I know that this isn’t my local, but I have a fairly flexible definition of local as being somewhere you can shop easily without having to go out of your way to reach it!
A couple of months ago on the way back from a meeting in London I made a detour round the back of Waterloo Station to Lower March Road and the knitting sanctuary that is IKnit. In my pocket I had £25 birthday money (yes 38yo still have birthday money) specifically given for splurging on whatever I pleased in the knitting line.
There were many things that I liked about this shop but what most impressed me was their “service”. Due to a slight mix up at the till, one of my purchases did not get put in the bag but was left on the counter. Unfortunately I didn’t discover this until I was about to catch my train at Marylebone. When I phoned up to explain the problem, they couldn’t have been nicer and put the missing item straight in the post to me. Then the other day, again between meetings I nipped in to the shop to buy and to get some advice on something before buying. Whilst paying for my purchases I asked if I could have my change in 10p’s for the toilets at Waterloo, on hearing of my “need” they did better than provide me with change and without hesitation they offered me the use of their toilet !
The essentials: IKnit stock a wide range of yarns to suit all purses and budget. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable about their stock. They are happy to provide assistance and advice if asked but realise the importance of letting customers take their time in deciding what to buy. They can be found at 106 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London, SE1 7AB.
photo of purchases to follow when I find my camera !