Buy a Piece of History at London's Best Antiques Emporiums

Emma Wallis

By , Local Expert, London
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Antiques add so much to a home or office: a sense of quality, history, refinement, and grace. It's no wonder that people find them hard to resist. If you're the type of person who can't pass by a shop, without wondering what may lie within, you'll relish London's bounty. A wide selection of antiques of all vintages, provenances, and places of origin can be found, and 10Best leads you to the top sources. Our editors and readers particularly applaud Andrew Nebbett Antiques, as you will with one glance at the merchandise. It's without a doubt one of London's best antique shops. Also nestling among London's streets is The French...  Read more »

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    Michael Hughes Antiques

    Michael Hughes antiques is at the centre of one of the top spots for vintage buys in London.

    Local Expert Tip: "Browse their website first, and get in contact by email, the staff are happy to send photos of what might suit, before you journey to see the objects in their showroom."

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    The French House

    The French house is a treasure trove of beauty and fun and great vintage finds.

    Local Expert Tip: "Like with all vintage shops, you have to keep looking to really find a treasure, but this has a great stock, for affordable prices."

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    Andrew Nebbett Antiques

    Andrew Nebbett Antiques puts the wow factor into antique shopping in London.

    Local Expert Tip: "Clients are encouraged to decorate their homes across periods, and at this shop you can blend the 1750s with the 1950s if you so desire."

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    Portobello Road Market

    Portobello road market and the surrounding shops are great for vintage finds.

    Local Expert Tip: "Portobello road is a shopping mecca in London, everything from vintage and antiques, food to current fashions."

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    Waterhouse and Dodd

    Waterhouse and Dodd are an internationally renowned fine art dealers. The place to go for fine art.

    Local Expert Tip: "You can browse in one of their showrooms, online, and in their catalogue, for those with money, this is the place to go."

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    Haslam and Whiteway

    If it's British antiques you want, then Haslam and Whiteway is the place to go.

    Local Expert Tip: "Haslam and Whiteway is a delightful shop on Kensington Church St, specialising in British design."

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    Raffety and Walwyn

    If it's clocks or barometers your after then Raffety and Walwyn should be your first stop.

    Local Expert Tip: "No time to waste, Raffety and Walwyn have all your antique clocks, time pieces and barometer needs covered."

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    Camden Passage Islington

    Camden Passage is a real treasure trove of shopping in North London.

    Local Expert Tip: "Camden Passage has a bit of everything from antiques to modern shops and is a real treasure trove for shopping"

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    Fine Art Society

    The Fine Art Society bring a wealth of experience and history to the London scene.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Fine Art Society has recently launched a contemporary wing too, so even if antiques are not your thing, you can find something a bit more modern to adorn your home."

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    Alfie's Antiques Market

    Alfie's antiques market is the biggest covered market for antiques in London with a bit of everything for every taste.

    Local Expert Tip: "Great for gifts and things for your house and wardrobe. "



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