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So Last Century Vintage Market at the Mansion
20 July @ 12:00 - 18:00Free
So Last Century Vintage Market at the Mansion is popping up again sooner than expected!
On Saturday 20th July we’ll be part of the celebrations to relaunch Beckenham Place Park following the wonderful additions and improvements to this beautiful open space over the past two years. The market opens at noon this time, but as usual you’ll still find the market full of the best vintage traders around.
There’ll be a hand picked selection of 25+ top-quality dealers as always, in the Atrium, Drawing Room, Dining Room and outside. Expect to find mid-century decor, lighting, homeware and furnishings, vintage travel posters, prints, antique maps and etchings, brocante, clothing, accessories, jewellery, and lots more.
The resident artists will be opening their studios on the first floor where you can see their amazing work, some of which will be available to buy. Several of the artists’ studios on the the lower ground floor may also be open.
Don’t forget to check out Know How You Sewing School in their studio on the ground floor, and Cigarette Records in their shop, on the lower ground floor. And not to be missed, is the fascinating Visitor Centre run by The Friends of Beckenham Place Park. Crammed with artefacts, maps, and documents, you can find out about the rich history of the Park.
There’s lots more happening on this special day. Here’s a taste of what will be going on :
- Opening of the wild swimming lake
- Boating activities
- New cafe in the restored Homesteads buildings
- Classic car display in front of the Mansion
- Family & children’ activities
- Food stalls and bars
- Live music and Georgian dancing
- & more to be added!
Make sure you don’t miss this day of celebration to mark the official re-opening of Beckenham Place Park!
Step-free entrances to Ground and Lower Ground floors. Level access, except to artists’ studios on the First Floor. Dogs welcome.
Beckenham Hill Station – 8mins walk
Beckenham Junction Station – 15mins
Ravensbourne Station – 15mins
Bus – 54, 354, 320, 227, 367, 181
There is no parking or vehicle access to the Park on the day (except for blue badge holders).
Please do your best to arrive on foot or by public transport if at all possible. If you have no alternative but to arrive by car, some on-street parking may be found close to the Park entrances on Old Bromley Road (Sat Nav: BR1 4LE), Crab Hill by Ravensbourne Station (Sat Nav: BR3 5HE) or off Beckenham Hill Road, from where the Mansion is an enjoyable 10-15 minute stroll across the Park. Make sure to check parking restriction signs where you park, and respect local residents.
The nearest cashpoint is at Waitrose near Beckenham Junction Station, a 15 minute walk away, so make sure you bring plenty of cash. Although many of our traders take cards these days, not all of them do.