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So Last Century’s Vintage Market at the Mansion
5 June @ 10:00 - 17:00Free
Kicking-off the summer season, Vintage Market at the Mansion returns to Beckenham Place Park, coinciding with the Queen’s 75th jubilee weekend!
This is So Last Century’s sixth summer at Beckenham Place Park and the Market is twice the size is was when it began back in 2017, now hosting 40 amazing vintage dealers at each event, outside and indoors. At the front and rear of the Mansion, and inside, you can expect to find mid 20th century furniture, lighting, ceramics, homeware, original posters, prints, books, antique maps and charts, brocante, salvage, designer vintage clothes, accessories and lots more.
There’ll be delicious street food outside, plus excellent coffee by Beats & Grind and amazing brownies by Slate ‘n’ Crumb. The Mansion will have their ice cream trike out, too! In addition, the excellent Mansion Bar and Cafe will be serving craft beer amongst other tipples, and delicious lunchtime food.
We’re pleased to welcome the Friends of Beckenham Place Park to the Market for the first time. They’ll have a stall outside at the front – please visit them, say hello and find out about what they’ve achieved and the great work they continue to do for the Park and its visitors.
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 in the afternoon – don’t miss them!
Some of the resident artists will be opening their studios on the day. It’s a great chance to see their work, have a chat and buy some outstanding original artwork.
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, and Verso Vintage pop-up shop in the basement.
Why not make a day of it this Jubilee weekend by coming along – you’ll find lots of unusual and unique things to buy, delicious food, great live music – and explore the mansion and enjoy the beautiful park while you’re there!
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Safety
Government restrictions have been lifted, but we’ll still have several measures in place, for everyones benefit:
Face coverings aren’t compulsory, but are encouraged inside the Mansion.
Contactless payments encouraged whenever possible
Hand sanitising stations will be in place at the main entrance.
Monitoring numbers of people entering and leaving the building, to prevent overcrowding.
Please don’t come if you feel unwell.
We strongly recommend using public transport and/or walking, or cycling, to the market if at all possible, as parking is very limited.
See Lewisham Council’s website for more information on how to get to the Park.
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. Parking charges are expensive and complex, based on the emissions of your engine. Paying to park is now cashless and by the PayByPhone app only. If you still 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
Consider parking outside the Park – St George’s Road car park, near to Beckenham Junction Station, is free on Sundays and just a 12 minute walk from the Market. Alternatively, there’s 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 these entrances.
The nearest cashpoint is at Waitrose near Beckenham Junction Station, a 12 minute walk away.