The East End Thrift Store

 
 
ADDRESS
Unit 1a Watermans Building, Tower Hamlets, Assembly Passage, London E1 4UT
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Sun-Wed 11am-6pm, Thu-Sat 11am-7pm
 

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The East End Thrift StoreIf you ever venture along Mile End Road towards Stepney Green, take a gander down Assembly Passage (opposite Blockbuster) and you'll come across this shining gem of a vintage shop.  The East End Thrift Store, coined "the last fair deal in town", is definitely worth the trip.  A converted warehouse space accommodates a huge selection of second hand clothing amongst various boutique pieces of vintage garments, with rail after rail of colourful dresses, playsuits, coats, shirts, shorts and handkerchiefs.  The store prides itself on most of its stock being £10 or under, which compared to most vintage shops (especially those around Covent Garden) is bliss. If you are willing to push the boat out, however, there is a lovely (though considerably costlier) boutique section upstairs. Called The Assembly, it contains selected pieces of excellent quality including fur coats, dinner suits, capes and cocktail dresses. Regular parties are held at the store with late openings, a free bar and discounts on any items purchased that night.  Other popular events include jumble sales where customers can buy a bag and fill it with as much clothing as possible.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Stepney Green Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Whitechapel Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arch Car Parking
 
17 minutes walk
 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Albion Brewery, Cambridge Heath Road, Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 5 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 6 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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41 Thomas More Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 6 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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69-89 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 2 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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237 Mile End Road, Mile End, East London, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 5 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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229 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 5 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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379 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 12 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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110 Grove Road, Bow, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 17 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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57 Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 19 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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