Bar & Restaurant
Old Street Station is the world’s first underground station dedicated to innovative retail and immersive brand experience. Right in the middle of the main public atrium of the station are two market stalls, available to rent by the week. The bespoke frames of the stalls measure at 2.6mx2m. Each stall comes with a hanging lightbox for branding, four power sockets and a market stall cover.
Old Street attracts a mixed crowd, from City workers to those working in what Wired magazine calls the “fastest-growing tech cluster” in Europe. Get your brand in front of thousands of commuters a day who otherwise may not have heard about who you are. They’re looking for quick and easy purchases – a good chance to offer commuters a quick pick-me-up or something to help kick-start their day. Peak travel times are between 8-10am and 5-8pm during the working week.
You’re placed by a convenience store and opposite the ticket barriers. Looking for something bigger? View our other retail shop spaces available in Old Street Station here.
The world’s first fashion and travel publication, Suitcase Magazine, appeared here in August 2014.
Blondies Kitchen opened up here in October 2016. Read how these milk and cookie bars went viral.
Spoon Cereals appeared here in April 2014 to promote their adventurous bowls of cereal.
26 Grains started out selling porridge here before taking on a permanent lease in Covent Garden.
Trading times are 07:30 - 19:00 but brands will have full access to the station from 05:00 - 00:00, Monday - Sunday. The station is closed outside of these times.
Brands have to have public and product liability insurance in place.
There is a refundable key deposit of £100 applicable with this space.
Check-in and check-out occurs on Sundays.
TfL will require RAMS and Method Statements along with visuals and proposed fit outs two weeks before residency for sign off.
The station is a busy environment and new to this style of retail, which means the more exciting and innovative you are the more likely you are to make an impact. Consult with our Concierge team to make the most of appearing underground.
The market stalls for rent are situated on the main thoroughfare of the station, which is open all day and night.
As it's underground, there are some conditions that are outside of the Landlord's control. It's recommended that valuables are not left unattended and that stock is taken away or covered overnight to protect from dust blowing up from the tracks.
These stalls don't come with additional storage space.
Beneath the streets of London’s tech capital and a short walk from the creative hub of Shoreditch lies a network of tracks and tunnels, shuttling tens of thousands of people every day to East London’s most vibrant destinations. This is Old Street Station: where the forward thinkers and tech trendsetters come to get inspiration and make things happen.
Appear Here have partnered with Transport for London to reinvent the station, switching shuttered, grimy spaces for exciting, white-boxed pop-up shops from brands like Adidas and Jamie Oliver to hundreds of other independent brands. This is no ordinary retail space, this is where the very best of above the ground is collected and curated underground.
Over 500 new ideas have appeared in the station, including Tate Gallery’s first pop-up, and a streetwear concept store which won Best Pop Up Shop at the Mapic Awards 2016. Even the top of the disused station roundabout was transformed into an open-air rooftop restaurant for Burger Bear. What was once a dull route to work is now one of London’s most innovative retail destinations.
New for 2018, we'll be launching our season of change campaign, uniting like-minded brands around a common cause. Contact our concierge team here to find out how to get involved.
At Appear Here we believe in the personal touch, which is why everyone gets matched to a Concierge who is there to help you find the perfect space for your idea.