There is something to be said about vintage furniture. They just have character and style. The fact that they are from a past period gives them that unique look that is not easily replicated today.
Whether you are a collector or just someone looking to find stylistic pieces of vintage furniture for your home, antique and flea markets present the best opportunity for you to do so. Here is a list of some of the best UK markets for vintage furniture.
In E1 on any given Thursday, you will find some of the most bizarre, yet weirdly wonderful collection of vintage furniture, art, clothing and other accessories at the Old Spitalfields Antiques & Flea Market. The best thing about this vast marketplace is that you can get lost in all the available possibilities and end up finding something quite spectacular…and affordable.
If you are looking for a place to find the best and most coveted antiques in London, there is a good chance that the Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair is that place. Held on select dates every year, this is one of the largest antique fairs in the UK. With over 200 stalls of artefacts, antiques and some of the most beautiful pieces of jewellery you will ever see, this fair is a definite ‘must attend’ for vintage lovers. You can haggle and get the best prices on the items you want.
Unfortunately, the antique stalls on Portobello Road are getting pushed out by high rent. That, however, doesn’t mean that you will not find what you are looking for when you visit. Try going on a Saturday, this is the main market day, you will find vendors selling traditional English antique pieces that will most likely impress your taste. From vintage furniture to kitchenware and even old suitcases, this market has it all.
This is the perfect spot to find antiques and collectables at the Jubilee Market. It is an authentic slice of ancient Covent Garden that was so popular before high-end flagship stores took over. The antique shops in this location are not only amazing as far as vintage artefacts are concerned, but because the wares found here give you a sense of England’s heritage. Here, you will find vintage furniture that is purely British and proud of it.
Opened in 1976, Alfies Antique Market has long been a favourite for many collectors. What makes this store stand out is the collection of handpicked antiques that it carries. This is the one place that you can go and fully expect to find vintage furniture that is not only one of a kind but also in great condition and at reasonable prices.
Buying vintage furniture is a wonderful way to give your home character and a unique sense of style. It can also double as a money making venture as there are collectors willing to pay good money for these furniture pieces.