TL;DR – The Raspberry Pi store is popping up four times throughout 2023 in Southampton, Birmingham, Leeds and Gateshead.
Welcome to 2023. We’re sending our favourite (and only) store on tour again this year and we thought the very first week we’re all back at work was the perfect time to announce which locations it would be popping up in around the UK.
We posted some polls on our social media accounts before we vacated Pi Towers for the Christmas holidays. We wanted to see which cities you were most excited about from our UK shortlist and, of course, to find out where else in the world you suggest we pop up in the comments. I too am campaigning to pop up in expensive-to-get-to but beautiful locations such as Hawaii, Toronto, and all of Australasia. This is not working for me yet, but hope springs eternal.
Here’s what Twitter had to say:
And Mastodon voted for:
LinkedIn like the look of:
And we kind of messed up Instagram by posing the poll as a question but the results in the back end show us that most Instagrammers wanted to see us in Southampton. Though we are 86% sure that’s just because Southampton was the first option and we always just click the first option when Instagram asks us multiple choice questions.
Where are you popping up in 2023?
Anyway, despite being only left with one piece of homework for the Christmas holidays, it seems like you couldn’t all reach a strong consensus on which of the four shortlisted locations we should pop up in next. So we’re visiting all four.
Here are the official locations and dates for the Raspberry Pi Store’s 2023 pop-up tour:
Friday 7th April (Good Friday) and Saturday 8th April
Find us inside Westquay Shopping Centre on Harbour Parade
Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May
Find us at the Bullring
Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June
Find us at Victoria Gate
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July
Find us in the Metrocentre
In case you missed Eben’s supply chain update at the end of 2022, we are pleased to report the stock shortage situation that has plagued so many industries for the last couple of years is subsiding. Our Approved Resellers and our permanent store in Cambridge, UK have been seeing all Raspberry Pi boards and peripherals flowing much more freely, so we expect to be able to pack out our pop-up stores with more stock than ever before.
We’ll update you closer to the time before each pop-up to let you know exactly what stock you can expect to see and whether we have chosen to impose any buying restrictions to make sure we don’t sell out to the first few customers through the door.