Our Guide To Vintage Fashion Shopping in London
A round-up of some of the best places to shop for vintage items in London town.
Vintage fashion lovers are spoilt for choice
London is truly a vintage lovers paradise, the city is home to some of the world’s best vintage markets. If you are in London at the weekend it's when the city comes alive with vintage fashion bargains of all in shapes and sizes. You name it you will be able to find it somewhere, from antique furniture and quirky homewares to wartime relics and of course vintage eyewear, there are not many places on the planet that can compete with London. When surrounded with so much choice, or if you are just hungover, it can sometimes be hard to know where to head first. If you stick to our recommendations below you should be able to find what you are hunting for.
Greenwich Vintage Market
The Greenwich Vintage Market is a family run, vibrant market, in the heart of Greenwich. It's number one on our list as it was the first step on the Ed & Sarna Vintage journey and it will always be dear in our hearts. You can usually find us here in the Summer on weekends so come and check out our stall. The market is fully-accessible and offers an eclectic variety of merchandise at competitive prices. If you're looking for something quirky, you will almost certainly find it here. From vintage books & radio's to handmade jewellery & textiles, this is the place to find your latest home design piece or that last minute gift.
Where to find it: 2 Greenwich Church St, East Greenwich, London SE10 9BQ, UK
Another of our regular haunts Portobello Road market is the world’s largest antiques market with over 1,000 dealers selling every kind of antique and collectable. Visitors flock from all over the world to discover one of London’s best-loved landmarks which contains the most extensive selection of antiques in Britain.
Where to find it: 306 Portobello Rd, London W10 5TA, UK
Sunday Upmarket first opened its doors in September 2004. Housing more than 140 creative traders selling everything from fashion, accessories, art, interiors, music, food and bakes; it is undoubtedly one of London's most exciting and imaginative markets.
Where to find it: 91 Brick Ln, Spitalfields, London E1 6QL, UK
Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair
Covering retro homewares to tea sets, shifts to whisks to vinyl, eclectic is the word over at Judy HQ. From dandy to land-girl to 1960s hellcat, they get that history is a melting-pot and our wardrobes are too. Featuring fashion, furniture, homewares and handmade, every event is a treasure-trove of cheap vintage finds.
Where to find it: Check their website for the latest locations
Hackney Record Fair
Hackney Record Fair is yet another venture from the gang behind the monthly Hackney Flea Market. It offers indie types the chance to browse more than 50 stalls, get hold of rare vinyl and made-with-love fanzines. You’ll also find an on-site bakery, record cleaning service and DJs playing all day.
Bermondsey Antique Market
Situated at the end of buzzy Bermondsey Street, this market is a south London institution. Every Friday, locals with magpie eyes flock here to trawl around 200 stalls for bargain china, silver, furniture, glassware and pottery. Not everything here would make it onto ‘Antique’s Roadshow’, but sifting the fab from the tat is part of the fun. In recent years, the market has expanded to include fashion, craft and food stalls, but antiques are still the focus. Just remember to arrive early: trading begins at 6am and most stall-holders will be packing up by lunchtime. When you’re done bargain-hunting, lively Bermondsey has loads of lunch options.
Where to find it: 11 Bermondsey Square, Bermondsey, London SE1 3UN, UK
Deptford Market is as traditional as they come. Dubbed by social researcher Charles Booth in the 1890s as ‘the Oxford Street of south London’, this market might no longer see the high footfall of the past, but in the face of staunch competition from pricier farmers’ markets and the rise of online retailers, it’s managed to thrive. It's not strictly vintage in any way shape or form but if you are hankering for a taste of what London markets are all about then Deptford market is what you are looking for.
Where to find it: Deptford Market Yard, Deptford, London SE8 4BX, UK
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