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Matilda Goad & Co, Handcrafted at The Tay, 18th November - 17th December, Open Wednesday to Saturdays 10am-5pm, Unit 15, The Tay Building, 2a Wrentham Avenue, London, NW10 3HA

Hidden on a cobbled side street in North West London, The Tay is an experiential space that embodies the warm familiarity of a home and the creative energy of a design studio. An offline iteration of Matilda Goad & Co.

This winter, MG & Co are opening their doors for the festive period.

1st-2nd December 10am-5pm, Lampshade painting with Tess Newall. Known for her bespoke Bloomsbury inspired murals, Tess Newall will bring her distinctive style to the studio, hand painting Matilda Goad & Co. new Cloth Scallop Lampshades live. Watch Tess work and shop these one-of-a-kind pieces only at The Tay. 3rd December, Pressed Wildflower letter craft with Stephanie Callaghan, founder of Me & My Bloomers. Stephanie will be taking orders for pressed flower initials throughout the day. Sized to fit in Matilda Goad & Co.’s oval lacquered frames, the perfect gift for a loved one! 7th December, An evening workshop with Wilder Botanics - making linen sprays and learning about the benefits of using botanicals and natural substances in the home.


Bacchanalia, 24th November, 1 Mount Street, London, W1K 3NA

This is more than a mere restaurant. It is a place to feel immersed. From the moment you step through the door, every sense is called upon, every detail is artfully curated. Culinary artistry, inspired by historic Greco-Roman feasts. The Mediterranean’s finest ingredients are given centre-stage, and dishes are finished at the table to theatrical acclaim. Breath-taking interiors by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, where classical myths are retold through a modern palette of the most refined materials and comforts to sink into. Dramatic artworks by Damien Hirst soar over the dining area whilst the eye falls on piece after piece of original, antique sculpture. So when looking for your next low key night, look no further.


The Royal Drawing School, Christmas Holiday/ The Clothed Figure: Paint And Materials, 28th Nov-2nd December, 10am-5pm, Shoreditch Studios, 19-22 Charlotte Road, EC2A 3SG

Working directly from the clothed model, this course offers the opportunity for a sustained period of enquiry, revision and experimentation with materials and palettes. Working with strategies that help to improve perceptual skills the course aims to develop a personal painterly language through an exploration of the relationship between drawing and painting and the selection and function of colour. All levels are welcome including beginners.


The Christmas Extravaganza At Lamb's Conduit Street

30th November, 3-8pm

Rugby Street and Lambs Conduit Street are joining forces to bring you a Christmas Extravaganza. They are pulling out all the stops. There will be face painting, carols, mince pies and wreath-making! All that and you can visit the likes of Grenson, Pentreath & Hall, and Honey & Co. Kick the season off with a bang and get yourselves down to Bloomsbury on the 30th. 


Kuro Eatery 5 Hillgate St, London W8 7SP

Kuro opened its doors in October. It offers a chic, laid-back surrounding with a simple yet perfectly executed Mediterranean-inspired menu. All their ingredients are sourced locally, and the Kuro Bakery has just opened up around the corner. As The Standard put it, 'To slide into Kuro Eatery and try its Italo-Japanese cuisine is to be steadily ambushed by wave after wave of unexpected brilliance'. The perfect place to escape the overwhelmingly dry Christmas set menu.


The Spotlight Market, 3rd 4th December

MKII 71 Powerscroft Road, London, E5 0PT

The Spotlight Market is back, and it has gathered together a line up that would give Glastonbury a run for its money. That is, if Glastonbury was into antiques and vintage furniture. The lineup is solid, and we can't wait to get down there to see the likes of Two Poems, Open By Appointment Only, Sauce, Ancien Et Jolie, Naomi Smart, Oculus and many more. Most of them are online only, so this is a rare opportunity to see the pieces first-hand. It is spread over two days with different dealers on each day. Remember to buy your ticket and get ready to see some mouthwatering pieces.


Arthur Parkinson & JJ Mackie Interiors Presents A Christmas Pop Up Shop, 3rd December, 10am-7pm, at Filkins Village Hall, GL7 3JQ

They are bringing back their Christmas Pop Up for a 2022 edition. James will be bringing a host of marvellous antiques that are not to be missed, and Arthur has been drying sweet pea seeds and pressing flowers for greeting cards for months! They will be joined by a bevvy of great companies, including the excellent Hambro and Miller! Not to be missed.


Pop Up Vintage Fairs, Old Hampstead Town Hall Xmas Fair, 4th December, 12pm-5pm, 213 Haverstock Hill, Hampstead, NW3 4QP

You’ll find the best vintage traders from all over the UK and Europe selling everything vintage from quality women’s fashion, menswear, accessories & jewellery, to mid-century homeware, posters, collectables, furniture, lighting & much more!


St.Albans Antiques And Vintage Market, 4th December, 9am-3pm, St Peters Street and Market Place, St Albans, Herts AL1 3DH

A much loved and celebrated monthly exciting, inspirational and vibrant street market full of some of the very best traders in Antique and Vintage this country has to offer. Join their visitors and traders from far and wide and spend the day immersed in all things aged in the amazing ancient city of St Albans.


Late Night Shopping Event On The Lillie Road, 6th December,

Lillie Road

The Lillie Road is one of the Antiques hot spots of London, so why not think of buying your loved one a thrillingly original gift and head down to their late-night shopping event on the 6th? Expect mince pies, festivities and getting your loved one (or yourself) something special! 


Home & Found And Collins & Green, A Little Christmas Pop Up, 7th-8th December 11am-4pm, Upstairs at The Carpenter's Arms, 91 Black Lion Lane, London, W6 9BG

A Little Christmas Pop Up. Lots of original art, beautiful one-off pieces and glorious bits and bobs for all the beautiful charmers and characters in your life. Optional Entry fee £4, All ticket proceeds go to Charity.


Author Event - Angus D. Birditt, Author Event & Book Signing, 8th December 6:30pm, Elliott’s, 21 Sciennes Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1NX.

Join Elliott's for an evening of conversation, wine and cheese with food writer, photographer and poet Angus D. Birditt. To celebrate the launch of his new book A Portrait of British Cheese, Angus will be sharing stories from his journey across the British Isles and the artistry, regionality and people behind British cheesemaking. The book feels timely and relevant after a challenging few years for both farming and cheese production. With this in mind, Angus shines a light on the unforgettable characters making artisan and farmhouse cheese, the industry of rural life and the fruits of its labour. £18 ticket includes a glass of natural wine on arrival and cheese tasting. Copies of the book will be available to buy and have signed by Angus.


THE KNOT Shop & Showcase, 9th-14th December, 146 Bethnal Green Road, E2 6DG

The Knot - shop and showcase’ brings together a group of makers and designers working across disciplines including textiles, fashion, ceramics, jewellery and homeware.


THE INTERIORS BOOT SALE, 10th December 10.30am - 4.30 pm, St Marks Church Primrose Hill, NW17TN

Bible Of British Taste is back with the third Interiors Boot Sale! It will be the same form as the last one, with lots of excellent people ladening trestle tables with the surplus, squirrelled-away contents of their cupboards and drawers, attics and selling at The Interiors Boot Sale. It is held in St Marks Church. There will be a buyer entrance fee on the day, 50 per cent plus of which will go to the Whitechapel Mission - -  a wonderful London charity, open 365 days a year, serving the homeless marginalised in the East End for 145 years.

A couple of things to remember - bring cash, some sellers will have card machines, but the majority will be CASH ONLY! Also, it's a great idea to raid your bag draw. Test the limit of those bags for life and fill them to the brim with bric-a-brac.


Helgate Pottery Sale, 10th December

15 St Margarets Street, NR24TU, 10am-6pm

Helgate Pottery in the heart of Norwich will be opening its doors for its Christmas sale. Expect mulled wine, mince pies, pots, jewellery and maybe even the odd bit of furniture.


The Jamboree, 11th December 10:30am - 4:30pm, The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT

A Christmas fair at The Artworker's Guild in the heart of Bloomsbury featuring eclectic makers, prints, illustrators, and artists books. Jamboree is a wonderfully festive and eclectic gathering of print makers, small press publishers, illustrators and card makers selling everything from vintage posters and original artworks to handmade paper and fairtrade food. It's the perfect place to pick up a unique Christmas gift, and some fascinating talks will be taking place too. Tickets are £2.


Hoxton Hotel Opening In Shepherds Bush, 12th December 

I live in Shepherds Bush, so this is a big deal! The Hoxton hotel group is opening up its fourth London hotel on the edge of the green. It will have 237 rooms; additionally, it will be home to Thai-Americana all-day restaurant Chet’s. The restaurant will serve breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, with a menu featuring “fiery flavours, natural wines and spicy coriander martinis”. A seriously good addition to the Bush! 


Winter Showroom

Unit 12, Stephen House,1B Darnley Road, Hackney, E9 6QH

15-18 December

Thurs - Sat 10-8, Sunday 10-4

For those in the market for some last-minute excellent IRL shopping, head to Hackney to see one of Tat's favourite Eesome & Lots of Friends pop-ups! Along with all of Eesome's terrific finds, there will be art, ceramics and jewellery. A good way to have gifts in the bag and not desperately eye up the letter box!


The Hackney Christmas Market

Bohemia Place London E8 1DU

16th - 18th December

Still haven’t found all your presents? Don’t miss out on the last Christmas market this weekend!

  • Festive Street-food

  • Mulled wine & Christmas themed cocktails

  • Artisan products & unique gifts from London’s best independent traders

  • Christmas workshops

  • Ethical, vegan and sustainably sourced goodies

Join them on Friday night to sample a range of craft beers from our guest breweries whilst you shop!


Portobello Road Christmas Market

Portobello is bringing together the best Artisans, Makers, Independents, and Vintage & Retro Fashion. They have over 100 traders with exclusive products being showcased. Find mouth-watering street food from the award-winning Acklam Kitchen featuring over 30 vendors serving up tastes from across the globe. Wash it down with a Portobello signature coffee, mulled wine or a stunning handmade cocktail. Purchase special Christmas gifts with meaning this winter directly from the makers.

Live Entertainment from, Ray Charles Saxophonist, UFO Steelband, The Treblemakers, Nostalgia Steel Band, Capital Connection, and New Generation Steel Orchestra.

By Rail: Ladbroke Grove Station

From: 9 am - 5 pm


Wanstead Vintage Fair, 17th December, 10:30 am-4:30 pm, Wanstead United Reformed Church, Nightingale Lane, Wanstead E11 2HD

The Vintage Fair with everything you need for your home and wardrobe. A fabulous and affordable selection includes; Vintage Fashion & Accessories, Jewellery, Homeware & Kitchenware, Furniture, Books & Prints, Textile, Vinyl and much more.


New Film Releases

Lady Chatterley's Lover (2nd December),

The Infernal Machine (2nd December), Matilda The Musical (Out Now)


Other Markets

Newark Antique Fair, 1st-2nd December

Chiswick Boot Sale, 4th December

Sunbury Antiques Market, Kempton, 13th December


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