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  • 3 May 2016

    Complete Guide to Maltby Street Market

    The Maltby Street Market just might be London’s most unambitious food market. The brainchild of the creative minds of LASSCO Ropewalk, the unadvertised weekend food market is more of a way to discover unique food and enjoy Bermondsey than to draw in the large crowds seen at other markets. The functioning architectural salvage lumberyard during the...

  • 21 April 2016

    God Save The Queen

    LASSCO offers its loyal greetings in the day of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. Long may she reign.

  • 4 December 2015

    Hidden History: Riding House Street

    Charles Bell House, 67-73 Riding House Street. Like many otherwise obscure buildings in the heart of London, the building now known as Charles Bell House has a long pre-history and an anadromatic consistency of cultural significance.    Named after the Professor of Physiology who gave UCL’s inaugural lecture in 1828 it now houses a number...

  • 28 August 2015

    Picture House of the Lord

    The Archway Central Hall was the last of the great Methodist Central Halls to be built in London, when it replaced a more modest chapel of 1873. The building was designed by George E and K G Withers in a limited competition and built in 1933-4 by C P Roberts and Company Limited (builders of Islington Central Library)....

  • 25 August 2015

    St Olave’s Grammar School Reclaimed

    St Olave’s Grammar school has occupied a number of significant sites in its four hundred odd year history on the south bank of the London River. Most notable among these is the still extant 1895 building adjacent to Tower Bridge, designed in the Queen Anne Revival style by E.W. Mountford (Old Bailey, Sheffield and Northampton Town Halls)....

  • 28 July 2015

    Jewellery – War In Pieces

    LASSCO has managed to save from the scrap-yard furnace a dazzling trove of brass medals, buttons, badges, diverse militaria and heraldic emblems of all kinds, which we have hand-crafted into a striking range of jewellery and accessories.   Originally modelled in London and Birmingham by J.R. Gaunt & Son, “metalworkers to the King, established 200...

  • 9 January 2015

    Shining the Way: Top three vintage lighting styles

      1. Opaline Pendant Lights  French chateau featuring antique oak table, distressed leather sofa (via French By Design) Opaline pendants available here Dimly lit Opaline Pendants illuminated Parisian cafes and bistros at the turn of the century. And the soft, ambient light they produce is still sought after in the homes of modern romantics. Our comprehensive...

  • 27 May 2014

    Feita em Londres

    Although the fabric has travelled many miles, from as far as Brazil and Columbia, these Hessian Floor Cushions are made right here in the heart of Bermondsey, Central London. Both in stock and made to order. Buy Coffee Sack Floor Cushions Here

  • 25 May 2014

    Illuminate and Scent

    With a Royal Warrant, Price’s Candle Works was originally our neighbour at Brunswick House. Their traditional candles are an elegant and practical addition to the home. Shop Candles Here

  • 12 May 2014

    Beginners Video Guide To: LASSCO Ropewalk

      Our neighbours Square Group kindly took the time to put together a brief guide to LASSCO Ropewalk. So, for the uninitiated, here’s a glimpse of what you can expect.

  • 9 May 2014

    LASSCO Workshop: V&A Teak Table

    Recently commissioned by a well known Wapping connoisseur and made at our Bermondsey workshop this dining table has been constructed from Burmese Teak Wood Block Parquet salvaged from the old ceramics room in the Victoria & Albert Museum. The dread word ‘up-cycled’ suggests a modish trend but LASSCO and it predecessor firm, Geo. Amos & Sons have been recycling timber...

  • 8 May 2014

    Reclaimed Greenheart Guitar

    Mario Morgante makes Electric Guitars. Like all stringed instruments a guitar relies on the most stable of materials being used in its construction. Mario has trawled through the LASSCO stock and found some superb greenheart to make the neck of his most recent creation – starting life as the deck of the Woolwich Ferry this...