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What’s happening this month – December

CHOOSE LOVE STORE OPENS IN CARNABY STREET

Choose Love’s store is returning to London this week with a pop-up in Carnaby. They will be swinging their doors open on 3rd December, where shoppers will have the chance to help and support others with the gift of kindness. Shoppers can purchase products and essentials items in store for refugees and displaced people in need of support.

They sell clothes, wash bags, baby essentials, accessories and new to 2020 a Covid-19 support pack. If you can’t make it down to the store you can also shop online – www.choose.love
We all need more kindness, give the gift of love and support this year.

Opens Thursday 3rd December – Thursday 24th December
Address: 24 Carnaby Street, London, W1F 7DB

https://www.carnaby.co.uk

SOHO SPEAKS: GO BEHIND THE BRANDS OF SOHO

This Saturday 5th marks a particularly important day in Soho’s calendar; Small Business Saturday. Ahead of this, Soho Speaks has now launched, a series of digital films to celebrate independent businesses in this creative hub.

Undeniably the heartbeat of London and a hotbed of individualism and creativity, Soho boasts an incredible array of internationally converted shops. Concept stores, original independents and international brands. In celebration of these businesses, @ThisisSoho on Instagram is broadcasting an exclusive collection of videos and Q&A’s each week throughout December.

Polpo’s owner Richard Beatty talks about the speciality of his Beak Street restaurant and his love for the Soho community and reveals some new and exciting news about Polpo. Iconic hair salon and hair brand BLEACH has broken the barriers of creativity and stylist Freddie Leubner gives new tips and tricks for the season. The series also profiles Phil Barton, owner of renowned Berwick Street vinyl store Sister Ray, Laura Smith, owner of independent coffee shop Flat White and David Brennan, owner of Reign Vintage. Visit ThisIsSoho.co.uk/Soho-Speaks to see the full line-up.

THE ROLLING STONES LAUNCH LIMITED EDITION ‘STONES RED’ STICKY FINGERS VINYL

Rolling Stones fans you are in for an absolute treat! The Rolling Stones recently announced a limited edition release of Sticky Fingers, the latest instalment in their series of vinyl records in the new ‘Stones Red’ colour. Who can forget that album! Featuring some of their most iconic and loved songs, including Brown Sugar, Wild Horses and Moonlight Mile.

You will need to be quick as they are only releasing an exclusive 500 copies of the limited edition red Sticky Fingers vinyl, which goes on sale on Thursday 3rd December, available to purchase in the flagship store at 9 Carnaby Street. Then, from 8pm GMT, a final 500 copies will be available to purchase exclusively on the RS No.9 Carnaby official website: www.carnaby.therollingstonesshop.co.uk

Be quick, you have been warned!

https://www.carnaby.co.uk

‘VIRTUAL’ BOND STREET: BRINGING LUXURY SHOPPING TO YOUR DOOR

Introducing an innovative new shopping experience to reach their loyal customers, London’s Bond Street has launched their new ‘virtual’ service to serve customers remotely. Just in time for Christmas!

The concept is simple but brilliant, virtual appointments for personal shopping, styling sessions and collection showcases. Offered by Bond Street’s unrivalled line-up of designer brands, including Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Mulberry and Burberry. The highly personalised virtual shopping appointments will be hosted across a variety of digital platforms, where staff working in COVID-secure conditions will be dialing in directly from the store to show off their wares. The shops can even assist with gift wrapping and delivery, you really do receive the kind of 5-star service you would expect on Bond Street.

Appointments can be booked via the brands’ websites, over the phone, or through direct email to the store’s customer service teams.

https://www.bondstreet.co.uk

LONDON’S WEST END LAUNCHES TRAFFIC FREE SHOPPING DAYS #MyWestEnd

It’s that time of the year where we get to enjoy traffic free Saturdays in the lead up to Christmas! On Saturday 5th, 12th and 19th December Regent Street will be pedestrianised from 10am – 9pm for visitors to shop in style and marvel at the beautiful Christmas installations.

There is so much to see and do, don’t forget to head into Carnaby Street where you can also shop untill your hearts content or eat in one of the many restaurants in Kingly Court. You can also nip into the Burlington Arcade for a decadent shopping experience and end the evening in Chinatown or Soho for a tipple or two.

Photo credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

SEVEN DIALS ANNOUCES SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS

Seven Dials is getting festive this year and treating their visitors to some free Christmas events to spread the festive cheer.

Visitors will get to see a ‘live’ window display, where they will be able to feast their eyes on Father Christmas hard at work running throughout December every Saturday, Sunday and Thursday. Seven Dials is also running a spot Father Christmas competition across their social channels offering £50 gift vouchers to brands in the area if you win. So keep your eyes peeled on their twitter and Instagram!

https://www.sevendials.co.uk

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