Cockpit Arts' Open Studios happen twice a year; see behind the scenes, meet over 140 makers over two sites.

Our celebrated Winter Open Studios brings you the chance to meet and shop directly with over 140 of London’s finest makers during two weekends. This twice-yearly shopping event is the only time Cockpit Arts is open to the public, making this an exclusive chance to meet some of the best craftspeople in London, see where it all happens and support this hub of creative talent.

Throwing open the studio doors, it’s the destination for festive shopping and to buy direct from Cockpit’s makers, designers and artists. Whether you’re looking for jewellery, homewares, ceramics or fashion accessories … there’s so much to choose from for a gift that will be truly treasured.

Holborn | 29 November – 1 December | Map & maker list
Deptford | 6 – 8 December | Map & maker list

Opening times Fri 11am-8pm, Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm


On the Door
Holborn £6 (inc. free entry at Deptford)
Deptford £4
Children under 16 – FREE

Read on for event highlights

Friday Night Lates

Cockpit Arts is open 11am to 8pm on Friday for festive shopping in Holborn and Deptford. Features from 5-8pm include live music and a chance to win a £50 Cockpit Arts voucher with a hidden Golden Ticket!

Friday Evening Music 5.30–7.30pm Alex Hitchcock is a London-born saxophonist and composer. He leads his own award-winning quintet, receiving first place in the Conad Jazz Contest at the Umbria Jazz Festival, 2018. More accolades include a critically acclaimed EP ‘All Good Things’, a sell-out launch at Pizza Express Jazz Club in London and performances at Ronnie Scott’s, Love Supreme Festival and the Royal Albert Hall. Accompanying Hitchcock is Joe Downard, one of the UK’s most impressive double bass players.

Free Entry for Locals

Cockpit Arts are offering free entry to Camden and Lewisham residents for the first hour each day – 11am to 12 noon, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Out There Art Fair

As part of Open Studios, The Out There Art Fair is back for another year, presenting work by over 50 ActionSpace artists, and giving you the chance to buy a unique artwork to add to your collection. Guest curator Cornelia Marland will select this year’s exhibition.

ActionSpace is a London based visual arts organisation that supports artists with learning disabilities and creates innovative projects for people with learning disabilities to engage with the visual arts.


Cockpit Arts’ Alumni

Meet some of Cockpit’s successful past studio holders, returning as guest exhibitors.

Holborn – Aline Johnson, Clarissa Hulse, Cassandra Smith, Beatrice Larkin

Deptford – Eleanor Pritchard


Hand Made Food Café

Award-winning Hand Made Food has been flying the flag for seasonal and sustainable food for 20 years. They’re back with us to serve a delicious spread, locally brewed beers, natural wines and freshly roasted coffee.


Making it in London – Summer Open Studios 2019

With many thanks to our generous sponsors

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