Located just south west of Regents Park, Alfies Antiques Market is London’s largest indoor antiques market (35,000 sq feet) and a treasure trove of individual shops. Alfies hosts a bustling indoor market with a bohemian chic atmosphere that is great for decorative and unusual antiques, vintage and collectibles.
With close to 100 dealers over the buildings four floors, Alfies is a great find for vintage and antique shoppers. For over 30 years Alfies has attracted serious collectors, interior designers and even celebrities, while the quality of the stock has migrated from old stuff to in vogue. Overall, Alfies Antiques Market offers a good blend of houseware, clothing, and furniture – much of it mid century modern design and Art Deco.
The beautiful Art Nouveau façade of the building alone, makes Alfies Antiques Market worth visiting. In fact, visitors should make sure to go all the way up to the top floor where there is a nice café on an open terrace with a view, as well as more little shops selling great vintage clothes and housewares. And those who don’t manage to find inside what they’re looking for, can always try their luck at one of the other vintage shops located in the vicinity, like Grays Antique Centre located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away.
With its less touristy feel than Portobello Road, Alfie’s Antique Market still feels as is you’ve discovered something most people don’t know about.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
If you’re buying something big like a commode or a chest of drawers to ship internationally, tell the vendor the item is for export and that you’re using a reputable shipper who will provide an export certificate. They may pass along additional discounts.
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