Another LFW, another Anya Hindmarch installation. She sure does love to spoil us, does our Anya.
This season she has been inspired by M. C. Escher’s mural designed for The Hague Post Office and created to coincide with the launch of the Postbox bag, a giant immersive experience in the form of a maze.
Held at the usual spot of the Brewer street car park, the exhibit is easy to get to. I’m not sure that the car park is actually in use for cars but it’s really easy to get to via public transport.
If you don’t want to be weighed down by bags they have lockers just as you walk in to the car park. No large bags or suitcases will be allowed into the maze/car park.
As you follow the red arrows up to the start your greeted by a red carpet leading up to the post box red maze.
Post Box Maze features pieces from The Postal Museum and literary correspondence, some it hundreds of years old (!), from Letters Live for you to discover as you make your way through. Be sure to stand right under the speaker to hear the full effect.
Once you complete the maze you’re greeted by the Maze Cafe. They serve hot drinks with the coolest post themed biscuits!
I decided on an envelope biscuits and we got two complimentary stamps.
Once we had a well deserved break we moved on to the concept store to see Anya Hindmarch’s collection. The bags are all stunning and honestly I was so tempted to get myself a calf skin bag had I a few hundred to spare!
Once I stopped drooling over the bags I wondered over to the arts section run by Quill London and I was in my absolute element! I have always wanted to book a course with Quill London but they’re bloody expensive. Luckily I was able to sit with Lucy and she taught me how to hold a pen and form my letters.
Something else that they’re doing is giving you the chance to write a letter to whoever you want (literally anyone!) as long as you know the address. You then seal it up and pop it into their postbox and at the end of the day it will get emptied and all the letters will be posted out!
There is also a little gift shop too where you can buy cards, pens, notebooks and even a Quill London set so you can continue practising.
Is it worth going to?
I really enjoyed my time at the Post Box Maze. It’s a great way to spend the afternoon if you have some time over the weekend. Plus you can have the chance to try your hand at calligraphy with a professional which you don’t get to do every day!
How much are tickets?
Tickets cost £12.50 and you are permitted a 30min time slot. Tickets can be purchased here.