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Pop-up shops

Our most recent pop-up shop, open June 2017 to Sept 2019, was near Kew Gardens station and made a brilliant contribution to TAO's finances.

Kew pop-up shop

Our pop-up shop before that was at 33-35 High Street, Whitton, TW2 7LB. It started in November 2015 and was open until January 2016.

Our previous pop-up charity shop was next to Iceland on King Street Twickenham in 2013, organised by Gunna.


We are very grateful to the volunteers who run our shops. Also to the London Community Foundation for their generous start up grant for our shops. We also thank our supporters for their vital donations of stock.

We also ran a very successful pop-up shop for 4 weeks in Nov/Dec 2011 near Richmond station.

Pop-up shops are a really good way of helping fund TAO's activities. They also help the leaseholders of shops that are between regular tenants as TAO pays the business rates (at the reduced charity rate) whilst a pop-up shop is operating. Full business rates are payable on empty retail premises.