In a quiet residential street in De Beauvoir Town is N1 Garden Centre - definitely one of my favourite shops in London. In quite a small space, they manage to stock a great range of plants, bulbs and seeds, gardening equipment, books, accessories and some furniture. The displays are always lovely and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. Sometimes I go just for some inspiration and to smell that amazing garden centre scent which to me is really evocative of childhood plant shopping excursions with my mum. I might leave with just a packet of poppy seeds or a pot of daffodils. But our last visit was for a specific purpose - we needed a new broom. Very nice it is too!