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  • I love London. I have been to Loop several times. It’s a great shop. I have also been to several of the other shops mentioned…love The Button Queen! Great article with lots of wonderful ideas and suggestions. Thank you.

    • Aw, thanks Sally. xx

  • Throughly enjoyed this Susan! thank you for writing such a wonderfully informative post, i’m going to save it for next time! and your baby is the BEST.

    • Thanks Lori! And next time I’ll make sure I’m not in the Elk when you stop by! Happy Christmas! xox

  • When is the next flight out?

  • Thank you. This is perfectly timed as I will have a week in London in February. Now I know exactly what I’m doing. What a delight to read.

    • Thanks!

  • I want to go! The last time in London I knew none of this. Oh, what I missed!

  • Perfect timing, as I am off to London after Christmas!

  • Thank you for the virtual field trip! I’ve only been to London once, many years ago, and I am dying to go back!

  • Thank you! A wonderful tour!

  • This is great, but I wish I’d known it all this summer when I was there. I did find Liberty, though, and am making good progress on a pullover with yarn I bought there.

  • Loop, I love you! I ordered 2 skeins of Daughter of a Shepherd wool, they came fast and not expensive even including shipping to the US. They are now my favorite cozy comfy traditional Hap -photos on ravelry I’m Knittingceleste. Thank you!

  • Also go to the Victoria and Albert and marvel at the wallpaper and textiles produced by William Morris and his company (including his daughter May).

  • Dear HEAVEN. May I be sent to London very soon! Thank you Susan, for this most enticing to-do list.

  • I was in London for 2 days 30 years ago. I want to go back so badly! (Also – the strings of “flowers” in the photos – is there a pattern for that?)

  • If anyone wants to organize tour packages for knitters using Susan’s itinerary I am totally IN.

  • Uh oh, I knew this column would be trouble. We will be in London for Trooping of the Colour in June. Just when we thought we were London savvy visitors, you write a wonderful travelogue and prove we have barely scratched the surface. I’m making a new list of things to do and see, and as always Loop is at the top of my list!

  • Oh dear.. I missed these glorious places on previous London visits.. Must return. First stop – Loop!

  • What a lovely post – I know some of the places mentioned – (Loop, Jessie Chorley, Liberty and The Cloth House) but brilliant to be introduced to some new places to visit in the New Year – thanks Susan xx

  • I lived in Euston Rd years ago, loved Liberty and Fred’s and the V&A and Camden Passage, all the vintage markets and shops around Portobello Rd, picnics on Hampstead Heath, jogging in Regent’s Park. Reading this felt familiar and fresh at once, I hope I have a chance to visit again soon just to fill my textile heart.

  • London is my favourite city and now I want to return even more than usually. Your travel guide is great and I will save it for our next trip. Thank you for so many suggestions.

  • thank you Susan for showing and telling a wonderful adventurous story about fabric, buttons and yarn through London! I hope one day I can visit all these places@

  • I was in Islington a couple of years ago, but didn’t know anything about Loop. Shame I would have loved to have gone there, maybe next time I’m over visiting my family I’ll have to make a trip.

  • I believe it’s time to plan my next trip to London. Thanks for this perfect “guidebook”!

  • LOOP!! My Brit-knit pen pal and I converged there years ago and had a wonderful poke around…introduced me to Madelinetosh, she did!! Can’t wait to go again sometime…in May, we meet up in Amsterdam!! Suggestions???