Charity shops

We value every penny that is spent in our East London charity shops. They generate money that helps fund our services such as the drop in and our abstinent-based supported housing for those recovering from addiction.

Read about our interfaith charity shop in Selfridges!


Thank you for donating your preloved, clean and working goods.

If you're unsure about donating certain items, please ring your nearest store to check we can accept them before popping down.

With large donations please call us to ensure we're ready to receive them as we have tiny storage facilities.

Scroll down to find our charity shop telephone numbers.

Unfortunately, we are unable to collect donations.

If you have a questions about donating, please contact the individual charity shop - the numbers can be found below. Or simply pop in.

Watch the SCT Charity Shop Strut video

We always welcome good quality and clean:

  • clothing, shoes and bags
  • jewellery and accessories
  • bric-a-brac
  • books
  • CDs and DVDs (sorry we can no longer accept VHS cassettes)
  • toys and games
  • kitchenware
  • ornaments and collectables
  • clean carrier bags
  • small electrical items in working order

Please note that we are unable to accept some large electrical goods, VHS cassettes, used cosmetics, knives, alcohol or large items of furniture. 

Sleeping bags are always welcome at our drop-in service for homeless people.

Please do not leave your bags outside our shops when they are closed.

If you do wish to donate vintage or designer furniture to SCT please contact our furniture restoration project, Restoration Station, on 07756 537 816. They may be able to collect for free.

Boost your donation by 25% with Gift Aid

You can also now Gift Aid donations to our charity shops. This means that we can raise an extra 25% from the Government at no extra cost to you! Just download the Gift Aid form and bring it in with your donations. Or ask for a form in one of our charity shops.

Find out how Gift Aid increases the value of your donations

SCT Charity Shops:

Aldgate East
27 Whitechapel Road
London E1 1DU
020 7377 9893
Open Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am- 5pm

670-672 Leytonstone High Road
London E11 3AA
020 8556 2777
Open Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

Watney Market
34/36 Watney Market
London E1 2PR
020 7791 0200
Open Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm

Chrisp Street Market
12 Market Way
London E14 6AH
020 7538 8442
Open Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm

Barking Road
152 Barking Road
London E16 1EN
020 7511 6646
Open Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm

Roman Road
589/591 Roman Road
London E3 2RW
020 8981 1771
Open Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm

Bethnal Green
385 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 0AN
020 7613 0363
Open Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

Area Retail Manager: Stella Griffin
Mobile: 07932 082 329 

Deputy retail manager: Katie Taylor 
Mobile: 07581 351 856 

Volunteer with us

We’re always on the lookout for volunteers who can help us with a few hours to spare. It’s a great way to meet people and learn new skills.

To volunteer at one of our charity shops, please contact Stella Griffin or Katie Taylor at /

If you have a questions about donating, please contact the individual charity shop or just pop in - telephone numbers and addresses can be found above.

Corporate charity shops challenge

Our popular charity shop challenges provide great opportunities for team building.

Each team is allocated one of our seven charity shops with the aim of boosting the day’s income.The team that increases their shop’s usual day’s takings by the greatest percentage wins the coveted cup! 

A big hit with firms around the City and Canary Wharf, see how the Zurich Insurance Group rose to the challenge in this video.

Find out how your company can take part by contacting Mike on 0207 613 5722 or at

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