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

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 House, a favourite for those looking for that je ne sais quoi for their home, with pretty linens, lace cupboards and ornaments to adorn and prettify. If markets are more up your street, then Portobello road is still the source of some great vintages, as is Camden Passage in the north of the capital. Lastly, Alfie's Antiques market has a bit of everything, from furniture to clothing, to ornaments, to clocks, and with a wealth of expertise and history at their fingertips, you may just find yourself bitten by the collecting bug, and shipping exciting boxes half way around the world. Happy vintage shopping.



Alfie's Antique Market is the biggest covered market for antiques in London. It hosts numerous stall holders who sell antiques and collectables from a variety of eras. The place is frequented by interior designers, collectors, and set...  Read More



The Fine Art Society have been dealing since 1876, so they bring a wealth of experience and history to their trade. Specializing in prints and paintings from the 1800s and 1900s, the Fine Art Society offers a large selection of goods. The...  Read More



This quiet street becomes a hub of antique-hunting activity on Wednesdays and Saturdays, when specialists and dealers gather in stalls and arcades. The long strip keeps visitors occupied for hours and turns up treasures no matter what you're...  Read More



Kensington Church Street offers a plethora of antique outlets, and one of the best is this shop, which has sold beautiful antique clocks for many decades now. Timepieces from many periods are on display -including Georgian, Regency and Victorian...  Read More



Haslam and Whiteway deal in British 19th century design. It is another fabulous Kensington Church Street shop which is known for its supply of furnishings. With a huge, in-stock selection, the well-organized, elegant store is a must for...  Read More

Waterhouse and Dodd


On shop-filled Bond Street, this art dealer focuses on antique paintings in various styles from the time period of 1850 to 1940. British works are prominent, but other nations are also represented. In addition, the shop prides itself on its...  Read More



Portobello is a shopping mecca, but the presence of antiques, particularly from the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries is why many people flock to the market when they are in London. There is a broad range of goods, with prices to match....  Read More

Andrew Nebbett Antiques


The shop hits the nail firmly on the head when it describes itself as a purveyor of the decorative and the unexpected from 1780 to 1960. Every bit as satisfying as the product range is the experience: this is everything you might imagine from a...  Read More



Thanks to the House, fans of French furniture have no need to jump on the Eurostar to find the real thing: every item here originates from France, and littered among the treasures you'll find vases, chaises (long and short), beds and artwork....  Read More



Michael Hughes antiques is located on the Fulham road in the heart of one of London's top spots for vintage finds and antiques. This shop is known among the antique-hunting crowd as a top place for 18th- and early 19th-century furniture....  Read More


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