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Gift news: Thornback & Peel on the high street

Why we’re seriously coveting everything at quirky British print label, Thornback & Peel’s new homes store.

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The interior of Thornback & Peel’s new London store

This month sees the launch of British print label Thornback & Peel’s first ever high street store in London’s Bloomsbury. If you’re a bride-to-be in love with the eccentric, surreal and best of British, their playful print range should appeal. With rabbits, jellies, pigeons, hearts, fish, beetles and even a strong man printed onto tea towels, napkins, hankies, deckchairs, aprons and notebooks, their collection of extremely useful and nice to look at home paraphernalia are surely gift list essentials!

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They’re inspired by the likes of Mrs Beeton, Victoriana, 17th century natural imagery and Alice in Wonderland  and what’s more, their print studio – where all their designs are created – is a mere stones throw away. How’s that for locally made craft?

For a DIY-themed hen do or if you fancy turning your own hand to a bit of printing, they’re planning to open in-store workshop sessions soon as well.

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Thornback and Peel, 7 Rugby Street, London, WC1N 3QT (020 7831 2878), info@thornbackandpeel.co.uk. Opening times: Monday to Saturday (11am-6pm).