SCP Curtain Road

London, UK

Open by Appointment

Tuesday-Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am-5pm

We have re-designed our showrooms to accommodate a new type of shopping experience. Our private consultations, allow customers to book one-on-one appointments with our experienced Retail Managers. Appointments are tailored for furniture, upholstery, lighting, rugs and large homewares. However, our full range of accessories are still available to buy online. We’re currently working reduced hours, but we hope to be open full time soon.

Please click here to book an appointment.

If you arrive without an appointment and our Retail Manager is available, you are welcome to come in.

A Safe Environment 

The safety of our customers and staff is of utmost importance. Our new showroom layout ensures that social distancing measures can be adhered to with ease. We will only take two appointments at a time and we will provide hand sanitiser, face masks and gloves at the entrance. Showrooms and products are cleaned regularly and after each appointment. Please click here to read more about the measures we are taking to ensure a safe environment.

Our flagship store, SCP Curtain Road, is the beating heart of the company. Housed in a former furniture-manufacturing warehouse, it is one of London’s largest design stores and has had its doors open for business since 1985. Spread across three sizable floors, the store is a feast of design, accommodating both to those looking to furnish the home to those in search of smaller affordable items of classic design.

The ground floor is home to furniture, lighting and rugs, accompanied by an in-store coffee bar. It also has an area completely devoted to contemporary lighting and a good selection of design books and magazines. The basement is given over to smaller design items such as kitchenware, tableware, bathroom accessories, stationery, toys, technology items, luggage and knitwear. The first floor is a showroom for the SCP Contracts department and exhibits a curated selection of furniture, SCP products and exclusive lighting collections.

SCP Curtain Road has become a well-loved part of the local fabric in the East End. It attracts visitors from both near and afar, from passers-by to real design aficionados. The unique blend of SCP brand products, innovative new designs from around the world and a healthy dose of 20th Century design classics make it an evocative place to browse, shop and ponder.

The story of SCP is neatly intertwined with the complete cultural and commercial renaissance witnessed in the East End over the last three decades. From the heady days of the Brit Art scene to the economic revival of Brick Lane and Spitalfields. In the early years, SCP Curtain Road had the feel of a furniture gallery and warehouse space. SCP Curtain Road hosted exhibitions of SCP products by rising stars of the British design scene, as well as European design difficult to get in London. The slightly run down and decadent location only seemed to increase the rarefied appeal of what was on show.

Against this backdrop SCP Curtain Road became a well regarded destination shop for design fans. Over time, whilst modernist design became better loved in Britain and the local area developed beyond all recognition, both the SCP brand and SCP Curtain Road have flourished. The store has changed into a far more homely place, yet it continues to host a number of design events every year and is a very popular destination during the London Design Festival.

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