Simon’s considering getting new furniture, and is missing the old store that used to be on the corner of Stockwell St and Greenwich Church Street as part of the Village Market. He says it was called SE10 Experience – though I confess I never noticed the name.
I don’t think that’s ever coming back – like so many of the vendors from the old market, they’ve disappeared. And I’ve been racking my brains trying to think of stores that deal solely in furniture or which might sell
“…a chest of drawers/unit with cupboard doors and drawers to go in the sitting room for chucking junk/post in and then maybe something to put a TV on….. “
He’s checked out Lancelot in Blackheath, and agrees with me that though they have very nice stuff, there’s not a huge selection. Ditto Minerva, who have rather more on their website than on display, as far as I can see.
I suggested downstairs at Stewart John, who, alongside all the chandeliers in their Turnpin Lane shop, have a selection of made-to-order furniture styles. They also restore furniture, over at their workshops in Charlton (which have all kinds of antique furniture for sale too), so if you find a nice piece of antique furniture, but it’s in a bit of a state you could get them to fix it up for you (I don’t know how much that costs.)
Failing that, Graham and Green downstairs have a few new items, but then I start to run out. But there are loads of carpenters around here – why not draw exactly what you want on the back of an envelope, and get someone to make it for you? It won’t be cheap, but it’s not necessarily as pricey as you might think – and you’ll get exactly what you want…