Up until recently, Inner London has been a wasteland for individual yarn shops. Sure, you can browse John Lewis or even Liberties, but I always yearned for a more intimate yarn experience without having to catch a train out of town and without the styfling heat of department stores.
But all that's changed! There's now a haven of cute yarns and delicious knitting and crochet finds nestled bang in the middle of the city.
All The Fun Of The Fair, on the 3rd floor of Kingley Court, is the sort of shop that you just want to sit in - all day.
Roz, who works Wednesdays and Fridays, and has the fastest crochet hook I've ever seen, was looking after the shop when I visited and her enthusiasm for the yarns and patterns on sale was infectious.
The knitted goodies on the table looked scrumptious. I wanted to knit all of them right there and then.
So if you find yourself on Regent Street, with your head ready to explode due to homogenous high street shops, dive down the side street to Kingley Court and enjoy All The Fun Of The Fair .
It'll put a smile on your face and a good few balls of yarn in your stash.