London is well known for its position as a central hub in the antiques trade, and the variety of shops and choices available can seem overwhelming at times, especially for someone new to the industry. Here is a list of the best antiques stores in London to help your search for the perfect vintage item.
This is a collective of 19 different shops, each with their individual characteristics and collections, which makes for a pleasant browsing and shopping experience as you pop from one store to the other. The collections feature every type of antique object imaginable, from furniture to art to lighting and books.
Lillie Road, Fulham, SW6 7LL lillieroad.co.uk
Spread across two buildings and two levels on the former site of a 19th century water closet manufacturing company, and featuring two hundred different antique dealers, Gray’s is home to one of the world’s largest collection of antiques, including vintage jewellery and fashion.
58 Davies Street / 1-7 Davies Mews WK1 5AB graysantiques.com
With its bohemian chic atmosphere and its famous rooftop café, Alfie’s Antiques Market is a favourite destination for antiques collectors, designers and even celebrities. A former department store, the site was given a radical transformation by founder Bennie Gray (of Gray’s Antiques), who opened the shop in 1976 and expanded it into a maze of rooms dedicated to all sorts of vintage and quirky objects coming from a variety of different locations and eras.
13-25 Church Street, Marylebone NW8 8DT alfiesantiques.com
The first thing you will notice when visiting the London Silver Vaults is the -quite literally- dazzling atmosphere, with shiny silver objects as far as the eye can see. This is the ultimate hub for anyone interested in buying high-quality silver decorations and accessories.
Chancery Lane, WC2A 1QS silvervaultslondon.co.uk
This cheekily-named independent shop has a new selection of items every week, ranging from antique furniture to glass objects, ceramics and vintage clothing. They are specialised in items from the 20th century, starting from the 1930s all the way to the 1980s.
54 Essex Road, N1 8LR https://www.facebook.com/Past-Caring-21090650091
At 35 years old, Gordon Watson Ltd is one of the first established 20th century design galleries in London, specialising in modern and contemporary French and Italian furniture, objects and lighting. Check out the website for the photo gallery from the exhibition “Gordon Watson presents Paul Belvoir”.
28 Pimlico Road SW1W 8LJ gordonwatson.co.uk
“Beauty” is the first word that comes to mind when stepping into Christopher Butterworth’s gallery - described as a “fascinating Aladdin’s cave of lights, lamps and vases”, this collection is a treasure trove of objects ranging from the 17th century to the 1970s.
71 Pimlico Road SW1W 8NE christopherbutterworth.net
A large antiques warehouse established over fifteen years ago, spreading over four floors and featuring twenty different dealers. You can find every sort of item here, from Victorian chests of drawers to modern lounge chairs - there really is something for every taste and budget.
Junction of Westow Hill and Jasper Road, SE19 1SG
Located in the heart of Notting Hill’s Portobello Road antiques market area, Barham Antiques is a well-established antiques firm that specialises in boxes of all types, such as jewellery boxes, stationery boxes and tea caddies.
83 Portobello Road, W11 2QB
And saving the best for last *drum roll*… well, us, of course! Whether you are looking for antique furniture for a housing interior or for a business such as a shop or a pub, you are guaranteed to find the right thing for you in our collection - and if you are looking for a very specific design, you can always order a bespoke cabinet or shopfitting designed and built by our team. Check out our website dandabinder.co.uk to take a look at our stock and contact us about any inquiries, or come visit us in person.
101 Holloway Road, N7 L8T.