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Wooden Beds and Natural Filled Mattresses

Grays Inn

From 1979 until today our aims remain the same


Hackney Road (1995)

Our current showrooms are located close to the City of London and are well served by public transport.

They are a stone’s throw from our Shoreditch workshops where we offer customers free car parking on weekdays.

We display twenty beds in various sizes and finishes, and our full range of mattresses is available for customers to sample.

Other local attractions include Columbia and Broadway Markets and the Geffrye Museum’s famous furniture exhibitions.

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Grays Inn

Grays Inn Road, Clerkenwell (1982).

Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock

Maintaining the local tradition

We moved our workshops to Shoreditch in the mid 1980’s when the area was still at the heart of London’s historic and flourishing furniture making industry.

For nearly two centuries numerous back street (sweatshops?) and factories had supplied many of the world’s most famous furniture stores. In those days there was still a thriving export market, and over 90% of furniture sold in Britain was produced in Britain.

On Sunday mornings the local manufacturers would pile their merchandise high on the pavements of Hackney Road, to be sold at ‘East End’ rather than ‘West End’ prices.

Today Shoreditch is famed for its many creative industries and is one of the most vibrant districts in London. The warehouses and workshops have given way to art galleries, nightclubs and restaurants, and its street markets still abound.

We welcome this trend whilst continuing to provide good quality, handmade furniture direct to the public at workshop prices.

Following in the footsteps of our predecessors, our beds and mattresses are taken to homes all over the world.

Camden Lock (1986)

The ‘Victorian style’ shop front in this photograph was built in our workshops by our own craftsmen.

Around this time we decided to start making mattresses. The local craft workshops which had formerly supplied us were fast disappearing in favour of much larger, no longer local, high volume manufacturers .

We took on extra staff and continued to provide the same traditional, handmade mattresses which remain virtually unchanged to this day.

Hackney Road, Shoreditch

Bed and breakfast? (1982)

After three years of working from a basement we acquired and restored a run down building in Clerkenwell which was our first showroom.

We made just one bed - the ever popular ‘Custom’.  So to help pay the rent we opened a café at the rear.

As the bed range increased we were obliged to move the showroom to Camden Lock. (below)


Our café continued for twelve years before reverting back to a showroom for a further six.

We are a small manufacturer producing long lasting wooden beds and natural filled mattresses.

Our traditional, time proven methods ensure that they remain in good condition long after others fail.

We sell direct to the public and our comprehensive range is on display in our Shoreditch showroom.


7/9 Yorkton Street   

London E2 8NH

020 7729 9448


Mon - Fri  9.00 - 5.45   

Closed 1.00 — 2.00   

Sat  9.30 – 12.45

Closed Bank Holidays

By car:

Outside of the congestion zone with free car parking


Buses: 55, 48 & 26

pass our door

Liverpool Street Stn:

48 or 26 bus -

(10 mins ride)


Hoxton (7 mins walk), Cambridge Heath

(10 mins walk).


Old Street 55 bus -

(10 mins ride),

Bethnal Green

(15 mins walk).

Its  wise to try

before you buy!


281 Hackney Road

London  E2 8NA  

020 7739 3480

Opening Hours

Mon — Fri  10.00 - 6.00

Sat  11.00 – 5.00   

Sundays:Telephone only Closed Bank Holidays

 No congestion charge

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