Five days and over 400 workshops, exhibitions and discussions from celebrated and unknown artisans and artists, heritage and contemporary fashion houses alike; London Craft Week is a mammoth display of craftsmanship and creativity in the capital.

With so many events pulling you left, right and centre, you’d be forgiven for feeling a trifle overwhelmed – so, to make it all that little bit more digestible, we’ve compressed the calendar down to five must-sees that offer you the best of fashion, art and design. 

Anya Hindmarch Bespoke & Quill London
We’ve tried our hand (pun intended) at modern calligraphy with Lucy Edmonds of Quill London before – and, take it from us, you’re just an ink pot away from creating a modern artwork. Translating this classical artform onto traditional leatherwork for London Craft Week, Quill London has teamed up with the doyenne of tongue-in-chic creations and homeware, Anya Hindmarch, and her line of made-to-order accessories, Anya Hindmarch Bespoke, to invite you to ogle at the process of embossing, while learning to write ever-so-gracefully using nib and ink.

The workshop takes place on Thursday 10 May 2018 from 6.30pm – 8.30pm at 118 New Bond Street, Mayfair, W1S 1EP. Booking necessary, 20 places at £30 each.

The Jimmy Beaumont Bespoke Travel Collection
Gone are the days of bespoke steamer trunks, writing cases and cigar caddies (more’s the pity), but – as a special commission for London Craft Week – eight of Britain’s luxury travel manufacturers, including Billy Tannery and Caroline Groves, have transported us back to the golden age of travel. Demonstrating myriad leather cutting skills and the process of tanning and embellishment, The Jimmy Beaumont Bespoke Travel Collection – which also comprises actual vintage pieces from the early 20th century – is fit for the characters that line the walls of The Beaumont Hotel, and a one-off collection you won’t want to miss!

The exhibition runs from 9 – 13 May from 10.30am – 5.30pm at The Beaumont, 8 Balderton Street, London, W1K 6TF.

Botanical Craft Exhibition and Workshop at Daylesford Organic
Blooms have the power to fill the room with tranquility – so it’s a given that we’re jumping at the chance to spend our evening surrounded by Mother Nature at her best via a bespoke flower pressing workshop. Daylesford Organic has collaborated with JamJar Flowers to walk a lucky group through the process of freezing botanical beauties in their heyday with the promise of creating your very own mantelpiece masterpiece. Press away and preserve the feeling of spring!

he workshop takes place Thursday 10 May from 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Daylesford Organic, 44B Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London, SW1W 8LP. Booking necessary – limited spacing, tickets £125 each. 

Modern Prêt-à-Couture at Delpozo
In a conversation of couture craftsmanship, what better house to shine the spotlight on than Delpozo? For a fascinating conversation on art, fashion and the intricate work of the brand, Because Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Caroline Issa, will be joining photographer, Maria Svarbova, whose photography series ‘Swimming Pool’ inspired Delpozo’s Spring/Summer 2018 ‘Musicalia’ collection. Plus, you’ll also have the chance to get up close and personal with the intricate details of the collection as embroiderers from the atelier in Madrid take up residence in the flagship store.

The talk takes place on Wednesday 9 May from 7pm at Delpozo, 132 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9AX. Booking necessary via

Footnotes: Intimate Stories of Shoes at Sutton House 
The history and cultural significance of footwear through the ages is a fascinating subject to sink your teeth into. Artists Eelko Moorer, Ellen Sampson, Linda Brothwell and Laila Diallo seemingly thought so too, as – for London Craft Week – they dived feet first into London College of Fashion’s shoe archive to pool inspiration for a series of installations that look in their element in East London’s Grade II*-listed Tudor manor, Sutton House, where they’ve taken up residency. We know you’ll fall head-over-heels for it…

The exhibition runs from 9 – 13 May 2018 from 12pm – 5pm at Sutton House, 2–4 Homerton High Street, London, E9 6JQ. No booking necessary; tickets £7.

Click here to learn more about  London Craft Week. All images courtesy of the organisations mentioned.