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So Last Century Vintage Market at the Mansion
30 August @ 10:00 - 17:00Free
So Last Century Vintage Market at the Mansion returns to Beckenham Place Park on August Bank Holiday Monday for another great summer event to visit and enjoy! *
There’ll be an exciting collection of more than 35 of the best vintage traders, outdoors and inside the Mansion. Expect to find affordably-priced mid-20th century furniture, lighting, homeware and ceramics, original travel posters, prints, antique maps and charts, brocante, salvage, clothes, accessories and lots more.
There’ll also be a range of street food vans outside serving delicious lunchtime food, made to order, plus fantastic coffee by Beats & Grind and delectable brownies by Slate ‘n’ Crumb.
In addition, the excellent Mansion Café and Bar will be serving their filled wraps made to order, plus craft beer amongst other drinks, on a take-away service. The ice cream trike will be out and about, too!
Our resident Market band, The Alvar Treefrogs, will be back with us again, serving up big slices of New Orleans jazz from the 1920s and 30s. They’ll be busking out on the grass from midday – don’t miss them!
Call in to see our friends KnowHowYou Sewing School on the Ground Floor of the Mansion and find out about the various classes and courses they have to offer.
So make the most of the last Bank Holiday of the year and come along to Beckenham Place Park for lots of unique and unusual vintage things to buy, great food and drink and free entertainment. Explore the Mansion and the Homesteads, and enjoy the stunning parkland while you’re there!
* Dependent on Local Authority approval and Government Covid restrictions at the time.
Step-free entrances to Ground Floor rooms only, with level access throughout. Dogs welcome inside.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Safety
The safety and well-being of visitors and our traders is our utmost priority. These are the principal measures we will have in place on the day:
Face coverings must be worn inside the Mansion. We advise wearing one whilst browsing the stalls outside, if it’s busy.
A one-way system may be in operation indoors.
Stalls indoors and outdoors will spaced further apart than usual.
Contactless payments encouraged whenever possible
Hand sanitising stations will be in place at the main entrance, and elsewhere indoors and outside the building.
Toilets and high-frequency touch points sanitised regularly by Mansion cleaning staff..
Monitoring numbers of people entering and leaving the building, to allow social-distancing and prevent overcrowding.
There will be a Contact Tracing system in operation. You must register your visit by using the NHS Covid-19 app on your phone to scan the Mansion’s QR code displayed at the entrance to the building (if you don’t wish to use the app, or your phone doesn’t support it, we ask that you provide your name and phone number which we will retain on a written register for a maximum of 14 days).
Please don’t come if you feel unwell.
Please follow the latest Government restrictions whilst at the market.
Information about the Mansion’s Covid-19 measures can be found here
We strongly recommend using public transport and/or walking, or cycling, to the market if at all possible, as parking is limited.
Beckenham Hill Station – 8mins walk
Beckenham Junction Station – 12mins
Ravensbourne Station – 15mins
New Beckenham Station – 19mins
Bus – 54, 354, 320, 227, 367, 181
The car park has limited spaces. It is no longer permitted to park along the carriageway access road to the Mansion (you risk a ticket if you park over the double yellow lines, or on the grass verges). If you do prefer to arrive by car we advise avoiding the busiest period (11am-2pm). Note that vehicle entry is only via the Beckenham Hill Road entrance ( Sat Nav: BR3 1SY) opposite the Church of St Augustine. If your GPS takes you elsewhere, try SE6 3PU instead, or use ///follow.skinny.fade
St George’s Road car park, near to Beckenham Junction Station, is just a 12 minute walk away. There is on-street parking close to the Downham entrance on Old Bromley Road (Sat Nav: BR1 4LE) and near to Ravensbourne Station, (Sat Nav: BR3 5HE). Please respect local residents and other road users, and park considerately. The Mansion is an enjoyable 15 minute stroll across the Park from both entrances.
More information about getting to the Park is available on Lewisham Council’s website
The nearest cashpoint is at Waitrose near Beckenham Junction Station, a 12 minute walk away.