5 Best Vintage Markets In London
Whether you’re on the hunt for a mid-century chest of drawers, or you’re after a vintage hat, London has thrived on selling second-hand merchandise and vintage fashion for decades. Here are our favourite places to have a good old rummage in the city.
Wander past loitering goths and punks to join the throng of tourists, locals and random celebs fighting it out at the vast and varied selection of shops and stalls in Camden. To avoid the crowds, we’d suggest you visit on a weekday, though weekends are better for variety and atmosphere. Camden Market is the place for cheapo jeans, T-shirts and accessories and lots of great vintage shops such as Rokit Vintage.
Dusty Fingers Market
Dusty Fingers is a great vintage market held at the Round Chapel, Hackney E5. It’s managed to grab the attention of London’s trendy vintage crowd and hip-Hackney fashion lovers. You can expect tots of on-trend vintage with over 45 top UK and European traders with indoor and outdoor stalls. Pieces start from as low as £5- so expect to bag a bargain!
If vintage fashion is your thing then you’ll love Frock Me, Chelsea’s favourite vintage event, held monthly at Chelsea Old Town Hall. With over 15 years of Vintage experience, you can always guarantee quality goods. At each Frock Me Vintage Fair you’ll find over 50 of the very best vintage traders to fill Chelsea Town Hall with everything from fine 1920’s beaded flapper dresses to collectable pieces by Yves Saint Laurent & Chanel to 1950’s prom dresses, unique accessories and vintage jewellery.
Brick Lane Market
Vintage clothes, antiques and odd knick knacks—it’s all available on Sunday mornings in Brick Lane! It’s best to get there early to give yourself enough time to get some bargains before grabbing a salt beef bagel for lunch. But if you fancy something more substantial, we suggest you head to Barber & Parlour, their brunch menu is super tasty.
Greenwich has a vintage and second-hand market every weekend. It’s separate to the food and craft market that’s opposite the Cutty Sark, tucked away on a smaller street around the corner. Here, you’ll find up to 120 stalls showing antiques and collectibles on Thursdays and Fridays; and craft and design on Wednesday, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Where’s your favourite place to find vintage clothing and antiques in London? Let us know! @tweetjanes