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You’re Invited! John Lewis Rooftop Etsy Takeover

Jul 27, 2016

by Sarah Sandiford handmade and vintage goods

Banish those boring bank holiday plans NOW and get ready to kickstart a weekend of jam-packed fun as we takeover the John Lewis rooftop in their Oxford Street flagship store, London.

As part of their vibrant #GardeningSociety summer line-up, here at Etsy we are super excited to be taking over the John Lewis rooftop for one weekend only. Come rain or shine, you are cordially invited to come soak up the last of summer and join in on the fun, take in those incredible city views and meet our super skilled sellers IRL!

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What’s on?

We will literally be ‘popping up’ on the rooftop with our sprawling Etsy marketplace where you can browse and have a good natter with 20 of our talented makers from all over the UK. With everything from unique tropical inspired stationery to faux taxidermy to cast your eyes upon, we’ve got bits ‘n bobs to suit every taste.

Not only will we have live demos taking place where you can see our designers in action, bespoke personalisation happening right then and there, we will also be joined by the delish street food American BBQ connoisseurs Shotgun who will be serving up authentic barbecue dishes to tempt your tastebuds!

Come join us on the Saturday to take part in a FREE stitching workshop with blogger Anna from Mother Pukka and Etsy seller Ruth from The Make Arcade. Simply drop in from 1.15pm-3.15pm and you can try your hand at cross stitching this cute cacti or sewing this felt superhero mask.


The details

Get those diaries at the ready and make sure to take note of our bank holiday opening hours:

Summer opening party (open to all): Thursday 25th August, 6pm – 8pm

Open: Friday / Saturday: 12pm – 8pm Sunday / Monday: 12pm – 6pm

Where: John Lewis Rooftop, Oxford Street, London.


Fancy joining us?

Hop on over to our Facebook event page to RSVP here, where you suss out how to bag a free cocktail* on Thursday night and hear all the latest happenings on the weekend!

Meet the makers

Here are just a snippet of the super talented Etsy sellers who will be joining us over the weekend…

What more could you ask for? Consider your bank holiday weekend plans sorted. Will you be joining us? 

*Terms and Conditions: 1 free drink per person. You can choose to treat yourself to either a cocktail or a soft drink. We might ask you for ID if you order an alcoholic drink – if we do, please consider it a compliment! We also have to manage the rooftop capacity, so we may have to turn people away for health and safety reasons.


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