Best unusual UK shops - reader tips
Blade Rubber Stamps Ltd. is one of Best unusual UK shops - reader tips.

1. Blade Rubber Stamps Ltd.

12 Bury Place, London, Greater London
Hobby Shop · Holborn and Covent Garden · 1 tip

The GuardianThe Guardian: SaraLondon: seasonal designs and plenty of stamps featuring Santa, angels and snowmen ready to be stamped on to personalised cards for Christmas.

FARM:shop & cafe is one of Best unusual UK shops - reader tips.

2. FARM:shop & cafe

7.6
Something & Son LLP (20 Dalston Ln.), Dalston, Greater London
Café · 12 tips and reviews

The GuardianThe Guardian: The shop sells a range of delicious foods – from London honey to fish to Fairtrade organic coffee. The cafe serves the best bacon sandwich in London (£4.50)

Sylvanian Families is one of Best unusual UK shops - reader tips.

3. Sylvanian Families

68 Mountgrove Rd, Hackney, Greater London
Toy / Game Store · Highbury East · 4 tips and reviews

The GuardianThe Guardian: cburgess: They sell solely the little critters and their paraphernalia

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities is one of Best unusual UK shops - reader tips.

4. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities

5.8
11 Mare St, London, Greater London
Art Museum · London Fields · 4 tips and reviews

The GuardianThe Guardian: micahelameadow: Framed works by surrealist Leonora Carrington have recently been displayed. There are also regular lectures (on subjects you never knew existed), workshops, puppet shows and films

Postcard Teas is one of Best unusual UK shops - reader tips.

5. Postcard Teas

8.8
9 Dering St (New Bond St), London, Greater London
Tea Room · Mayfair · 13 tips and reviews

The GuardianThe Guardian: NantwichBill: this shop sells rare and unusual teas and tea paraphernalia. If you want to learn about tea, have a tea-tasting session.

6. Hole In The Wall Oatcakes

Waterloo St., Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
Breakfast Spot · 2 tips and reviews

The GuardianThe Guardian: Nantwichbill: This is Staffordshire's last surviving front-room oatcake shop. They're cheap and tasty and made to order.

Mr Wood's Fossils is one of Best unusual UK shops - reader tips.

7. Mr Wood's Fossils

6.5
Cowgatehead, Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Antique Shop · Cowgate · 6 tips and reviews

The GuardianThe Guardian: brummiebird: They also have the most amazing fossils of fish and shrimp-like creatures. Read more.

Cocoa Mountain is one of Best unusual UK shops - reader tips.

8. Cocoa Mountain

7.3
8 Balnakeil, Durness, Highland
Chocolate Shop · 2 tips and reviews

The GuardianThe Guardian: thisisaye: seemingly endless choice of hand-made chocolate treats. Read more.

9. Hobos

Swansea, City and County of Swansea
Clothing Store · 1 tip

The GuardianThe Guardian: KaySmythe: They also do a 10% student discount – great for us lot on budgets. For something unique and a little crazy, this is the place to go. Read more.

Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm Shop & Cafe is one of Best unusual UK shops - reader tips.

10. Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm Shop & Cafe

7.8
Falkland House Stables, Falkland, Fife
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · 8 tips and reviews

The GuardianThe Guardian: Anshir: In season they sell plants in their little nursery. Read more.

Bombay Stores is one of Best unusual UK shops - reader tips.

11. Bombay Stores

Shearbridge Rd., Bradford
Arts & Crafts Store · City · 1 tip

The GuardianThe Guardian: Essss: It has a big sari fabric department, rails of shimmering traditional salwar kameez and other Asian-style outfits, a jewellery department filled with elaborate gold and silver, and loads more.

Duttons for Buttons is one of Best unusual UK shops - reader tips.

12. Duttons for Buttons

12B Oxford St, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Hobby Shop · 1 tip

The GuardianThe Guardian: Troutiemcfish: They sell a great hessian bag for you to customise, and every other haberdashery item you could ever need.