Cecil Court, London WC2N

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Cecil Court 1894


11. Pleasures of Past Times



Memrobilia and ephemera relating to the performing arts and both popular & unpopular culture from the last three centuries…
Books, posters, postcards, programmes, sheet music, vinyl records :

11 Cecil Court, Charing Cross Road, London WC2N 4EZ
Tel: 020 7836 1142
Pleasures of Past Times Tel: 020 7836 1142

shop email : info@pleasuresofpasttimes.com

Please note the following change of e-mail address should you wish to contact David Drummond   pan.drumm@btinternet.com

Opening hours:
Sunday & Monday Closed (unless by previous arrangement)
Tuesday – Friday 11.00am-6.00pm. Saturday 12 – 6pm.


Pleasures of Past Times perfectly describes our stock. Be prepared to find an eclectic mix of treasures from bygone eras.

Established in Notting Hill in 1965, the shop opened in Cecil Court in 1967 making it amongst the oldest businesses in the court. The shop reflects our Theatreland location, specialising in books and ephemera relating to the performing arts and popular culture. The walls are covered with original theatre, film and music posters, while shelves creak with an electic selction of books, ephemera and unusual items dating as far back to the early 19th Century.

Material relating to theatre institutions such as Henry Irving, Noel Coward and Olivier vie for shelf space with Music Hall favourites such Dan Leno, Little Tich alongside material relating everyhting from The Sex Pistols, William Burroughs, David Bowie & Divine.  With pop culture icons such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dr Who and 007 recently hitting 50th anniversaries, our stock is slowly catching up with our 50 year history! Also expect to find Magic & conjuring books, Victorian & Edwardian postcards, sheet music and all manner of curiosities.