Cass Art

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Known for its low prices and thus much loved by impecunious artists and designers (there’s a discount for those with student cards), Cass Art stocks a stellar array of artistic materials in its outlets across the capital. Its flagship store in Islington, tucked just behind the Islington Green end of Essex Road, spans three large floors and sells everything from sketchbooks, Moleskine notebooks, sheet paper and brushes to easels, wooden mannequins, canvases and portfolios, in a browser-friendly setting. There are inks, markers, oils, acrylics, watercolours and pastels in every conceivable colour and a good crafts section downstairs.

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Branches: Leicester Square, Kensington, Kingston, Soho, Hampstead.

Venue name: Cass Art
Address: 66-67 Colebrooke Row
N1 8AB
Opening hours: Open 10am-7pm Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat; 10am-8pm Thu; 11am-5.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Angel
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Andrew M

Very good staff with a decent knowledge of art materials and its uses. If you need something for art, you can most often find it here.

Maria Nicolette

As a fashion designer student I find Cass art the treasure trove to all things arty and they do the best prices too. Art will always be expensive but at least you can get relatively lower prices here.


An absolute heaven for all artists, whatever their age or ability. Cass Art has several stores across London - but it is the flagship branch in Islington that I REALLY recommend a visit to. Three floors filled with absolutely anything and everything you could possibly need, all at low prices and even lower for students. Their slogan "Lets fill this town with artists" really sums up their whole attitude and ethos, putting students and young people high on their priorities! Cass Art also run some workshops and talks which you can find on their website! Colour and creativity just radiate throughout this store - with delightful quotes scattered across the walls and arty people wandering the aisles, all their staff are also artists - so are incredibly informative whatever you want to ask.

Accepts Time Out Card

10% off purchases and a free bag

Must spend £10 or more. Excluding online shop. Free Cass Art Bag (worth £2) with every purchase over £10.

This offer can be redeemed on week days between 10am and 7pm. Don’t have a Time Out Card? Get yours here.