8 best interiors Christmas pop-ups in London for gifts
If you’re on the hunt for some truly original Christmas presents this year, you’re in luck. To celebrate the festive season, some of London’s most exciting designers and makers are hosting one-off interiors Christmas pop-ups across the capital. From Emma Stevenson’s homewares shop to Yinka Ilori’s first physical store and Anya Hindmarch’s Christmas grotto, we’ve rounded up London’s best interiors pop-ups that are not to be missed this season.
Yinka Ilori pop-up
Until 3 January 2023
He’s the go-to for technicolour joy, and now the London-based multi-disciplinary designer and artist Yinka Ilori is bringing his rainbow aesthetic to Shoreditch with his first pop-up. The store aims to encourage consumers to “connect, experience and discover” – inspired by West African architecture, the decor of the Club Row pop-up is all blues, greens, pinks and violets, creating a sense of hope and optimism. As always with Ilori, expect an explosion of colour mixed with a sense of playfulness. The new collection launching in store includes everything from tableware and textiles, stationery to umbrellas to games, each with its own backstory and all resplendent with Ilori’s signature kaleidoscopic colours, geometric patterns and graphics. A percentage of profits will go to Shelter, a charity dedicated to supporting those who struggle with housing or homelessness.
9 Club Row, Shoreditch, London E1 6JX
Skye McAlpine Tavola pop-up
7 – 12 December
Despite only launching last year, culinary author Skye McAlpine’s Tavola range has quickly cemented itself as one of the most desirable tableware brands to come out of the UK. Now the label is hosting its first ever Christmas pop-up, so you can finally come and shop Skye’s beautiful Italian-inspired wares in person. Head down to pick up everything you need for your festive table, as well as carefully curated Christmas gifts and decorations from brands including Memo Press. Skye herself will be there every day to talk you through the range, and there’ll be festive carols on hand too, to get you in the Christmas spirit.
44 Moreton Street, Pimlico, London SW1V 2PB
Alice Palmer pop-up
1, 8 and 15 December
She’s known for her whimsical cloth lamp covers, which are handmade in London and inspired by her love of traditional British homes, colonial West Indian villas and Andalusian haciendas. Now Alice Palmer is launching her own pop-up shop, when you can go to pick one up just in time for Christmas. Head to her charming space in Kensal Rise to browse her latest designs and pick up a lampshade or cushion to add that final festive flourish to your home this season.
8 King’s Parade, Okehampton Road, Kensal Rise, London NW10 3ED
Sharland England at Edward Bulmer pop-up
Until 10 December 2022
Edward Bulmer Natural Paint welcomes Sharland England to its Pimlico showroom for a festive pop-up that’s a match made in interiors heaven. The homewares brand is the creation of broadcaster and style influencer Louise Roe and this is the ideal opportunity to shop Roe’s signature rattan furniture and tabletop collection. From elegant wicker vases and trays to eye-catching ceramics and linens featuring the prettiest embroidery and scallop detailing, this is the place for Christmas tablescaping perfection. Visit on Saturday 10 December for mulled wine, mince pies and the opportunity to meet Louise Roe and interior designer Edward Bulmer in the store.
The Laslett x Bella Freud pop-up
3 and 4 December
Bella Freud is a west Londoner through and through, so it only makes sense that her festive pop-up should be held at Notting Hill’s coolest boutique hotel, The Laslett. Freud will be taking over a space at the hotel for one weekend only, with a pop-up shop dedicated to her classic pieces, including her signature candles and instantly-recognisable motif knitwear. After you’ve finished your Christmas shopping, snuggle up under a blanket on the hotel’s newly opened winter terrace and warm up with a steaming bowl of truffle and celeriac soup.
8 Pembridge Gardens, Notting Hill, London W2 4DU
Matilda Goad pop-up
Until 17 December
London-based creative Matilda Goad is known for her effortlessly stylish homeware designs, from scallop-edged raffia lampshades to brightly coloured ceramics and Instagram-worthy clam shell dishes. Now the designer is throwing open the doors to her studio, The Tay, for a few weeks during the festive season. Come to browse her pieces in person and take part in one of the seasonal events being hosted, which includes lampshade painting with Tess Newall on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December, and pressed wildflower letter crafting with Stephanie Callaghan on Saturday 3 December.
Unit 15, The Tay Building, 2a Wrentham Avenue, Kensal Rise, London NW10 3HA
Emma Stevenson pop-up
2 – 4 December
For her Christmas pop-up, British interior designer Emma Stevenson is having something of a French makeover, by gathering a host of Gallic brands together for her limited-edition ‘Store à la Française’. Held at her home in Notting Hill, Stevenson will be joined by illustrator and designer-of-the-moment Tatiana Alida (who just so happens to be her cousin), cult hand-embroidered accessories brand Call It By Your Name and handmade Parisian jewellery label Ivarene. Come for a browse of the playful pieces, all of which are infused with a certain je ne sais quoi.
25 Denbigh Terrace, Notting Hill, London W11 2QJ
Made by Tottenham pop-up
Until 10 December
Calling all north Londoners – if you’re on the hunt for a one-off find this Christmas, head down to the Trampery, which is hosting Made by Tottenham’s first ever pop-up shop until 10 December. Over 40 independent Haringey businesses have been gathered under one roof to sell their original and thoughtful pieces, which range from paper plants by Caroline Byrne to witty statement candles from Jelisa Ferguson and Moira Jenkins’ seasonal jams. As well as a great place to pick up presents, the pop-up will also be running regular creative workshops, where you can learn everything from how to make your own festive greeting cards to mastering the tricks for mending well-loved items of clothing.
639 High Road, Tottenham, London N17 8AA
Until 24 December
Now here’s a novel idea: a Santa’s grotto that’s as much fun for the grown-ups as it is for the kids. The ever-inventive Anya Hindmarch has opened a festive pop-up as part of Anya’s Village in Chelsea this year, complete with moonlit forests and crunchy snow underfoot. Walk through this winter wonderland and you’ll be greeted by Father Christmas, but adults will be most excited about the grotto gift shop at the end, where you’ll be able to pick-up limited-edition Anya Hindmarch presents and Christmas decorations, including stylish baubles and Christmas crackers. The festive season never looked so chic.
11 Pont Street, Chelsea, London SW1X 9EH