7 best flea markets in the city of London
Here’s our list of the best flea markets in London
From going to Borough Market for food or visiting Columbia Road for flowers, London is always bustling with markets. And one can always get hold of secondhand gems from flea markets if you wish to be thrifty. So if you are looking out for antique furniture, silverware, accessories or clothes, here is a list of the best flea markets in the town:
Deptford Market is a sprawling market with stalls of everything under the sun. From half-used tins of cosmetics to broken electronics, this place is for finding treasures, however, make sure to not bargain uselessly.
This market opened in 1880 as a ‘waste’ market for visitors who wanted to trade unwanted goods. This is a go to place for second hand stuff, from vintage goods and collectables, to antiques. The Kingsland Market is now more of a cultural landmark for London.
Hackney Flea Market
Situated in the heart of Stoke Newington’s Church Street, this market has a wide range of products including jewellery, vintage fabrics, kitchenalia to live homemade delicacies. The organisers also run Peckham Salvage Yard, which is one of London’s largest outdoors weekend markets, and you can grab some vintage threads, ceramics, electricals etc there.
Wood Street Indoor Market
From food stalls, beauty shops to jewellery makers and much more, Wood Street has the best of everything from vintage clothes, antique homeware, to retro toys. If you are a soccer fan, there is also a football memorabilia shop.
Bermondsey Square Antiques Market
If you love china, silver and glassware, then you need to go to the Bermondsey Antiques Market. Also you can place first dibs on jewels or eighteenth-century Italian paintings to French maps. Since its inception in 1855, this market is loved by all.
North London Vintage Market
This one is a small market with a stellar stall line-up and it focuses on quirky pieces such as tea sets from the ’30s, or printed curtains from the ’60s. Go here for some retro fashion fix like brooches and petticoats or dresses or handbags.
Greenwich Market is known for all things pretty and if you love art and craft, this place is it. You can also get pretty jewels, embroidery, vintage clothes, old books, lamps and more.
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