Worldwide icon-chevron-right Europe icon-chevron-right United Kingdom icon-chevron-right England icon-chevron-right London icon-chevron-right London Graphic Centre

London Graphic Centre

Shopping, Art, craft and hobbies Covent Garden
5 out of 5 stars
(9user reviews)
Photographer: Stuart Bayford
Photographer: Stuart Bayford

One of the capital’s major suppliers of art and graphics materials, this large corner building in Covent Garden is LGC’s flagship, offering a huge array. Whether you’re a keen novice or an established professional, you’ll find all you need in the way of fine art supplies, graphics materials, lightboxes, papers, portfolios and bags, books and magazines, Pantone colour guides, modelling clays and tools, spray paint – the list goes on. The shop also houses sporadic exhibitions and is good for gift items for arty types – think old-fashioned wind-up tin toys and Moleskine notebooks.

As featured in the 100 best shops in London

More Less
London Graphic Centre says
Established in 1973 London Graphic Centre has become a hub for artists and designers to find the equipment and the inspiration to fuel their creativity. There are four London Graphic Centre stores across the capital with an online store serving the whole country,
More Less


Venue name: London Graphic Centre
Address: 16-18 Shelton St
Opening hours: Open 10am-6.30pm Mon-Sat; noon-5pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden/Leicester Sq
Do you own this business?
Static map showing venue location

Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:7
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
1 person listening
1 of 1 found helpful
Staff Writer

A haven for stationary lovers and arty types alike. Who knew that so many different types of paper existed? You'll find everything from premium felt pens to watercolour sets to Moleskine notebooks to weird novelty toys - it's the sort of place you'll pop in to buy just one thing, then end up spending hours perusing the shelves. 

For amateurs and professionals alike this shop really does cater for all.
The staff are well informed and there's something for everyone, a great place to pick up unique gifts and the stationary that you don't need but really really want...


This place is a treasure trove for arty types and I adore it. As the other reviews indicate, you'll find fancy presents to great prints to bog standard pencils if you need them. If you like stationary, if you like graphic design, if you like art even, this place will just feel GOOD. I pop in there at lunchtimes sometimes just to have a wander about and get away from my desk. Staff are friendly and the building is unusually cool for the area too.

I have been here many times, everything from office stationary to all things needed for art work can be found here. The staff are very courteous. On one occasion i need a particular colour pencil, but was not sure, so I bought loads of pencils with similar colour and when home to match the colour and returned the rest the next day. They accepted without much fuss. They stock varieties of art stuff from all the famous brands.

moderatorStaff Writer

I never knew I needed so much washi tape in my life until I went into this store.


The serious type art shop for those who like their professional options and maybe have a bit more money to spend. Their covent garden flagship store is very large, spread across two floors and filled with every type of pen, paper and paint you can ever imagine! I had no idea so many brands even existed! The staff are lovely and each specialises in their own artistic discipline meaning that at least one person is always on hand to give you some help if needs be. 

London's best Aladdin's cave of stationery, notebooks and supplies. Everything to fuel your stationery addiction with staff who really know their stuff.

Snap up exclusive discounts in London

Time Out's handpicked deals — hurry, they won't be around for long...