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The Best Vintage and Second-Hand Markets in London

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Updated: 14 August 2017
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Whether it’s mid-century modern chairs you want, 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.

Brick Lane Market

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It's always busy at Brick Lane market
It's always busy at Brick Lane market | © Mario Sánchez Prada / Flickr
Vintage clothes, antiques and odd knick knacks—it’s all here on Sunday mornings in Brick Lane. Get up early, grab a salt beef bagel and trawl the stalls for bargains. You’re guaranteed to find something you’re excited to take home.
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Old Spitalfields Market

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Although Old Spitalfields Market is open daily, Thursday is antiques day. There are stalls that flog a mix of everything and ones that have particular focus on one type of antique, such as taxidermy or medals. There are often themed markets, as well, at weekends in second-hand vinyl or vintage clothes.
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Sun:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon:
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tue:
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wed:
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thu:
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri:
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road is perhaps London’s most famous second-hand market, with traders lining the long street in Notting Hill every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here, locals and tourists mingle to find antique and vintage bargains. There’s been a market here for more than 200 years, but it only became famous for second-hand wears after World War II.

Alfies Antique Market

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Alfies Antique Market in Marylebone is an insider secret. The cavernous warehouse holds more than five floors with 75 different antique traders who specialise in 20th-century furniture and other items. It’s a lot to take in, so when you’re ready for a break, there’s a rooftop restaurant to keep you going.
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Greenwich Market

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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, East End banter fills the air between stalls while you pick up the odd bargain.
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Sun:
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon:
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tue:
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wed:
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thu:
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri:
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat:
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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