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London’s first charity shop?

Between 1870 and the end of the 1930s, this was the site of the first known fundraising shop in London’s history. It was, however, rather different from the charity shops we know today.

Toynbee Hall

This Grade II listed arts and crafts building is still home to Toynbee Hall, one of the world’s first university settlements.

The Blind Veterans Shop

After the First World War, the blinded veterans charity St Dunstan’s opened a shop on Regent Street to sell the craft items the men had been trained to make in their workshops.

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Hammersmith Bridge – 1960s Horror

Hammersmith Bridge appears in a handful of horror films, but truly stands out in Roman Polansky’s 1965 “Repulsion” and the unusual 1967 horror “It!” or “Curse of the Golem”.