Curious Trends - Curiosity shops

19/11/2011

LASSCO's architectural salvage emporium at Brunswick House


In the 18th century, London’s Brunswick House was set in five and a half acres of parkland with its own jetty. Now it overlooks five lanes of traffic and is overshadowed by the ever-expanding St George’s Wharf development. The building is home to LASSCO (London Architectural Salvage and Supplies Ltd) and houses its salvage yard/shop, as well as the Brunswick Café -a bar and restaurant that has recently opened for lunch and dinner, to rave reviews

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14/08/2010

A very curious shop indeed

If you have occasion to visit Hackney in London, Viktor Wynd’s Little Shop of Horrors is quite an eye opener. Across the window are painted the words ‘Those easily offended by death and decay should stay away.’ It also says the shop is for over 21s only, though small children are probably taken in droves to be entertained by the freakish curiosities housed in this unique little gem of a museum...
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