Whether you’re a pottery lover, a painter or just simply enjoy art you’ll love the Emma Bridgewater pottery café in Fulham, London. The café aims to be a space which promotes peace and mindfulness so you can escape from hectic London life. Access London went along to try it out and, although admittedly our art skills may be slightly lacking, we felt sufficiently de-stressed from our hectic week.
Emma Bridgewater founded her first pottery café in 1998. It is best to book, especially if you want to go at the weekend, as it can be extremely popular. Although if you would prefer a quieter experience we would recommend going mid week when the café is basically empty.
When you arrive you are taken to your table and then asked to pick a piece of pottery to paint. The options range from a simple tile to a shark statue so there is definitely something for everyone! Then, after you’re given an apron and a quick tutorial on how to use the paint and equipment, you’re given two hours to be as creative as you please and order plenty of tea and cake.
Once you have finished creating your masterpiece you then hand it in to the friendly staff who will have the pottery glazed and sent to the kiln, ready to be picked up a week after your visit. Overall we can’t fault the experience so if you are looking for a more calming way to spend your weekend then we may have found it for you!
Mon 11 am – 6 pm
Tue 10 am – 6 pm
Wed 10 am – 6 pm
Thu 10 am – 6 pm
Fri & Sat 10 am – 6 pm
Sun 11 am – 5 pm
Open evenings for adults only, by appointment for groups of 15 or more.
Studio fee (each person decorating): £6.99
Pottery item(s): start at £7.50
Last bookings are 2 hours before closing.
Suitable for all ages!