When Victorian furniture and porcelain knick knacks die, they go to Aladdin’s Cave for the afterlife. This topsy-turvy junkyard houses discarded homeware that spans all the way back to the 19th century - there’s all manner of things to explore, from opulent fireplaces to Nordic night tables and literally everything in between. Chairs and mannequins hang overhead, making you feel like Alice going down the rabbit hole as you stroll through its ranks of long-forgotten treasures.
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Queen of Harpies @ POP Brixton
A love shack residing in POP Brixton dedicated to damsels, divas, gypsies and jezebels who are in need of a new garment or two. Bright prints, gaudy patterns and chunky jewellery make this place clash central. Free, young and funky clothing made for the wild at heart kinda woman. Thick studded cropped tops, 70s high waisted shorts and encrusted denim are just a few items you can expect to rummage across here.
The Tommy Tucker
The Tommy Tucker is a pub with a bit of character about it. From the wood panelling reclaimed from an old train station, to the fresh zinc bar serving as the room's focal point and the 'Esso Lubrication Service' sign hanging above said bar. These good folk will see to your beak's wetting with a range of beers, including the bespoke 'Tommy Tucker Pale Ale.' Drinks aside, these guys ain't messing when it comes to food either. We got well and truly involved in the baby back ribs (because no explanation needed), before sampling the more delicate venison carpaccio and grilled mackerel respectively. Delish. Get down whenever you fancy - there'll always be something to tickle your tum, but book ahead for Sunday lunches.
Blue Turtle Oasis
This colourful, itty-bitty cafe on the corner near Loughborough Junction, has a slightly eclectic and dishevelled look that you can't help but be charmed by. It's a great pit stop for a quick coffee if you're passing through but it's also worth lingering for whatever fresh snacks they've decided to knock out that day. You can cop a Volcano coffee, organic soups, sandwiches, salads and all sorts of tasty baked goods. Lemon drizzle cake for you? Turkish burrito for us? And coffee for everyone!