Atlantis Art is London's largest art shop. In this huge warehouse packed with art supplies, you'll find aisles of brushes, paint, easels, frames, resins, modelling materials, pigments, portfolios, canvas and paper.
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68-80 Hanbury StreetLondonE1 5JL
- +44 (0)20 7377 8855
Rude staff, overpriced, under stocked - always. If you're in a jam and need stuff last minute don't call just go in. They're always wrong about what stock they do and don't have. They are the worst at everything and basically are good if you're a student or get stuck and need something last minute and you don't care about cost (that's if they have it!) cuz they're open late and Sunday. But...more
I've found that there are three professional art stores in London, Atlantis and Jacksons with Cass coming in third, and Russel and Chappel for canvas. Atlantis and Jacksons have the biggest and better range of products, and you will find that if you shop between the two you will get the best and cheapest in most areas. Both stores are an hours journey for me so I have to ring first to make...more
I've been shopping with them for the past 10 years. As you go from student to a professional you really realise what a piss take the shop is. The staff is rude and can't be bothered. They are constantly out of stock, even when you call and ask and they confirm availability, it's never accurate. The paper guy and the canvas guy are great, but the till staff really need to be renewed. I have...more
I went to the one in Whitechapel which was very good and it even had a cafe. But the Hanbury one haEs less stuff, and it looked quite untidy. There seemed to be less staff too. This one used to be one of my favourites, but I think I will go to Cass art in the future, as they have everything I need. This art shop wasn't very inspiring. However, it is handy for the East End if I am running out...more
Finally I have found a HUGE art supplies shop in London. Ususally the ones I find are tiny with only the basic essentials.
In this shop you literally have wall to wall art supplies in a large sized room similar to that of a warehouse.
The prices are a bit expensive, but hey... it's central London. Their not over expensive, but higher than the small art shop I used to go to when i lived in...more