This article is sponsored by our friends at Amazon UK, the Home of Black Friday.
I unashamedly embrace most annual holidays (except Blue Monday, Blue Monday can get in the bin), including Halloween, Christmas, and now that it’s a thing here, Black Friday.
Amazon has been pioneering Black Friday in the UK, which has made some people grumpy, but honestly how is it a bad thing to have a sale before Christmas for a change? The people moaning about it are often the same ones who’ll complain that the Christmas present they bought their dog was cheaper the week after Christmas, so… doesn’t this redress the balance?
Amazon UK invited me to their Home of Black Friday popup in Shoreditch, and honestly I was blown away. Partly because I’d somehow convinced myself it was in Boxpark and was therefore expecting something the size of a shipping container, whereas it is actually massive. There are rooms off rooms off rooms.
Located at 3-10 Shoreditch High Street, just a quick dash across the road from Liverpool Street Station, the Home of Black Friday popup has tonnes of Amazon stuff to play with, free treatments, gigs (Sophie Ellis-Bextor was on tonight), workshops, and so much Christmas cheer that I saw the actual Grinch leaving with a goody bag.
Here’s some of the stuff I saw on my visit.
If you’re down Shoreditch way and fancy some Christmas joy, do stop in. There are games; loads of chances to win stuff; free hair, nail and beard treatments; workshops from Amazon Handmade sellers; free drinks; snow and Christmas tunes. It’s open all through Black Friday weekend (until the 25th of November), just drop in.
I’ll see you in the snowy Alexa room, because I basically live there now.