London Craft Week returns for a third year to showcase exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops, celebrated makers, other lesser known makers and highly specialised skills alongside famous shops, galleries and luxury brands.
Founded on the ethos of making, London Craft Week aims to introduce the talent, people and techniques behind beautifully made things to a wider audience. They will be able to experience craft not just as static branded objects in smart shops but understand the context of how they were made, why they are special and even have a try themselves.
Mulberry: The Passion of Making
Visit Mulberry’s flagship store and see craftsmen and craftswomen from the brand’s two factories in Somerset demonstrate the making of its iconic handbag styles.
Make a Stool: Upholstery
Learn how to upholster a stool and take home your own work. Throughout the week, visitors can also see the progress of a large piece of iconic designer furniture that is being upholstered by Louise Boyland and the Shoreditch Design Rooms’ team of upholsterers, starting on Tuesday and finishing on Sunday.
Elliot Walker and Layne Rowe at London Glassblowing
The London Glassblowing gallery hosts an exhibition featuring resident artists Elliot Walker and Layne Rowe, showcasing two expert makers and the ways each one pushes the expectations of what is possible with glass.
LEGO®: Build a Mosaic
Duncan Titmarsh, the only LEGO® Certified Professional in the UK, runs a LEGO mosaic class. Participants will make a mosaic portrait to take home under Duncan’s supervision. Duncan has led previous builds including a life-size tiger cub commissioned by Stella McCartney and an incredible Land Rover commissioned Tower Bridge replica.
The Jimmy Beaumont Capsule Collection
In collaboration with Beaumont hotel founder and CEO, Jeremy King OBE, Savile Row tailors bring to life the process of commissioning a bespoke capsule wardrobe. Each tailor has produced an outfit for Jimmy Beaumont, a fictional character invented by Jeremy to inform the interior design of the 1926 hotel building. The collection includes a tuxedo, a three piece suit and night-wear, highlighting the skill of the tailors alongside their ability to respond to their client’s character. Each piece of Jimmy Beaumont’s wardrobe is displayed in the tailors windows along Savile Row.