Join me on a shop snoop around Lassco Ropewalk, an amazing London reclamation yard specialising in reclaimed flooring. You’ll find a great mix of architectural salvage gems, wooden floorboards, tiles, vintage furniture, curiosity objects plus new kitchenware and tableware. It’s a wonderful place to browse at the weekend when the Maltby Street Market is open selling artisan food and produce in Lassco Ropewalk.
Lassco Ropewalk Shop Stock
This Lassco shop specialises in reclaimed flooring which includes antique French parquet de Versailles, antique Normandy oak boards and Georgian pine boards. These boards are steeped in history and you’ll be told where they were previously installed. They also have plenty of new boards available, many have been painted and distressed to give that all important weathered and worn appearance.
Parquet Floor Panels
You can also pick up some terrific reclaimed and new tiles. There’s a selection of cement options with patterns of herringbone, four leaf, arrowhead, chevron and starburst. Also available are colourful glazed terracotta tiles, French checkerboard, Spanish encaustic and Victorian quarry.
Furniture wise, you can view a range of interesting industrial pieces. Choose from industrial cart trolleys to textile factory units, reclaimed industrial pigeon hole units, distressed wooden shelving and Victorian pine factory style dining tables. Seating gems included a pine church pew, Scottish Presbyterian bench, an Iroko corner bench, cinema seats and brown leather club chairs from the 1930s.
Vintage Cinema Seats
Other vintage pieces included wooden storage boxes, metal storage boxes, wooden coat hooks and industrial lighting. There was also glass vases, curiosity objects plus a type writer, food weighing scales, pub and shop signage and an assortment of letters.There was also a little area with fabric and textiles.
New lifestyle items for sale at this store included Richmond knitwear and Mahala bags. A wide range of Daylesford household goods are available including botanical candles, throws, ecological cleaning products, kitchenware and tableware. The Sophie Conran bowls and plates are very nice. You can buy wooden chopping boards, marble chopping boards, bowls, plates, wooden spoons, apothecary bottles, woven bags and plenty more.
Okay, I feel quite exhausted now I’ve relayed all that information to you. It is a breath-taking store to browse. Make sure you allow yourself time to have a good rummage around because there is so much to see.
Lassco Ropewalk Maltby Street Market
Malty Street Market sets up outside Lassco and takes over the timber yards under the railway arches. It gets quite crowded on the street where you can enjoy lunch at the impromptu food dens. Maltby Street Market is on Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. Also, check around the corner for the Druid Street Market at 126 Druid St, London SE1 2HH which is on Saturday 10am-4pm. Read my feature about Maltby Street Market for more information.
Maltby Street Market
You will also find food served inside Lassco which is currently hosted by The Disappearing Dining Club. Check on the website information about menus and opening times.
Lassco Ropewalk Information
To find out more visit the Lassco Website. There are three branches; Three Pigeons in Oxfordshire, another at Brunswick House in Vauxhall London and this one which is at 41 Maltby Street, Bermondsey, London SE1 3PA. Nearest stations are Bermondsey Underground (Jubilee Line), London Bridge Underground (Jubilee and Northern Lines) and London Bridge Railway (Southern, Thameslink and Southeastern). Opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. You’ll find toilets situated inside the shop. Happy snooping!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Rich, Alan and Homeboy for the lovely day out.