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Get Stuffed Taxidermy
105 Essex Road
- +44 20 7226 1364
Recently I wanted a skull to draw
but not sure which one, I called
Robert to make an appointment
to view. The shop is deceptively
large, but every corner is filled with
a creature of some kind.The process
of embalming & stuffing is done in
his country workshop in Hertfordshire
& brought up to town by van.
If you want to view you must call
the morning of the day of your visit.
I must say I am...more
This place takes the art of stuffing a dead animal to a whole new level - it is possibly the best window shopping a person can do.
My two friends, Mark S. and Lucien H.D., used to always tell me about this taxidermist they would always stumbled upon while out drinking on Upper Street/Essex Road and the people they would meet who were also staring at the animals through the window.
I came across get stuffed when I was looking for some peacocks for a display, as they are the main taxidermy company in London they are grossly over priced so that time I ended up sourcing them outside London for half the price.
The store itself is quite surreal though, located in North London not to far away from Angel tube station you need to make an appointment if you want to view anything...more
Imagine this, just pure sheer taxidermy. Now, I'm not a fan of animal death, I really like animals. But there's something, and I won't say beautiful, but strangely moving about seeing all these animals, hung and posed in all manner of ways and styles.
There's a lot of animals. A lot to look at. And you can't just go in off the street, you need to book. But that's ok, you can see a lot...more
The first thing to mention about Get Stuffed is that you can't actually go in, you have to book a viewing with the owners. Presumably this is because otherwise you'd get idiots like me gawping with their cameras.
The next thing to mention is that you don't need to actually go inside to get a good gawp!!
So, this is basically a taxidermist heaven, they have the most impressive window...more