With prices starting at 99p, there’s no better place to find that bargain holiday read or your favourite 1990s album on CD.
Oxfam, 514-518 Kingsland Rd, London, UK, +44 20 7254 5318
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Positive Change, Newham
Located just a stone’s throw from Upton Park underground station, Positive Change is one of a selection of charity shops worth visiting on Barking Road. Set aside a little time to explore – it’s a compact, well-filled space that’s worth searching through.
276 Barking Road, East Ham, Newham, London, UK, +44 20 7471 8275
RSPCA, East Ham
The RSPCA is perhaps the country’s most famous animal charity and its store on Barking Road is part of the quest to eliminate animal suffering. Whether you’re dropping off unwanted goods or stocking up on someone else’s, you can rest assured your contributing to something wholly worthy.
RSPCA, 300 Barking Road, East Ham, London, UK, +44 20 8472 1830
Integratus, Bethnal Green
Integratus is a charity that works to provide education and training programs for those who have come from deprived backgrounds, are unemployed or are disadvantaged in some way. Show your support by dropping by their store on Bethnal Green Road.
Integratus 15 Pearson Street, Bethnal Green, London, UK, + 44 20 7729 3075
Cancer Research UK, Ilford
Positioned a little outside of the city, Ilford’s Cancer Research UK branch is somewhat more relaxed than one you might find centrally and what’s more? You’re more likely to be the first to find that hidden treasure you’ve been on the look out for.
British Red Cross, Dalston
Spanning everything from keepsakes to clothing, books to furniture, the British Red Cross store in Dalston is the kind of place you’ll find something you never knew you needed but you’re altogether glad you came across.
Princes Trust Tomorrow Store, Broadgate
What sets this store apart from its competitors is the fact that its products, which range from clothing to furniture, are designed and created by entrepreneurs involved in the charity’s Tomorrow Campaign, who aim to aid young people in launching a business.
Princes Trust Tomorrow Store, 9 Eldon Street, Broadgate, London, UK, +44 20 7543 7497
Sense was launched to aid the deafblind and its shop in Hackney is just one of many situated across the UK. Can’t make it into store? You can shop the more collectable items on their eBay store.
Sense, 307 Mare St, London, UK, +44 20 8986 0494
British Red Cross, Barking
For those who live centrally, the British Red Cross shop in Barking is based a little further afield than its Dalston-based sister previously featured, but it’s another of those lesser-known charity shops that are sometimes more likely to present a treasure trove find.