At Alfies Antique Market your vintage handbag comes with a few words about its provenance, and a spot of gentle hunting is often rewarded with a genuinely rare piece of furniture. A rambling network of four floors, the indoor market houses some 75 clued-up sellers providing a discerning selection of jewellery, clothing, homeware and decorative items predominantly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. You’ll find a fine collection of industrial lighting at Stephen Lazarus on the first floor, good vintage ad posters at Dodo around the corner, and distinctive homeware at Decoratum in the basement. Prices may be a little steep if you’re used to a casual browse in Spitalfields, but you can’t beat the place for its dedication to unusual and authentic antiques. Another draw is the humble rooftop café which has a seductive terrace that traps the sun and peers peacefully out over London’s chimney pots.
|Venue name:||Alfie's Antique Market||Contact:|
13-25 Church Street
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-6pm Tue-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Edgware Road tube or Marylebone tube/rail|
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