Charity shops are having a renaissance and where better to have a rummage for a bargain than in London town. We’ve scoured the finest charity shops North, East, West and South London have to offer for our latest feature. Say hello to the best London charity shops.
This branch of Oxfam has a deal with Urban Outfitters and sells on their unsold stock. At a fraction of the price you will pay in the UO store, this is definitely worth a visit.
Oxfam, 52 Goodge Street, W1T 4LZ
2. Salvation Army
There’s a bit of everything here, but being situated next to London College of Fashion, you will need to be quick to bag a bargain before the students.
Salvation Army, Princes Street, W1 2LQ
3. Oxfam Hampstead
One of the advantages of charity shops in well-healed areas is the array of high quality clobber. We’ve also found this Oxfam has a great book section.
Oxfam Hampstead, 61 Glayton Road, NW3 1TU
4. British Red Cross
Chelsea locals giving away their unwanted Manolo’s and designer frocks…don’t mind if we do!
British Red Cross, 67 Old Church Street, SW3 5BS
This Traid flagship boasts an award winning in-house recycled fashion label ‘TRAIDremade’. A favourite amongst fashion stylists.
Traid, 154 Camden High Street, NW1 0NE
A favourite of comedian Alan Carr, this charity shop has a dedicated gay section, vinyl, CD’s, books and clothes to peruse.
Crusaid, 19 Churton Street, SW1V 2LY
7. Octavia Foundation
A haven for vintage book lovers, coffee tables full of old art periodicals, Christie novels. You may even pick up a vintage piece from the locals too.
Octavia Foundation, 211 Brompton Road, SW3 2EJ
8. Trinity Hospice
This one is best for shoes and bags, all displayed in an extremely well organised shop, there will be no need for frantic rummaging at this one.
Trinity Hospice, Kensington Church Street, W8 4LL
You will find lots of high street finds here, with designer pieces thrown in between in this huge Brixton store. A varied mix in this lively, friendly shop.
Barnardo’s, 414 Brixton Road, SW9 7AY
10. Cancer Research UK
Nestled safely away from oxford street, this two floor store will have everything from men’s suits to shoes and women’s designer finds.
Cancer Research UK, Marylebone High Street, W1U 4PQ