Our Workshop


Every Thursday and Friday we swing open the doors of our friendly Shoreditch High Street workshop to sell our restored vintage furniture and collectibles

We stock a range of mid-century and antique furniture, and a selection of quirky objects such as vintage toys, tools and ceramics.

All these items are carefully selected from suppliers or donations. They are often repaired and hand finished in the workshop by our small team of restorers.

The team are trained in woodwork and furniture restoration at the New Hanbury Project. Further specialist training with local craftspeople has developed individual’s knowledge of finishing techniques, furniture design and history.

All our shop team are in recovery from addictions. Work experience and training gained in our social enterprise supports long term recovery. Find out more about the social benefits of shopping at Restoration Station.

Prices

We enjoy restoring and prefer a fast turnover of lovely furniture. So we keep our prices low, much lower than other vintage shops nearby.

Opening hours

We have extended opening hours for our Restoration Station x Yinka Ilori exhibition during the London Design Festrival 2017 and Shoreditch Design Triangle 16 to 24 September:

Monday – Sunday 9.30am-5pm, with late opening until 8 on Thursdays.

After these events we will revert to our normal opening hours:

Thursday 12.30pm – 8pm

Friday 9.30am – 5pm

Sunday 10.30am – 5pm

Finding us

Our shop is at 118 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JN, between Calvert Avenue and Hackney Road.

Call us if you need directions

07756 537 816

"A quicker turnover means we're always busy and you're learning a lot more, working on different pieces of furnitire and trying out different styles and designs for the paint."

Steve
Restorer

Deposit, collections, delivery and returns


Deposits, collections, delivery and returns

You’re welcome to reserve an item in our shop for seven days by paying a 10% deposit.

If you buy something it should be collected within two weeks.

We can usually do local deliveries for about £20, depending on how much traffic and stairs are involved.

We’re nice about returns. Tell us if you have any issues within seven days and – if there’s a fair case for a return – we’ll come to collect and give you all your money back.

Download our policies here

Other services

Our workshop offers bespoke furniture restoration at low prices, and work on shop fitting commissions for catering and retail. The social enterprise Restoration station is an innovative social enterprise, a not-for-profit business that exists primarily for social benefit.

Our workshop is part of the New Hanbury Project – a training and personal development centre for people in recovery from addictions. Commissioning our team not only gives you high quality work at affordable prices. It also supports people in recovery from addiction, providing training, work experience and building confidence that can transform their prospects of finding satisfying work.

“The confidence is good for me, it’s unbelievable. It’s not just being confident I can produce good quality stuff. It’s gone way, way beyond (that to) confidence outside of here with everything in general.”

Trainee

Support us by buying any of our restoration services, or by donating good quality solid wood furniture.