Found these guys when I first got to the UK. Just received my G Plan Vintage Fifty Nine sofa delivery from them. Ordered it 5 weeks ago. 2 nice guys delivered it. Couldn't live without it. Cheaper than the RRP. afternoah.com/p/27309/G-…
Maybe I am weird, but I don't seem to get gift shops.. Why would anyone buy anything of no use? I find it with this shop in particular. Jewellery - ok.. Wrapping paper - totally! I think their selection of wrapping papers is great (not that I would ever buy wrapping paper... I make my own..) but other than that.. Nothing, I would need or desire or anyone else would.. In fact, I never heard anyone saying: 'Oh, I wish to get these quirky looking tooth picks for my birthday!' Have you? If you have, please send me a contact for this person, because I would be very curious to understand him/her...
Yes, pretty shop. But that's about it. The furniture.. Well, I rather won't go there...
:::::walks through door:::
"My word, this place is darling!"
::::rushes around looking at everything excitedly:::
"This is what I've been looking for! Look at all the THINGS!"
:::::peers at price tags:::
Alright, I realize we're all up in Angel here...where the streets are paved with money and the wallets open freely, but I just cannot get on board with the general pricing structure of After Noah.
For a small gift? Perchance. There are some very cute things, most notably the children's toy and gift section. I wouldn't imagine you'd buy these for your own children, but perhaps for other unrelated children of which you were looking to impress their parents or get in good with your boss that has sprung offspring.
But the vintage restored furniture? Blasphemously overpriced and indulgently ridiculous at said price point. Especially, if you know your stuff. While its all very gorgeous and wonderful, the prices are absolutely outrageous. Even for London. Even for Angel.
Why the ire? Well, you see...they had an IDENTICAL chest of drawers to one that lives in my home. Same make, really...identical. I purchased this from *The Restoration in Stoke Newington a few months ago for £300 (and free delivery). How much do you think it was at After Noah?
Get out of town, Noah. That is just some ish right there.
Don't get me wrong, this place is truly, truly darling -- but just know what you are getting into. Perhaps if you are sick of looking, have a lot of extra cash or have your ey on something you cannot live without you can stomach the price, but I could not.
However, their stationary, gift and child toy collection? A bit less rich, and a good stop for a present. But, the furniture...well, I'll find somewhere else to sit, thankyouverymuch!
*The Restoration: yelp.com/biz/the-restora…
This shop is hard to describe, I would say I use it as a gift shop - they have quite a nice range of children's toys and board games and although you may find them cheaper on Amazon, sometimes you just need something quickly or wanna hold it in your hand first. There's a whole vintage feel to a lot of things in the shop so chances are those toys you played with as kids will be here somewhere.
It's also a furniture shop, my mum bought a small leather sofa from here and they delivered all the way to Wales. They also have mirrors, old signs, hats, hooks and more. Everything has a vintage feel about it so don't come looking for modern stuff.
It's one of those shops where you can browse for ages but come out having not bought much, still it's fun and I have wasted a lot of time so it's A-OK with me.
This is definitely the
shop to go when you are looking for aexceptional gift for the children. Many of
the toys are displayed. It is cool shop that provides kids toys, in a very
affordable price yet very high quality products. This store was such a treat to come here. It's
the peak of toys. Generally, I would say it is definitely a nice place/shop to
buy a toys, & a quite a fun experience and even if you don't shop here
regularly for your toy needs, you should come at least once and spend a few timesviewing
I love After Noah. And I've never even purchased anything here. Of course, I plan to. The only problem is that I want to buy EVERYTHING in this store.
If ever the world is getting you down, or its just one of those cold blustery days that happen all too often here in the N1, just hop over to After Noah and you'll be six years old again - as happy as when you had the best presentation for show and tell.
There's everything from board games to models to dolls and beyond. But its not just for kids, there is plenty of stuff here that would make a great gift for anyone who is still a little kid on the inside... and really, isn't that everyone?
Wrapping paper map-posters
Mr Men/Little Miss mugs
Wooden printing block letters
Retro kiddies toys
Old fashioned sweetshop jars
Floral print watering cans
Penguin classic books
Travel journal pocketbooks
...and so much more you'll have to go look yourself, and see what you find.
This place is a retro, toy store super star. For any kind of old fashioned, classic candy, or toy, this place will have something on show that will make you exclaim "I remember that!"
The great thing about After Noah is that you do not have to spend a fortune. There are goodies from pennies up to pounds. This is a fantastic place for a peruse that will see you leave with something that makes you smile.
Wow, just wow! Ever in a bind finding a gift for someone? Not after a visit here. You'll find what you're looking for or be inspired enough to pick up something completely unique and original. I really could spend hours in this shop, browsing the tea sets, paper dolls and plastic vegetables. Yup, I've turned into a 7 year old. But don't judge me, walk in there and it will happen to you.
Hold on a moment, I'm desperately late for some urgent finger painting....
I absolutely love this store. I've been walking past this store for months without realising how much I've been missing out on.
If you're ever stuck on a gift to buy for anyone this is the place to be. After Noah sells just about anything from toys to furniture. The retro and vintage feel you'll get is perfect, just like a thrift store... but it really isn't.
You'll definetely be experiencing some sort of adventure while roaming around this store.
SIDN stores (Shite I Don't Need). Angel seems to be full of em.
This one takes the cake. It has everything that anyone could ever not need. haha
No really though, cute antiques, great little gifts for men and women, a great toy selection as well.
When it's not super crowded (cause busy but narrow walkways can get annoying) I could walk around and browse through everything in that darn place for hours.
I love this place for the slightly quirky selection of items ranging from toys ( for both kids and adults) to vintage products, cards and accessories.
I always find something to buy here.
Definitely a unique shop and well worth a visit.
After Noah's existance makes me happy. This store has loads of trinkets new and old and a whole lower level of antiques.
This store is one part vintage toy shop, one part antiques, and one part kitch gifts for the home.
This place is great to place to pick out unique present.
Check out Anti-Monoply and the retro wall clocks! Hot.
Quirky, Kitsch, and Quirky!
Too much to look at I just want to touch and buy everything, it is a well sized shop with bit and pieces from yester-year. As you know you must pay a price for these little treasures but some are totally worth it. Bought an old tin Arsenal F.C sign for the hubby and he loved it, at £24 it was worth his joy when he got it, not to sound like a master card advert but, that was priceless.
It is a blend of antique, vintage and contemporary furniture, furniment, jewellery, gifts and toys (lots of them!) they have know opened a toy shop next door. That's proving very popular you will no doubt hear more than a few people saying the same phrase 'God, do you remember these?'
Every time I walk past After Noah I see children run to the glass display and point to toys and sweets they have to have. I then watch as their parents do exactly the same. You can't help but love After Noah because of this, it brings out the big kid in everyone.
The shop itself stocks a beautiful selection of old and new toys and games, though don't go in looking for a Nintendo or a Wii, it's not that kind of place. Although things can be quite pricey, I would describe After Noah as the perfect shop if you're struggling for present ideas for someone. You would have to be buying for scrooge for them not to like something in this shop. My personal favourites are the wooden cars in the window that are just big enough for a toddler to sit on and push around. I like them so much that I am encouraging family members to have children just so that I can buy one. This might take a while though so maybe I should just bite the bullet and ask them if they have any in adult sizes...Children get enough presents anyway!
Its commercialised no doubt, but the basement is what I liked. Why? The next time you step in take a look at the basement items, its not displayed, well like the upstairs; but there are pieces of furniture that I would love to get my hands on. Its totally a cool site to see; old genuine wooden furniture and valuable. I also like the collection of vintage phones that they have kept locked in a showcase. But the prices are crazy! and I'm not spending that kind in credit crunch season. I wonder if they are meant to be sold at all with that price tag. hhmmmm!
The children's section I found very interactive, but its mostly decorative stuff like alphabetic letters, dolls, wooden toys, puzzles, more soft toys, and lots more of course. But you have to look around really well to spot something of interest.
I think some of the items are very pricey, the store is not designed in a child friendly design. Its like being in a tennis court watching the ball travel. Neck-racking!
Here you need to be prepared before going in as it's a flashback in childhood.
All the games you had when you were a child are there.
When girls were playing cooking and boys small cars.
Small food and small copy of what you are using everyday.
They are not expensive and they let you touch everything.
Be prepared to feel like a child.
There are also sweets from yesterday that I had forgot.
Plenty of souvenirs and new intelligent games.
Downstairs, it's all abot furniture and wood, all classic but stylish.
Go there if you want to buy something you won't regret it.
You won't find Bratz dolls or PS3's in this toy store, but instead some of the cool classic toys that kids SHOULD grow up with. I love to wander around in here even though I have no reason to buy kids things because sometimes toys are just plain fun no matter how old you are. They also do vintage and antique home furnishings that can get a little pricey, but it's some really cool stuff. If you're wandering around Kings Rd on a lazy shopping day, stop in and let your eyes flutter around the store. It's one of those places where if you go with a friend, you'll be shouting at each other "Look at this!!" only to get a response of: "No, come here and look at this!!!!!"
This shop sells really sweet tasteful gifts and toys, stocking filler bits that you'd probably never buy for yourself but love to give to other people. It's perfect around Christmas when it's Just William retro aesthetic seems comforting and appropriate but it's a handy place to pop in if you've got difficult men (fathers, brothers, boyfriends...) or children to buy for. The toys are really fun, I always leave with that childhood feeling of really wanting something, even though I know I'd go off it as soon as I got home but you can have a little play with most things when you're in the shop.
I was almost disappointed to stumble across Noah Noah on Upper Street as I thought the branch on Kings Road was the one and only. But only almost, as you can't have too many stores like this to take you back in childhood history. I love brwosing the beautifully restored vintage furniture and browse toys of an era long forgotten. Perfect for gifts, both to others and yourself - a true feelgood oasis.
After Noah is an exciting jumble of antique furniture, vintage/retro objects, and traditional toys and games. It's quite packed with stuff and could be great inspiration for presents or your home.
I do like this shop and always find some interesting things, but as I'm not exactly flush at the moment I can't help feeling I could find similar stuff elsewhere for much more reasonable prices - see Holloway Road for the vintage and retro. They do have plenty of regular local customers with deep enough pockets though, and it's very popular with parents and their little ones - so they're obviously doing something right.
This shop has a really traditional feel with the items on offer as well as the layout and decor of the shop - minimalist it ain't!
There is a huge array or knick-knacks, furniture (but not your cheap looking IKEA stuff), other house-hold & garden wares, toys (the old-fashioned stuff, not video consoles and the like) and other odds and ends - mamy of the items are vintage or have that feel to them.
Great if you are looking for a gift but not sure what to get, and even for a wander around if you are shopping on Upper Street.
This is a great shop full of things you just won't see anywhere else and a great place for buying gifts. It's not a big shop, but it always takes me some time to take everything in as it's jam-packed with goodies.
The vintage furniture is super, but expensive.
This little shop on Upper Street has a great nostalgic atmosphere, with a range of antique furniture and home stuff, and a whole section of old school retro toys and games from decades ago. You can spend ages in here and not get bored with all the quirky bits all over the shop, and there's usually some old music playing to set the scene even more. Great place for gifts and stocking fillers, but they also sell more valuable collector's items and antiques, and have a furniture reparation service, but when I go here I tend to stick in the crazy toy section...
This is my favourite shop in London! I've been going there for years (to the Islington one - they've got one on King's Road, but it's not as big - but still good fun).
It's such a weird mix - but it works - a furniture shop, an antique shop, a gift shop, a card shop and a sort of traditional toy shop, like you remember somewhere in the back of your mind how toys shops were when we were kids.
The stuff they sell is either really unique or collectible and sometime just odd. You just don't see this stuff everywhere. Since there are no antique shops left and no decent toy shops around, it's a great find
Spend ages in it. It's a bit like a museum too and they don't mind if you look round for ages and then don't buy anything, but it's difficult not to come out with something - even if it's just a card.
What a lovely shop! I'm 72 and it felt like I was going back in time talk about nostalgia. It's a shop with a split personality half traditional toy shop, half antique/vintage furniture and bric-a-brac and both are the types of shop that used to exist, but seem to have almost disappeared. The toy shop is like a toy shop from my childhood, with teddy bears, model aeroplanes, scooters, spud guns, balloons, traditional wooden toys, Monopoly, Cluedo, Scrabble and model cars as far away as you could get from Toys Aren't Them as you could imagine.
The other half of the shop has some of the most interesting pieces of furniture I've ever seen both old and new, along with old lamps, clocks, beds, farmhouse tables, bakelite phones you name it. All the old furniture has been repaired in their workshop in the basement.
The staff are all really smiley and friendly, without jumping on you. They let me browse and I could have browsed for hours.
Definitely worth a visit and if you can't get there, look at their website.
Leon C. said it all! After Noal is just feel-good place to be. It's a perfect place to look for gifts for just about anyone, or just a nice shop to browse around in. It's a great trip down memory lane, and everyone is sure to find a special something from their childhood toy box!
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