Pitfield London

Shopping, Home decor Hoxton
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Stylish and accessible interiors shop Pitfield London is spread across a big double-fronted former office block and is the retail arm of celebrated interior designer Shaun Clarkson. Clarkson, along with business partner Paul Brewster, fill the space with pieces procured at home and abroad (the resourceful pair travel every month and raid local markets and manufacturers) and you’ll find all manner of stylish homewares, from brightly coloured 1970s sofas to vintage glasswear, Syrian soaps, exclusive Indian rugs and ultra modern wallpaper from London designers. The blend of old and new, pricey and thrifty, lends the shop its distinctive character.

Stock is replenished constantly, giving passers-by every reason to make a daily stop, if only to linger in its café which serves stacks of meringues and cakes with the papers. When we visited, an arty local sat by the window with a designer dog that we suspected might have been brought in for aesthetic effect. In short, it’s the kind of lifestyle space you could imagine in the Meatpacking District of New York, or El Born in Barcelona.



Venue name: Pitfield London
Address: 31-35 Pitfield St
N1 6HB
Opening hours: 10am-7pm daily; café Mon-Fri 7am-7pm; Sat 8am-7pm; Sun 9am-7pm
Transport: Tube: Old St
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This is one of my favourite cafes in Shoreditch. It's a space that doubles as a shop selling quirky home decor pieces that are also very reasonably priced - their plants are really cool! The cafe is really big and you'll be sure to get a table, as there are both individual tables and long sharing tables if you fancy a chat. The service is excellent, the servers are always friendly and welcome a chat. The selection of coffee and teas is great and all the drinks are served in really nice mugs (always a selling point for me). The food is excellent. They serve a selection of cakes, sandwiches and toasties, but their mixed salads are the best, serving up new fresh dishes everyday to choose from. I lovely place to spend time working or catching up over coffee and cake :) 

Diana T

Pitfield is a really nice home decor store that doubles as a café. Its really cute, welcoming and the food is really delicious. I usually go for a mixed salad, as they always have something fun and new on the menu. Their toasties look amazing too. I loved the inside of the place too, because there was a random bronze octopus in the corner and there were loads of cute little details. The section of it that was a store was kind of eclectic but somehow everything looked like it was in style, and it fit. Maybe that's just because the place is in Shoreditch. 

Pitfield street has gotten loads of interesting cafes in recent years but this spot is great for your food and shopping needs, who doesn't want a bronze octopus in their house? 


Pitfield falls outside of the busy hubbub of Shoreditch so makes for a quieter more relaxed experience in both their shop and cafe.The shop is bursting to the brim full of collectibles, retro crockery and furniture etc etc. If it wasn't so expensive I'd probably own more from there but, hey ho, these are London prices and I get that. It's a great place to go and seek inspiration whilst enjoying a coffee or one of their delicious flatbread sandwiches. Everything is fresh and tastes it. The cafe has lots of space so is a great venue for a catch up with a friend or somewhere to settle down for a few hours to do some work. 

I think Pitfield is a great asset to the area. I hope the closure of Pitfield Street to car traffic doesn't affect it's business; more people should stumble upon this little gem.