Recently I moved from one area of big ol’ London Town to another. I am happy to be living where I’m living now but there’s one thing I miss about my last place. The charity shops. It used to be that I would be able to turn right out my flat and I would be at Barnardo’s within five minutes. After having raided everything in Barnardo’s I could leave, turn right and there would be Oxfam, Cancer Research, Scope, RSPCA, Sue Ryder and the Michael Sobell Hospice Shop all within pretty quick succession of one another. It was equally exciting (to be able to visit regularly and pick up some absolute favourites) and terrifying because, well, although charity shops are amazing value for money, if you visit them as much as I tend too, things get pricey! This street paved with gold, ahem, I mean charity shops is Ruislip High-Street and can be easily located by getting the tube to Ruislip (on the Metropolitan line). Turn right out the station, go up some stairs, turn right and walk for about three minutes. It’s there you’ll find Barnardo’s on your right. As always, my charity shop tip to visit often because you never know when that gal or guy your size has dropped of their entire vintage laden, beautiful wardrobe so if you’re West London way, Ruislip high-street is one for you.