A Thrifty Day Out: Shopping Sustainably in Victoria and Pimlico's Charity Shops
Looking for a fun and sustainable way to shop in London? Join us on a journey through the charity shops of Victoria and Pimlico, where you can find hidden thrifting treasures while supporting good causes. This route offers a mix of boutique thrift stores and large charity chains, guaranteeing you'll discover amazing secondhand and vintage fashion, accessories, homewares and more.
Start your day with a coffee at Iris & June, an independent cafe in Victoria serving wholesome food and great coffee with a laidback vibe.
Location: 1 Howick Place, London, SW1P 1WG
Find them on Ganddee: Iris&June on Ganddee
After fueling up, head to the Sue Ryder shop on Warwick Way. Their boutique-style shop is packed with designer fashion, curious finds and more. Pop into the nearby Fara charity shop to browse their selection of affordable clothing and bric-a-brac.
Location: 35 Warwick Way, Pimlico, London SW1V 1QS
Find them on Ganddee: Sue Ryder Pimlico on Ganddee
Don't forget to head round the corner, to the Royal Trinity Hospice shop on Wilton Road. Their boutique setup offers trendy fashions, hand-picked accessories and more, with proceeds benefiting their hospice care services.
Location: 85 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1DN
Find them on Ganddee: Royal Trinity Hospice Victoria on Ganddee
Take a break for lunch at a local cafe before continuing your shopping adventure.
In the afternoon, walk over to Fara's Pimlico Kids shop, perfect for scoring deals on quality baby gear and children's items while benefiting the charity. If shopping kids items isn't on your agenda, make your way down Upper Tachbrook Street to Fara's Retromania outpost, a vintage lover's paradise. With their curated selection of retro fashion and iconic designer pieces, you're sure to find unique statement pieces.
Location: 6 Upper Tachbrook Street Victoria, London, SW1V 1SH
Find them on Ganddee: Fara Retromania on Ganddee
Finally, wrap up your day (nearly) where you started it, browsing the shelves at the Oxfam Bookshop on Strutton Ground. As the UK's largest secondhand bookseller, you're sure to uncover literary treasures amongst their extensive selection.
Location: 34 Strutton Ground, Victoria, London, SW1P 2HR
Find them on Ganddee: Oxfam Bookshop Victoria on Ganddee
Bonus: If the weather is fine, take your newly found secondhand book and head over to nearby St. James's Park. Find a nice shady spot under a tree to sit back, relax and enjoy getting lost in the pages of your new used book.
With this route, you can give pre-loved fashion and goods a new life while contributing to social causes - the perfect sustainable shopping day out in London! Follow our adventures around the city @ganddeeapp (Insta) and @ganddeeapp (Tiktok)!