The East End Thrift Store  

 
 
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Unit 1a Watermans Building, Tower Hamlets, Assembly Passage, London E1 4UT
 
 
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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

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

Railway Stations

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

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

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Holiday Inn London - Whitechapel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £47  39% off
5 Cavell Street, E1 | 9 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
Perfectly located in the heart of the East End, this new generation Holiday Inn offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £49  33% off
469-475 The Highway, E1W | 14 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
Being just a bit out of the city centre this modern, hotel is popular with the budget traveller. It's close to Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge ... More
 
 
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £111  32% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 14 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Beyond Retro
London > Shopping > Clothing
112 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 14 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
Vast warehouse near Brick Lane packed with vintage clothing and accessories. American vintage clothing outlets don’t get much bigger or better than this. Having bagged a huge, ... More
 
 
 
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King & Queen of Bethnal Green
London > Shopping > Clothing
41 Temple Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 16 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
When one reader, Barbara Buchanan, came across this gorgeous vintage and fashion boutique she wanted to pass on the shopping tip. "I have used your recommendations ... More
 
 
 
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I Dream of Wires
London > Shopping > Clothing
68a Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 16 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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London > Shopping > Markets
E14 | 16 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
One minute from Limehouse DLR station, under the arches at Limehouse Basin, the monthly market runs on the last Saturday of the month. Street food ... More
 
 
 
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Ella Doran
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Ground Floor Shop, 46 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E26EH | 16 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
From coasters and trays to mouse mats and mugs, Ella Doran has designs on everyday objects, intent on turning them from functional to funky. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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Taylor Taylor
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
12 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 16 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 21st October 2017 at 11am-12noon and 2pm-3pm
The East End Thrift Store, 43 White Horse Road, E1 | 5 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
The ensemble present a show where your toys are part of the big adventure....More
 
 
 
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Jakdaw Presents: Random Acts Of Gigness
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 27th October 2017 - 8pm-2.30am
The East End Thrift Store, 176 Whitechapel Road, E1 | 5 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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David Gibb: Climb That Tree
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 28th October 2017 at 11am-11.45am and 2pm-2.45pm
The East End Thrift Store, 43 White Horse Road, E1 | 5 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 2 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
Originally the Paragon Music Hall, built in 1885, Genesis Cinema is east London's oldest cinema. Located between Whitechapel and Stepney Green tube stations, the independent cinema ... More
 
 
 
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Half Moon Young People's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
43 White Horse Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 5 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
An excellent youth theatre housed in an old Victorian townhouse, the Half Moon has been entertaining young Londoners since the mid-1970s. Occupying the former Limehouse Board ... More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
231 Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 9 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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Idea Store Whitechapel
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 5 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
More than a library, the Idea Store in Whitechapel brings together adult learning, training and meeting areas, as well as a focus on the local history ... More
 
 
 
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V & A Museum of Childhood
London > Attractions > Museums
Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 10 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Buxton Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 12 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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Foxcroft & Ginger, Whitechapel
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
69-89 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 2 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
With their Soho branch now successfully established, Foxcroft & Ginger have brought their sourdough pizzas and homemade cakes to Whitechapel. Situated on Mile End Road, between ... More
 
 
 
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Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger Whitechapel
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
27A Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
Soho House have brought two of their projects together under one roof, creating Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger Whitechapel. The industrial-style 60-seat restaurant, which extends to ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 11 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 11 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 21 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 25 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 13 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
York Hall Leisure Centre in Bethnal Green includes a gym, day spa, 33-metre swimming pool, Turkish bath and offers a wide range of exercise classes but ... More
 
 
 
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spa LONDON
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
York Hall Leisure Centre, Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 13 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 17 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 11 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 12 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
Sitting at the heart of Bethnal Green Road, The Old George is a beautifully restored London boozer, originally built in the 1700s. With a large emphasis ... More
 
 
 
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Studio Spaces
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 2, 110 Pennington Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 17 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
A state-of-the-art photographic studio by day, club by night, Studio Spaces E1 is home to respected electronic clubnight organisers The Hydra. The fully-licensed venue in the ... More
 
 
 
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The Vibe Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 17 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
Vibe Bar manages to be both chilled out and cutting edge. Located inside the Truman Brewery on trendy Brick Lane, you can come here to drink ... More
 
 
 
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Alcotraz: Prison Cocktail Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
212 Brick Lane, E1 | 18 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
We can think of worse places to serve time. Alcotraz is a cocktail bar inspired by America's most infamous prison , popping up behind ... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 18 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 18 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, ... More
 
 
 
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 19 minutes from The East End Thrift Store
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Whitechapel Gallery 17 minutes walk from The East End Thrift Store

Hanging and floor-based sculptures made from materials including metal, leather and rope, illuminated by lights designed by the artist....More

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Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

Whitechapel Gallery 17 minutes walk from The East End Thrift Store

Photographic prints by the German artist, exploring themes of cosmology, suburbia, nudity, utopianism and catastrophe, continuing an almost four decade-long ...More

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A chance for all musicians to perform at this open mic event....More

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Wilton's Music Hall 18 minutes walk from The East End Thrift Store

The Terrible Infants theatre company (or Les Enfants Terribles) present the ten year anniversary production of their multi-award winning show ...More

 

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