So Last Century is south London’s exciting Vintage & Retro Fair held in Beckenham and Catford
Dozens of hand-picked traders selling a range of affordable 20th Century vintage and antique items: midcentury decor, lighting and furniture, ceramics homeware, kitchenalia, brocante, vintage clothing, accessories & jewellery, original illustrations, prints and vintage maps, repurposed goods and much more. We often have a small clutch of designer-makers, plus a local guest artist displaying and selling their work, too.
At most of our events there’s Vintage Tea Room with its superb offering of delicious cakes and scones. There’s often great street food, local beer and excellent coffee available outside too, often served from vintage vans.
Our visiting gramophone DJ can sometimes be found spinning her 78s, as well.
Check the dates in Upcoming Fairs for full details about each particular event.
We look forward to seeing you soon…
Our next event:
So Last Century Vintage Market at the Mansion
Easter Monday 2nd April 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm, at Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham BR3 1SY
So Last Century returns to Beckenham Place Mansion on Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 with Vintage Market at the Mansion.
We so loved holding our vintage markets here, since the re-opening of the Mansion in 2017, that we decided to do more this year!
On Easter Monday there’ll be a hand-picked selection of around 20 top-notch vintage traders, on the ground floor in the Drawing Room, Atrium, Dining Room and outside, too. Expect to find mid-century decor, lighting, homeware and furnishings, vintage travel posters, prints, antique maps and etchings, brocante, clothing, accessories, jewellery, and much more.
There’ll be food and drink, too, including Californian-style tacos, burritos and quesadillas by Route 66, and amazing coffee by PLOT, situated outside. The Mansion Cafe will also be open, serving snacks, and hot and cold drinks.
Visit artist Sophia Lyons’ in her studio and gallery on the first floor, and see her beautiful canvasses, many of which will be available to buy.
Don’t forget to check out Cigarette Records in their new shop, in the basement. Owen will help you find what you’re looking for amongst the thousands of records he has in stock, and may introduce you to something you’ve never heard before!
So come along on the first Bank Holiday of the year to enjoy this beautiful park and discover some vintage treasure, and lots more, while you’re there!
Beckenham Hill Station – 8mins walk
Beckenham Junction Station – 12mins
Ravensbourne Station – 18mins
Bus – 54, 354, 320, 227, 367, 181
Parking is available at the Mansion, BR3 1SY. Entry via Beckenham Hill Road only.
Alternative parking is 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 a beautiful, 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 (not all our traders take cards at the moment).