So Last Century is back at the Mansion this Christmas with a festive, hand-picked, line-up of vintage traders in the Drawing Room, Dining Room and Atrium selling a wide selection of unique and unusual gift ideas for friends and loved ones!
You can expect to find a range of mid-century decor, lighting and homeware, ceramics, vintage and antique maps, botanical and medical drawings, prints, French brocante, fashion and accessories for the party season, jewellery and lots more.
There'll be delicious street food, a coffee van and a brownie stall outside, while indoors the cosy Basement Bar will be serving mulled wine and hot cider! The Mansion cafe will also be open on the day.
We also hope to have live musicians playing from the Gallery, to add to the seasonal atmosphere.
As usual, some of the artists in residence at the Mansion will be holding open studios on the day, including Sophia Lyons. Pop up to the first floor to meet them and view their work, some of which is for sale. Catch wonderful views of the park from their windows while you're up there!
In their studio on the ground floor, Know How You sewing school will be running Christmas workshops on the day for children, teens and adults. Pre-book on their website.
Don’t forget to check out the cavernous Cigarette Records shop, in the basement. Owain will help you find what you’re looking for amongst the thousands of records he has in stock, and may introduce you to something you’ve never heard before!
And finally, not to be missed, is the fascinating, run by The Friends of Beckenham Place Park. Crammed with artefacts, maps, and documents, you can find out about the rich history of the Park.
So put on your warmest coat and come along to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit - vintage style!
F R E E E N T R Y !
Beckenham Hill Station - 8min walk
Beckenham Junction Station - 12min
Ravensbourne Station - 15min
54 (Highland Court stop on Beckenham Hill Road), 354, 320, 227, 367, 181
We strongly recommend using public transport and/or walking to the event if possible.
The new car park has limited spaces, and costs £1/hr. It is no longer permitted to park along the carriageway access road to the Mansion. If you do prefer to arrive by car we advise avoiding the busiest period. Note that vehicle entry is only via the Beckenham Hill Road entrance ( Sat Nav: BR3 1SY opposite the Church of St Augustine. If your GPS takes you elsewhere, try SE6 3PU instead, or use ///follow.skinny.fade
On-street parking is available near to the Downham entrance on Old Bromley Road (Sat Nav: BR1 4LE), or near to Ravensbourne Station, (Sat Nav: BR3 5HE). Please respect local residents and park considerately. The Mansion is an enjoyable 15 minute stroll across the Park from here. If you choose to park along Beckenham Hill Road, please don't obstruct the passage of buses and other road users.
The nearest cashpoint is at Waitrose near Beckenham Junction Station, a 15 minute walk away, so make sure you bring plenty of cash (most of our traders take cards but some do not).
Disabled access (except to first floor) and dog-friendly.