Hettie Holland is a life-style and gift shop owned by Sara Dawson who after thirty years working in theatre has created a business with a simple creed, if she doesn’t love it, it doesn’t make the grade.
Even the story behind the name is personal, quirky and full of character: Hettie Holland was a female ventriloquist from Dalston, who performed in reps around the country and the Music Halls of London including the Finsbury Park Empire.
Lucky for Sara she was also her Great Grandmother from whom she says she has gained her love of theatre, things theatrical and strange obsessions. I like the sound of that – strange obsessions? – definitely worth a visit.
Hettie Holland, 19 Charter Court, Stroud Green Road, N4 3SG Tel: 0207 272 2002 NEXT TO VAGABOND CAFÉ