118 Fortess Road NW5 2HL.
Nearest tube: Tufnell Park (2 minutes walk). Bus: 134/390/4. Parking available on Fortess Road.
In July 2012 we opened our original parlour on a rather bleak Fortess Road and how it has changed over the years, we are now surrounded by other local small businesses.
We have a small seating area in the parlour and it is possible to sit outside preferably on a sunny day. The vintage 1920’s tiles on the floor came from a town house in Belgium via France. The cupboards are made up from pew ends and our huge clock came from a factory in Ravenglass in Cumbria. The plank table and children’s area are from wood Julie kept for 30 years knowing it would come in useful one day.
Midland Goods Shed, 3 Wharf Road, N1C 4BZ, London
Nearest tube: King's Cross St Pancras (5 minutes walk). Bus: 390/10/17/59/91/259. Parking available nearby.
Our Kings Cross branch opened at the end of May 2016 in the Canal Quarter of the new development, situated in the Midland Goods shed next to Waitrose wine bar.
Our Panama table with its curvy profile came from the bottom of the Panama canal, we subsequently redesigned the seating area to accommodate this rather spontaneous purchase.
The flavours board was created with a nod to the old station arrivals boards and turned into reality by Esme, who was early on an extremely accomplished Ruby Violet scooper. One of the walls was created out of strips of mixed wood then adorned with lettering by Chrissie, who has helped out in roles too numerous to mention. The lights all came from India and were aged on a swing overlooking Juhu beach. Max carefully painted the tin wall and Kiran successfully learnt how to age mirrors.
We have an outside area framed with planters and Barbara the tricycle (unless she’s roaming Granary Square and the environs) with Frank the trolley usually somewhere close by. There are grassy hillocks suitable for lounging with a cone or two.