So Last Century is south-east London’s exciting Vintage & Retro Fair held in Beckenham and Catford

Dozens of hand-picked vintage traders selling midcentury furniture, decor, lighting & design, homeware, kitchenalia, brocante, vintage clothes, accessories & jewellery, records & prints, upcycled goods and much more.  We usually have a small clutch of designer-makers, plus a local guest artist displaying and selling their work, too.

You can also take a well-deserved break from your browsing and treasure-hunting indoors at our Vintage Tea Room with its superb array of delicious cakes and scones.  There’s always great street food, local beer and excellent coffee available outside too, often served from vintage vans.

Great music is provided by our vinyl record dealer, playing tunes from the latter half of the 20th century and our visiting gramophone DJ can sometimes be found spinning her 78s, as well.

We look forward to seeing you soon…


Our next event:

So Last Century Christmas Vintage Market at the Mansion

Sunday 10th December 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm, at Beckenham Place Mansion, BR3 1SY

So Last Century is back again at the beautiful Beckenham Place  Mansion on 10th December 2017 for a special Christmas Vintage Market at the Mansion.

There’ll be a hand-picked, festive selection of around 20 top-notch local vintage traders on the ground floor in the Drawing Room, Atrium and Music Room with a huge selection of unique and unusual gift ideas for friends, relatives, and yourself, too.

You can expect to find a range of mid-century decor, lighting and homeware, furnishings, antique and vintage maps, medical drawings, brocante, clothing, accessories, jewellery, prints and much more.

Outside will be food and drink, including wood-fired pizza by Sapore Vero , locally brewed beer provided by Three Hounds Beer Company , mulled wine, and bottles of English wine to sample and buy, from Tenterden’s Harbourne Vineyard and amazing coffee by Dungarees.  The Mansion cafe will also be open, serving snacks plus hot and cold drinks.

Our very special guests, five-piece bands The Coppergills and The Crooked Cranes, from Brockley, will be providing live music, adding to the seasonal atmosphere.

Pick up your Christmas tree, wreathes, garlands and other seasonal essentials from Branching Out, who will be based at the Mansion every December weekend until Christmas.

Splattermake craft and sewing school will be holding a Make a Soft Toy Angel workshop on the day as well as running similar, festive-themed craft workshops in their studio at the Mansion throughout the whole of December.  See their website for further details.

The artists in residence at the Mansion will be holding open studios on the day, too.  Pop up to the first floor to meet them and see their work in progress.  Catch wonderful views of the park from their windows while you’re up there!

So come along on Sunday 10th December and immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit – vintage style!

F R E E    E N T R Y !

Getting there:

Beckenham Hill Station – 8mins walk

Beckenham Junction Station – 12mins

Ravensbourne Station – 18mins

Bus – 54 (Highland Court stop on Beckenham Hill Road), 354, 320, 227, 367, 181

Parking is available at the Mansion.  Entry via Beckenham Hill Road only.

Alternative parking is also available at the Downham entrance, on Old Bromley Road (Sat Nav: BR1 4LE), or on Crab Hill by Ravensbourne Station, (Sat Nav: BR3 5HE), from where the Mansion is an enjoyable 15 minute walk across the Park.

Nearest cashpoint is at Waitrose near Beckenham Junction Station, a 15 minute walk away, so make sure you bring plenty of cash (only a few of our traders take cards at present).

Disabled access and dog-friendly.

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