Are you a fashionista who loves vintage fashion? Are you an environmentalist passionate about recycling? Do you like hunting for second hand clothing bargains? Looking for an outfit for a fancy dress party and need a charity shop? Are you Kate Moss and need to find some wonderful fashion pieces?
If so you need to know about the Pimlico/Victoria charity shop circuit.
Pimlico is a quaint suburb and escape from the hustle and bustle of busy Victoria and is home to 9 charity shops all within a short distance from each other making it a destination for pre-loved fashion items.
To start the circuit we recommend getting off at Victoria Station...and remember if anyone gives you grief for shopping you are doing it for a good cause.
A= Victoria Station
B= Retromania - (Destination Shop for vintage and retro fashion)
C= Fara Kids Charity Shop - (Good selection of quality pushchairs, toys, books, clothes for your tiny and not so tiny babies! Great place to save money for those with kids)
D= Boutique Terrence Higgins Trust Charity Shop - + 10am-4pm Sun (Wide range of men’s and women’s designer and high street fashion brands, art, home-wares, books and records.)
E= Fara Charity Shop - (An amazing mix of well displayed and very affordable clothing as well as a large basement filled with menswear, books, pictures and bric-a-brac)
F= Oxfam Charity Retail Shop - (Clothing, books, music, shoes and home-wares)
G= Sue Ryder - Open 9am-5pm Mon-Sat (Traditional charity shop supporting care with a good array of goods - 65 years in the making all Sue Ryder purchases go towards a great cause for looking after people)
H= Hospices of Hope - (Lots of men's and women's unique designer pieces and general clothing and other bric brac. A good second hand mens suit collection)
I= Royal Trinity Hospice - Open 10am-6pm Mon-Sat + 11am-5pm Sun (Large and diverse menswear section and can be a treasure trove of unique and antique jewellery, home-ware and paintings)
J= Octavia Foundation - Open 10am-6pm Mon-Sat + 11am-5pm Sun (A good mix of men's and women's fashion, an excellent collection of jewellery and other bric brac)
We recommend taking advantage of your location with a visit to the wonderful Tate Britain Museum.
Doing the Charity Shop Circuit Monday-Friday: Mix in with the Tate Britain Museum. See the map below after navigating the Charity Shop Circuit map above. Obviously without going to the Sunday Market.
Doing the Charity Shop Circuit on a Saturday: Mix in the Charity Shop Circuit with the Pimlico Farmers Market and a trip to the wonderful Tate Britain.
Doing the Charity Shop Circuit on a Sunday: Mix in the Charity Shop Circuit with the Tate Britain and the Sunday Vauxhall Market at the New Covent Garden Market. (This is one of the largest car boot sales in London). See second map below after navigating the Charity Shop Circuit map above.
Saturday Options (Charity Shop Walk to Pimlico Farmer's Market & Tate Britain)
A= Octavia Foundation (End of Charity Shop Circuit in map above)
B= Pimlico Farmers Market (This is only on a Saturday)
C= Tate Britain
D= Vauxhall Station
Sunday Options (Charity Shop Circuit, Tate Britain & Vauxhall Sunday Market)
A= Octavia Foundation (end of Charity Shop Circuit above)
B= Tate Britain
C= Vauxhall Sunday Market (obviously go straight to D if not on a Sunday)
D= Vauxhall Station
Whilst you're in Pimlico check out our Pimlico area guide for all the best spots in Pimlico.