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#1 Oniqur

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 18:33

Hey Guys!

I enjoy the enervation of talking about fountain pens and looking at pens in real life. Just wanted to know of any good fountain pen shops in London. I really like The Pen Shop but  would like to branch out and try new inks and pens.

Thanks you very much!



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#2 Chrissy

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 19:03

If I was in London, I would visit the pen department in Harrods, especially if you want to see Montblanc FP's


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 20:21

If you would like to see vintage pens, visit Henry Simpole in the Admiral Vernon Arcade at Portobello on Saturdays. If you have time for a short journey from London, And'y's Pens in Tonbridge, Kent.

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 18:32

Thanks guys!

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 16:26

Penfriend, Burlington Arcade.


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 11:11

A strong second on Penfriend. My wife always stops at the one in the Burlington Arcade and buys me nice presents whenever she goes to London. They provide knowledgeable and excellent service.

 

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 07:46

If you would like to see vintage pens, visit Henry Simpole in the Admiral Vernon Arcade at Portobello on Saturdays. If you have time for a short journey from London, And'y's Pens in Tonbridge, Kent.

 

Is London a good place to shop for vintages? What should I expect?

 

Are there any other vintage shops around in London or around it (eg. Guildford)?


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Posted 24 December 2015 - 06:50

 

Is London a good place to shop for vintages? What should I expect?

 

Are there any other vintage shops around in London or around it (eg. Guildford)?

 

Not a great place, no.  Henry Simpole's stall and Penfriend are about it for vintage pens in London.  Andy's Pens in Tonbridge is also good, but sorry, I don't know of anywhere around the Guildford area.



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 16:11

Harrod's?  Good heavens!  That's where my very first schoolboy pen came from -- dark green Parker Slimfold (1956)!  I think I lost it, because I later wrote for some years with the little Slimfold Lady with hooded nib...thanks for reviving the memories, Chrissie.



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 08:42

I think the better Penfriend branch is the one in Fleet Street (just past the Royal Courts of Justice on the right). It is huge and rather glamourous with far more room to display a really wide range of pens. Same lovely staff, same high prices, but well worth a visit.

 

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