If you’re making your relocation to London early this month, you may reach a point where you’re in desperate need to do something festive and relaxing after searching to rent apartments. Understood. No matter what London neighborhood you might be moving to, a very cool one to check out any time of year is Clerkenwell, and it just so happens that there’s an artsy-yet-functional event going on soon that’ll give your eyes something to feast on and perhaps kit out your new London apartment!

A friend of mine, the talented artist Charlene Lam (who’s a fellow expat that moved to London from the US), is curating the work of talented designer-makers for the Creative Clerkenwell stall at the Vitra Christmas Market. Running from 5-22 December, this modern take on a German Christmas Market will be constructed in Vitra’s beautiful furniture showroom, right on Clerkenwell Road, and there will be a range of lovely things to browse, from super affordable to luxurious, with sales benefiting Shelter, the homeless and housing charity. From Creative Clerkenwell’s website:

“Creative Clerkenwell will curate a stall of design-led work from local designer-makers, featuring members of the Craft Central network, including jewellers Amanda Li Hope and Oxx Jewellery, interior accessories designer Michelle Mason, and ceramicist Jo Davies.

To round out our selection of highly gift-worthy products, we’ll be stocking CAFEAND‘s white marble objects, plus design books like London Design Guide, the Dezeen Book of Ideas and Interviews by Katie Treggiden.”

Join in the market for nibbles and drinks, try out all the fancy furniture, and meet the designers! It sounds like a fabulous time for one and all and a truly fashionable way to start getting acquainted and making a real home out of an apartment after your international relocation.

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