Find us on the best street in Britain...

Find specialty, vintage and retro stores on Steep Hill, voted 'Britain's Best Street 2012'.

Discover the history of ancient Lincoln by shopping on Steep Hill and The Roman Bailgate. These lovely old streets offer the largest variety of independent and specialty shops in the East Midlands, many of them housed in the oldest buildings of the city.

This unique and enchanting shopping area, sitting directly between the majestic Cathedral and Lincoln Castle, provides a great selection of specialty shops. Come and stay at some of Lincoln's charming Bed and Breakfasts and soak in the atmosphere of one of Britain's hidden treasures.


All about Annushka

As a native Russian I was brought up around these wonderful Matryoshka Russian dolls, hardly realising how their magic and beauty would stay with me into my adult life. As a child, I simply saw them as an interesting toy with bright colours, not knowing that they were teaching me to understand shapes and forms and learn about colours and numbers.

Even today, there are teachers in Russia who use Matryoshka Russian dolls as a learning aid, in much the same way I used them all those years ago. When we watch a young child patiently trying to put all the pieces of a Russian dolls together, we can see how something so simple can captivate and enthrall.

This website is dedicated to Matryoshka, the little wooden doll that for over 100 years has been a symbol of nature, motherhood and the everlasting circle of life. We started by operating online (shipping to anywhere in the world) and went on to open our first shop in July 2011, selling carefully selected genuine pieces from the heart of Russia. Many of them unique, some of them unusual, but all of them with their own characters and charm.

We hope that you will share our journey and enjoy these little treasures.