The Northern Line News - Design Led Homeware, Gifts and Art from Cumbria

November Discounts.... November 01, 2018 10:42

As we start to think about Christmas lists and gift ideas, we'd like to give you a glimpse of what's in store at The Northern Line for the festive season.

We've also got some very special offers.....
10% off all products (use code NOV10)
15% Off when you spend over £50 + free UK shipping (use code NOV15)
25% discount  when you spend over £100 + free UK shipping. (use code NOV25)

All you need to do is enter your code at the check-out and we'll take care of the rest. 

Offer closes midnight Monday 5 November

There's plenty for the home and for gifts, so why not take a look at these latest offers and of course, have a mooch online.

Happy November - from The Northern Line

Festive Opening Hours December 12, 2017 12:14

Here's the low down on our opening hours over the Christmas period:


Saturday 23rd December 10-5pm

Christmas Eve 10-3pm

25th December – 1st January Closed


Saturday 23rd December 10-5pm

Christmas Eve – 10-3pm

Christmas Day – closed

Boxing Day – closed

Wednesday 27th – 10-4pm

Thursday 28th – 10-4pm

Friday 29th – 10-4pm

Saturday 30th – 10-4pm

New Years Eve – closed

New Years Day – closed


Usual Opening Hours resume Tuesday 2nd January at 10am


Online Gift Cards now available October 18, 2017 10:33

You can now buy online Gift Cards if you're struggling to decide on a gift for a loved one. You can redeem them across our whole products range, including all artwork. Click here to add one to your order.

Shopping made easy :)


Ulverston Paperweight October 17, 2017 12:38

We're thrilled to launch a new product this October - our Ulverston paperweight. This luxury glass paperweight features a version of our hugely popular 'The Colours of Ulverston' design. The paperweight arrives in a presentation box, making it a perfect gift idea. We hope you like it as much as we do! Available to purchase in store or online.

Ulverston Wednesdays October 17, 2017 12:23

We're delighted to say that we are now open on Wednesday's in our Ulverston store. You can shop with us between 10am and 3.30pm every Wednesday.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Emma's Soap - Kind to skin, easy on the eye! August 16, 2017 17:08

We are now stocking Emma’s Soap. Handmade in the beautiful county of Devon and available in a range of five natural fragrances:- Jojoba, Rosehip, Avocado, Cocoa and Shea Butter. All hand made using natural oils using and the finest extra virgin oil with nothing else added, which means no petroleum or mineral oils, no artificial fragrances, colours or preservatives. We can tell you from personal experience that this soap adds a whole lot of luxury to your bathing – they feel amazing!

Not only is the soap fabulous to use, but the packaging looks lovely too, making the bars a great gift idea. Cleverly, every part of the packaging is also re-usable, including fair trade cotton fabric and re-cycled paper.

The soap is currently available in our Windermere store and our website, and will be hitting the shelves of Ulverston very soon!

Herdy comes to town! July 27, 2017 19:36

We're thrilled to have introduced local Lake District brand Herdy to the shelves at our Ulverston store. Pop in and browse the colourful range of kitchen and dining ware and gorgeous gifts including planters and money boxes. We love Herdy! 


Ulverston Reading Room - get your creatives juices flowing June 12, 2017 12:03 1 Comment

We've just heard that The Reading Room in Ulverston is now up and running. They are holding a series of creative writing weekends right here in the heart of Ulverston. 

The courses begin with a welcome supper on Friday evening at the venue with writing workshops on the Saturday and Sunday.

Sounds like a fab way to spend a weekend to us! Find out more and book a place by emailing - 

January Opening Hours January 05, 2017 11:26

During January we have revised store opening hours. They are:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri - 11am - 4.30pm
Wed - Closed
Sat - 10am to 5pm
Mon - Sat 11am to 4pm 

Christmas Deliveries December 12, 2016 17:29


The Wainwrights - New Poster Print November 05, 2016 11:23 1 Comment

Meet our latest poster design - The Wainwrights.
Designed here at The Northern Line and after a lot of hard graft we managed to include all 214 fells along with their heights into the design.
Available in 2 colour ways, it may just be the perfect Christmas gift for the fell walkers out there.......Available in store & online

Everlong Chalk Paint Workshop - Saturday 19th November October 03, 2016 16:24

Join us for a 1-day chalk paint workshop in Ulverston. Spend the day breathing new life into your furniture, and exploring decorative paint techniques and finishes, including stencils, decoupage, dry brushing, gilt creme and distressing. A fantastic workshop for anyone looking to get into chalk painting or have the chance to use different finishes.

£38 per person, which includes tea and cake!

Book online or email

Opening Hours - 15-19th September September 14, 2016 11:40

We've got some staff holidays over the next few days, so we have some slightly different opening hours:

Thurs 15th - 11-5

Fri 16th - 11-5

Sat 17th - 12-5

Mon 19th 11-5


The Northern Line X

Bank Holiday Discount Code! August 27, 2016 10:31

Enter code AUG15 at the checkout to grab 15% off ALL PRODUCTS  this Bank Holiday weekend. Enjoy!

Fresh new designs for Tin Amps! August 24, 2016 16:32

Our Tin Amp portable speakers have been so popular with our customers over the last year, that we decided to take the plunge and create 2 of our very own bespoke designs exclusively for The Northern Line - and here they are!

The Lake District and Union Jack.

It's the same great sound from this amazing little product - so you can play your music on the go, any time any place.


Cycling Wheel of Fame - Infographic Style Cycling Poster August 13, 2016 13:09

The latest addition to our cycling poster range here at The Northern Line. Welcome to the Wheel of Fame! Perfect for lovers of cycling stats.....check out all your favourite riders and how they match up against one another. Tour de France, Vuelta, The Monuments and World Road's all there in a super stylish design, which will look amazing on your wall space. Enjoy!

Summer Hols are here! July 25, 2016 17:45

The long-awaited school summer holidays are now in full swing, and we're glad to see so many folk enjoying all the beauty that The Lake District has to offer, even the weather has been fairly kind:)

If you're looking for something to remember your holiday by, or a gift to take home, we have a great range of locally design products here at The Northern Line - from The Lake District T-shirts, postcards, greeting cards, mugs and posters. We've got something lovely to suit all budgets. Call in to our Ulverston store, or shop online with us.

Have a great summer break!

Love The Northern Line X


Lake District Fell Posters - New Designs Released! July 12, 2016 18:04

We're please to reveal a fab new range of contemporary, geometric design Lake District fell posters. The contemporary graphic styling and bold colour ways are sure to make a great design statement in your home. You may choose to go for a selection, as they work really well together as a collection. We love them so much that The Northern Line has taken them home too....:)

Gearing up for Summer June 29, 2016 20:29

We've just had a new delivery of these gorgeous summer drinking glasses by Sass and Belle. With 4 summer designs - pineapple, water melon, palm tree and flamingo, they are bang on trend and are the perfect summer accessory this season. They also make a great gift as they arrive in lovely matching packaging. Enjoy!


Cycling Poster Prints June 29, 2016 16:16

We've been getting some great feedback on our new modernist cycling posters. Each poster is designed with a fab geometric pattern for the cyclist featured. A really modern twist, and a great design statement for your home or office. With 40 cycling heroes to choose from you may want to find some more space on your walls! 

Fathers Day - Sunday 19th June June 13, 2016 16:24

Time seems to have suddenly whizzed by, and Fathers Day is almost upon us! If you're still looking for the perfect gift for your Dad, then we may have just the thing for you. We've got loads of fab gift ideas from posters to mugs, T-shirts to paperweights. If you're quick - there's still time to order online and get your gift in time for the weekend.  


The Collection - Modernist Cycling Posters June 01, 2016 16:45


About 18 months ago I spotted a series of posters produced by Mike Joyce of Stereotype Design in which he re-designed old alternative bands’ gig flyers into hundreds of posters in the classic Swiss modernist graphic design style.

That love of modernism is what caught my eye to Mike’s collection and it provided some inspiration in producing 40 separate posters for the best known post war road cyclists. I felt the style and sentiment of a Modernist approach fitted perfectly with the world of cycling. Streamlined, colourful and packed with stories, legends and monikers – sometimes affectionate, often reverential. 

The criteria was that all names must be retired in order that their race records would not be affected (so for fans of Contador, Valverde, Cancellara etc, their time will come!). 

The second element was to celebrate the best of the stage Grand Tour and one-day Monument race winners, so the ‘qualification’ was the three ‘Grand Tours’ of Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España and the Monuments of Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders, Milan-Sanremo, Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the Giro di Lombardia.

The third element was the most important, which was to make the designs reflect or represent the riders themselves. That could mean racing colours, riding style, nationality, anything that ensured an abstract design was relevant rather than just throwing shapes and colours together.

Each poster carries the abstract design set within square format and each one carries a name reference, usually the rider’s nickname, integrated into the design.

The framed design sits on an outer grey/silver mount, which carries the rider’s name, place of birth and the associated race victories.

The foot of the poster includes a brief biography of each rider and a very brief explanation of the rationale behind each Modernist design.

All typography uses the font Proxima. Yes, Akzidenz Grotesk or Neue Haas Grotesk might have added a Swiss Modernist authenticity but this was about using an influence, not making a copy!

It’s been a real labour of love and I hope you like the designs. Again my gratitude to Mike Joyce for providing the influence for this project, and if you’d like to visit his work then you can go to and see what a clever chap he is.

Warm days and light this summer arriving? May 19, 2016 10:27

What a fab couple of weeks we've enjoyed here in Cumbria. The weather has been amazing and so many lovely views to enjoy as the countryside bursts back to life after the wet and dark winter months.

We've been inspired by the good weather to introduce some lovely new summer-feel products into the store. Great cactus-design cushions from Sass & Belle , summer drinking glasses and a wonderful new range of our own design greeting cards all with a Lake District, Ulverston and cycling theme. Some great gift ideas.

We're also delighted to now stock a lovely new range of vintage inspired jewellery from Lovett & Co. Come and have a look at these truly delightful bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings. They are really gorgeous.

We're open 10am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 5pm on Saturday.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

TNL X     

Saturday 7th May May 06, 2016 12:58

Some of The Northern Line team are taking part in the Keswick to Barrow charity walk tomorrow. This means that we will be open at the slightly later time of 11am tomorrow.
We wish them luck.....42.65 miles! ‪#‎mustbebonkers‬