Christmas comes early at the Brompton Design District

Get a head start on Christmas shopping this year and head to South Kensington's design district for unusual gifts and festive treats.
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The Brompton Design District in South Kensington is a one-stop hub of design shops, showrooms, exhibition spaces and museums on and around London's Brompton Road. Established names include B&B Italia, Bisazza, Mint, The Conran Shop, Skandium, the Royal College of Art, Serpentine Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

On Thursday 29 November, this design district is hosting a late-night Christmas shopping evening until 8pm. All shops will be getting into the festive spirit by serving wine, hot cider and nibbles while the neighbourhood's Christmas lights illuminate the shopping street.

The Conran Shop will be offering complimentary manicures to weary shoppers as well as hosting a pop-up vodka bar. Homes & Property and Evening Standard readers can also save 15 per cent on purchases when shopping online at, or at the Chelsea and Marylebone stores until 30 November. For more details, visit

Design and furniture specialists Skandium will offer a 15 per cent discount across the popular Iittala range, get 20 per cent off everything at Donna Ida and stop for a festive feast at Cassis Bistro.

Shops open until 8pm include:

* Andipa Gallery: 162 Walton Street, SW3 2JL;
* B&B Italia: 250 Brompton Road, SW3 2AS;
* Bamford: 169 Draycott Avenue, SW3 3AJ;
* Cassina: 238-242 Brompton Road, SW3 2BB;
* Cassis Bistro: 232-236 Brompton Road, SW3 2BB;
* Cocomaya: 235 Brompton Road, SW3 2EP;
* The Conran Shop: Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, SW3 6RD;
* Donna Ida: 106 Draycott Avenue, SW3 3AE;
* Divertimenti: 227-229 Brompton Rd, SW3 2EP;
* Mint: 2 North Terrace, SW3 2BA;
* Siematic: 10 Thurloe Place, SW7 2RZ
* Skandium: 245 - 249 Brompton Road, SW3 2EP;
* Squint: 1 North Terrace, SW3 2BA;

Brompton Design District Christmas Shopping Evening
Thursday November 29 from 6-8pm; visit

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