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
Don't think that a central London location means that shopping is limited to high street chains and designer boutiques. Vintage and secondhand shops are there if you know where to find them, like the W1 outpost of Absolute vintage, Lucy in Disguise – the ritzy showcase for Lily Allen's vintage collection – and off-the-radar places like Reign Wear and Peekaboo.
South London might not have the footfall and fashion reputation of the stores north of the river, but that just means there are more vintage bargains for the rest of us. Head to Greenwich, where The Beehive and The Emporium take their vintage buying and selling very seriously, and Crazy Man Crazy caters for the secondhand yearnings of the less fair sex…
The best vintage shops in London
This shop-cum-gaming space comes from Fnatic, a leading esports organisation with professional teams competing in video games competitions across the world. Confused? Well, attempting to turn esports a bit more mainstream is one of the reasons why they've set up Bunkr. You can purchase branded merchandise (from clothing to computer hardware), games set up for visitors to play and there's a virtual reality system in store too, plus presumably loads of info on the brand and what they're up to. You can also hire the whole place out for private events, whereby they'll open up the on-site bar for you and your group.
Venue says: “We are London's first ever esports concept store! Come over and shop, hang out, game, use virtual reality and discover esports!”