12 thoughts everyone has when shopping in Flying Tiger

The shop where you can buy all the things you never knew you needed!

Ah, Flying Tiger. The shop of hidden treasures and homeware dreams. How is it possible to pop in for one thing and leave with two bags full?


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1. Why can’t we get the name right?

The name has long been a source of great confusion, the fact it’s been renamed with the word Flying in front of the Tiger only confuses matter further. It’s Flying Tiger, but the tiger has always been singular, so why do people call it Tiger Tiger? Steven and Chris had the very same argument on Gogglebox. Ti-ger. Flying or not it’s always been singular ok.

2. Why are those people not following the layout that guides you around?

It’s clearly the same system as Ikea implement, and this haphazard careering around wouldn’t wash there. There may not be arrows but you know which direction you should following, always go right. Stick to the rules in Flying Tiger guys.


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3. Oo Ikea

Should really head to Ikea after this. For lunch. Large meatballs for one, please.

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4. Right, I’m finished. Hang on, they sell spices in here?!

Should stock up on fennel seeds at that price. Oo…cinnamon sticks! You can never have too much Turmeric, best grab a few packets while I’m here. Pink Himalayan Salt is only £1? (immediately bulk buys)


5. Best pick up another Kilner jar

And remember to grab some pasta to fill up the jar. Might look a bit sad sat empty in the kitchen.

6. This is just like the Pound Shop

But far more organised. The clinical bright white decor makes it feel much more upmarket in fact.

9. Must grab some tealights. Especially at these prices…

…which, it turns out, are pretty standard. Never mind. You’ll never have a tealight shortage after shopping at Flying Tiger


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7. Best pick up some tealights. Especially at these prices…

…which, it turns out, are pretty standard. Never mind. You’ll never have a tealight shortage after shopping at Flying Tiger

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8. Does every door in my house have a back-of-door hanging rack?

I’m sure there’s one door missing a rack. I’ll pick one up just in case. In fact there’s still some space on one wall for another storage rack, they are a bargain after all?!

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Image credit: Flying Tiger, Wooden shelf set, £15

9. Does anyone actually buy the ponchos?

Oh, yes, it appears that person NOT following the arrows snapped up several.

10. I won’t need to buy a bag, I only picked up the odd item

Two large bags please. Yes, I’m happy to pay.


There’s a system in place, follow the unwritten rules like the rest of us. Follow the path you’re guided on please people.


Image credit: Flying Tiger

12. I’m sure there’s something I’ve forgotten. I’ll pop in tomorrow

Because this shop is awesome.

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On that note, we’re off to Flying Tiger to stock up on spices.

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