Alfies Antique Market

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Venue says London's largest indoor market for antiques, vintage fashion and twentieth-century design. Why not enjoy the heatwave from our balcony cafe?

London’s biggest antiques arcade with four floors to lose yourself in.

Housed in a huge Egyptian-style art-deco building that used to be Jordan’s department store, Alfies Antiques Market, which was founded more than 40 years ago by Bennie Gray of Gray’s Antiques Market in Mayfair, has been one of London’s premier destinations for collectors, dealers, celebs and bargain hunters on a mission to uncover unique and genuine antiques and vintage items.

Across 35,000 sq ft and four floors, this Marylebone establishment is home to around 100 dealers selling antique furniture, retro clothing,  jewellery, memorabilia, homeware and decorations. Dodo Posters, run by Liz Farrow since the 1960s, sells vintage advertising and movie posters, while Diplomat Treasures International offers a mix of twentieth-century furniture, African carvings, Chinese vases and modern art. Everything feels carefully curated, and this is reflected in the prices, but if you’re serious about picking up a one-of-a-kind item, this huge antiques arcade is hard to beat.

Alfies Antiques Market also has a rooftop kitchen and café – a hidden oasis that basks in sunlight for most of the day. Pop up for brunch, a burger, afternoon tea or a celebratory glass of prosecco after you’ve nabbed that 1930s light fitting you’ve always wanted but could never find.

Top tip: Many of the surrounding shops on Church Street also specialise in twentieth-century antiques and collectables, high-end art and decorations. Alim Kheraj

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Alfies Antique Market says
Alfies covers 35,000 square feet over four floors, complete with 70+ dealers and a charming roof-top café and terrace with views over North-West London. Over the last 40 years Alfies’ dealers have spread out on to the surrounding Church Street, opening shops and turning this corner of Marylebone into a destination for art, antiques and high quality design. Now one of London’s only remaining indoor antique markets - along with sister centre Grays in Mayfair - it is still one of the most appealing and lively places for the trading of antiques, vintage fashion, 20th century design and collectables. The centre also offers a range of services including an upholstery workshop, vintage tailoring and repair, fine picture framing and watch repairs.
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By: Alim Kheraj

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Venue name: Alfies Antique Market
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Address: 13-25 Church Street
London
NW8 8DT
Opening hours: Tues-Sat: 10am-6pm
Transport: Tube: Edgware Road tube or Marylebone tube/rail
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WOW - what an absolutely stunning place - I can't believe I've never been here and I'm really looking forward to going back again soon. Not only is it a mecca of fantastic treasures, from fun trinkets under a tenner right through to jewels in their thousands. Unlike a vintage market or car-boot, this place has real antiques and their sellers are experts in their area. As a result, you won't pick up a bargain here, but you will pick up something beautiful, so if you've a budget to decorate your home or your person, you'll do well to visit. 


You of course are also well within your rights to simply browse and just dream of buying an 18th century Italian set of drawers or an antique, solid gold, with encrusted sapphires, necklace from the 1920s - like I did. And because the building itself is such fun to explore (there's a full-on pond inside!) with a fantastic roof terraced restaurant at the top, you can make it an outing. Enjoy, take a wad of cash, if you can, and spoil yourself with something unique.