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 an 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 floorboards. They also sell a wide range of timbers in a block, strip and board styles and can even make new floorboards distressed if you so wish.
Reclaimed Wood Floorboards
You will also find a decent 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 downlighters.
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.
I spotted a reclaimed zinc bathtub 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 windsock. 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 letter 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 beautiful space to showcase antiques, salvaged goods and curiosities. There are two sections to explore so make sure you look at the rear room. Don’t forget to glance up to inspect the lighting and unusual objects which will be suspended from the ceiling.
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. Current opening times listed for the shop are Monday to Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm, Sunday 11 am until 5 pm. The timber yard is open Monday to Friday from 9 am until 5 pm. Coordinate your visit with Maltby Street Food Market, which is on Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm and Sunday 11 pm until 5 pm. Read my Maltby Street Food Market Review for more information.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London.