Out of nowhere, it seems, Wanstead now has a new fascinating little shop which has such a wonderful mix of things for sale you almost expect to see Professor Yaffle on the bookshelf.
The shop has no name, and doesn’t do nails or coffee, but does have a parrot cage, a rocking horse, garden furniture, Beatles posters and odd perfume bottles for sale. They’re not antiques, or at least not all of them, and they refuse to be categorised into a single group. But they do all work together somehow.
It’s the sort of thing you might expect to find in a strange corner of Bethnal Green near Columbia Road, run by a hipster on a penny farthing. But not quite. It’s on Nightingale Lane and it’s run by former QPR goalie Peter Hucker, when he’s not running his soccer school.
It’s a curious interest he says, but customers seem intrigued.