Bermondsey Square's antiques market is open every Friday morning from 4am to 1pm come rain or shine.
Many traders gather every week displaying goods from Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times, including silver, china and glassware.
Traders arrive from 4am and set up their stalls. The best time to visit is 5am when antiques collectors from around the world gather to get the best bargains.
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Bermondsey Square Antiques Market
More a beer garden for the local suits than an antiques market, to be honest. Spotted roughly eight merchants on my last visit. You're probably better off checking out Spitalfields.more
Just because ive given the market 3 stars does not mean its rubbish. The Bermondsey market is a true antiques market. The stalls are brimming with goods from time past and its unbelieveable about what you can find. 5am is indeed the best time to get there because youll miss all the true gems.The Londond markets proove to me that their better than the american ones,as they have a more...more
Normally, I don't really get into antiques shopping, but the Bermondsey Antiques market is quite an experience. For starters, most of the things for sale really could qualify as 'antiques' and aren't just junk from the 70s.
Hand-crafted jewellery/mirrors/lamps/cutlery from times gone by would be antiques. A disco record melted into the shape of a bowl is not an antique. I think...more
I am being completely truthful when I say that 5am on a Friday is really the only time to go to this market. Because it is an antique dealers' market and not a regular vintage/antique market, deals go quickly. There are hundreds of high quality and reasonably priced stalls selling an overwhelming array of goods.
I have only done it twice when it first opens but it is best seen before dawn...more
Bermondsey Antiques Market is the best place to find affordable antiques and interesting artifacts. Open on Friday mornings, the market begins at 4am whatever the weather. You will find lots of silverware, cutlery, costume and fine jewellery, pictures, clocks and home ware. Alongside specialist antiques there countless affordable pieces.
I absolutely love going to Bermondsey Antiques Market,...more