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The Junk Shop

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by Mike Whyte (subscribe)
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Published March 11th 2015
First hand knowledge, second hand goods


Greenwich has many surprises, none more so than this delightful little junk shop I found near the station - oh, the name? The Junk Shop...

It is exactly as it looks in the picture - a rag-tag collection of objects and memorabilia collected from across locations and generations. It is a real feast for the eyes.

This is not the best bit about this shop though. Oh no, there are surprises around every corner. Go down the stairs which descend under the shop's counter (really), and you will discover an eye popping array of paraphernalia, all organised into themes. There is a unit full of bottles, another with old tins, and even collections of cigarette cards, tea cards and assorted guitars - as you can see, basically anything and everything.

Still not finished though, as when you come back up the stairs you may be surprised to find you don't enter back into the shop, but actually into the rather eccentric back garden, which doubles as the cafe - that's right - the cafe which exists at the back of the shop.

With all this bizarreness, I'm sure you get the idea why I might like a place such as this, and the important thing is, probably why you will too. So, don't deny yourself, as not all good stuff is new stuff. Take a real trip into the past and lose yourself in objects which started off as other people's cast-offs, but could turn out to be some of the best things you have ever bought. Just remember, one man's junk is another man's fortune - happy hunting.





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Why? A shop unlike any other
When: Mon - Sun - 10am - 6pm
Phone: 020 8305 1666
Website: n/a
Where: 9 Greenwich South Street, Greenwich, London SE10 8NW
Cost: Whatever is on the label
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