Rachel, a trained weaver, has been restoring and selling antique, semi old, new traditional and contemporary rugs and textiles since 1994. Originally trading as Rachel Bassill Oriental Carpets, Rachel expanded and formed The Rug Studio in 2000 with her first studio in Hampton Wick, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey.

Twenty three years later The Rug Studio is now proud of its main shop in the heart of the antiques and art galleries based town of Uppingham in Rutland and its warehouse space in London, UB6 where appointments especially useful with designers needing an over view of the market can be made to see fresh to the market antique rugs and latest trend contemporary and transitional rugs enabling The Rug Studio to have the cutting edge as a retailer above its many competitors.

Rachel’s skill set as a weaver has enabled choosing quality to be of high importance to the construction and materials of a rug. Five years at art school has led to a fine eye for detail which she has shared with her team who welcome working with individuals or designers alike.

The studio’s central location enables easy travel for working in London, the Cotswolds, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire locally or further a far for easy travel within the UK or European markets.

Establishing a work life balance with 4 young children, the shop, fairs, and onsite workshop enable prompt customer service, great accessibility & provides you, the customer, with constant reassurance of seeing and meeting a face from the studio.



Uppingham itself is located only 6 miles from Oakham, 25 minute drive from Stamford and Leicester, with a 60 minute direct train to Corby from London or just over a 2 hour drive. The shop is centrally located within the market square and offers plenty of free off street parking, perfect for loading etc.

Acton, London, W3 7QE.

Our warehouse open Monday – Fridays – 9am until 5pm, but with fairs and holidays it is always best to ring and confirm an appointment. We can happily organise meeting you from the tube or plenty of off street parking is available.