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Labour & Wait

85 Redchurch Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 7DJ

Capitalising on a fashion for artisanal products and vintage style, Labour & Wait is a homeware store that looks straight out of the 1930s. The range of goods on offer is pretty varied, but all the items share the same utilitarian aesthetic, from linen tea towels to chunky knitware, wooden pencils to old-fashioned bikes, and solid crockery to brooms, buckets and pans. Some pieces are secondhand, some new, but all have a classic and very traditional look. The corner shop itself, with its gleaming green-tiled exterior, is a classic in its own right.

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