So Last Century Vintage Market at the Mansion
13 April @ 10:00 - 16:00FREE
Spring is here at last, and on Easter Monday So Last Century returns again to Beckenham Place Mansion.
On the day there’ll be a stunning, hand picked selection of 25+ top-quality vintage traders, in the Atrium, Drawing Room, Dining Room and outside. You can expect to find mid-century decor, lighting, homeware and furnishings, original travel posters, prints, antique maps and etchings, brocante, clothing, accessories, jewellery, and much more.
There’ll be street food outside, including incredible, wood-fired pizza by Van Dough, mouthwatering bao buns and noodles by You Bao, delicious burritos, tacos and quesadillas by Route 66, tasty free-range sausage baguettes by Camper, plus excellent coffee by Beats & Grind and amazing brownies by Slate ‘n’ Crumb. The excellent Basement Bar, and the Mansion Cafe, will also be open.
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. Owain 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!
And finally, 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.
So come along on Easter Monday and find lots of vintage treasures, explore the mansion and enjoy the beautiful park while you’re there!
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
We strongly recommend using public transport and/or walking to the event if possible.
The new car park has limited spaces, and costs £1/hr. It is no longer permitted to park along the carriageway access road to the Mansion. 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
On-street parking is available near to the Downham entrance on Old Bromley Road (Sat Nav: BR1 4LE), or near to Ravensbourne Station, (Sat Nav: BR3 5HE). Please respect local residents, and park considerately. The Mansion is an enjoyable 15 minute stroll across the Park from here. If you choose to park along Beckenham Hill Road, please don’t obstruct the passage of buses and other road users.
The nearest cashpoint is at Waitrose near Beckenham Junction Station, a 15 minute walk away, so make sure you bring plenty of cash. Although most of our traders take cards these days, not all of them do.