pm, Thursday 10am – 8pm, Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Stocks the usual suspects.


Creations (Barnes)
79 Church Road, London, SW13 9HH (Map)
(Tel) +44 (0)20 8748 2481

Creations (Chiswick)
29 Turnham Green Terrace, London, W4 1RG (Map)

205 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London, SE22 (Map)
(Tel) +44 (0)20 8693 9295

With thanks to Slipped Stitch!

Handweavers Studio & Gallery
140 Seven Sisters Road,  London  N7 7NS (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7272 1891

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday and Monday – Closed

Stocks a wide range of fibres, fleece, yarns, spinning and weaving equipment. Offers classes.

House of Linens
57 Sydenham Road, Sydenham, London, SE26 5EX (Map)
(Tel) +44 (0)20 8776 8456

Honor Parry
206 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4ND (Map)
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7622 5553

Infusion Cards
1-3 Chepstow Road, London, W2 5BL (Map)
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7243 8735
Stocks a small selection of acrylic and wool yarns, including Rowan, Jaeger and Patons and knitting notions. Also general haberdashery and craft items.

Lyndons Bead & Stitch
197 Portobello Road, London, W11 2ED (Map)
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7727 4357

Stocks a small selection of yarns which can be found downstairs.

N M Shah
Globe Road Post Office, 34 Globe Road, London, E1 4DU (Map)
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7790 3096

Sewing Rooms
14 Lacy Road, Putney, London, SW15 1NL (Map)
(Tel) +44 (0)20 8780 0126
(Fax) +44 (0)20 8785 1615

Teasels Yarncrafts
842 High Road Leyton, London, E10 6AE (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 8539 7947

Stock includes Patons, Adriafil, Katia, Debbie Bliss, Wendy, Jarol, Bretts, Elle and Sirdar brands. Also stocks a range of other craft and needlecraft supplies and notions.

Village Yarns
264a Plumstead High Street, Plumstead, Woolwich, SE18 1JN (Map)
(Tel) +44 (0)20 8317 1465

Wools & Crafts
169 Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 2JS (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7359 1274
(Fax) +44 (0)20 7359 1274

Open Monday to Wednesday & Friday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Thursday and Sunday – Closed

Stock includes Jaeger, Rowan, Patons, Sirdar, Wendy, Robin and Sunbeam brands. Wide range of knitting and crocheting notions. Haberdashery and other craft supplies.


Annie Sherburne
Unit 1.10 OXO Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH(Map)
Web page
(Tel) + 44 (0)20 7328 2182

7 Broadway Market, Hackney, London, E8 4PH (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7275 8043

Open Tuesday to Friday 12pm to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5:30 and Sunday 12pm to 5pm

The Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 7407 8664

Open Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5:45pm

The Good Yarn Stall
Spitalfield Market, London, NW3 4JJ (Map)
Web page

Open Sundays

Greenwich Market, Greenwich, London SE10 (Map)
Web page
(Tel) +44 (0)20 8697 1955

Open most Sundays, some Saturdays & Fridays