Shop Snoop: Lassco Ropewalk. If you’re looking for a treasure, you’ll find architectural antiques, salvage and curiosities here. One of the Lassco sites is located on Maltby Street under the railway arches which is where you’ll find the artisan food market at the weekend. If you’re searching for reclaimed wood, vintage tiles, industrial lighting, something unusual or a relic, Lassco Ropewalk is the place for you.
List of Lassco Items for Sale and Services
Lassco Ropewalk Salvage and Reclamation Shop Stock
The Lassco Shop is in Arch 37. The other arches house their timber and carpentry workshops. You can view some beautiful reclaimed wood in the shop. Lassco is UK’s prime supplier of reclaimed flooring so this is the place to visit if you’re after authentic wooden floor boards. They also sell a wide range of timbers in block, strip and board styles and can even make new product distressed if you so wish.
Reclaimed Wood Floorboards
You will also find a descent stock of original tiles. These include reclaimed Spanish encaustic to French farmhouse pattern varieties, glazed terracotta types, midnight blue Moroccan examples and Victorian quarry tiles.
Industrial lighting is also available. Some of my favourites are the original bulkhead lights, caged clip lights, enamel or metal pendants and factory down lighters.
Furniture varies from antique chairs in various styles to rustic wooden seating and mid-century modern originals. You can also bag yourself a metal and glass industrial cabinet or a fabulous sideboard. Industrial tanner’s carts, art deco drinks trolleys, granary tables and display cabinets are ready for you to buy.
I spotted a reclaimed zinc bath tub which was spectacular. Other bathing beauties are a cast iron antique canopy bath and an enamelled cast iron roll top tub. Pick up a French nickel-plated bath and shower mixer and original Victorian taps while you’re at it.
Zinc Bath Tub
A few of the other items you might see in store include ceramic vases and tableware. I loved the vintage mirrors, reclaimed coat hooks and British rail metal luggage racks. These will be mingled in amongst coffee bean sacks, African masks and new products from designer makers.
Reclaimed Coat Hooks
Some show stopping pieces include very large French Neon Optician’s Sign Glasses in bright red. I loved the traditional Japanese koinobori which is a sizeable linen wind sock. Lassco is a treasure trove where you’re guaranteed to find something dramatic, decadent and delightful.
Lassco Ropewalk Shop Interiors
You can’t miss the shop because it has a bright letters spelling out ‘Aloha’ above the front (until they are sold that is!). There will be a cart outside with a pile of coffee sacks for sale. Step inside and the high arched ceiling presents a wonderful space to showcase antiques, salvaged goods and curiosities. There are two sections to the space so make sure you look at the rear room. Don’t forget to look up to inspect the lighting and amazing objects which will be suspended.
Lassco Ropewalk Bermondsey London SE1 Information
For more information go to the Lassco Ropewalk Website. The address is Arch 37, Maltby Street, Bermondsey, London SE1 3PA. The closest stations are London Bridge and Tower Hill. Opening times for the shop are Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. The timber yard is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Coordinate your visit with Maltby Street Food Market which is on Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 11pm-5pm.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London.