Art and antique markets in London

London's antiques markets are thriving: if you love antiques, you'll love shopping in London.

Do you enjoy sifting through stalls and haggling for a bargain? If so, check out the range of London's specialist art and antique markets. You're bound to find something to take your fancy!

Alfies Antique Market

This is the place to come for antique and vintage clothes, collectables and 20th-century design pieces. It's the largest indoor market of its kind in London. Vintage lovers will spend hours browsing through the market's 70+ dealers, crammed with everything from rare vintage finds to colourful baubles. Alfies Antique Market also has a Rooftop Kitchen boasting panoramic views over London. 

Bermondsey Square Antiques Market

Bermondsey Square's antiques market is open every Friday morning. Traders display goods from Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times, including silver, china and glassware. The market starts at 4am; the best time to visit is 5am when antiques collectors from around the world gather to get the best bargains.

Brick Lane Market

Spreading across several streets in the Brick Lane area, you'll find both junk and gems in this market! There's bric-a-brac, second-hand furniture, vintage clothes, shoes and lots more. There are also some fantastic stalls selling exotic spices and colourful saris. Sunday is the best day to visit the market. 

Camden Lock Market

Camden Lock is the central hub of Camden's huge market, which is home to more than 100 shops and stalls. Here you'll find an extensive range of goods from designer clothes and accessories, to one-off pieces of art, food and furnishings. There's also designer workshops, studios, stalls, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Covent Garden London

Housed in and around the iconic Market Building and Piazzas, Covent Garden is an architectural masterpiece. Along with the speciality shops, restaurants and cafes in the Apple Market you'll come across street performers amongst the gorgeous craft, antiques and jewellery on offer. 

An aerial view of Greenwich Market, with stalls and customers, on Dunford Street. Photo by: Robert Greshoff. Image courtesy of Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market has beautiful products from designer makers and small cottage industries. Weekends are busiest, with about 150 stalls selling an enticing range of jewellery, pictures, clothes and accessories, and unique gifts. There's also a food court and local shops selling even more goodies.

Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road has been a market since the 1800s but became particularly famous for its antiques in the 1950s. Now there are numerous stalls offering everything from fruit and bread to posters, vintage and designer clothes, bric-a-brac, music and, of course, loads of antiques! The market is in full swing on Saturdays.