Shopping for chairs?
Then may I recommend the junk-shop-slash-salvage-yard, and local institution, Aladdin’s Cave? It’s the most extraordinary place, where the ever-expanding stock is increasingly displayed on the ceiling above your head.
Health and safety, anyone? And it’s not just chairs. It’s fireplaces and wardrobes and Victorian garden edging and sinks. There’s even a front bit with nice light fittings where the indomitable women who run it always have a fire going, even in July. One of them delivered a sideboard to my house and wrestled it from van to living room while I dithered on the sidelines. Amazing. It’s a real Lewisham landmark. Have you been?