Wondering what to do with your London weekends? Here's some places you should visit while we're gone

Apr 4, 2017 | 15:52

London weekends aren’t as fun without House Of Vans right? Don’t worry, we got you.

Here’s a list of our favourite spots to visit on our days off, IRL or on the WWW.

AONO Barbershop

Founded by our buddy Paul Hewitt, AONO is the only we don’t get vexed after a short back n’ sides. Mostly because he does a great job, but also because we can chat all things skate and streetwear with him and his crew. AND, you get to visit Harvey Nics.

https://aono.co.uk/

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Beach London

Beach used to have an IRL shop on Church Street in Stoke Newington run by Charlie Beach. It’s now an e-shop but well worth a scroll to pick up all the Ps - prints, pin badges & patches. Poultry of Greater London poster is a big deal!

https://shop.beachlondon.co.uk

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Brixton’s Baddest

This place is our local skater-owned skate shop, stocking lots of British born brands like Satta, Blast Skates and Reup. These guys live to skate and skate to live, so if you’re looking for advice they’re pretty much gospel.

http://www.brixtonsbaddest.co.uk/

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Louise Madzia Ceramics

When House Of Vans needed homeware for a street market, Louise was top of the list. Her designs and ceramics are designed and made in her Bucks studio and her pot head graphics are second to none.

http://louisemadzia.com

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The Other Side of the Pillow

Henry’s shop on Lower Clapton road stocks some awesome deadstock & vintage Vans well worth a browse. He also provides a lot of pre-worn waffles for our collectors cabinets so we trust his judgement when it comes to fly footwear.

https://pillowheat.com

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Skate Interiors

Don’t care what you say, up cycling is cool. That’s why you should drop by the Skate Interiors page and check out what they’ve got for sale or contact them for a commission. The Vans waffle coat and board hook is a personal favourite!

https://www.facebook.com/Skate-interiors-436347239821347/

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Photography: Eisa Bakos & Chris Dias