10 best charity chops in London

This morning I was delighted to see an article on the London Evening Standard website about charity shops in London, listing the Top 10 in the city. Second hand fashion is growing in popularity, and charity shops are reacting to this trend with better stores and better stock. As mentioned in this article, in certain areas (the posher ones) some charity shops are the perfect place to pick up a designer piece, or a once loved celebrity item, and all the while raising money for good causes across the UK and the World.

I was even more delighted to see that two of my frequent charity shop haunts have made the list! As my local,, the Oxfam in Dalston is one of my favourite charity shops and I have found some really wonderful treasures in there, such as this heart print dress, or this cute little designer number. The other is one that I have recently started visiting as it’s close to my new workplace, and that’s the Save the Children store on Clapham High Street. I like to pop in here on a lunch break, and often come out with something, such as these cute dresses, and this bag for a recent wedding.

There are some shops on this list that look great, but they are little far away from where I live so perhaps I will do a special day trip and see what treats I can find in them!

Charity Shop in Brixton

Charity Shop in Brixton

Easter Monday in Greenwich

What a gorgeous Easter Monday! The sun was shining and instead of sitting at our desks we were free to actually enjoy it! This afternoon I ventured south of the river to visit my friend Kirsty in one of my favourite places in London, Greenwich. It’s got the Thames, The Cutty Sark, some amazing pubs and a fantastic park which offers some of the best views on the city.

With it being such a gorgeous day I was desperate to dig out one of my beloved summer dresses, but it wasn’t quite warm enough to go bare legged so I opted for the dress and leggings look. I wore this adorable sun dress that I found in Hackney a few years ago, and teamed it with a cosy navy blue cardigan that I found in Compton Hospice, Wolverhampton.

My back pack is also a recent purchase, bought from Save the Children in Clapham North for £4.99. I love a good back pack and have a few sitting in my wardrobe, but this Claire’s Accessories number is cute and summery and I’m loving it.

greenwich front close up greenwich backcutty sark markets view from greenwich park