Top 10 charity shops in south-east London for books, clothes and electrical goods

Oxfam in Blackheath, one of south-east London's top 10 charity shops, says Sean Brady. Pic by Kake Pugh via Flickr

Oxfam in Blackheath, one of south-east London's top 10 charity shops, says Sean Brady. Pic by Kake Pugh via Flickr

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Here is a top 10 list of charity shops across south-east London.

The list was compiled by Sean Brady, from Eltham, based on what he feels are the “best buys” for books, clothes and electrical goods.

It was submitted as part of our ‘write a top 10 list’ competition. If you have an interesting or funny list, send it to us for the chance to win £50 when the competition ends on March 31. See below for details.

1. Cancer Research in Eltham High Street (can't divulge why!). I've had lots of good stuff there. Shame the upstairs £1 shop is closed.

2. Greenwich & Bexley Hospice in Eltham High Street (got my Roomba there).

3. Geranium charity shop in Lee Green (got my Stephen King hardback in there, after waiting a year to get it).

4. ALD Life in Penge. Great for CDs and vinyl (although not for the shop assistant's singing!).

5. Greenwich & Bexley Hospice in Welling. All three of them are great, but this one is like a museum, with lots of great artefacts.

6. Sense in Mottingham. Got a great jacket in there once. Even had a pole, for dancing in there, once!

7. Oxfam in Blackheath. A compendium of books.

8. Cancer Research in Lewisham. If only for the random layout of the shop!

9. Cats Protection League in Eltham. The cat in there wasn't very friendly, and there was a sign to warn customers! Very cheap books.

10. Oxfam in Bromley. Had a live music session in there last year. Very good.

To enter our list competition fill in your details here and write your own top 10. It can be a top 10 memories of ..., top 10 facts about ..., top 10 reasons for ... – anything you like really, and so much the better if you can put a local spin on it.

Once we receive your list we'll check it over and if it's suitable we'll publish it at Out of all the lists received between now and March 31 we'll pick our favourite, taking into account page views and shares after it's been published, and the author of the winning list will be sent a £50 cheque.


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