Labour And Wait

Redchurch Street, London

Labour And Wait
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9/10 from 1 user review

Full of beautiful things that you might actually need!

Labour And Wait, exterior picture

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Address:85 Redchurch Street, Bethnal Green
London, E2 7DJ
Map:Map & nearby
Region:Bethnal Green
Nearest Station:Shoreditch
Category:Household Stores
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Tue:11:00 - 18:00
Wed:11:00 - 18:00
Thu:11:00 - 18:00
Fri:11:00 - 18:00
Sat:11:00 - 18:00
Sun:11:00 - 18:00


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London's best homeware and design shops
Selling a combination of functional and desirable products for the home, Labour and Wait is one of London’s most iconic shops. Located on Redchurch Street, its timeless products include brooms, brushes, enamel soap dishes, handkerchiefs and espresso makers, each of them ultra desirable.



"Full of beautiful things that you might actually need!"

Review Rating: 9 / 10
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We’re sure that if you tried explaining to some people that one of London’s most hip and appealing independent shops could be accurately described as a hardware store, the response would be, ‘Pardon me? A hardware store?’ And that’s understandable because until you’ve been to Labour and Wait it is hard to convey how it makes you feel. People don’t go shopping merely to cop new ‘things’, they shop because along with the buzz of consumerism comes the weighty thrill of aspiration supplied by the shops they choose to visit. And that’s what Labour and Wait has in spades, aspiration.

Glorified hardware shop, retro general store, supplier of heritage, call it what you like; Labour and Wait is all those things. They are suppliers of beautiful functionality for the home and garden. Located on Redchurch Street, they were among the first to take a spot on this nouveau-hip east London street in Shoreditch. Like the products it sells, the shop is an attractive, no frills space. Tiles, wooden floorboards and plenty of metal – it looks just like an east London bar! As you could probably guess, the staff are bearded, twirly moustachioed, ‘Manic Pixie Dream Girl’ types. When they’re not behind the counter in the shop they’re probably modelling for the lookbook – if there is such a thing. Not that we have a problem with handsome staff – just so long as they can tell us the difference between the British and the Swiss Army knife that they have on sale. Which they can.

Beyond attractive people and knives, Labour and Wait sells anything from canvas aprons to heavy rope doorstops, enamel lampshades to galvanised steel buckets and a whole lot more. Traditional, inspirational and functional; the timeless products for everyday life are a pleasure to browse through.



T.A.O reviewed Labour And Wait on Fri 28 Mar 2014


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User Rating: 9 / 10
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T.A.O
Guv'nor
Member since: May 2011
Posts: 10
First a caveat. Labour and Wait is insanely expensive, which should in theory mean that it doesn't deserve a 9/10. However, it is also a place of beauty.

So, for gifts, this is the place. Fancy a ball of rope as a doorstop? A vintage dustpan and brush? A duck canvas and leather apron? Get it all here. No trip to Redchurch Street is complete without a shifty around Labour and Wait - it just has an intoxicatingly festive aura about it. Maybe that's just me...

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