At the very heart of Takes A Village every Monday, is the London Slings pop-up. Run by Takes a Village founders, and Sling Consultants, Rachel & Katharine, alongside peer supporter Luci, if you need support with a sling, or anything else during your visit, this is where to head o find a friendly face!


If you would like to try a new sling, with the intention of hiring or purchasing, you are welcome during the free drop in time of 12-3pm.

Head through to workshop space on the right as you come through the cafe, and one of the team will put your name on the list. Make yourself comfy, grab something to eat and drink, and you’ll be seen on a roughly first come first served basis. You may be grouped with other parents of similar aged babies to be shown sling options. You’ll always be helped to fit your sling (expect to try one or two options maximum) and then will have the opportunity to hire or purchase.

If you would like to pre-book an appointment, rather than attend the drop in, you can do this between 10am and 12pm. Appointments are also recommended if you are bringing a sling you already own for support in using it, or would like to learn a new skill such as hip or back carrying. Appointments cost £15 for approximately 30 minutes.

Alternatively, London Slings offer a second pop-up on Fridays at The Florence, in Herne Hill, from 11-1; group workshops on monthly Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings, and home consultations outside of Takes A Village. You can find more information about everything London Slings offer, through their main website.