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The 8 Best Vintage Markets In London

Did you know that London is home to tons of vintage markets? Going to the best vintage markets is a great way to score individual, unique pieces and bargain your way to a price that suits you. It’s a hipsters’ heaven and we have got them right here for you ready to explore!

Hackney Flea Market

Hackney Flea Market is home to over 30 vintage traders. Every month, this amazing vintage market returns to Stoke Newington’s Church Street. Check out the dates on their website or on the Facebook page! Items for sale include: 20th Century Furniture, Records, Old Clobber, Salvaged French Homeware, Curiosities & Collectables, Textiles, Kitschenalia, Danish Decor, Reclaimed Industrial Fixtures, Lamps & Lighting, Bric-a-brac, and the almost extinct. One of the best vintage markets!

Old Spitalfields Market

Recently refurbished, Spitalfields has been a popular marketplace in East London since the late 1800s. It sells antiques, clothing and food. Stalls are open daily but hours may vary. It’s a bit too much of a hotspot so check out some of the other less popular markets for inspiration as well.

Brick Lane Market

Brick Lane Market is a bustling artistic hub that attracts young Londoners in search of second-hand furniture, original clothes and random bric-a-brac. There are also lots of great places to eat including authentic Jewish bagel shops and Bangladeshi curry houses. “The joy of this market is that you never know what you’ll find; anything from cheap leather clothes, old magazines and kitsch collectibles to stunning silks and Art Deco furniture.” The best day to visit is a Sunday! Another one of the best vintage markets to visit!

Greenwich Market

Home to 120 antique stalls, pubs, restaurants, jewellery, fashion and more – Greenwich market has it all! It’s London’s only historic vintage market set in a World Heritage Site. Open 10am – 5.30pm 7 days a week and Bank Holidays.

Portobello Green Vintage

Portobello is London’s leading vintage fashion and antiques market and with more than 800 stalls, it’s home to the largest selection of young designers all in one place! There are so many bargains to be found and surprises to be discovered, you are sure to be inspired by the original Portobello Market. And, don’t forget to explore the area whilst you’re there! Runs Friday to Sunday every week. Another option for best vintage markets to visit!

Friday – Antiques, Retro,  Art Deco, Vintage
Saturday – Fashion Market, Designer Clothes, Jewellery and Accessories
Sunday – Bric-a-Brac, Clothes, Books, CDs and records etc

Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair

Savitri, the brains behind the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair is an award winning events organiser with over 20 years experience in the fashion, film, advertising & music industry. In 2009, the fair was set up in order to help vintage traders that had been hit hard by the 2008 recession. It is a vintage favourite among designers, stylists, fashion editors and celebrities! Their next event is September 9th – not to be missed for vintage lovers!

See Also

Camden Stables Market

Camden Town station gets crazy busy on the weekends with people hunting for vintage deals so it’s great if you have an idea of what you’re looking for. Check out Time Tunnel Vintage, Shoe Embassy or Koo Style for vintage inspiration! There’s also lots of places to eat near the market so it’s a great vintage market option. Open daily 10am – 6pm.

Alfie’s Antique Market

Located on Church Street, in Marylebone, Alfie’s is home to over 100 antique dealers. It’s an amazing place to discover a huge range of antiques, vintage/retro goods, quirky furniture pieces, vintage fashion and accessories, jewellery as well as 20th century decorative arts. Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-6pm

Are you a fan of any of the best vintage markets in London? Do you have a favourite? Let us know in the comments below!


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