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by Mike Whyte (subscribe)
Published August 2nd 2015
Aladdin's Cave - you've never seen anything like it

Aladdin's Cave is unlike anywhere you have ever seen - really. In fact, don't take my word for it - just look at the photographs.

What can you expect from a place that looks like Las Vegas has just dumped its cast-offs all over a warehouse in the Lewisham area? Well, exploration is key here, as Aladdin's Cave is very much exactly that - a treasure trove of furniture and decoration that has to be seen to be believed. Standing outside the entrance is like being about to enter a giant shrine to all things kitsch, so be prepared for your eyes to go crazy as it tries to take everything in.

On any given day it could be possible to see everything from classical chairs to chandeliers, see-saws to gymnastics horses, plus old movie props, and maybe even some old signage (for that last bit of decoration).

If you don't just feel like browsing, you don't have to - as the prices won't hit you where it hurts- your pocket. In fact, the prices tend to lean towards the rather reasonable end of the spectrum - definitely something you could indulge in without feeling too guilty - and especially if you are just moving in to a new place, and want to give it a touch of quirkiness (which you will find it really hard to do by going to a regular homeware store).

Aladdin's Cave has something for everyone, I'm sure - yet another reason to make your way to South London then (preferably in a car if you want to buy something this time I think).

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Why? it really is an Aladdin's cave - you haven't seen anything like it
When: Daily 9am-6pm
Phone: 02083202553
Where: 72 Loampit Hill, London, SE13 7SX
Cost: depends on what you would like to buy-prices are negotiable
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