During our recent trip to London, we went to Hoxton Street Market and while there stopped by Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, a wonderful storefront that sells a variety of creepy curiosities such as Salt Made From Tears, which we posted about previously. The store is part of the Ministry of Stories, a creative writing and mentoring for kids in London.
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies was established in 1818, though the exact details of why, and by whom, have tragically been lost to history. In 2010, after closing for a much-needed refurbishment, we re-opened our doors. We pride ourselves on being London’s, and quite possibly the world’s, only purveyor of quality goods for monsters of every kind.
Many of our customers have been coming to us for centuries. Indeed, some have been coming for considerably longer. Whether you’re a Vampire, Werewolf, Sasquatch or some Thing else entirely, we have everything you need. Most of our goods are available to buy online here, or for our full range, do drop into the shop ~ our staff are generally quite polite.
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies was inspired by The Pirate Store at 826 Valencia in San Francisco and the regional storefronts of 826 National, the nonprofit organizations created by Dave Eggers and Ninive Calegari to help children and young adults develop writing skills.
Photo Gallery: Hoxton Street Monster Supplies
photos by Scott Beale