Vintage shops in London

From boutiques to thrift stores, Time Out recommends the best vintage shops in London

We scoured the capital to find the best vintage shops, secondhand boutiques and antique fashion houses, including Camden's rockabilly stockists and east London's thrift warehouses. Here's our comprehensive guide to pre-loved fashion


Vintage shops by area

  • Central London

    From the W1 outpost of Absolute Vintage to Lucy in Disguise – the ritzy showcase for Lily Allen's vintage collection, there are plenty of vintage shops in central London if you know where to find them. View central London vintage shops

  • North London

    From the considered vintage parlours of Stoke Newington, to the chaotic retro jumble of Camden, North London is home to more vintage shops than any other part of London. View north London vintage shops

  • South London

    South London might not have the footfall and fashion reputation of the stores above the river, but that just means there are more vintage bargains for the rest of us. View south London vintage shops

  • East London

    Thanks to the crop of vintage shops which have sprung up around hipster central in Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Dalston, east London is one of the easiest places to find trend led thrift in the city. View east London vintage shops

  • West London

    West London caters for a more refined taste in vintage, with long established celebrity favourites like Rellik and One of a Kind providing collectible, iconic pieces worth their weight in old gold. View west London vintage shops

  • Vintage London

    Whether you love to shop for vintage clothing and retro furniture or to visit old fashioned tea rooms and glamorous cocktail bars, there's no escaping the allure of vintage in London. View vintage London

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17 comments
Emma
Emma

Can't believe you didnt include Retromania in Pimlico. Its a fab shop for vintage and designer and all proceeds go to FARA Charity for disadvantaged children,,,,,

Lara
Lara

Ive finally made my way around the shops this guide picks out and can assure the good readers that they are great choices, THANKS TIME OUT! each fo the stores are quite different and capture the range of whats good about our booming vintage trade in London.

Emma
Emma

I have a shop in Upper Holloway called Rock Candy, it won 'Best New Vintage Shop 2011' in the Vintage Guide to London awards and was in a poll of London's top 5 Retro shops in London Confidential. Hopefully Time Out just missed me on it's radar! I'd love to be included next time around! www.rockcandyshop.co.uk

Fifi
Fifi

Come on guys , Keep up. Strut on Broadway Market is what everyone's talking about. Susie Style Bubble and Agyness Deyn have named it their favourite vintage shop in London.

Toneth
Toneth

Can anyone advise which London market is the best for Guys vintage leather jackets ?? Ta !

Marcia
Marcia

I can't believe you missed the House of Vintage on Cheshire Street!!! It has excellent condition vintage from the 1920's-1980's, with standout pieces from the 1940's, 50's and 60's. This is definitely the best new vintage shop in London.

Rowena
Rowena

Just opened on the top floor at Kingly Court W1 is 'The Revival Retro Boutique'. If the 1920s, 1930s or 1940s are your favoured eras then Revival Retro is the place to visit. We stock a fantastic range of vintage inspired reproduction clothing and shoes in a range of sizes including plus sizes. Hopefully we will make it to Time Out's number one favourite shop next time they do a review !

Lorna
Lorna

Committee of taste opens Saturday Evering Road Stoke Newington. N16. Nr the farmers market. Selling vintage G-plan ercol and an abundance of atomic coat hooks. For 2 months only!

Peter
Peter

Rock Candy in Upper Holloway, it just won best new vintage shop in the vintage guide to london awards so it should have definitely made your list. It's a right gem!

Selena
Selena

I have a vintage inspired salon in greenwich, some see us @ the Curious Comb www.thecuriouscomb.com!

Michelle
Michelle

Be sure to check out my recently launched website, Little Toucan, where you’ll find a gorgeous collection of vintage, handcrafted and intriguing items for your home. From kitchenware, textiles to home accessories you'll find a great range of bright and quirky products. Check out our current range of products as http://www.littletoucan.co.uk Many thanks Michelle

Jo
Jo

I am on holiday from Australia and went to Camden Stables Markets the other day and stumbled upon "Camden Vintage" - The girls who work there were really helpful in finding me a theatrical costume for a renaissance ball. They also have a range of ladies bodices, tops and dresses that seemed to be from Victorian era through to 1990's. I definitely recommend popping in there if you happen to be in Camden although it is quite difficult to find, it was the last shop I went in to. Glad I found it!!

Sparkle Moore
Sparkle Moore

THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT has been selling quality hand picked vintage clothing in London since 1988. Focusing on 30's 40's & 50's Hollywood glamour-this is the place to head for beautiful gowns,cocktail dresses and those one off pieces of wearable items. Located in Alfies Antique Market (a space well known for it's selection of vintage

Penny Ross
Penny Ross

If you're interested in clothing from the 1940s and earlier, including a collection of around thirty original 1920s beaded flapper dresses, take a look at www.penniesvintage.com. We are at 41 Amwell Street, just off Pentonville Road.

Karina
Karina

Hi Check out my vintage furniture web-site too! www.retrozebrafurniture.com Thanks! Karina

Juno Says Hello
Juno Says Hello

Can I add my shop to your list? Juno Says Hello sells vintage cocktail dresses and we have a studio in Kings Cross. Appointments are available between 7am and 10pm, including weekends. A selection of our stock is available online at www.junosayshello.com and we have many more dresses in storage. Thanks!

Lucy
Lucy

Found some fab vintage garments at the Pop Up Vintage Fair in Hampstead last month. Think the next one is at St Stephen's Rosslyn Hill Hampstead on 24th July. They had an amazing selection of stalls and my mum bought a gorgeous 40s suit and hat. Definitely worth checking out!