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

Find both junk and gems at this east London market spread across several streets. At Brick Lane Market, you'll uncover 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

Peruse more than 100 shops and stalls at Camden Lock, the central hub of the huge Camden market. Here, you'll find an extensive range of goods such as designer clothes and accessories, one-off pieces of art and furnishings, alongside workshops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Covent Garden London

Listen to street performers as you wander among the stalls and shops at Covent Garden Market. Housed in and around the iconic Market Building and Piazzas, this central London market is an architectural masterpiece. Along with the speciality shops, restaurants and cafes in the Apple Market, you'll come across gorgeous crafts, antiques and jewellery. 

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

Greenwich Market

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

Portobello Road Market

Soak up the atmosphere at one of the oldest markets in London, on Portobello Road. There's been a market here since the 1800s, but it's become particularly famous for its antiques since the 1950s. Nowadays, you can also find everything from vintage clothes and bric-a-brac to music. This Portobello market is in full swing on Saturdays.