London’s Antique Trail: Discover the Best Places to Shop


London is a treasure trove for antique lovers, from the beloved Old Spitalfields Market to the hidden gems of Camden Passage and the iconic Portobello Market, you’re in for a unique shopping adventure in this city. Be it a vintage dress, a piece of antique furniture, or a rare book, you’re sure to find it in London. In fact, antique shopping in London is a great way to experience the city’s unique culture and history. So, now that you’re planning to be here in London anytime soon, make sure you book the most lavish stay with Montcalm at the Brewery London City, with top-notch amenities and all the great things you could ask for!

Old Spitalfields Market

For those of you who love vintage fashion, Old Spitalfields Market in East London hosts an all-day market for antiques every Thursday. The market is known for its vast selection of vintage goods, from clothing to shabby-chic art, ceramics, unique jewellery, and even military clothing!

Basically, there is something for everyone at the Old Spitalfields Market, whether you are looking for a bargain or a high-end vintage item. In fact, the market is a popular destination amongst celebrities, such as artist Tracy Emin. After you’ve finished shopping, you can even enjoy a meal or drink at one of the many food and drink stalls nearby or head to your hotel near Chiswell Street London to relish a binge brunch.

Camden Passage

Camden Passage is a picturesque street in Islington’s Angel neighbourhood and is known for its antique shops and markets, as well as its appearance in films and TV shows (go watch Wonder Woman if you haven’t and spot Camden!)

Make sure you stroll through the Pierrepoint Arcade which is a biweekly antique market that runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It sells a wide variety of goods, including vintage costumes, print block stamps, and antique books.

The Camden Passage Market is another popular antique market in the area and is in full swing on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If it’s the blend of vintage and retro collectables you’re on the lookout for, don’t pass this one up!

There are several stand-alone antique shops in Camden Passage that you must explore such as the Antique Paper Company and Caroline Carrier which is known to sell a plethora of amazing antique stuff. You can also indulge in the very special Montcalm afternoon tea to add to this day of exclusive shopping excursions.

Grays Antique Market

Grays Antique Centre, also known as the Grays Antique Market, is in the very sophisticated Mayfair area of London. It is home to one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of the finest antiques, jewellery, books, and vintage fashion. The market has over 100 specialist antiques dealers spanning two floors! If it’s a unique item that you’re looking to take back home, you are sure to find something to your liking at Grays Antique Centre.

These spots for antique shopping in London are only minutes from your luxury family hotel and are a great way to experience the city’s unique history and culture, next time you’re here. If you have a knack for antique shopping, make sure you head to at least one of these markets and you might just find treasure that you will cherish for years to come!