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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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
Although no longer know for what it was famous for - the place to go to flog those 'under the counter' sales, and get rid of stolen goods before the sun rose, Bermondsey Market is still an excellent destination to rummage through trestle tables of silver and china, with Victorian cups and saucers starting at £25. Prices are on the high side, but haggling is standard practice.
A word of...more
Jedes Mal wenn ich in London bin, ist ein Besuch zum Bermondsey Antiques Market für mich Pflicht. Der Straßenmarkt gehört wohl zu den bedeutesten Antique Markets in London. Jeden Freitag bieten hier Antiquetätenhändler ab dem Morgengrauen ihre neuesten Erwerbungen an. Frühaufsteher mit Kunstverstand können echte Schnäppchen machen. Wenn dann im Laufe des Vormittags der Hauptstrom der Touristen...more