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Рынок Камден (Camden Market)
Открытый семь дней в неделю, рынок Камден вдоль Camden High Street, площадей Camden Lock Place и Stables если идти от Chalk Farm Road. Рынок Camden Lock Market – лучшая находка для предметов искусства и вещей, в то время как Рынок Электроники (Electric Market), открытый только по воскресеньям, - это лучшее место, где можно найти лучшие аналоги последних тенденций.
Это один из двух рынков, который любому приверженца уличного или хиппи стилей, альтернативного стиля, просто необходимо посетить. Другим таким рынком является Portobello Market. У местных продавцов можно найти все, что угодно, от одежды second-hand до недорогого антиквариата и декоративных предметов.
Адрес: Camden High Street Camden London NW1
Часы работы: 10am-6pm Mon-Sun
Район: Camden
Ближайший поезд: Camden Town
URL: www.camdenlock.net
Email: info@camdenlock.net

Рынок на Крисп-Стрит (Chrisp Street Market)
На этом людном местном рынке можно найти все на свете, от растений до нижнего белья, одежды, пастельных принадлежностей и детских игрушек, притом по тем ценам, которые вы можете себе позволить. По пятницам и субботам вы можете попасть на прием, так как рынок заполняется яркими красками и запахами экзотических фруктов. Если же вы занимаетесь шитьем, на рынке представлено огромное количество тканей по самым ценам, начиная от фунта за ярд. Торговцы рыбой и мясом – обычное дело для этого рынка, а утомившись долгими поисками, вы сможете отдохнуть и расслабиться в баре у Джорджа, кафе у JP или у Криса.
Адрес: Market Square Chrisp Street London E14
Часы работы: 9.30am-4pm Mon-Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7537 2689
Район: Docklands/Wapping
Ближайший поезд: All Saints

Covent Garden Piazza
Covent Garden Piazza – это место, где располагается рынок Covent Garden, однако там же находится вымощенная камнем площадка под открытым небом, на которой время от времени проходят представления пантомимистов и жонглеров. На этом рынке а-ля 40е годы продаются самые разные предметы: антиквариат, обиходные вещи, картины, одежда ручной работы… так что это идеальное место для поисков подарков. Прежде это место занимал лондонский овощной рынок, который в настоящее время переехал ниже, на рынок New Covent в Бермондси. Классические музыкальные квартеты и группы и Перу регулярно играют в достаточно тесных переходах между рыночными прилавками. По периметру рынка расположены разного рода (в основном занимающиеся одеждой) магазины, а в одном из внутренних дворов располагается музей механики. По всему рынку рассыпаны точки, где можно пообедать, а также посидеть вечером (например, пабы Punch или Judy).
Адрес: Covent Garden London WC2
Часы работы: 10am-6.30pm daily
Телефон: +44 20 7836 9136
Район: Covent Garden/Holborn
Ближайший поезд: Covent Garden
URL: http://www.coventgardenmarket.co.uk/


Рынок на East Street (East Street Market)
Рынок на East Street – это людный местный рынок, в первую очередь занимающийся тем, что необходимо людям, живущим в этом районе. Ни интересных вещей, ни предметов старины там не найти, зато все то, что касается еды или одежды там в изобилии. Наилучший (и наиболее людный) день для посещения этого рынка – воскресенье. Прилавки, продающие овощи, фрукты, одежду, растения и старинные безделушки располагаются между магазинами, так что если вы не любите толпы – вам туда лучше не ходить.
Если вы все же загляните в местные магазинчики и кафе, вас кое-что приятно удивит: в Barneys Textile Centre можно найти отличный материал, а Er In Dawes – живое воплощение кафе, где кормят от пуза. Кроме того, East Street является местом рождения Чарли Чаплина.
Адрес: East Street Between Walworth Road and Dawes Street London SE17
Часы работы: 8.30am-4pm Tue-Sun
Телефон: +44 20 7277 4587
Район: Southwark/Waterloo
Ближайший поезд: Elephant & Castle


Рынок Greenwich (Greenwich Market)
Рынок Greenwich на самом деле представляет собой несколько рынков, объединенных в один, и если бы не останки Millenium Dome вдалеке, вы бы не поверили, что находитесь в Лондоне. В любом случае, вот эти рынки: Двор Бозуна на Greenwich Church Street, крытый продовольственный рынок; Блошиный рынок на Thames Street, который обычно пропускают так как он находится на дальней улице и специализируется на всевозможных старинных безделушках; антикварный рынок Greenwich на Greenwich High Road, где на самом деле нет антиквариата, однако много книг, одежды, музыки и ювелирных изделий; Центральный рынок на Stockwell Street, самая большая часть рынка, продающая все – от повседневных вещей до тайской пищи, мебели и книг; наконец, Вещевой рынок (Craft Market) на Greenwich Church Street. Сюда имеет смысл зайти, если вы ищите красивую одежду, ковры и продукты гончарного искусства. Что же еще вам нужно?
Адрес: Greenwich High Road Greenwich London SE10
Часы работы: times vary; call for information
Телефон: +44 20 8293 4804
Район: Greenwich
Ближайший поезд: London Bridge


Мельница Аббатства Мертон (Merton Abbey Mills)
Этот рынок – отличное место для поиска подарков и цветов. Это также ярмарка фермеров и место, где можно купить предметы домашнего хозяйства ручной работы. Основанная на историческом месте, сама мельница сейчас находится под угрозой сноса, хотя местные жители и стараются ее защитить. Место непременно следует посетить. Прилавки на этом рынке отнюдь не хуже, чем на самых известных в мире, а расположен он возле River Wandle, то есть в 20 минутах езды от центрального Лондона. Здесь, в окружении более чем двухсот прилавков с книгами, музыкальными записями, предметами искусства, изделиями, одеждой, шляпами и самыми разными пищевыми продуктами, забыв о лондонской суете и толкучке, можно провести целый день.
Адрес: Off Merantum Way (behind Savacentre) London SW19
Часы работы: 10am-5pm Sat & Sun. Permanent shops open weekly too.
Район: Wimbledon
Ближайший поезд: Colliers Wood


Рынок садоводов в New Covent (New Covent Garden Market)
Это серьезный рынок – он исключительно оптовый. Тем не менее, если вы хотите побывать на основном узле дистрибуции фруктов, овощей и цветов для всей Англии, то вам непременно нужно там побывать. Правда, встать нужно очень рано, но запах рынка цветов непередаваем, и красные глаза – не цена за него.
Адрес: Nine Elms Lane Battersea London SW8
Часы работы: 3.30am-10.30am Mon-Fri
Район: Battersea/Clapham
Ближайший поезд: Battersea Park/Queenstown Road BR


Рынок на Petticoat Lane (Petticoat Lane Market)
Petticoat Lane – это, наверное, лучший рынок недорогой одежды в Лондоне, и если вы ищете новые кожаные вещи – лучше места не найти. В этом месте, расположенном в южной части Middlesex Street, вам представится огромный выбор кожаных пиджаков местного производства, притом по ценам вдвое ниже, чем в магазине (если, кончено, вы готовы торговаться). Наконец победив продавца, отведайте королевских креветок, пожаренных в масле и чесноке, за одним из прилавков на краю рынка. Остальные предложения по одежде не выходят за рамки стандартных цен и ассортимента для рынков, хотя там есть ларек, продающий французскую одежду second hand по сниженным ценам, а также время от времени там появляются торговцы одеждой от дизайнеров. Можно объединить визит на Petticoat Lane с походом на Brick Lane. Помимо воскресенья, Wentworth Street открыт с 9 до 2.30 в будние дни.
Адрес: Middlesex Street and surrounding streets London E1
Часы работы: 9am-2pm Sun
Район: City/Square Mile
Ближайший поезд: Aldgate


Рынок Portobello Road (Portobello Road Market)
Portobello Road до сих пор в основном является рынком антиквариата и оживляется он обычно по субботам, когда ряды прилавков кажутся бесконечными. Пройдите вниз от станции метро Notting Hill и вы увидите прилавки дилеров антиквариата и продавцов всяких безделушек, которые просто ломятся от предметов искусства, изделий и подержанных книг. Дальше к северу преобладают киоски с одеждой. Многие из них предлагают барахло, однако если вы готовы искать, можно найти по настоящему винтажные вещи, такие как сумки из змеиной кожи, шубы и пиджаки 1940х годов, так что ваши друзья сгорят от зависти. Нередко за вдохновением сюда приходит «модная тусовка», ведь немало дизайнеров начали свою карьеру в киосках под тентом, которые расположены за мостом, так что обратите внимание на новые вещи. По субботам на рынке огромное количество туристов, так что лучше приходить либо в пятницу, либо в воскресенье, когда людей меньше, а прилавков больше. В будние дни до четверга на этом месте располагается овощной рынок, а под тентом за мостом расположен рынок инструментов. Рынок антиквариата открыт в Субботу с 8.30 до 5.30, общий рынок: с понедельника по воскресенье, с 9 до 5, а воскресные часы зависят от конкретных продавцов. В основном они открыты с 10 до 5.30.
Адрес: Portobello Road from Goldborne Road to Chepstow Villas London W11
Ближайший поезд: Notting Hill Gate
URL: http://www.portobelloroad.co.uk/


Рынок в Walthamstow (Walthamstow Market)
В то время как большинство из рынков либо слишком развиты в сторону туристов (Portobello Road, Camden) или забиты супермодными городскими вещами (Spitalfields, Brick Lane), приятно осознавать, что есть рынок в East London, сумевший сохранить дух содружества. Самый длинный рынок под открытым небом в Европе, он простирается от Hoe Street до St James's Street. Там можно сделать лучшие покупки в городе, чего бы вы не искали – винтажную одежду, овощи и фрукты, бытовую электронику, ткани…да даже собачий корм.
Адрес: Hoe Street to St James's Street Walthamstow London E17
Часы работы: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat
Район: Docklands/Wapping
Ближайший поезд: Walthamstow Central


Whitecross Street
Рынок на Whitecross street существует с 1244, когда площадь этого места была крошечным грядным местом, и наличие рынка говорило о том, что местные торговцы уклонялись от городских налогов. К сожалению, сейчас такого беспошлинного рая не существует, так что сам факт того, что рынок находится на краю центра города, означает, что в обеденное время он становится чрезвычайно людным, так как работники офисов заполняют дешевые кафе вдоль улицы. Прилавки содержат полный набор безделушек – полотенца, одежда, сумки, скатерти, и другие недорогие и приятные вещи. Сюда следует приходить за дешевыми вещами.
Адрес: Whitecross Street Between Old Street and Fortune Street London EC1
Часы работы: 10.30am-2.30pm Mon-Fri
Район: Clerkenwell/Shoreditch
Ближайший поезд: Barbican


Рынок в Bermondsey (New Caledonian) (Bermondsey (New Caledonian) Market)
Безбожно ранние часы и неподходящие дни на самом большом рынке антиквариата в Лондоне – верный способ получить подлинники. Однако остерегайтесь – с 1949 года этот рынок имеет репутацию места, где продаются подделки. Впрочем, сейчас ни в одоном рынке нельзя быть уверенным. Встать нужно рано – и тогда вам откроется совершенно другая жизнь Лондона, так как многие прилавки в 9 уже закрываются. Впрочем, это меняется, так как рынок становится все более популярен. Большинство продавцов – регулярные дилеры и знают свой товар, так что если вы не менее компетентны, вы сможете отличить сокровища от подделок.
Адрес: Bermondsey Square Bermondsey London SE10
Часы работы: 5am-1pm Fri
Район: Greenwich
Ближайший поезд: Elephant & Castle


Ярмарка Charing Cross Collector (Charing Cross Collector's Fair)
Все, что когда-либо коллекционировалось кем-то и теперь заброшено может быть найдено здесь. Приходите, повыбирайте среди восхитительного количества всякой всячины и среди этого добра вы сможете найти предметы, которые искали. Если вы ищите медали, значки, марки, монеты, прочие предметы, памятные вещи или даже других эксцентричных коллекционеров, это место для вас.
Адрес: Villiers Street beneath Embankment tube station London WC2
Часы работы: 8.30am-5pm Sat
Район: Covent Garden/Holborn
Ближайший поезд: Embankment


Church Street
Рынок существует с 1830х годов, когда на нем продавались только сельскохозяйственные товары. Сегодня на рынке со стороны Edgware Road продается простая повседневная одежда (футболки, пижамы, кружева), DIY и пищевые продукты. Со стороны Lisson Grove продаются более стильные вещи, так как в нем есть такие части, как знаменитый Alfie's Antique Centre, торгующий любым антиквариатом: украшениями, предметами коллекционирования, сумками, винтажной одеждой и многим другим. Sea Shell на Lisson Grove широко известен как место, где лучшие в Лондоне рыба и чипсы.
Адрес: Church Street From Edgware Road to Lisson Grove London NW8 & W2
Часы работы: 9am-5pm Tue-Sat
Район: Bayswater/Paddington
Ближайший поезд: Edgware Road


Рынок антиквариата Grays (Grays Antique Market)
Источник для одной из самых больших и разнообразных коллекций предметов антиквариата, украшений и предметов коллекционирования в мире, Gray's является центром антикварной жизни Лондона и место, где собираются некоторые из лучших дилеров. Его коридоры, которые часто пропускают, это место, где роятся коллекционеры и дилеры, которые перерывают мириады вещей в надежде, что у одного из 85 трейдеров рынка все-таки найдется именно то, что они ищут. Словом, ищите ли вы зарытые сокровища, или просто хотите насладиться атмосферой энергии, вам стоит посетить Gray's. А если вас утомит поиск среди гор мелочи, вверх по лестнице есть Gray's Music Room, где регулярно проходят самые разные мероприятия, от джазовых концертов до модных показов.
Адрес: 58 Davies Street London W1Y 2LP
Часы работы: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Телефон: +44 20 7629 7034
Район: Mayfair
Ближайший поезд: Bond Street
Email: http://www.graysantiques.com/


Рынок на St James' Church/Piccadilly (St James' Church/Piccadilly Market)
Неизвестный для многих, St James's Church – это своего рода оазис в стороне от Piccadilly, где каждый день работает рынок. Этот рынок больше напоминает магазин под открытым небом, так как расположен он на людной улице возле Waterstones, самого большого книжного магазина в Европе. По вторникам там открыт рынок антиквариата, в то время как со среды по субботу работает вещевой рынок, где продается все, от одежды и вcяких безделушек до еды. Это неплохое место для шоппинга, особенно в канун Рождества.
Адрес: St. James's Church Yard Piccadilly London W1
Часы работы: 8am-7pm daily; market 10am-6pm Thu-Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7734 4511
Район: Westminster/St James
Ближайший поезд: Piccadilly Circus
URL: http://www.westminster.gov.uk/archives/surveyoflondon/sls.cfm



Магазины

Marchpane
Marchpane – это магазин дилеров, специализирующихся на подержанных иллюстрированных книгах для детей. Тем не менее, там лучше не покупать книги для ваших детей - большинство предметов на продажу – это предметы для коллекционирования, подписанные копии и редкие издания. От сказок про Баиатрис Поттер до C.S. Льюиса, там можно найти горы литературы. Это место для вас, если вы коллекционер детских книг и ищете первозданную копию какой-то конкретной книги.
Адрес: 16 Cecil Court Charing Cross Road London WC2N 4HE
Часы работы: 10.30am-6pm Mon-Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7836 8661
Район: Covent Garden/Holborn
Ближайший поезд: Leicester Square
Email: kenneth@marchpane.demon.co.uk


Аукцион Lots Road (Lots Road Auction Galleries)
Этот популярный аукцион становится чрезвычайно людным по воскресеньям, когда молодые пары и семейные четы приходят в поисках чего-то нового в дом. Оборот там достаточно большой, так что новые лоты появляются там каждую неделю, притом от современной подержанной мебели до достаточно обширных предложений по антиквариату. Здание аукциона было реконструировано, а торги перенесены с понедельника на воскресенье. Торги по современной и реконструированной мебели начинаются в час, а по антикварной мебели – в 4. Время осмотра аукциона ниже, некоторые лоты можно посмотреть online. Пока вы там, не поленитесь зайти в VIP Organic – там отличная вегетарианская кухня.
Адрес: 71-73 Lots Road Fulham London SW10 0RN
Часы работы: 5pm-7pm Thu; 9am-4pm Fri; 10am-4pm Sat; 10am-7pm Sun
Телефон: +44 20 7351 7771
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: Fulham Broadway
URL: http://www.lotsroad.com/
Email: auctions@lotsroad.com


Red Room
Магазины, продающие только импортированную современную мебель из Китая – большая редкость, так как большинство мебельных бутиков Лондона, таких как Soo-San или Snap-Dragon в Fulham, работают для любителей предметов антиквариата из поклонников направления «Смешение востока и запада». Эти же бутики и магазины, тем не менее, являются официальными партнерами мастерских из Шанхая, которые при помощи традиционных методов пытаются вернуть былое искусство ремесленничества, прославленное мебелью и предметами искусства из Китая. Там можно найти алтарные столики, кабинеты, сундуки, экраны и многое другое (включая некоторые предметы антиквариата), по достаточно доступным ценам.
Адрес: 72 Farm Lane Fulham London SW6
Часы работы: 10am-5pm Mon-Fri; 10am-1pm Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7386 8777
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: Fulham Broadway
Email: contact@red-room.com


Bertie Golightly
Если вы только что из магазина Harrods и раздосадованы ценами на вещи дизайнеров, не печальтесь – прямо за углом есть двухэтажный магазин Bertie Golightlys, где вас встретит достаточно широкий выбор новой одежды от тех же дизайнеров. Новая одежда – означает, что ее никто прежде не носил, однако она скорее всего провисела уже 2 или 3 сезона. Тем не менее, женщины, находящиеся в погоне за классическими вещами вроде сумок от Chanel или вечерних платьев от Gucci, да еще и по приемлемым ценам, с каждой минутой пребывания в Bertie Golightys будут чувствовать себя счастливее и счастливее.
Адрес: 48 Beauchamp Place Knightsbridge London SW3
Часы работы: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; 10am-7pm Wed
Телефон: +44 20 7584 7270
Район: Knightsbridge/Belgravia
Ближайший поезд: Knightsbridge


Pandora
В этом гигантском бутике можно найти ту самую одежду от известнейших дизайнеров, которую вы всегда хотели, но не могли себе позволить. В этом магазине есть все, от Chanel и Versace до менее известных дизайнеров, таких как Tomasz Starzewski. Вся одежда в отличном состоянии и лотки прекрасно организованы, так что чувства, что вы находитесь на рынке краденного, не возникает. Там можно найти такие вещи, как шляпы, ручные сумки, туфли Prada, шарфы Chanel и множество украшений для костюмов.
Адрес: 16-22 Cheval Place Knightsbridge London SW7
Часы работы: 9am-6pm Mon-Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7589 5289
Район: Knightsbridge/Belgravia
Ближайший поезд: Knightsbridge


Rellik
Управляемый тремя бывшими продавцами с рынка Portobello Road, Rellik содержит огромный выбор одежды second hand. Высокий, светлый и просторный, он организован просто до невозможности, однако в нем все равно придется порыться. Там есть стенд винтажа начиная с 20х, а также полное собрание коллекций Vivien Westwood. Двое из владельцев магазина перешивают свои находки second hand, и таким образом делают их еще более уникальными. Кроме того, они устраивают примерки со старыми тканями. Хотите вы потратить £20 или £2,000, Rellik – это лучшее место для поиска винтажных вещей.
Адрес: 8 Goldborne Road by Trellick Towers London W10
Телефон: +44 20 8962 0089
Район: Notting Hill/Ladbroke Grove
Ближайший поезд: Westborne Park


Cornucopia
Этот магазин до отказа забит самыми разными платьями, большинство из которых оказались безделушками Miss Havisham. Выбирайте из винтажных, накладных или белых – совсем как свадебных - экземпляров. Собрание настолько большое, что шкафы не вмещают их полностью, и платья развешены кругом и даже разложены на полу. Будьте внимательны если садитесь на поезд в Виктории, так как время выходить может наступить незаметно.
Адрес: 12 Upper Tachbrook Street Victoria London SW1
Часы работы: 11am-6pm Daily
Телефон: +44 20 7828 5752
Район: Victoria/Pimlico
Ближайший поезд: Victoria


Flashback
Наилучшее место для любителей исчезнувших записей, в Flashback можно найти целые залежи подержанных винилов, CD и видео, притом в совершенно произвольном порядке разложенных. Музыкальные направления от рока, поп-музыки и соула 50х, до инди 90х, от церковных песен до industrial, от джаза до фанка, от трип-хопа до евророка...перечислять можно бесконечно.
Нужные название можно найти на невероятно скупом сайте магазина. Практикуется почтовая доставка.
Адрес: 50 Essex Road Islington London N1 8LR
Часы работы: 10am-7pm Mon-Sat; midday-6pm Sun
Телефон: +44 20 7354 9356
Район: Islington
Ближайший поезд: Highbury & Islington
URL: http://www.flashback.co.uk/
Email: mark@flashback.co.uk


Oxfam
Поход в Oxfam – это как ящик Пандоры: никогда не знаешь, что найдешь. Тем не менее, многообещающий выбор одежды second-hand, подержанных книг, домашней мебели и прочего товара сделал этот магазин тем, чем он является сейчас – одним из пяти самых больших стоковых магазинов в Великобритании. Магазины Oxfam продолжают заниматься благотворительностью, борясь с бедностью по всему миру. Филиалы этого магазина есть по всему миру. Зайдите в Oxfam Originals – там вам представится солидный выбор элитной одежды second-hand, однако это не является местом первой важности.
Адрес: 23 Drury Lane London WC2G 5RH
Часы работы: 10.30am-6pm Mon-Sat
Телефон: +44 (0)20 7240 3769
Район: Covent Garden/Holborn
Ближайший поезд: Covent Garden
URL: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/


Rokit
Будучи одним из прилавков Camden, этот бутик винтажа заставит вас провести в нем часы среди витрин одежды и обуви. Чего бы вам не хотелось – джинсов, пиджаков, тренировочных костюмов, кожи или мехов – или вообще чего-нибудь интересного, что бы можно было надеть на гламурную вечернику – вы скорее всего это тут найдете. Верхний этаж с одеждой для вечеринок открыт только по выходным.
Адрес: 225 Camden High Street Camden London NW1
Часы работы: 10.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri; 10am-7pm Sat & Sun
Телефон: +44 20 7267 3046
Район: Camden
Ближайший поезд: Camden Town


Магазин благотворительности Salvation Army/Cloud 9 (Salvation Army Charity Shop/Cloud 9)
Наистарейшие ходоки по магазинам благотворительности знают устройство Salvation Army Charity Shop, находящийся в стороне от основной High Street, как свои пять пальцев. На самом деле, там оседают наилучшие остатки от продаж многих из самых популярных магазинов на High Street. It also encompasses real thrift store chic - you can come away with an entire retro outfit without breaking the bank.
Адрес: 9 Princes Street London W1R 7LB
Часы работы: 10.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7495 3958
Район: Soho/West End
Ближайший поезд: Oxford Circus
URL: http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/


Stitch Up
Этот бутик на Камдене специализируется на подержанных кашемировых изделиях, восстановленных до своего прежнего уровня. Там также можно найти пестрые кашемировые джемперы, сделанные из кусочков кашемира, которые выглядят точь-в-точь как новомодные джемперы из заменителя, которыми забиты магазины вроде Harrods. Помимо этого, там есть еще масса всего, как нового, так и винтажного, включая кардиганы с высоким воротом и сумки 40х годов, которые там стоят несколько дороже, чем в других местах.
Адрес: 45 Parkway Camden Town London NW1
Часы работы: 11am-6pm Mon-Sat; midday-6pm Sun
Телефон: +44 20 7482 4404
Район: Camden
Ближайший поезд: Camden Town


Traid
Traid (или Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development), который прежде назывался Humana, является благотворительным магазином, где продается одежда, аксессуары и ткани, хотя в некоторые отделения располагают еще и довольно широким выбором аудио и видео записей и игрушек. Деньги, которые приносят магазины Traid, идут на поддержание работы благотворительных организаций. Цены низкие, но едва ли из ряда вон выходящие. Тем не менее, там можно купить себе полный комплект одежды приблизительно за £20 – представить такую возможность является одной из целей, которые ставит перед собой магазин. Выбор одежды неплох, обычно там можно купить себе одежду всех размеров, от ширпотреба до известнейших брендов. Одежды 60х и 70х там также немало. Адреса других отделений магазина: 61 Westbourne Grove, W2; 69 - 71 Kilburn High Road, NW6; 2 Acre Lane, SW2, и 119 King Street, London W6.
Адрес: 164 Uxbridge Road London W12 8AA
Часы работы: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat
Телефон: +44 20 8749 1437
Район: Hammersmith/Shepherds Bush/Chiswick
Ближайший поезд: Shepherd's Bush (either line)
URL: http://www.traid.org.uk
Email: info@traid.org.uk


Virginia
Бывшая актриса Virginia Bates – по прежнему капризна. Зайдите в ее сказочную страну кружевных одежд Victorian, где можно найти шифоновое нижнее белье 1930х, вельветовые пальто, и множество платьев а-ля Золушка…словом, дайте своему женскому началу выход и обойдите оба уровня с винтажной одеждой. Тем не менее особо губы не раскатывайте – часто так бывает, что винтажное нижнее белье меленького размера.
Этот магазин – из тех, что обычно привлекает знаменитостей, озабоченных созданием уникального имиджа, так что к миссис Bates уже заходили Наоми Кэмпбелл, Николь Кидман, Мини Дривер, Ральф Лаурен и Донна Каран. Вход только по приглашению.
Адрес: 98 Portland Road Holland Park London W11
Часы работы: 11am-6pm Mon-Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7727 9908
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: Holland Park




Yesterday's Bread
Этот магазин ретро расположен недалеко от Carnaby Street, где он и был с начала 60х. На его прилавках можно найти вещи 60х и 70х – рубашки с рисунками, миниюбки, , mini skirts, брюки с галифе, пластиковые макинтоши…короче, вы поняли. Там также есть аксессуары, такие как сумки, ремни и солнцезащитные очки – все что угодно для души. Остальная мелочь на продажу – это открытки с психоделическими изображениями и идолами того времени, такими как Брижит Бардо и The Beatles. Там также всегда можно найти флайеры в ретро клубы, если, кончено, вас это интересует.
Адрес: 29 Foubert's Place Soho London W1
Часы работы: 11.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm Sat
Телефон: +44 (0)20 7287 1929
Район: Soho/West End
Ближайший поезд: Oxford Circus/Picadilly Circus


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Сильная сторона этого магазина – то, что там можно найти мебель 50х и 60х годов. В подвальной части магазина и можно присмотреть себе пару стульев или же объектов искусства.
Адрес: 66 Marylebone High Street Marylebone London W1M 3AH
Часы работы: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat
Телефон: +44 (0)20 7224 6066
Район: Marylebone/Regent's Park
Ближайший поезд: Marylebone/Baker Street/Bond Street


A. Zadah
Расположенный в сердце Mayfair, магазин Alex Zadah занимался коврами из Европы и Азии на протяжении где-то 25 лет. Среди предметов тканного искусства можно найти персидские, кавказские, среднеазиатские и даже анатольские ковры и комнатные декоративные коврики, а также европейские ковры c XVI по XIX век. Zadah в основном общается с профессиональными клиентами, от дизайнеров по интерьеру до архитекторов и оптовых продавцов, однако магазин также открыт для серьезных частных коллекционеров.
Адрес: 35 Bruton Place Mayfair London W1X 7AB
Часы работы: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Телефон: +44 20 7493 2673/22
Район: Mayfair
Ближайший поезд: Bond Street
URL: www.zadah.com
Email: zadah@compuserve.com


Alistair Sampson Antiques
Расположенный в сердце Mayfair – центре искусства и антиквариата Лондона - Alistair Sampson Antiques занимается английским антиквариатом XVII и XIX веков, фаянсовой посудой Англии и предметами гончарного искусства, примитивно-наивными масляными и акварельными полотнами, вышивкой бисером и металлом. Так как организация основана около 30 лет назад, их клиентура состоит из авторитетнейших честных коллекционеров, а также из музеев, выставочных галерей и дизайнеров по интерьеру. Кроме того, в магазине проходит несколько шоу в год, включая ярмарку керамики Нью Йорка, и международную ярмарку искусств и антиквариата. Тем не менее, если загляните – следите за своим поведением, ведь мистер Сампсон – автор книги по этикету и хорошим манерам…
Адрес: 120 Mount Street Mayfair London W1Y 5HB
Часы работы: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Телефон: +44 20 7409 1799
Район: Mayfair
Ближайший поезд: Bond Street
URL: www.alistairsampson.co.uk
Email: info@alistairsampson.com


Ammonite
Если вам покажется, что вы на археологических раскопках – как бы это было невероятно - это Kensal Green. Владелец магазина, Дейл Роджерс, собрал великое множество вышедших из применения вещей из Мадагаскара, Марокко и даже из Великобритании. Цена зависит от размера предмета, его возраста и назначения. Можно найти себе вещицу за пятерку, а можно за £30,000, если это на самом деле редкая старинная вещь, более не употребляемая. Он продает марокканские лампы, керамику, деревянные скульптуры, витые железные подсвечники и большие зеркала в деревянных рамах. С покупкой артефакта в этом месте, вы купите экзотическую вещь, которой выдалось попутешествовать и которая хранит в себе дух приключений. Есть много голов Будды, ценой от £40 до £450. Чудесная ткань Икатс из Флорес (Индонезия) и церемониальные маски из восточного Таймура всегда на прилавке. Это великолепный крошечный магазин, где всегда на продажу выставлено не меньше восьми тонн старинных предметов. Там можно присмотреть подарок для вечеринки домоседов, или оригинальный подарок на день рождения. Позвоните и сможете зайти внеурочное время.
Адрес: 986 Harrow Road Kensal Green London NW10
Часы работы: 1pm-5pm Wed-Fri; Sat 10.30am-5pm
Телефон: +44 20 8964 5928
Район: Notting Hill/Ladbroke Grove
Ближайший поезд: Kensal Green


Anthony James & Son
Открытый в 1949, Anthony James является одним из основных дилеров Лондона, занимающийся английской и европейкой антикварной мебелью XVII и XIX веков, а также декорационными объектами, картинами и скульптурами этого периода. Эта компания занимается оценкой и реставрированием мебели XVIII и XIX веков, а также является источником информации, где могут находится особые предметы. Также возможно заказать репродукцию ламп, которая будет выполнена с учетом ваших специфических требований.
Вся мебель, привезенная сюда, снабжена письменной гарантией аутентичности, а дальнейшим гарантом подлинности вещи является то, что сам Энтони Джеймс в прошлом был экспертом по оценке для ежегодной лондонской ярмарки антиквариата в Олимпии.
Адрес: 88 Fulham Road Fulham London SW3 6HR
Часы работы: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Телефон: +44 20 7581 1120
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: Gloucester Road
URL: www.anthony-james.com
Email: anthony.james10@virgin.net


Antik West Ltd.
Antik West занимается широким набором предметов антиквариата из Китая, включая ковры, ткани, подушки, сэмплеры, а также предметы восточного искусства и изделия из керамики. Возраст предметов разница от эпохи Танг до XIX века. Менеджер магазина Джонатан Робертсон работал в китайском отделе на обновленном аукционе Sothebys, и может гарантировать вам подлинность всех экспонатов. Вход только по приглашению.
Адрес: 150-152 Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8
Часы работы: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 10am-4pm Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7229 4115
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: High Street Kensington
URL: http://www.antikwest.com/
Email: china@antikwest.com


Christopher Wray Lighting
Для Кристофера Рея, который был в каждой бочке затычкой, основная причина заняться продажей антикварных осветительных приборов стала возможность промотировать себя как актера, но это было в 60х. Подлинные античные лампы сейчас нечасто встретишь, однако в этом огромном трехэтажном магазине на King's Road можно найти несколько лучших репродукций. Более 4,000 осветительных приборов к вашим услугам, ищите ли вы освещение для картин, для ванной, для пола, для стола, внешние приборы, напольные или настенные…
Если пройти вдоль 600 King's Road (tel. +44 20 7751 8705) , вы найдете неплохой выбор современных осветительных приборов, где встречаются очень интересные и оригинальные предметы. Суда стоит заходить в поисках эстетически оригинальных вещей, о которых потом вас будут расспрашивать друзья. Если не сможете попасть в магазин, вы сможете заказать 220-страничный каталог через сайт и найти все там.
Другое отделение магазина, которое тоже занимается современными осветительными приборами, находится по адресу 199 Shaftsbury Avenue, WC2 (tel. +44 20 7836 6869). Указанные выше контактные данные относятся к отделу античных осветительных приборов.
Адрес: 591-593 King's Road Fulham London SW6 2YW
Часы работы: 9.30am-6pm Mon-Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7751 8650
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: Fulham Broadway
URL: http://www.christopherwray.co.uk/
Email: kingsroad@christopher-wray.com


David Brower Antiques
David Brower Antiques занимается фарфором из KPM, Мейссена, Англии и континентальной Европы, а также европейской бронзой, восточным фарфором и японскими предметами искусства. Среди вещей на продажу можно встретить все, от расписных шелковых ширм, до фарфоровых ваз с выделкой. Найти магазин антиквариата на Kensington Church Street, который не специализируется на каком-то определенном типе антиквариата и не так претенциозен, как большинство своих соседей – это достаточно свежий опыт.
Адрес: 113 Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 7LN
Часы работы: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Fri
Телефон: +44 20 7221 4155
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: High Street Kensington
URL: http://www.davidbrower-antiques.com/
Email: david@davidbrower-antiques.com


Dickson и Rendall
Роберт Диксон и Лесли Рендалл являются дилерами предметов искусства и антикварной мебели XVIII и раннего XIX веков. Они специализируются на стиле регентской Англии периода 1800-1830, в особенности на антикварных предметах освещения, канделябрах, подсвечниках бра и лампах. Они предоставляют достаточно широкий выбор мебели, от шкафов до ширм и зеркал. В магазине два этажа антиквариата. Если вы знаете, чего ищите, сотрудники магазина с радостью вышлют вам фотографии, если вы не можете приехать в Лондон чтобы осмотреть предложения магазина.
Адрес: 263 Fulham Road Fulham London SW3 6HY
Часы работы: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7351 0330
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: Gloucester Road
URL: www.dicksonrendall-antiques.co.uk
Email: antiques@dicksonrendall-antiques.demon.co.uk


Didier Antiques
Didier Antiques – это маленький бутик, известный количеством прекрасных антикварных вещиц. Он находится в стороне от центра антиквариата Kensington на Kensington Church Street, самой известной улицы магазинов антиквариата в Лондоне. Посетителям этого магазина представится шиоркий выбор новомодных и декоративных украшений и орнаментов, а также множество декоративных изделий из серебра. Didier Antiques мене чем в 10 минутах ходьбы от людной Kensington High Street и от Notting Hill.
Адрес: 58-60 Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 4DB
Часы работы: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Телефон: +44 20 7938 2537
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: High Street Kensington


E & H Manners
Основанный в 1986 бывшими сотрудниками «У Christie», аукционы E&H Manners находятся на Kensington Church Street, самой известной улице антикварных магазинов в Лондоне. Посетителям магазина откроется шикарный выбор античной европейской керамики и предметов искусства, которые относятся к периоду с XVI по XVIII века. Предпочтение владельцы магазина отдают XVIII веку. E&H Manners считают, что это – та часть антикварного рынка, где все еще можно сделать чудесные открытия и найти вещи, обладающие исторической и культурной ценностью. Несмотря на то, что этот магазин обычно открыт по будням, лучше позвонить перед тем, как приедете.
Адрес: 66a Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 4BY
Часы работы: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Телефон: +44 20 7229 5516
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: Kensington High Street
URL: http://www.europeanporcelain.com/
Email: ehmanners@compuserve.com


Fine Art Society
Все еще находящиеся в своем первоначальном здании, Fine Art Society (Общество искусств) с 1876 года является главным дилером по викторианскому искусству и искусству XX века в Лондоне. За последние несколько лет они расширились и теперь имеют отделения японского и американского искусства. Располагающаяся на трех этажах, галерея состоит из выборочного собрания картин, скульптур, архитектурной мебели, стекла керамики, серебра, тканей , включая работы Пугина, Дрешера, Вистлера, Де Моргана, Морриса и Макинтоша. Так что если вы ищите предметы искусства и антиквариата, вам туда. Для тех, чей кошелек не слишком увесист, лучше все же зайти посмотреть на экспонаты постоянно проходящей в этом здании выставки.
Адрес: 148 New Bond Street London W1S 2JT
Часы работы: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 10am-1pm Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7629 5116
Район: Mayfair
Ближайший поезд: Bond Street
Email: faslondon@aol.com


Jack Casimir
Jack Casimir специализируется на всевозможных европейских антикварных изделиях из меди, латуни и сплавов. Если вашей лошади нужна блестящая сбруя, или же вам нужен медный нагреватель для постели в холодную ночь, это место для вас. Держатели для лап, горшки, чайники, подсвечники, решетки для каминов…соловом, все великое множество металлических вещей для дома, которые находились в одной и той же семье в течение 50 лет.
Адрес: 23 Pembridge Road Notting Hill London W11 3HG
Часы работы: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7727 8643
Район: Notting Hill/Ladbroke Grove
Ближайший поезд: Notting Hill Gate


John Bly
Знаменитый владелец (и одновременно с этим ведущий телепередачи "Антикварное Roadshow") этого уникального магазина уже давно подтвердил свою репутацию ценнейшего специалиста, о чем свидетельствует со вкусом подобранный выбор мебели и декоративных вещей. Цены высокие, так что если вы в поисках недорогих приобретений, едва ли вы что-то для себя найдете. Тем не менее, вы на самом деле получаете именно те вещи, за которые готовы заплатить, так что в этом магазине вы купите вещи именно для себя. В субботу вход только по приглашениям.
Адрес: 27 Bury Street London SW1
Часы работы: 9.30am-5pm Mon-Fri
Телефон: +44 20 7930 1292
Район: Knightsbridge/Belgravia
Ближайший поезд: Sloane Square


Jonathan Horne Antiques
Jonathan Horne Antiques специализируется на раннем гончарном искусстве Англии и имеет славу одного из самых крупных магазинов средневекового гончарного искусства, цветных и эмалированных фигурок, английской фаянсовой посуды, черепицы, периферийных материалов, белой и черной соляной глазури, жемчуга и много другого, в мире. Все изделия являются оригинальными изделиями изготовления до 1830 года. Джонатан Хорн (Jonathan Horne) начал свой бизнес около 30 лет назад. За это время он приобрел репутацию главного дилера в этой сфере. Его знания и экспертиза – предмет зависти многих. В настоящее время он является вице-президентом BADA.
Адрес: 66b-66c Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 4BY
Часы работы: 10am-5pm Mon-Fri
Телефон: +44 20 7221 5658
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: High Street Kensington
URL: http://www.jonathanhorne.co.uk/
Email: jh@jonathanhorne.co.uk


Julian Simon Fine Art
Расположенная на ныне модной Pimlico Road, Julian Simon специализируется на английский картинах XVIII века, включая портреты, пейзажи и животных. Кроме того, в продаже есть и картины XIX века, предпочтение отдается французским картинам с цветами. Будучи членом BADA, Julian Simon стремится продавать оригинальные картины или копии приблизительно того же периода насколько это возможно, и заниматься будоражащими воображение направлениями.
Адрес: 70 Pimlico Road Chelsea London SW1W 8LS
Часы работы: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 10am-4pm Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7730 8673
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: Sloane Square
URL: http://www.19thcenturypaintings.com
Email: juliansimon@compuserve.com


Lenkoran Gallery (The)
Lenkoran Gallery представляет собой выставку антикварных восточных ковров, келимов (наследие курдского текстильного искусства) и матерчатые сумки, а также доколумбовский тканный и перьевой материал и антикварные шведские ткани. Ковры, келимы и сумки в основном относятся к XVII- XIX векам и имеют кавказское, анатольское и персидское происхождение.
Персонал Lenkoran Gallery может быть полезен и в качестве агента, и в качестве консультанта по европейским аукционам по декоративным коврам и коллекционным коврам и материалу, а также может стать полезным спутником как для частных клиентов, так и для профессионалов, в погоне за нужным.
Вход только по предварительной договоренности.
Адрес: 9 Rosslyn Mansions 21 Goldhurst Terrace London NW6 3HD
Телефон: +44 20 7604 4116
Район: Hampstead
Ближайший поезд: Swiss Cottage
URL: www.lenkoran.co.uk
Email: gb@lenkoran.co.uk


Lewis and Lloyd
Lewis and Lloyd расположен в самом сердце Kensington Church Street и занимается антикварной британской и континентальной мебелью XVII-XIX веков. В магазин содержит небольшое собрание высококлассной мебели, выбранной за оригинальность, приятный вид, хорошее качество сборки и хорошее соотношение цены и качества (так что дешевых вещей там не будет). Библиотечные столы, секретеры, сундуки и ящики, зеркала и кабинеты – все это можно найти там. Это не обязательно, но лучше предварительно позвонить и назначить встречу, если вы всерьез думаете о покупке.
Адрес: 65 Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 4BA
Часы работы: 10.15am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 10.15am-3pm Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7938 3323
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: High Street Kensington


Lucy B. Campbell
Расположенный в самом горячем месте Kensington Church Street, центра антиквариата, Lucy B. Campbell является дилером антикварного печатного искусства всех времен и происхождения. В продаже бывают масляные картины, акварельные картины и гравюры на темы от путешествий до архитектуры, хотя и заметно предубеждение против темы флоры. Также предлагаются услуги реставрации и обрамления.
Адрес: 123 Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 7LP
Часы работы: By appointment.
Телефон: +44 20 7229 2205
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: High Street Kensington
URL: www.lucybcampbell.co.uk
Email: lucy@lucybcampbell.co.uk


M. Turpin
Расположенный в центре Mayfair, M Turpin обладает более чем 50-летним опытом в области редкой и антикварной мебели, а также в области предметов искусства. В основном магазин сотрудничает с коллекционерами, экспертами и дизайнерами по интерьеру. В основном предметы, продающиеся здесь, принадлежат к григорианской и регентской эпохам периода 1700-1830, хотя там встречаются и образцы мебели и предметов искусства континентальной Европы XVIII и XIX веков. Особенно хочется выделить полированные антикварные зеркала в деревянной оправе. В магазине также производится оценка, реставрация и комиссионная покупка для аукционов.
Адрес: 27 Bruton Street London W1X 7BD
Часы работы: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Телефон: +44 20 7493 3275
Район: Mayfair
Ближайший поезд: Bond Street
URL: http://www.mturpin.co.uk
Email: mturpin@mturpin.co.uk


Patrick Sandberg Antiques
Patrick Sandberg предлагает обширный выбор британской мебели и предметов искусства XVIII и XIX веков, что включает в себя и григорианскую, и регентскую эпохи. В основном магазин специализируется на антикварной мебели для ванной и туалета. Среди предметов, выставленных на продажу, бывает мебель из красного дерева, розового и сатинового дерева, столы-консоли и книжные шкафы. Предметы, выставленные магазином Patrick Sandberg на продажу, отбираются по принципу подлинности, приятного дизайна, цвета и формы. Особое значение имеет состояние вещи. Patrick Sandberg предоставляет доставку, поиски особых вещей, а также полные пост-антикварные модели интерьеров для домов и офисов.
Адрес: 150-152 Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 4BN
Часы работы: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Телефон: +44 20 7229 0373
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: High Street Kensington
URL: http://www.antiquefurniture.net
Email: psand@antiquefurniture.net


Reindeer Antiques
Один из основных дилеров по антиквариату на Kensington Church Street, Reindeer Antiques специализируется на мебели XVII-XIX веков. Владельцы, открывшие магазин более 25 лет назад, обладают богатейшими знаниями и опытом. Мебель, которую можно тут найти, ведет свое происхождение от времен королевы Анны, григорианской и регентской эпох. Среди предметов мебели можно встретить богато украшенные кабинеты из орехового дерева, созданные в регентском стиле, вещи из красного дерева и молодого дуба. Много предметов искусств из Англии и континентальной Европы, Reindeer Antiques также предоставляет консультацию по антиквариату и занимается комиссионными покупками.
Адрес: 81 Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 4BG
Часы работы: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7937 3754
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: High Street Kensington
URL: www.reindeerantiques.co.uk
Email: adrian.butterworth@btinternet.com


Sanaiy Carpets
Sanaiy Carpets являются дилерами антикварных персидских, кавказских и анатольских ковров, ковриков и половиков, а также образцов европейского ткацкого производства. Тут можно найти все, что угодно – от гигантских ковров, которые ни в одну комнату не вместятся, до маленьких молитвенных ковриков. Открыв магазин 14 лет назад, его хозяин, Хасан Санайи (Hassan Sanaiy) облает 35летним опытом в области дикого, деревенского и мануфактурного ткацкого искусства XVII-XIX веков. Магазин пользуется популярностью среди тех, кто любит ковры и половики со сложными рисунками, а также среди местных зажиточных горожан, которые попросту не знают, чем пол укрыть.
Адрес: 57 Pimlico Road Chelsea London SW1 W8NE
Часы работы: 9.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat
Телефон: +44 20 7730 4742
Район: Kensington/Chelsea
Ближайший поезд: Sloane Square
URL: http://www.sanaiy-carpets.co.uk/
Email: sanaiycarpets@yahoo.co.uk


Sebastian Barbagallo
Sebastian Barbagallo – это магазин восточного великолепия. Резьба по дереву, картины, статуи, гончарное искусство, мебель, одежда и ювелирные украшения, которые можно найти тут, привезены из Индонезии, Китая и Индии, а их возраст разнится от 2 века нашей эры до наших дней. Предметы искусства представлены во всех размерах – от крошечного орнамента до метровых статуй Будды. Внизу можно найти небольшое количество антикварной мебели, большая часть которой сделана из тикового дерева в простой, приятной и твердой манере. Если вы любите магическую атмосферу Востока, вы непременно найдете тут то, что ищите.
Адрес: 15-17 Pembridge Road Notting Hill London W11 3HL
Часы работы: 10.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri; 9am-7pm Sat; 10.30am-5pm Sun
Телефон: +44 20 7792 3320
Район: Notting Hill/Ladbroke Grove
Ближайший поезд: Notting Hill Gate


Tower Bridge Antiques
Не заблудитесь в этом 5тажном рае. К счастью, этот склад хорошо организован, и предложения по XX веку расположены на самом верху, и чем ниже вы опускаетесь, тем старше будут вещи. Выбор мебели широчайший – тут вам и стулья, и диваны от викторианского периода до деревенского стиля и Art Deco. Коллекционер вы или просто ищите чего-то для гостиной, вы непременно что-нибудь себе найдете.
Адрес: 159-161 Tower Bridge Road London SE1
Часы работы: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-5pm Sat; 11am-5pm Sun
Телефон: +44 20 7403 3660
Район: Southwark/Waterloo
Ближайший поезд: Tower Bridge


Waterhouse and Dodd
Waterhouse и Dodd – дилеры, занимающиеся картинами из Англии и Континентальной Европы периода 1850-1940. Они специализируются на импрессионистах и пост-импрессионистах, таких как Поль Дельтум (Paul Deltomb) и Люсьен Адрион (Lucien Adrion), хотя и занимаются всеми направлениями XIX и XX веков. Они стремятся продавать доступные полотна с гарантией подлинности, а не именитые работы. Они также обладают богатым опытом доставки полотен за рубеж. Помимо этого, они нередко выставляются на многих ярмарках по всей Великобритании, включая ежегодную антикварную ярмарку, проходящую в выставочном центре Олимпия в Лондоне. Если вы интересуетесь на предмет покупок, то вам лучше либо спуститься и встретиться с ними, либо поискать нужные вам полотна на сайте, который обновляется раз в две недели.
Адрес: 110 New Bond Street Mayfair London W1Y 0RJ
Часы работы: 9.30am-6pm Mon-Fri
Телефон: +44 20 7491 9293
Район: Mayfair
Ближайший поезд: Bond Street
URL: http://www.european-paintings.com/
Email: w&d@european-paintings.com/


Абердин.

Магазины

1. GALLERY

This small antiques shop deals mostly with pre 1940s memorabilia, although exceptions can be found. You can find displays of silver jewellery and collectables, pieces of porcelain and a selection of period portraits and prints mounted on the walls.
The proprietor is particularly keen on acquiring medals and coins as it seems collectors are snapping them up - so if you happen to be of like mind, it may be worth popping into this centrally located establishment. The shop also offers a repair service for all types of jewellery.

Address: 239 George Street Aberdeen AB25 1ED
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-3pm Sat; Closed Sun
Telephone: +44 1224 632522
Neighbourhood: City Centre

2. J.R. WEBB

This spacious antiques shop deals largely in Scottish items, and in particular, silver jewellery and weaponry. A whole selection of swords, skean dhus and dirks ranging from the minute to the fearsome can be purchased. Various other less dangerous pieces including clocks, portraits and furniture are usually available in the showroom and valuations are also undertaken on request. The assistance is both friendly and informed, and always helpful.

Address: 21-23 Bon Accord Terrace Aberdeen AB11 6DP
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon & Tue & Thu & Fri; 10am-1pm Sat
Telephone: +44 1224 586709
Neighbourhood: City Centre



Армах.

Магазины

1. ANTIQUE AND PIANO COMPANY

This establishment situated in the picturesque village of Waringstown carries an extensive stock of antiques, all carefully sourced from a variety of quarters. These include clocks, paintings and decorative objects as well as a wide range of furniture. There is a superb collection of pianos which has to be seen to be believed, and antique architectural items are another speciality. They buy and sell to the trade and to the public, and are always interested in house clearances.

The mobile number is +44 77 9873 5299.
Address: 34 Acre Lane Waringstown Co. Armagh BT66 7SG
Opening hours: Hours vary daily, please phone for details
Telephone: +44 28 3888 2669
Neighbourhood: Lurgan


2. HOLE IN THE WALL ANTIQUES

This antique shop is located in McCrum's Court in a striking building which used to be an old prison. It's an unusual shop in many respects: the opening hours vary as the proprietor is often viewing or acquiring new stock, and there is an eclectic mixture of goods to choose from, including bargain china, large furniture pieces, rare jewellery, screens and occasional pieces. The contents change frequently. Hole in the Wall is a recommended stop if you're hunting for a unique gift or souvenir.

Address: McCrum's Court Market Square Armagh BT61 7BW
Opening hours: Opening hours vary: ring before visiting
Telephone: +44 28 3752 2709
Neighbourhood: Armagh


3. OLD MILL ANTIQUES

Housed inside an old converted mill, this attractive shop is an anitique collector's paradise, with three floors crammed with a wide variety of antiques and collectables including silverware, glassware, furniture, clocks, and books. This is just the place for an unusual gift or souvenir. The shop owners are also keen to add to their stock, so if you have anything you might want to sell, why not bring it along for a free valuation. You just might be made an offer you can't refuse.

Address: The Old Mill Tulnavern Road Ballygawley Co. Tyrone BT70 2HH
Opening hours: 10.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 28 8556 7470
Neighbourhood: Dungannon



Батф.


1. Bath Saturday Antiques Market
Each Saturday about forty stallholders set out their wares for locals and visitors alike to search for bargains. Stalls provide a vast range of bric-a-brac from feather boas to French furniture, and prices range from pennies to hundreds of pounds. If you are looking to make a few pennies, take along your treasures as some stall holders are always looking for new stock. Tip of the week: Barter, barter, barter. Only a fool pays 'top whack' at the 'Flea' so don't be shy.
Address: Old Cattle Market Walcot Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 5BN
Opening hours: 8.30am-4pm Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 477101
Neighbourhood: City Centre


2. Twerton Market
Twerton Market is held all day on a Thursday in the car park of Bath City FC, which is just off the High Street in Twerton. Here you can find a comprehensive range of items at bargain prices. There are two meat stalls, two greengrocers, a bakery stall, two cheese stalls, clothes and shoes, toiletries, household goods, three plant and flower stalls, and a specialist pushchair stall. They also offer a refund if not satisfied with the goods, which seems unique for an open air market. Tip: Get there early for the best bargains, or make an offer on perishables as the stalls are closing.
Address: Bath City Football Club Twerton Bath N.E. Somerset BA2 1EE
Opening hours: 9am-1pm Thu
Telephone: +44 1225 477101
Neighbourhood: City Suburbs


3. Bath Antiques Market
Situated in what was an old school building near the bottom of Guinea Lane, this market should appeal to Wednesday morning insomniacs. The market provides a home for a wide range of antique dealers and is busy every Wednesday especially early in the morning. A full range of antique goods are available at realistic prices. Tip of the week: get there early and watch the dealers checking out the competition. All the best buys are gone before 9am and generally turn up on another stall by the following Wednesday. Bargains can still be had by the sleepy-head brigade who arrive before midday, but don't appear too keen or the prices will rise rapidly.
Address: Guinea Lane Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 5AR
Opening hours: 6.30am-2.30pm Wednesday
Telephone: +44 1225 477101
Neighbourhood: City Centre


4. Paragon Antiques Market
Called the Paragon because Bladud Buildings is situated at one end of the Paragon and close to the junction of George Street and Lansdown Road, the market provides space for a large number of dealers on a Wednesday. You need to be there early for the bargains since trading starts at 6am. With the Guinea Lane Wednesday market at the other end of the Paragon it is easy to visit both on a Wednesday... but only if you are an early riser!
Address: 3 Bladud Buildings Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 5LS
Opening hours: 6am-3pm Wed
Telephone: +44 1225 463715
Neighbourhood: City Centre


5. Bath Guildhall Market - Bath, England
The Guildhall Market in Bath is situated in the High Street, right in the heart of Bath's busy shopping centre. This is one of Bath's main markets and is full of fascinating family owned market stalls, in the grand Guildhall building, which is close to Pulteney Bridge. Bath's Guildhall Market has existed on this site for over 700 years and market stalls include antique silverware, jewellery, fresh meat and vegetables, a delicatessen, cheeses, old-fashioned sweets, books, leather bags, hardware items, tools, takeaway food, a barber's shop and electrical goods.

6. Green Park Station Friday Markets - Bath, England
Every Friday at Bath's Green Park station a varied market takes place. With a number of inexpensive market stalls, selling a variety of goods, such as jewellery, second-hall books, music CDs, paintings, plants, trees, tools and gifts, this is one of the best markets in Bath to find genuine bargains.


Магазины

1. Patterson Liddle
Specialist in second-hand and antiquarian books. Walking through the small door is like taking a step back in time. Leather-bound volumes line the shelves and the shop has a lovely crumpled feel. The gentleman owner is a real lover of books and is an absolute mine of information so do not be afraid to ask for advice. Catalogues are issued on inland waterways, aviation and railways. Although the shop is not open on Sundays, you will invariably find a few boxes of books set outside to browse through and you are kindly requested to pay for your goods by popping a few coins through the letterbox. Trust indeed!
Address: 10 Margaret's Buildings Brock Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 2LP
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 426722
Neighbourhood: City Centre
URL: www.pattersonliddle.mcmail.com
Email: patlid@cwcom.net


2. Mrs Simpson
This unique little shop has a surprisingly large selection of nearly new designer clothing and accessories. Ladies will find attractive shoes, handbags, scarves and hats on the ground floor, and blouses, skirts, trousers and dresses of various styles and colours on the lower floor. Most of the shop's merchandise comes from its customers; clients may put garments that are fashionable and in good condition up for sale. The shop gets a 40% commission and will only hold garments for a limited time, after which they must be claimed, sold at a nominal price, or given to charity. So, if you've already been seen twice in that stunning outfit and need to make a fresh impression, Mrs. Simpson may be able to help you sell the old and find the new.
Address: 10 Kingsmead Square Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 2AB
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 461518
Neighbourhood: City Centre


3. A J Antiques
The shop is laid out attractively with furniture that would happily adorn most homes. There are a good selection of larger items, many at reasonable prices and it is easy to see why locals prefer to shop here rather than buy new. The shop is situated in Broad Street and conveniently has a car park at the rear. The items range from Georgian to Art Deco, much of them offering a practical solution for home furnishing in the twenty-first century, despite being made in the eighteenth, nineteenth or twentieth. The staff are friendly, approachable and informative.
Address: 13 Broad Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 5LJ
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 447765
Neighbourhood: City Centre


4. Alderson
Alderson is situated on George Street close to the junction with Lansdown Road. The window is tastefully dressed and screams quality. The shop concentrates on 18th century antiques and has a good range of furniture and fittings both large and small. Although not the cheapest by any stretch, the larger pieces, in particular, are excellent value for money. Alderson is an independent shop where customer service is a priority. The owner is knowlegeable and will offer expert advice.
Address: 2 Princes Buildings George Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 2ED
Opening hours: 9.30am-1pm & 2pm-5pm Mon-Fri, 9.30am-1pm Sat & by appointment
Telephone: +44 1225 421652
Neighbourhood: City Centre


5. Alexandra May
For a slightly unusual gift, look no further than Alexandra May of Brock Street. Situated between the Royal Crescent and the Circus, this shop is a veritable treasure trove of goodies. Her display of intricate jewellery and beadwork shouldn't be missed and the shop is literally stacked full with curiosities large and small. Celebrity shoppers spotted here include Johnny Depp and Jason Donovan. Customers seeking ornamental or decorative items will not leave empty-handed and it is a comfort to know that the lady owner is all too happy to make recommendations. Her advice is sage. Ignore it at your peril.
Address: 23 Brock Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 2LW
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 465094
Neighbourhood: City Centre


6. Andrew Dando
The shop is situated between Milsom Street and Queen Square and always has an attractive display of porcelain in the window. It houses a large stock of English, Continental and Oriental china and pottery from 1600 to 1900. Whilst being noted for the porcelain items there are also some framed prints and a small amount of furniture. Tip: although the prices are very reasonable, the owner may accept a lower offer, so do ask him for his 'best price' before you hand over your money.
Address: 4 Wood Street Queen Square Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 2JQ
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 422702
Neighbourhood: City Centre
URL: www.andrewdando.co.uk
Email: andrew@andrewdando.co.uk




7. Antique Textiles
Although it's a climb from George Street up Lansdown Road it is rewarding when you reach 34 Belvedere. The shop is an Aladdin's cave of materials and rich clothing, and they have recently branched out into antique lighting in the shape of exotic chandeliers and wall lights. The shop is literally filled with antique fabrics, curtains, linen and lace as well as a small selection of other household items. Prices are surprisingly moderate and the workmanship is incredible. Best buy must be the curtains. Where else can you find fully-lined velvet curtains that weigh more than a baby elephant at a price that won't break the bank?
Address: 34 Belvedere Lansdown Road Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 5HR
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Fri
Telephone: +44 1225 310795
Neighbourhood: City Suburbs


8. Antiques Warehouse (The)
The shop is situated at the bottom end of Walcot Street nearly opposite the 'Flea Market'. As the name suggests it has a large stock of mainly Georgian, Victorian and 20th century furniture and accessories on two floors. Although the accessories are also reasonably priced, the larger pieces offer the best value. In particular there is always a good selection of wardrobes and chests from all periods that are priced to sell.
Address: 57 Walcot Streeet Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 5BN
Opening hours: 10.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 444201
Neighbourhood: City Centre


9. Bartlett Street Antiques Centre
Situated on Bartlett Street just off George Street with another entrance off Lansdown Road are some sixty stands and one hundred and sixty showcases. The quality of the antiques for sale vary enormously from one stall to the next but each offers a fine range of items for collectors. The real pull here is the wonderful atmosphere and browsers will be in their element. Prices start as low as 20p and rise into the thousands, so there really is something to suit all pockets. Tip of the week: Don't be afraid to barter. It's entirely possible that the cost of your purchase could be halved by some canny negotiating.
Address: 5-10 Bartlett Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 2QZ
Opening hours: 9.30am-5pm Mon-Tue, Thu-Sat; 8am-5pm Wed
Telephone: +44 1225 466689
Neighbourhood: City Centre


10. Bath Antiquities Centre
The antiquities centre is situated at the junction of Broad Street and George Street. The centre, although recently refurbished, has a wonderful shop front in keeping with its merchandise; it announces a dateline of 1700 but of course most of the items are significantly older. It covers dates from prehistory to medieval times and the artefacts may be Chinese, Middle Eastern, Roman, Greek or Egyptian. It is sometimes difficult to conceive that some of the goods are thousands of years old and even more amazing that they can be bought for a few pounds. The centre may be the only one of its type in the country housing up to forty antiquities dealers in one centre.
Address: 4 Bladud Buildings Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 5LS
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 460408
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Email: artefacts@bathantiquities.freeserve.co.uk


11. Bath Galleries
Bath Galleries is situated in Broad Street and specialises in English and Continental clocks. There are a good range of mantle, longcase and bracket styles from most periods and, like many clock specialists, a considerable number of barometers. The shop also has some 17th and 18th century silver, paintings and china at reasonable prices. The shop's excellent service extends to customers looking for renovations or repairs.
Address: 33 Broad Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 5LP
Opening hours: 10am-4.45pm Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat; 10am-1pm Thurs
Telephone: +44 1225 462946
Neighbourhood: City Centre


12. Brian & Caroline Craik Ltd.
This popular shop is a veritable Aladdin's cave housing a vast collection of small antiques and curios. The shop occupies the ground floor of a beautiful nineteenth century building and the owners are always happy to let you browse. This is the ultimate 'knick-knack' shop and it is almost impossible to leave empty-handed. The staff are always on hand to help you decide and to guide you in the right direction. Best buys have to be the beautifully crafted wooden boxes.
Address: 8 Margaret's Buildings Brock Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 2LP
Opening hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 337161
Neighbourhood: City Centre


13. D & B Dickinson
Situated close to the bottom of Milsom Street is one of the oldest established jewellers in Bath. The shop always has a magnificent variety of silverware on display in the window, but the main draw is the large range of antique and modern jewellery comprising of rings, brooches, earrings, tie-pins and cuff links. Best buys have to be the second-hand rings; there are some unusual Victorian pieces here that are very reasonably priced.
Address: 22 New Bond Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 1BA
Opening hours: 9.30am-1pm & 2pm-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 466502
Neighbourhood: City Centre


14. E P Mallory & Sons
Mallory's is situated close to the Pulteney Bridge in an imposing corner shop. An inscription over the door announces that they are 'Clockmakers to the Admiralty'. Surprisingly there are few clocks and even fewer admirals on site, but the shop does stock a comprehensive selection of antique and second-hand jewellery, silver and Sheffield plate. The shop also sells modern jewellery and houses an excellent china and glass department. Service is attentive and informative, so do not hesitate to ask for advice.
Address: 1-4 Bridge Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA2 4AP
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.15pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-5.30pm Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 788800
Neighbourhood: City Centre




15. Frank Dux
To reach Frank Dux you'll have to be fit; it's on a very steep hill. The small front of the shop contains old glass and small items whilst a long passageway leads to some larger items. The shop is very attractively laid out and the window display invites the passer-by to enter. Once inside, it's easy to lose an hour or two browsing through the stock. Best buy has to be the glassware; prices are on the low side and there are some unusual pieces. Collectors of Victorian glass will be happy with the choice available. Before you tackle the downhill strait, you'd be well advised to wander across to Camden Crescent (Bath's unfinished crescent)and admire the view.
Address: 33 Belvedere Lansdown Road Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 5HR
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Tues-Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 312367
Neighbourhood: City Suburbs


16. Geoffrey Breeze Antiques
The shop is situated in George Street close to the top of Milsom Street, and is well laid out. Mr Breeze claims to have sexy furniture and stocks a good selection of Georgian and Victorian pieces, as well as arts and crafts. Whether they are sexy depends on your personal inclination. Items range from very large wardrobes to small boxes, so there is something for everyone here. Prices tend to be a little steeper than you may find elsewhere, but it really is a case of 'getting what you pay for' because the quality of the products and the standard of service are exceptional.
Address: 6 George Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 2EH
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 466499
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Email: gebreeze@aol.com


17. James Townshend Antiques
The shop is well situated between two antique centres and close to the Assembly Rooms. On a fine day stock is displayed on the pavement as well as on the two floors of the shop. It is also fascinating to be able to watch the owner restoring his latest bargain to a good condition. The stock is frequently changing, is reasonably priced, and consists of mainly 19th century household furniture, china and unusual items.
Address: 1 Saville Row Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 2QP
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 332290
Neighbourhood: City Centre


18. Langley Antiques
Langley Antiques is situated at the top of Broad Street next door to an Internet cafe; the old living in harmony with the new. The shop has a wonderful selection of 18th and 19th century English and French gilt mirrors. In addition to the mirrors there are an unusual mix of decorative items at reasonable prices. Langley pride themselves on their carving, restoration and gilding workshop which can also produce gilded or painted furniture to your own specifications.
Address: 20 Broad Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 5LN
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 334129
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Email: langleyantiques@hotmail.com


19. Lansdown Antiques
On the opposite side to most of the shops on Lansdown Road, Lansdown Antiques is housed in a Georgian property that has not had the windows converted to a shop front. The main items are smallish pieces of furniture and fittings and can be seen on the ground floor. The shop has a wonderful intimate feel to it that is further enhanced by the friendly staff. Although the choice is not vast, the quality is always good and collectors of boxes and small items should find something to please. Should the hill be too much for walking it is possible to catch a number two or six bus which stops outside the shop. Visitors can then walk back to the city centre downhill passing numerous other antique shops.
Address: 23 Belvedere Lansdown Road Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 5ED
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat or by appointment
Telephone: +44 1225 313417
Neighbourhood: City Suburbs


20. Montague Antiques
Montague Antiques is situated on the London Road on the approach to Bath. It houses an unusual stock covering two floors including furniture up to the 1920s, china, plates, light fittings, oriental rugs and framed prints. Prices are moderate and the staff are helpful and knowledgeable. This is a good place to come if you are thinking about starting a collection. Most shoppers will find something to suit both taste and pocket. Parking spaces being at a premium in Bath, one of the benefits here is a car park at the rear of the shop approached from Bedford Street.
Address: 16 Walcot Buildings London Road Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 6AD
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat; 11am-4pm Sun
Telephone: +44 1225 469282
Neighbourhood: City Centre


21. Number Twelve Queen Street
Number Twelve Queen Street, yes you've guessed it, is at 12 Queen Street. Despite the uninspiring name, this is a very pretty shop covering two floors and offering an eclectic selection of small items of 17th to 19th century oak and country furniture. The furniture is complemented with accessories such as cushions, tapestry, needlework and decorative papier mache items. Number Twelve is one of Baths independent retailers and as such provides an extremely high level of customer service.
Address: 12 Queen Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 1HE
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Fri & by arrangement on Saturdays
Telephone: +44 1225 462363
Neighbourhood: City Centre


22. Quiet Street Antiques
Quiet Street Antiques is right in the centre of town and as such is ideally placed for a spot of mid-morning browsing. The shop has four excellent quality showrooms with 18th and 19th century furniture and decorative items plus wall, longcase and carriage clocks. The window always has a good display of small items including tea caddies, boxes, mirrors, Royal Worcester porcelain and is frequented by many serious collectors from the area and further afield. Why do they flock here? It is just one of those shops that is a pleasure to visit with an uncluttered layout and knowledgeable staff.
Address: 3 Quiet Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 2JS
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 315727
Neighbourhood: City Centre


23. Rosalind Mellor - Linens and Lace
Tiny shop stocking antique linen and lace
This shop is simply a treasure trove of the past. Rosalind Mellor stocks a wide selection of Victorian linens and lace in her tiny shop on Bath's famous Pulteney Bridge. This is the perfect place to shop for unique wedding veils or christening gowns that have a very real history behind them, or perhaps you would prefer the heavy linen sheets and tablecloths on offer. A visit to Rosalind Mellor could provide you with not only a souvenir of Bath, but a small memento of the past as well. No access for wheelchairs/buggies
Address: 11 Pulteney Bridge Bath N.E. Somerset BA2 4AX
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat (open until 5.30pm during the summer)
Telephone: +44 1225 465782
Neighbourhood: City Centre




24. Source
Source, situated in bohemian Walcot, houses an interesting collection of architectural antiques. The owner specialises in mirrors, lighting, metalware and garden furniture. It is usually possible to find some church and bar fittings of an interesting nature, and the owner provides a search and supply service for specific items.
Address: 93-95 Walcot Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 3SD
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Tues-Fri; 9am-5pm Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 469200
Neighbourhood: City Centre


25. Susannah
Susannah is situated towards the top of Walcot Street. The shop fronts are beautifully presented, one with an extremely old wooden pram setting off the display to great effect. The shop specialises in old fabrics, textiles, painted furniture, cushions and lined baskets made of wickerwork. As well as being a gold mine for DIY quilters with a good range of early 20th century fabrics, the shop has a range of beautifully made quilts for sale.
Address: 142-144 Walcot Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 5BL
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 445069
Neighbourhood: City Centre


26. Tim Snell Antiques
The shop can be found near the Ring Road close to the Cleveland Bridge and is a gentle walk from the centre of town. There is always a good selection of late 19th and early 20th century furniture available at realistic prices. They specialise in fully restored oak, mahogany and walnut furniture, only stocking outstanding examples. The Victorian pieces are particularly beautiful and, on the whole, more unusual than you would find elsewhere. A small selection of modern, less perfect furniture is displayed outside the shop on fine days. Tim Snell Antiques is an independent shop and as such, offers a very high standard of customer service.
Address: 5 Cleveland Terrace London Road Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 5DF
Opening hours: 10am-1pm & 2pm-6pm Mon-Sat or by appointment
Telephone: +44 1225 423045
Neighbourhood: City Suburbs


27. Walcot Reclamation
One of the largest dealers in the country of architectural antiques, the 19th century builders yard allows a huge stock to be retained. Workshops also provide for restoration of marble, stone, glass, wood and metal. Walcot Reclamation has built up an excellent reputation with the local interior designers who regularly trawl the site for unusual pieces. Many of the items for sale are totally unique, so whether you are looking for a Victorian chimney pot to use as a planter, or some original Georgian interior doors to complement your home, then you are sure to find something to suit. Browsers are welcome and if you have an interest in architectural antiques, the place could be described as a museum.
Address: 108 Walcot Street Bath N.E. Somerset BA1 5BG
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm Sat
Telephone: +44 1225 444404
Neighbourhood: City Centre
URL: www.walcot.com
Email: rick@walcot.com





Белфаст.

1. Lisburn Road Variety Market
Market shopping makes a refreshing change from the high street, which is gradually becoming more homogenised all over the world. Just try haggling with the checkout girl over the price of a bag of tomatoes and see what happens. Markets are not exactly plentiful in this city, which makes a trip through the Lisburn Road Variety Market feel particularly rewarding. Although this covered market specialises in quality used furniture, you can also find second-hand books, carpets, bikes and what is euphemistically known as "bric-a-brac". There is wheelchair access and you can grab a quick bite to eat while you browse.
Address: 124a Lisburn Road Belfast BT9 6AH
Opening hours: 11.30am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 28 9020 0505
Neighbourhood: University Area


2. St. George's Market
St. George's Market has been a long-established event in Belfast. You have to be up early for the real bargains—5:30am is not too early! St. George's fish is the freshest and cheapest in the city. Squid and salmon aside, you can get almost anything here, from shoelaces to second-hand books, carpets to candleholders, aubergines to angel figurines. On special occasions—Christmas, Halloween and St. Patrick's Day—specialised markets are held, featuring exotic foods and live music. Free admission.
Address: May Street Belfast BT1 1NN
Opening hours: 5:30am-1pm Tue, Thu-Sat
Telephone: +44 28 9024 6609
Neighbourhood: The Waterfront



3. Belfast Antiques Market
Situated in the heart of Belfast's best antique district, Donegall Pass, the weekly Belfast Antiques Market held every Saturday draws crowds from all over the Province. Just a sample of what's available includes coins, stamps, glassware, bottles, fireplaces, fenders and quilts. If you want to reproduce the home your grandmother had (though perhaps including mod cons!) look no further. Her generation's bric-a-brac surrounds you here. More unusual items however stretch to golf clubs, old pharmacy items, cameras and pretty ancient-looking tools. There aren't many markets in Belfast. Come along and enjoy browsing in this one, where you're guaranteed at least one or two surprises.
Address: 126-128 Donegall Pass Belfast BT7 1BX
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Saturdays
Telephone: +44 28 9023 2041
Neighbourhood: University Area



Магазины.

1. War on Want Fair Trade
This is a compact and committed little shop. Part of the association of Fair Trade shops in Ireland, and decked out in posters from international aid charities, it promotes responsible shopping and sells fairly traded products like Cafe Direct coffees, and goods from environmentally conscious manufacturers such as Ecover. It is, in addition, a respectably well-stocked second-hand bookstore with shelf space not only for the usual novels, but also history, literature and critical works on a variety of subjects, as well as some collectors' editions. Vintage style magazines are also on display. The remainder of this little store is given over to cards and wrapping, gifts and incense. This is shopping with a conscience, but also with a smile.
Address: 24 Botanic Avenue Belfast BT7 1JQ
Opening hours: 10.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri; 10.30am-5pm Sat
Telephone: +44 28 9024 7773
Neighbourhood: University Area
URL: www.waronwant.org/


2. TK MAXX
Can't afford the big labels? Oh, but you can. TK Maxx is a massive store selling last season and slightly flawed clothing (flawed meaning a dropped stitch!) at vastly reduced prices. You need to give yourself plenty of time to browse through the shoes, clothing, kids' stuff and household items. You will spend at least one hour in here and you might have to go and lie down afterwards, but you'll pick up the bargains of your dreams. The staff are friendly and manage to find some kind of coherence amongst the chaos.
Address: Castlecourt Shopping Centre Belfast BT1 1DD
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Sat; 9am-9pm Thurs; 1pm-6pm Thurs
Telephone: +44 28 9033 1151
Neighbourhood: City Centre

3. Liberty Blue
Born a retro clothing shop and still maintaining its roots with some classic vintage clothing, Liberty Blue has moved on somewhat in recent years to embrace international brands for the young and funky. Susst, Nope, Mooks, Brawd, Brigada and Citizen 7 have found a way of co-existing next to the prints, patterns, flares and sought after jackets of yesteryear. Liberty Blue has fostered a beautiful relationship and easily manages to blend kitsch with cool like no other shop in Belfast. Specialist items include two-foot flares that could engulf pedestrians without due care and some wacky, happy and bright American jewellery. Visit this shop and liberate yourself.
Address: 9 Lombard Street Belfast BT1 1RB
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; 10am-9pm Thurs
Telephone: +44 28 9059 7555
Neighbourhood: City Centre


4. Rusty Zip
Popular vintage and retro clothing store stocking everything from 60s and 70s outfits to funky jackets, jeans, lurid ties, boas and outrageous wigs. Perfect for capturing that Steve McQueen "Bulitt" look, or the "Starskey" look, or perhaps even Jarvis. For the ladies, perhaps you want to look like your mum did. Anyway, all this and a curious interior bedecked with zebra stripes and psychedelic motifs make this a great place to go and perhaps find that something lurking on the rails, just on the off-chance.
Address: 28 Botanic Avenue Belfast BT7 1JK
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 28 9024 9700
Neighbourhood: University Area




5. Annville Antiques
Annville Antiques is a cosy and friendly antique and bric-a-brac stores set just off the main shopping routes on Gray's Hill. Collectables of all shapes and sizes are both bought and sold, but old perfume jars, powder compacts and jewellery from ages past are a speciality. As with many of the stores around this compact area, you can spend hours browsing through the treasures on view without being aware of the time slipping by. Stop by if you're looking for that unusual gift you really can't find anywhere else: there's no pressure to buy and you'll enjoy the journey back to a time when bedrooms were full of priceless little fineries.
Address: 28 Gray's Hill Bangor Co. Down BT20 3BB
Opening hours: 11am-5.30pm Mon-Sat, although exact hours vary
Telephone: +44 28 9145 2522
Neighbourhood: North Down




Бирмингем.

1. Indoor Market
Saturday mornings are not complete for many locals without a trip to the indoor market, and it is a great experience for visitors. There are over 150 stalls trading in a variety of goods and it provides some excellent entertainment. You can buy fresh fish and seafood, fruit and vegetables, herbs, pulses and nuts, ribbons, material and children's toys. Fast food, notably fish and chips, is also available.
Address: Edgbaston Street Bull Ring Birmingham B5 4RB
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm Mon & Tue, Thu & Fri; 9am-2pm Wed; 9am-6pm Sat
Telephone: +44 121 643 6261
Neighbourhood: City Centre


2. St Martin's Market
This is the new name for what was the old Rag Market, and it remains a great place to find bargains. The market is only open three days a week, holds 350 stalls and sells material and trimmings at cheap prices. Other goods on offer include carpets, rugs, clothes and household items. The market is always extremely busy at the weekends and is popular amongst the students for its cheap and trendy second-hand clothing. There is a well-stocked haberdashery section too. This is an area where you'll find a complete fusion of cultures - a place that has to be visited.
Address: Edgbaston Street Bull Ring Birmingham B5 4RB
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm Tue, Fri & Sat
Telephone: +44 121 303 0300
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Email: marketstalls@birmingham.gov.uk



Магазины.

1. Forbidden Planet
A well-known science fiction and fantasy bookshop, Forbidden Planet sells not only books, but comics, posters and other paraphernalia. Stock also includes models and toys connected with sci-fi favourites. Whether you're into Star Trek or Doctor Who, Babylon 5 or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you'll find all the merchandise you could want on two well-stocked floors. If you can't find what you want, you could try Nostalgia & Comics, which is handily nearby
Address: 38 Priory Queensway Birmingham B4 7LA
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon, Wed, Sat; 9.30am-6pm Thu, Fri
Telephone: +44 121 236 3026
Neighbourhood: City Centre


2. Readers' World
An astonishing array of reading matter can be found in this second-hand bookshop, just a hundred yards or so from St Martin's-in-the-Bull Ring. Don't expect to find rare first editions here, but you will find unusual and out of print books alongside more familiar volumes on everything you can imagine, fiction or non-fiction. The shop is a little cramped to get around but that's part of the appeal, and you never know what might be lurking in the corners. Books are piled from floor to ceiling and there are magazines to suit most tastes too.
Address: 137 Digbeth Birmingham B5 6DR
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Tue-Sat.
Telephone: +44 121 643 8664
Neighbourhood: Digbeth


3. Gladrags
Gladrags is a small second-hand womenswear shop where you can pick up an outfit for under a tenner. Admittedly, some of the stock obviously belongs to a different decade, but there are some contemporary designer labels that just have minor flaws. If you're prepared to hunt around you might well find just the thing for that special bash. It's in a good location off New Street, in the shopping heart of the city. A paradise for the thrifty and keen-eyed.
Address: 3 Ethel Street Birmingham B2 4BG
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-5pm Sat
Telephone: +44 121 633 3239
Neighbourhood: City Centre


4. Juice
Juice specialises in retro clothing including flares, 70s shirts, bags and shoes. A favourite shop for students and those into the indie scene, the clothes are mostly imported from America and are cheap to buy. Despite often being second-hand, the stock is good quality and the staff helpful whilst the shop itself is worth visiting just for its kitsch decoration. You can find Juice in the Arcadian Centre, a popular entertainment complex in the south of the city centre.
Address: The Arcadian Centre, Hurst Street Birmingham B5 4TD
Opening hours: 11am-6pm Mon-Fri; 10.30am-6pm Sat
Telephone: +44 121 622 4565
Neighbourhood: City Centre





Бристоль.

1. Eastville Market
A great example of how shopping used to be, this popular general market has been established for 35 years and can be found these days near the big Ikea store just off the M32 at junction two. It certainly couldn't be described as glamorous shopping, but if you're after a slice of gritty English life, look no further. It's packed every week with locals looking for cheap vegetables, meat, clothes, material, music and almost anything else you could think of. The prices are well below those of the average shops, especially if you wait until it's almost closing, when you can come away with boxes of fruit and veg at a fraction of the normal cost - and then spend the rest of the week wondering what to do with two kilos of mushrooms!
Address: Eastgate Road Bristol BS5 6XY
Opening hours: 9am-3pm Fri; 9am-3pm Sun
Telephone: +44 117 934 9870
Neighbourhood: St Werburghs


2. Tollgate Car Boot Sale
There's nothing like a car boot sale for finding a ridiculously cheap bargain, or a pile of junk, depending on how you look at it. You'll probably find both here! It's a well-established event, happening every Sunday, and as with all car boot sales the two rules are - turn up extremely early to get the best stuff and be prepared to haggle. You need quite a resilient nature to enjoy it - when cars arrive and unload, bargain hunters flock round like vultures and the polite and reticent come away with nothing! It's situated in the large open-air car park between Lower Castle Street and the dual carriage way, Temple Way, at the back of the Broadmead shopping area.
Address: Tollgate Car Park Broadmead Bristol BS1
Opening hours: 7am-1pm Sun
Telephone: +44 117 922 4014
Neighbourhood: City Centre


3. Watershed Market
Located in the upstairs gallery, this is a truly original crafts market. None of your knitted egg-warmers here - the organisers are very discriminating about who gets a stall. You can find original works of art by local artists, and have the chance to ask the craftspeople themselves how your purchase was made. There's a good range of items on sale; silver jewellery, paintings, photography, papier-mache, cards etc. all by local stall holders. Held on the first Saturday and Sunday in October, November and December, this is a great place to find unique presents. After browsing, you can relax in the cafe, take a look at the art that's not for sale in the gallery next door, or watch a film - all under the same roof.
Address: Watershed, 1 Canon's Road Harbourside Bristol BS1 5TX
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Sat-Sun
Telephone: +44 (0)1934 813 407
Neighbourhood: Docks and Harbour


4. St. Nicholas Market
This 250 year-old market is divided into three parts—Exchange Hall, Glass Arcade and Covered Market—each with a slightly different focus. The Exchange Hall is the only part completely enclosed and contains a wide variety of stalls selling clothes, candles, jewellery, second-hand books, crockery and sweets. It also houses a cafe and even a resident psychic! Glass Arcade features Real Olive Company, and South west Fine Foods and a selection of vegetables, flowers, food and vintage clothing. Covered Market offers second-hand book shops, a milliner's, cafes, jewellery and a computer repair unit.
Address: Corn Street (Corn Exchange) Bristol BS1 1JQ
Opening hours: 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 117 922 4017
Neighbourhood: City Centre
URL: http://www.stnicholasmarkets.com/



Магазины.

1. Amnesty International Bookshop
This place is worth a visit not just for its wide range of well-organised second-hand books, but also because its proceeds help support the Amnesty International campaign for globally recognised and honoured human rights, including the release of "prisoners of conscience", fair trial for political prisoners and an end to torture, "disappearances" and political executions. It's possible to find some very unusual books here, if you're willing to spend a little time looking - such as Japanese Manga translated into French! The books are organised by subject - art, cookery, health, travel, history, biography, children's etc. - and there's a particularly large selection of modern fiction, which fills an entire room at the back of the shop. Access is reasonable, although wheelchair users might find the aisles a little too narrow for ease of movement.
Address: 103 Gloucester Road Bristol BS7 8AT
Opening hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat
Telephone: +44 117 942 2969
Neighbourhood: Bishopston


2. Avon Books
Bibliophiles better beware! If they enter this shop, it's extremely unlikely they'll leave without buying something. It's the sort of second-hand book shop that you only go to if you have at least an hour to spare, as browsing through their well-stocked shelves is a real pleasure. The largest section is fiction, which ranges from the classics like Dickens and Austen, to very up-to-date novels by well-respected writers (no trashy pulp fiction here). Most paperbacks cost around £3. They also have sections on local history, poetry, academic subjects, photography and art (a particularly good outsized section on these). They also offer an out-of-print book search service.
Address: 4 Waterloo Street Clifton Village Bristol BS8 4BT
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 117 973 9848
Neighbourhood: Clifton Village


3. Beware of the Leopard
Having expanded several times in recent years, this second-hand bookshop offers a vast selection of titles. There are enormous piles of general fiction (from trashy romances to highly respected modern authors) plus a number of featured subjects including art, theology, science, and other academic disciplines including classical literature - all of which overflow off the shelves, sit in piles on the floor and are even stacked up outside the shop in the market alleyways. Maps and sheet music are also bought and sold and a number of first editions and other rarities are also on offer. It's a great place to browse and the owner is one of those eccentric and friendly second-hand bookshop proprietors that have almost all died out - well worth a visit.
Address: Stalls 66-9 and 77 St Nicholas Market Bristol BS1 1LJ
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 117 925 7277
Neighbourhood: City Centre


4. Bristol Books
This large shop, established over 20 years ago, offers a wide selection of books and is a great place for a bit of browsing - it's decorated with often rather bizarre works of art, lending it a unique atmosphere. Although stocking a particularly good range of science-fiction works, crime novels, horror and general fiction, the shop also has a special interest in art and architecture, erotica, humanities, philosophy and the classics. Local history is another interest that is promoted and occasionally important works of occultism can be found.
Address: 180b Cheltenham Road Montpelier Bristol BS6 5RB
Opening hours: 11am-6pm Mon-Thu; 10am-6pm Fri-Sat
Telephone: +44 117 924 5458
Neighbourhood: Stokes Croft
Email: bs6books@aol.com


5. Chandos Books
This shop is worth a special visit if you're trying to track down a particular out-of print title as the friendly owner - imagine the scholarly and eccentric stereotype of a second-hand bookshop owner and you're pretty close - runs a search service. The shelves are packed with second hand books on all subjects, from art to zoology, making it a good place to come and browse. They have a particularly good selection of modern fiction and classic literature. As well as selling books the shop is also willing to buy them and a book binding service is also available. Curiously, a small selection of old china is also for sale.
Address: 8 Chandos Road Redland Bristol BS6 6PG
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 117 974 1166
Neighbourhood: Redland


6. BS8
Although the trends might come from London, this store is exclusively Bristolian, making this a definite place to check out what's new around town. It's all fairly disposable stuff - you won't find highly crafted, durable garments in here, but what you will find are the latest styles at fairly cheap prices. That's why its customers are the young and pretty, typically students and teenagers. Housing three different labels under one roof, it's split over three levels, with men on the first, women on the ground, and shoes in the basement. "Sirens" offers evening wear, casuals, shorts and logo T-shirts at fairly reasonable prices to the tune of deafening music. "Box" is more girlie, with skirts and blouses, for around £20-£25. "Sobeys" is for all things vintage and retro - their range of jeans and cords is massive - and finally, the shoes in the basement range from glam to chunky, with platform boots being the most popular buy.
Address: 34 Park Street Bristol BS1 5JG
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Wed; 10am-6pm Thu-Sat
Telephone: +44 117 930 4836
Neighbourhood: Clifton


7. Katze
Walk in here and you'll find a brightly coloured kaleidoscope of 60s and 70s styled clothing, perfect for those who don't want to look the same as everyone else - you couldn't get further from chain store blandness! There are shirts, skirts, jackets, jeans, flares and some truly psychedelic dresses. They also sell jewellery and quirky wall decorations - look out for the "unicorn" horn hanging on the wall of the shop. It might be slightly dusty, but you can find some real sartorial treasures here and it's a haven for those nostalgic for the less hurried days - correspondingly the staff are friendly and what can only be described as laid back.
Address: 55 Gloucester Road Bristol BS7 8AD
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 117 942 5625
Neighbourhood: Bishopston


8. Naff Clothing
This place is the perfect antidote to bland, monotonous, high street clothes stores and is where to come if you want to stand out from the crowd. How far you take that is up to you of course - if you really want to wander around Bristol in one of their fabulous John Travolta-style flared suits, then so be it! Otherwise, choose from their selection of silk underwear, shirts, skirts, trousers, shoes, boots etc. dating from the 1920s onwards. There's also a particularly good selection of leather and suede jackets and coats. On the more frivolous side, they also hire fancy dress costumes - lederhosen and Austin Powers outfits to name but two - and stock silly wigs, angel wings and devils' horns, for those mad nights out perhaps?
Address: 13 Cotham Hill Cotham Bristol BS6 6LD
Opening hours: midday-5.30pm Mon; 10.30am-5.30pm Tue-Sat
Telephone: +44 117 973 7458
Neighbourhood: Cotham


9. Uncles Sam's
Isn't it great how we take what are effectively American reject garments and make them look cool! Every item of vintage clothing in this funky shop, is imported from the United States and because they are generally unique and already aged, it's very popular with the city's 20-40-somethings who want to look a bit different from the crowd. If you're after vintage jeans, it's definitely the place to come - they've got loads, including Levi's and some wild flares, plus cords in all different colours and some very wacky checked slacks (all between £10-35). When winter kicks in, it's a great place to find suede or leather jackets of all different styles, shapes and colours, plus a great selection of coats, many sheepskin - perfect for people wanting to look cool (or should that be warm!) on a budget. Last, but not least, there are bowling shirts, patterned shirts, skirts and dresses for the American pie look.
Address: 54 Park Street Bristol BS1 5JN
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 117 929 8404
Neighbourhood: City Centre


10. Bedsteads
This shop always has an excellent selection of beautifully restored, antique beds to choose from, with styles covering the whole spectrum - from the simplest, cast iron bedstead to a sumptuous French Lit Bateau. They also offer a wide range of handmade, cast iron beds, carefully crafted to reproduce original designs. Various sizes are available, from just 2ft (wonderfully cute children's beds) to 7ft wide. If you choose one of their unconventionally sized, antique bed frames, the shop can even supply a custom-made mattress and base. Perfect for those who like to recline in grand and slightly fairy-tale-like style.
Address: 15 Regent Street Clifton Bristol BS8 4HW
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; midday-4pm Sun
Telephone: +44 117 923 9181
Neighbourhood: Clifton Village


11. Focus on the Past
Any of you who enjoy browsing through antique shops, looking for reasonably priced curios, should head here. There are two floors of weird and wonderful old objects to choose from. Downstairs are larger items and furniture such as old brass bed-heads, tables and chairs, wash-stands etc. Upstairs, the stock is very varied, both in price and quality. To give you an idea - jewellery and tiny objets d'art in glass cases, wooden printing blocks, Art Deco pottery and tea-sets, old glass bottles, old toys (including Rupert Bear and antique dolls with porcelain heads), antique photo-frames, china, glass, silver and some wonderful prints. Certainly enough interesting objects for an hour's happy browsing.
Address: 25 Waterloo Street Clifton Village Bristol BS8 4BT
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5.30pm Sun
Telephone: +44 117 973 8080
Neighbourhood: Clifton Village


12. Highbury Antiques
This is one of those quirky, fascinating shops selling all manner of curious objects, where you can spend a happy half-hour browsing. It specialises in antique laboratory-type equipment (weird and wonderful glass jars, microscopes and bottles), has a large collection of old telephones and stocks old ink-pens and ink-wells, spinning wheels and all manner of curio. In fact, it looks a bit like the inside of Dr Frankenstein's laboratory! Nevertheless, if you're looking for unusual gifts or mementoes, this dusty old shop is a good place to find things that your friends almost certainly won't already have.
Address: 149 St Michael's Hill Cotham Bristol BS2 8DB
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 117 973 8972
Neighbourhood: Cotham


13. Memories
A thoroughly delightful place for the nostalgic. The stall deals primarily in beautiful, black and white, mostly mounted photographs of old Bristol. It's fascinating to find images of the way your home or place of work used to look. Of particular interest are the photographs of St Augustine's Parade, the centre of Bristol, showing how far the dock used to extend into what is now a pedestrianised area. It also sells a selection of gift items, including Jellycat soft toys, cute and quirky animals for kids of all ages and some fine examples of Bristol Blue Glass. Memories has also, recently, started stocking items made of Bath Aqua Glass (a beautiful pale turquoise colour reminiscent of the hue of the hot springs in this historic city).
Address: St Nicholas Market Corn Exchange Bristol BS1 1JQ
Opening hours: 9.30am-5pm Mon-Sat
Neighbourhood: City Centre


14. Militaria
This place is perfect for those bored with the usual high street shops - you never know what you'll find in here. It's a genuine, dusty, "old-curiosity shop" with a military and sea-faring angle - if you've always wanted an antique ship's-lantern, then here's the place to come! They stock a wonderfully eccentric selection of antique items from old ships, such as the aforementioned lamps, wheels, brass diving helmets, portholes and even propellers. They also have items such as swords, old pocket-pistols and old-fashioned policemen's helmets. There is a particularly interesting selection of old scientific equipment, including microscopes and cameras, plus the odd piece of furniture. Well worth a look.
Address: 13 Lower Park Row Bristol BS1 5BN
Opening hours: 11am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 117 929 8205
Neighbourhood: City Centre


15. New Clifton Antique Centre
Inside this beautiful old building are five different units, all selling various antiques. The range of stock they sell includes silverware (modern and antique), watches (wrist and pocket), costume and stone jewellery, porcelain, Oriental and Rajistani art, paintings (originals and prints) and objets d'art. The stall-holders are extremely friendly and very knowledgeable about their stock, some even doing insurance valuations. If all the browsing makes you hungry, head to the upstairs balcony area, where there's a tea-room - how much more quaint can it get - selling home-made cakes, snacks, lunches and hot and cold drinks.
Address: 18 The Mall Clifton Village Bristol BS8 4DR
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Tue-Sat
Telephone: +44 117 973 7843
Neighbourhood: Clifton Village


16. Potters Antiques and Coins
This classic, dusty old antique shop, is a great place to spend a pleasant half-hour, browsing amongst the knick-knacks, such as old medals, bottles, horse brasses and china. It also specializes in old coins, some of which date back to the Iron Age. There's a good selection of Roman and Victorian coins in particular - making this a great place for the collector. Also available are Iron Age artefacts such as dishes, lamps and small figurines and there's a particularly nice collection of commemorative mugs, made in celebration of various royal weddings, going right back to George VI.
Address: 60 Colston Street Bristol BS1 5AZ
Opening hours: 11am-4.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 117 926 2551
Neighbourhood: City Centre


17. Pride and Joy Antiques
For those of you who appreciate the finer things in life, this a good place to come for some beautiful antique furniture, mostly in pine and mahogany. Items include wardrobes, chests of drawers, tables, chairs and mirrors. A wide selection of antique lace work is usually available and small, collectable items are dotted among the larger pieces, so you might be lucky and find that piece of china you've always been looking for. The shop also undertakes both traditional and modern upholstery work and will restore your favourite old chair to its former glory.
Address: 25 North View Westbury Park Bristol BS6 7PT
Opening hours: 10am-1pm & 2pm-4.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 117 973 5806
Neighbourhood: Redland




Глазго.

Glasgow School of Art Degree Show
Every year students from the Glasgow School of Art celebrate their imminent graduation with a degree show. There are exhibitions from the School of Fine Art, the School of Design and Craft, and the Mackintosh School of Architecture. Some shows take place at other venues, such as the Tramway and Glasgow Film Theatre. The exhibition offers an excellent opportunity for members of the public to pick up original works of art from the stars of the future.
Address: 167 Renfrew St (Glasgow School of Art) Glasgow G3 6RQ
Opening hours: TBA
Telephone: +44 141 353 4500
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Cowcaddens
URL: http://www.gsa.ac.uk/



Магазины

1. Avalanche
A mecca for indie-kids, there is a lot more to this discount record shop than meets the eye. Inside, the displays are ever-changing, featuring the latest CDs and vinyl, with a slant to independent label releases and artists. With just as many second-hand tapes, vinyl and CDs as new releases, the shop is popular with students and anyone who doesn't want to pay inflated prices. The walls are festooned with posters for upcoming gigs and releases while fanzines from home and abroad are piled high.
Address: 34 Dundas Street Glasgow G1 2AQ
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Fri-Wed; 10am-7pm Thu
Telephone: +44 141 332 2099
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Buchanan Street


2. Gilmorehill Books
This is quite a large shop, with a suitably extensive and diverse range of second-hand books. They specialise in Scottish and English literature and art, but have excellent sections devoted to other high-brow fields such as politics, philosophy, religion, history and science. It's a great shop to browse in as there are so many books and every genre is covered. If you're looking for a quick fix of cheap escapist nonsense, try the bargain boxes out front.
Address: 43 Bank Street Glasgow G12 8NE
Opening hours: 10.30am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 141 339 7504
Neighbourhood: West End
Nearest train: Kelvinbridge


3. Lost In Music
There's no turning back, a free moment spent browsing here soon becomes a lifetime. They have a large and eclectic selection of new and second-hand CDs, cassettes, videos and vinyl, although some of the stock is rather strange and it's not arranged by genre. It's best to go in with a vague idea of what kind of music you want to walk away with rather than any specific album because you probably won't find it amidst the clutter.
Address: DeCourcy's Arcade Cresswell Lane Glasgow G12 8AA
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Sat; midday-5pm Sun
Telephone: +44 141 339 8155
Neighbourhood: West End
Nearest train: Hillhead


4. Oxfam Bookshop
As you might expect from a charity shop, the stock depends on what the public have chosen to donate so it's eclectic to say the least. However, sharp eyes have been known to unearth rare first editions in precisely this kind of shop and blunter eyes will no doubt be amused by all the old Broons and Oor Wullie annuals, which incidentally would make a rather unusual souvenir as they feature authentic Scottish dialects and slang. The general fiction section always has a good choice of recent publications, many of which are still working their way up the bestseller lists when they hit the shelves here.
Address: 171 Byres Road Glasgow G12 8TS
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Thu; 10am-6pm Fri & Sat; midday-5pm Sun
Telephone: +44 141 334 7669
Neighbourhood: West End
Nearest train: Hillhead


5. Voltaire & Rousseau
The name and atmosphere in this shop (it even has a winter fire and sleepy cat) lend it a certain Dickensian flavour and in fact it's the city's oldest second-hand book store. The location attracts students hunting down cheap textbooks while an eclectic stock covering a broad range of subjects brings in everyone who reads for the sheer pleasure of it. They have every genre of literature imaginable - from Proust to Jackie Collins and everything in between.
Address: 12-14 Otago Lane Glasgow G12 8PB
Opening hours: 10am-6.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 141 339 1811
Neighbourhood: West End
Nearest train: Kelvinbridge


6. Address (The)
Fulfil your wildest dreams with designer clothes and accessories to suit every taste and budget. All stock is less than two years old and a rapid turnover ensures frequent visits from those in the know. Regular appearances are made by covetable labels such as Versace, Armani and Givenchy and they sometimes buy clothes from celebrities in London so you never know what treasures might turn up.
Address: 3 Royal Exchange Court off 17 Royal Exchange Square Glasgow G1 3DB
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat
Telephone: +44 141 221 6898
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Buchanan Street
Email: theaddressglasgow@hotmail.com


7. Flip
This is the place to come if you like your jackets leather, your shirts synthetic and bright, and your t-shirts and tops to bear legends like New York State University '74, and other sporty motifs from the past. There's an impressive variety of jeans and cords too, well-labelled for size and running through all kinds of blue to black, brown and dyed. Not to mention through styles from bellbottom flares to drainpipes and everything in between. The odd designer classic lurks among the rails too. Flip Basement concentrates on new clothes, showcasing a range of tiny shops-within-the-shop that range from Gothic style to skate/streetwear by young designers and ventures.
Address: 15 Bath Street Glasgow G2 1HY
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Wed; 9.30am-6.30pm Thu; 9.30am-6pm Fri & Sat; midday-5pm Sun
Telephone: +44 141 204 1846
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Buchanan Street


8. Glory Hole
Although it stocks clothing for both sexes, this place is really one for the girls. Vintage gear in remarkably good condition (and equally remarkable good taste) is complemented by a great selection of barely worn pieces from high street shops so you can pick out something old and something new. Look at the labels and you'll notice that a lot of the stock originally came from quite expensive shops so there's a chance of finding designer bargains. They also have almost new boots and shoes at rock bottom prices, costume jewellery and handbags.
Address: 41 Ruthven Lane Byres Road Glasgow G12 9BG
Opening hours: 10.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat; 1pm-5pm Sun
Telephone: +44 141 357 5662
Neighbourhood: West End
Nearest train: Hillhead


9. Mr Ben
Go in wearing ordinary boring everyday clothes, and come out dressed ready for adventure in a khaki flared safari suit. Of all the vintage outlets in the city, this is the most eclectic and exciting. Sadly, the fantastic display of 70s Y-fronts is not for sale, but the most intense craving for luridly patterned polyester can be satisfied easily here, as well as less garish clothing needs.
Address: Unit 6 King's Court King Street Glasgow G1 5RB
Opening hours: 10.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat; 12.30pm-4.30pm Sun
Telephone: +44 141 553 1936
Neighbourhood: Trongate and East End
Nearest train: St Enoch


10. Retro
For unusual 50s, 60s and 70s evening gowns, tight jeans and cord car coats, step back in time and up these steps. All the casual gear is just above street level with a good selection of second-hand denim, cords, jackets and brightly patterned polyester shirts, all at very reasonable prices. The basement contains a browser's dreamworld. As well as cocktail and evening frocks there are drawers of antique slips and camisoles, linen and long gloves, beaded bags and antique costume jewellery. Shoes are spike heeled and glittery, although it seems that ladies used to have smaller feet so check the size before beginning a love affair with any strappy stiletto sandals or they'll only go and break your heart.
Address: 8 Otago Street Glasgow G12 8JH
Opening hours: 11.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 141 576 0165
Neighbourhood: West End
Nearest train: Kelvinbridge


11. Starry Starry Night
If you're in need of a little glitz to spice up your wardrobe this is the place to come. It's not just for the girls either - the back of the shop is stuffed with kilts, jackets, suits, waistcoats and ties. They sell second-hand evening dresses, coats, trousers, separates, suits and even shoes. A full and varied range of accessories includes gloves, cufflinks, costume jewellery, scarves, hair combs and hats. You may even find some collectable items although anything really valuable has already been spotted by the owners and is only available for hire, a good option for special occasions when you want to stand out from the crowd in a truly unique outfit.
Address: 19-21 Dowanside Lane Byres Road Glasgow G12 9BZ
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 141 337 1837
Neighbourhood: West End
Nearest train: Hillhead


12. Trip
Kit yourself out completely in here and you'll still have change from £20. This is an excellent second-hand clothing emporium that changes its stock seasonally to keep up with the changeable Scottish weather, ie cagoules are always available. Guys and gals are catered for on separate sides of the shop floor, women's clothing is glamorous, glittery and groovy, with men's colourful, hard-wearing and ultra-hip. Jeans and cords in all colours and sizes, flared or straight leg, fill the middle of the shop, and a bargain sale rail is always packed with items from as little as £1.
Address: Unit 4 Kings Court 107 King Street Glasgow G1 5RA
Opening hours: 10.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 141 553 1777
Neighbourhood: Trongate and East End
Nearest train: St Enoch


13. All Our Yesterdays
It would probably be more accurate to call this a junk shop than an antique shop, but it does have the merit of selling very good junk. A trip here is an entertaining experience as the range of goods is incredibly diverse. They have a limited selection of furniture but a huge amount of costume jewellery, powder compacts and military oddments, as well as tin toys, books, ornate mirrors and china. There is now a "healing room" at the back as well.
Address: 6 Park Road Glasgow G4 9JG
Opening hours: 11.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 141 334 7788
Neighbourhood: West End
Nearest train: Kelvinbridge


14. Relics
Sometimes there's a fine line between kitsch and plain old tacky but both camps are well-represented in this fascinating shop. 1940s and 50s memorabilia and mechanical toys rub shoulders with old Star Wars figures, annuals, comics and big pub mirrors, so browse carefully and recreate your favourite era. They have some beautiful tea sets and glassware, many of which are art deco in style. Prices reflect quality and rarity so there's something to suit every budget.
Address: Dowanside Lane Byres Road Glasgow G12 9BZ
Opening hours: 11am-6pm Mon-Sat; 1pm-6pm Sun
Telephone: +44 141 341 0007
Neighbourhood: West End
Nearest train: Hillhead


15. Strachan Antiques
An antiques warehouse off the beaten track, but definitely worth the trip if you're into art nouveau. They specialise in Glasgow style arts and crafts, which loosely translated means a distinct Charles Rennie Mackintosh influence. As well as housing one of the largest stocks of art nouveau furniture in Scotland, they sell smaller ornamental pieces such as glassware and candlesticks.
Address: 40 Darnley Street Pollockshields Glasgow G41 2SE
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat; midday-5pm Sun
Telephone: +44 141 429 4411
Neighbourhood: South Side
Email: alex@strachanantiques.co.uk





Дерри (Лондондерри)

Магазины

1. Foyle Books
A delightful and quietly relaxing bookshop located beside the city walls (where the Craft Village intersects with Magazine Street) dealing in second-hand and antiquarian books. The store contains a well-chosen mix of popular fiction (a lot of it Irish), history, biographies and popular art/music. Visitors will probably find much to interst them here: the categories are reasonably ordered, and the books are all in good condition for the asking prices. The proprietor, Art Byrne, is usually on hand to deal with all queries. A mail-order service is available also, but we aware of how much heavy tomes are to send by post.
Address: 12a Magazine Street Derry/Londonderry BT48 6HH
Opening hours: 11am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat
Telephone: +44 28 7137 2530
Neighbourhood: Derry/Londonderry (Walled City)


2. Henderson Music
Henderson's is a fine music shop located near the historic Diamond area of Derry/Londonderry and carrying a wide range of musical instruments, pianos and church organs. The store, which dates back to the 1930s, also has very good new and reconditioned upright and grand pianos. (A repair/tuning service is offered.) Guitars, banjos and mandolins make up most of the stringed instruments in stock. Sophisticated tuition videos will help novices and professionals alike, as the levels vary. One-to-one tuition in various instruments is also always advertised in the store window. It's a good place to find out about local gigs.
Address: 11 Bishop Street Derry/Londonderry BT48 6PL
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 28 7136 5791
Neighbourhood: Derry/Londonderry (Walled City)


3. Oxfam
Oxfam is a well-respected global charity that encourages people in the developing countries to help themselves. One of its most worthy projects is a network of shops; this outlet trades from the Diamond. The store sells both new and second-hand items as well as a selection of quality food from around the world. These are all imported on the basis of a fair deal for their originators. The stock includes handwoven baskets, ceramic teapots, vases and soapstone ornaments. Most of the clothes are for women. Prices start from a couple of pounds. It's possible to find 1970s flares, 80s suits and 90s clubwear on the same rail. The food items are particularly good value.
Address: The Diamond Derry/Londonderry BT48 6HR
Opening hours: 9:30am-5:30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 28 7137 1602
Neighbourhood: Derry/Londonderry (Walled City)


4. Red Star
Independent clothes retailer with selection of oddities
This independent left-field clothing retailer located on upper Waterloo Street offers alternative fashions. There's a good selection of interesting second-hand leather jackets in a variety of styles and colours, in 1/2, 3/4, and full lengths. The jeans and casual wear include t-shirts, shirts and light jackets. The shop is not only popular with the young crowd. Because of the range of heavy-duty combat trousers it also appeals to the working man. Smoking accessories available are tobacco cases, rolling papers and lighters. Oddities are the ceremonial swords and battle-axes! Weird or what?
Address: 28 Waterloo Street Derry/Londonderry BT48 6HF
Opening hours: 11am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 28 7128 8895
Neighbourhood: Derry/Londonderry (Cityside)


5. Barbara Griffin Antiques
As the shop name suggests, owner Barbara Griffin takes a direct interest in her stock. The store carries a range of general antiques - you won't find any reproductions here. If you can't find exactly what you're looking for, Barbara will endeavour to find an item for you. And the shop itself has great character. It's the perfect antidote to the increasingly sterile shopping mall experience. Visitors will be ably to buy a unique souvenir here; and they may just get an item that is as much an investment as a keepsake.
Address: 2 London Street Derry/Londonderry BT48 6RQ
Opening hours: 11am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 28 7130 9095
Neighbourhood: Derry/Londonderry (Walled City)


6. Whatnot (The)
This is one of the most charming antiques stores in the city. It is located in a lovely area of the walled city, close to St Columb's Cathedral. Margo, the proprietor, has gone to great lengths to stock a wide range of general antiques; and you can be sure of a personal service. The store carries small pieces of furniture, silver, lights and light fittings. Period jewellery and beautiful musical boxes are a speciality. Whatnot's main idea is that you won't find any reproductions here, an antidote to other more " modern " antique dealers. Daily business hours are from 11am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday.
Address: 22 Bishop Street Derry/Londonderry BT48 6PP
Telephone: +44 28 7128 8333
Neighbourhood: Derry/Londonderry (Walled City)

7. Crafts in the City
The event formerly known as the Guildhall Craft Fair, this is a showcase begun in 1996 for design-and-create people from most craft genres. The shift of venue (to St Columb's Hall) has done the exhibition no harm. A Derry City Council production, the fair includes the work of local, cross-border and national designers. Examples of past participants are: The Really Useful Design Company (Derry); Lorsha Design from Newry; Marie McCready Hand-Painted Silk (Killybegs) and Rory & Helen Shearer, Jordanstown. The idea is to create a commercial space for the artists while giving the public a chance to buy original pieces. Easiest parking is in the Foyleside Shopping Centre - though do check the carpark's closing time. Admission: £1:00.
Address: St Columb's Hall Orchard Street Derry/Londonderry BT48 6EG
Opening hours: 9am-8pm Fri; 10am-6pm Sat and Sun
Telephone: +44 28 7136 5151
Neighbourhood: Derry/Londonderry (Cityside)
URL: www.craftsinthecity.com







Йорк.

1. Newgate Market
The open-air market has survived in York for centuries, although the move to its present location is quite recent. Now bordered by the Shambles, Parliament Street and Church Street, it is at the very heart of the city. Although the individual stalls do vary from day to day, you can be sure of colour, variety and a relaxed shopping experience. Butchers and Fishmongers have their spot by the Patrick Pool entrance. Whilst one stall sells speciality cheeses, another sells Italian bread and cakes, and along with fruit, vegetable and flower stalls, they all offer fresh produce and excellent value. Rolls of fabric, various clothing stalls and a hat seller can be found just off the Shambles. Bric-a-brac, second-hand books and handicrafts also have their place.
Address: Newgate York YO1
Opening hours: 10am-4pm Daily
Telephone: +44 1904 551355
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Email: york.market@york.gov.uk


2. York Antique Centre
This antique centre is situated almost opposite the entrance to Museum Gardens. There are two floors of antique shops; one at street level, the other is downstairs in the basement. The range of antiques is immense; it includes furniture; silver; militaria; china; porcelain; glass; curios; art deco; jewellery; toys; stamps; coins; linen; clocks and watches. All the dealers are very friendly and are interested in buying as well as selling.
Address: 2a Lendal York YO1 8AA
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1904 641445
Neighbourhood: City Centre



Магазины

1. Gamestation
This is a second-hand video games store situated in the middle of the city. It is only a short walk from York Minster and is nearby to most of the city's larger shops and attractions. Part exchanges are welcomed and many games are for sale in almost perfect condition. All major consoles, PCs and hand-held games systems are catered for, including Playstation, Dreamcast, Gameboy and Nintendo 64. Some software for older consoles, like the Megadrive and SNES are available, though they are in short supply. They concentrate on official UK releases, but some Japanese and US imported games are available, although they are few in number.
Address: 56 Goodramgate York YO1 2LF
Opening hours: 9.30am-5pm Mon-Sat; 10.30am-4pm Sun
Telephone: +44 1904 612881
Neighbourhood: City Centre


2. Gillygate Books
This second-hand bookshop is truly a treasure trove full of all the books you ever wanted to read and never got round to! Stacked from floor to ceiling; the shelves are in aisles so narrow you will have to squeeze your way to the book you are after, and you'll probably get so engrossed that you'll later wonder how on earth you could spend so long in one tiny space. Browse your way up the stairs and on to the next floor, and you're sure to find something of interest for you or for the children to read. And when you've read it, there's always a chance that they'll buy it back!
Address: 50 Gillygate York YO31 7EQ
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Tues-Sat
Telephone: +44 1904 610043
Neighbourhood: Bootham




3. Priestleys Vintage Clothing
Priestleys is a rare breed, it is inspirational, original and loved by all those who discover it. A truly charming little shop, it sells clothes and accessories, which span the decades, and they're all in excellent condition. Elegant 1930s bags, 1940s cardigans and silk gloves are on offer, as well as some pretty 1950s gingham dresses, cashmere jumpers and Victorian nightdresses, and once they even had a gorgeous 1950s swimsuit.

For men there are some very stylish 1950s suits and some maybe not so stylish 1970s trousers! There are also lots of ties and shirts. This shop is well worth a visit but be aware that credit cards are not accepted.
Address: 11 Grape Lane York YO1 7HU
Opening hours: 12pm-5pm Mon-Fri; 10am-5.30pm Sat; 12pm-3pm Sun
Telephone: +44 1904 623114
Neighbourhood: City Centre


4. Cavendish Antiques & Collectors Centre
A warm welcome awaits lovers of antiques; here you will find three floors full of wonderful treasures for you to browse through to your hearts content. This shop has everything from antique dolls in the window to a marvellous 50s and 60s collection of furniture, prints and ceramics on the third floor. You will pass antique bears on the stairs and a gallery of prints, paintings and tapestries as you make your way to the first and second floors. After you've spent a while looking at this huge collection, you might just like to visit the Cafй Marmaduke at the sister shop in the Stonegate Antiques Centre, just across the street.
Address: 44 Stonegate York YO1 8AS
Opening hours: 9am-6pm daily
Telephone: +44 1904 621666
Neighbourhood: City Centre
URL: http://www.antiquescentres.com


5. French House (The)
Just a stroll from Micklegate Bar Museum is the French House antique shop. It's deceptively larger than can be imagined when you first enter through the front door from Micklegate. The main showroom is full of interesting antiques and on display is everything from china to furniture, as one might expect. On continuing down the passage, the visitor will be pleasantly surprised to find that it opens out into another, much larger room which specialises in antique bedsteads. Overhead are many different chandeliers, lamps and light fittings including some excellent examples in the Art Nouveau style, a style that has now become very much in demand again. Downstairs, in the basement, are even more exciting finds to be discovered by the discerning buyer.
Address: 74 Micklegate York YO1 6LF
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm; Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1904 624465
Neighbourhood: City Centre



6. Minster Antiques
As with many of the best shops in York, and Minster Antiques is no exception, little and quaint often goes hand in hand with quality and good service. The space it occupies is very narrow and small but this tiny shop makes use of every inch of available space and is a virtual Aladdin's Cave of treasure, just waiting for the right buyer to come along. The staff are helpful, knowledgeable and friendly and are more than willing to give advice if needed.
Address: 24 Goodramgate York YO1 7LG
Opening hours: 10am-5pm; Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1904 655481
Neighbourhood: City Centre


7. Mulberry Bush (The)
This is a very up-market antique shop, which, unlike most antique shops, is completely uncluttered and very selective with its displays. The visitor is met with a warm smile and a welcoming, friendly attitude. Everything from tables and clocks to ceramics and glass is sold here, and if the shop doesn't display what the visitor is looking for then they are assured that every effort will be made to acquire the article in question.
Address: 36 Goodramgate York YO1 7LF
Opening hours: 9.30am-4.30pm Mon - Fri; 9.30am-5pm Sat; 11.30-4pm Sun
Telephone: +44 1904 638842
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Email: MulberryAn@aol.com


8. Red House Antique Centre
If you like antiques then this is one of the best places to look. Housed in one of York's most striking buildings, close to the York Minster and near to the Theatre Royal, the red faзade is very hard to miss. Inside, you will find over 60 antique dealers with only the very best quality antiques on display. The centre offers a full shipping service on goods purchased and you can also enjoy lectures on arts and antiques here too. The Red House also has a cafй, restaurant and bar, catering for breakfast, light and business lunches, afternoon tea and pre-Theatre suppers. It is open seven days a week and in the summer it stays open until 8pm.
Address: Antiques Centre Duncombe Place York YO1 2EF
Opening hours: Summer: 9.30am-8pm Mon-Sat; 10.30am-5pm Sun; Winter: 9.30am-5.30pm
Telephone: +44 1904 637000
Neighbourhood: City Centre
URL: http://www.redhouseyork.co.uk


9. Rocking Chair (The)
Not far from York city centre is the village of Heworth, where you'll find this little shop; its well worth a detour. You can pick up some real quality pieces of period furniture here, at very reasonable prices. The shop will sometimes buy small pieces of furniture from you as well. There is a good selection of antiques to admire and they often have dolls' house furniture from days gone by, which are well made and exquisite to look at. This tiny shop is packed full of pictures, mirrors, books, china and ornaments and is the perfect place for rediscovering those old toys, long forgotten.
Address: 71 East Parade York YO31 7YB
Opening hours: 10am-4pm Mon & Tue; 10am-1pm Thu-Sat
Telephone: +44 1904 410222
Neighbourhood: Heworth


10. Stonegate Antiques Centre
The Stonegate Antiques Centre has over one hundred dealers displaying everything from jewellery, glass, clocks, china and porcelain to larger items such as furniture. Even Roman artefacts can be bought here. Situated very close to the famous York Minster, the visitor can spend time browsing not only the antique section but the art gallery here too. And when you have had your fill of pleasures to delight the eye then visit the Cafй Marmaduke on the first floor, where you can take a rest and a welcome cup of coffee to round off your day.
Address: 41 Stonegate York YO1 8AW
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Daily
Telephone: +44 1904 613888
Neighbourhood: City Centre






Кардифф.

1. Cardiff Central Market
This is a very popular and lively market in the centre of Cardiff. The Victorian facade hides a host of different stalls including a large fishmonger's, several butchers, greengrocers, a cheese shop, takeaway food stands, china, household goods and a second-hand bookshop. Upstairs, there's a good selection of second-hand CDs and videos, two pet shops and a Christian book shop. Browse for a while and soak up the atmosphere. The market is open on Mondays to Saturdays between 8am and 5.30pm, but opening times of individual stalls may vary. Disabled access is to the ground floor only.
Address: The Hayes Cardiff CF10 2AU
Opening hours: 8am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 29 2082 2670
Neighbourhood: City Centre


2. Robert's Emporium
Situated a few minutes' walk from the city centre in one of the main student areas, this indoor market and antique dealer reflects its quirky surroundings. Aimed mainly at the students and bargain hunters of the city, Robert's Emporium sells anything and everything in an atmosphere that is very definitely cheap and cheerful. Old furniture, clothes, books and jewellery are piled high everywhere you look. Please note that opening hours occasionally vary from those stated.
Address: 58-60 Salisbury Road Cardiff CF24 4AD
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 29 2023 5630
Neighbourhood: Cathays


Магазины

1. Bear Island Book Exchange
This outlet in Cardiff Central Market offers second-hand books in good condition. The shelves are crammed full of hardbacks and paperbacks on every subject. There are large sections of fantasy, science fiction and romance paperbacks, thrillers and general fiction. The non-fiction section includes local interest books as well as books on health and hobbies. Some antiquarian books are also available from time to time. The owners are always on the lookout for new stock, so take your old books in to sell or part exchange for something you haven't read before.
Address: Central Market St Mary Street Cardiff CF10 1AU
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 29 2038 8631
Neighbourhood: City Centre


2. Capital Bookshop
Ah, the smell of old books! Some people come into this shop just for the aromatherapy. The only specialist dealer of antique books in the city centre, the window display always is always full of first editions, cloth-bound volumes of poetry and beautifully coloured title pages, while inside there is shelf upon shelf of musty titles just waiting to be discovered. If you think a book is something that can only be read and enjoyed once don't bother visiting, but lovers of old volumes will instantly feel at home here.
Address: 27 Morgan Arcade Cardiff CF10 1AF
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 29 2038 8423
Neighbourhood: City Centre


3. D'Vinyl Records
Walking into D'Vinyl can sometimes feel like you're intruding on a private club. Dimly lit, the shop floor is cluttered with shelves and racks and there always seems to be at least half a dozen long-haired youths lounging about for no particular reason. Why go in at all? Well, because of what's on the shelves and racks: a huge selection of second-hand CDs, tapes, DVDs, books and videos. Most of it is in amazingly good condition and it's all very cheaply priced. The book shelves often have new hardback titles - by authors such as Iain M Banks and Terry Pratchett - at a fraction of the normal price. It's well worth braving the unwelcoming exterior to take a look.
Address: 4 Mackintosh Place Roath Cardiff CF24 4RQ
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 29 2049 4998
Neighbourhood: Roath


4. Troutmark Books
The largest second-hand bookshop in the city centre, Troutmark carries a wide range of stock from every category of fiction and non-fiction. Check out the shelves on the ground floor for fantasy, sci-fi, crime, thrillers and classics. A wooden staircase, lined with children's titles, takes you down to a dimly lit basement which is a treasure trove of old comics, foreign-language books, travel guides, cookery books and much more besides.
Address: 41-43 Castle Arcade Cardiff CF10 1BW
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 29 2038 2814
Neighbourhood: Castle


5. Dax Clothing
Part of the Cardiff Antiques Centre, Dax is for those who fancy a nostalgic stroll through the past decades of British fashion. They specialise in clothing of all sorts - from evening gowns and cocktail dresses to leather jackets. However, pride of place is given to the extensive range of retro clothing, from the teddy boy 50s outfits to the swinging 60s and flower-power 70s. A hire service is available and students are offered a 10% discount.
Address: Cardiff Antiques Centre 10-12 Royal Arcade Cardiff CF10 1AE
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 29 2039 8891
Neighbourhood: City Centre


6. Claudius
It's surprising that a shop that specialises in clothes from 30 years ago could be described as trendy, but those with a hankering for retro chic will certainly have fun browsing the rails. The small ground-floor level is full of jeans, shirts, jackets and leather coats. Downstairs in the basement, the whole area is devoted to jackets of various styles with a large number of suede jackets. Men's and women's sizes are stocked, everything is in good condition and there are many bargains to be found.
Address: 8 Castle Arcade Cardiff CF10 1BU
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 29 2022 2215
Neighbourhood: Castle


7. Antiques Past and Present
Registered dealers for over thirty years, the proprietors of Antiques Past and Present, Clive and Jane Rowles, offer a professional and reliable service. The showrooms form part of the Cardiff Antiques Centre, which is housed in one of the city centre's quaint Victorian Royal Arcade. Specialising in antique and pre-1930's furniture, they stock anything and everything: wardrobes, clocks, pianos, mirrors and full bedroom suites as well as china, gold and silver and smaller items. Phone for an on-the-spot approximate valuation if you've got something to sell, or browse the showrooms at your leisure.
Address: 10-12 Royal Arcade Cardiff CF10 1AE
Opening hours: 10am-5:30pm Mon-Sat; closed Sun
Telephone: +44 29 2062 1443
Neighbourhood: City Centre


8. Hera Antiques
A small antiques dealership located outside the city centre (take a number 8 bus out here), this is a good place to come if you want to be assured of quality. There are some very nice pieces on offer - from large items of beautifully restored furniture to a collection of china, candlesticks, ornaments and jewellery. Everything is in top class condition.
Address: 140 Whitchurch Road Heath Cardiff CF14 3LZ
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 29 2061 9472
Neighbourhood: Heath


9. Jacobs Antiques Centre
Housing no fewer than fifty antiques dealers on five floors, this huge showroom in Cardiff Bay is a must if you enjoy looking at things with a bit of history. Offering everything from old furniture to a dealership that specialises in dinner suits, bowler hats and briefcases, there is plenty of parking and regular trains and buses from the city centre to the bay area. You could easily spend an entire afternoon looking around the displays of furniture, china, glass and household items.
Address: West Canal Wharf Cardiff CF10 5DB
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Thu & Sat
Telephone: +44 29 2039 0939
Neighbourhood: City Centre


10. Pumping Station (The)
This large showroom is located outside the city centre towards Penarth, and is a favourite haunt of bargain hunters and collectors everywhere. Between them, the dealers offer a huge range of old books, furniture (including new pine furniture as well as older pieces), clothing and jewellery, wartime memorabilia, china and curios. All of the dealers buy and sell and will offer free valuations.
Address: Penarth Road Cardiff CF10 7TT
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm daily
Telephone: +44 29 2022 1085
Neighbourhood: Penarth







Кембридж

Магазины

1. Garon Records and Books
If you are both a bookworm and a music fan, then you will be in paradise at Garon Records and Books. This incredible store stocks a large selection of both brand new and second-hand records and compact discs to suit a range of tastes from classical to pop to folk. There is also a good stock of second-hand books for you to peruse and choose from.
Address: 70 King Street Cambridge CB1 1LN
Opening hours: 9.30am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1223 362086
Neighbourhood: Central Cambridge


2. Oxfam Books
This particular Oxfam store specialises in second-hand books, which cover a huge range of topics from foreign literature to Mills and Boon, from literary classics to atlases and maps. The shop not only stocks a good selection of books, but is also home to a collection of T-shirts, greetings cards and postcards, posters, and Fairtrade goods.
Address: 28 Sidney Street Cambridge CB2 3HW
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 9am-6pm Sat; 12pm-5.30pm Sun
Telephone: +44 1223 313373
Neighbourhood: Central Cambridge
URL: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/
Email: oxfam@oxfam.org.uk


3. British Heart Foundation (The)
The British Heart Foundation's charity shop on Burleigh Street is a great place to hunt for a bargain book, record or item of clothing. There is always plenty of choice and it is well worth a good look around the store as the stock, of course, is always changing. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, so if you are looking for something in particular then it is definitely worth asking.
Address: 10 Burleigh Street Cambridge CB1 1DG
Opening hours: 9.30am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1223 368865
Neighbourhood: Central Cambridge
URL: http://www.bhf.org.uk/


4. Salvation Army Shop (The)
Charity shop
The Salvation Army Shop on Mill Road is home to a whole range of second-hand items, such as furniture, books, clothes, trinkets and all the usual fare you can find in a charity shop. So not only do you have a very good chance of finding something that you are looking for at a great price, but you are also helping charity at the same time.
Address: 44a Mill Road Cambridge CB1 2AS
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1223 316161
Neighbourhood: Central Cambridge
Email: enquiries@salvationarmyshop.co.uk


5. Dales Brewery
Once a brewery, this establishment now hosts a variety of shops and other businesses. There's a whole range of beautiful antiques available here as Dales Brewery incorporates Gwydir Street Antiques, as well as Willroy Antiques Market. The Hive and Honeypot Dress Exchange offers designer clothes for a fraction of the cost of other shops&mdashp; it is the perfect place to find that perfect outfit. The brewery also has a handy car park available, so you can get your newly acquired antique pride and joy away easily.
Address: Gwydir Street (Units 1-2 Dales Brewery) Cambridge CB1 2LJ
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun
Telephone: +44 1223 566725
Neighbourhood: City Edge






Ливерпуль.

1. Birkenhead Market
A market usually means bargains at unbeatable prices and this is exactly what you will find here. Mainly set indoors, the clean, bright aisles have market stalls and delightful little shops that provide practically anything you wish to buy. Browse around and you will find the usual supplies of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, fresh meat and freshly caught fish. You can also buy sweets, cakes, toys, handbags, designer shoes, clothes for all occasions and all ages, plus a good range of sports wear. Household goods range from carpets, curtains and fabrics to pots, pans, crockery and electrical goods. Services include clock repairs and clothing alterations.
Address: Claughton Road Birkenhead Merseyside CH41 2YH
Opening hours: 8.30am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 151 666 3194
Neighbourhood: Birkenhead & Rock Ferry


2. Garston Market
Dating back to the 1800s, this partly covered market is the oldest in the city. On approaching the market, it has to be said that it resembles something of a shanty town with its corrugated iron roof tops, but everything on sale is phenomenally cheaper than any store. If you see something you like you should always haggle as the stallholders are always ready with some banter. The 50 stalls range from fashion and beauty products to home, garden and hardware. The market sometimes opens for extra days around Christmas time.
Address: Island Road South Garston Liverpool Merseyside L19 5NT
Opening hours: 9am-4pm Tue & Fri
Telephone: +44 151 427 1309
Neighbourhood: Speke & Garston
Nearest train: Garston


3. Great Homer Street Market
One of the city's oldest markets is better known locally as Paddy's Market. Situated on a busy main road that eventually leads into the city centre, this popular Saturday event is run mainly outdoors with a multitude of stalls. From fresh produce to up-to-the-minute fashion, children's clothing and designer sports wear, there is always a bargain or two to be found. Top quality fabrics can be purchased at a fraction of the high street prices.
Address: Great Homer Street Liverpool Merseyside L5 5DH
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Sat
Telephone: +44 151 207 0601
Neighbourhood: Walton


4. Heritage Market
The Heritage is one of the largest Sunday markets run in the North West. There are hundreds of undercover and outdoor stalls selling men, ladies and children's clothing, household goods, soft furnishings and kitchenware. Visitors can also find handbags, luggage, DIY, sportswear, music CDs, bric-a-brac plus fresh meat and produce. Mobile units selling hot dogs, fast food and drinks are on-site, as well as an indoor cafe. A large car parking area is available at a small charge.
Address: Stanley Dock Regent Road Liverpool Merseyside L3 0AN
Opening hours: 9.30am-4pm Sun
Telephone: +44 151 207 0441
Neighbourhood: City Centre


5. Fleamarket (The)
The fleamarket is located on the ground floor in the Quiggins Centre. With something to interest everyone, the spacious area stocks a tumbling display of antique furniture, household fittings and old toys. Second World War memorabilia, antique fireplaces, bikes, flags, books and jewellery cover every inch of space. Access is very easy and browsing is most definitely encouraged. This is a rare kind of shop for a city centre and it's well worth a visit.
Address: Quiggins Building School Lane Liverpool Merseyside L1 3BT
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 151 709 2463
Neighbourhood: City Centre



Магазины

1. Academy Nostalgia
This spacious and remarkable factory situated close to Aintree racecourse houses a profusion of unique art pieces, retro reproductions, pseudo antiques and collectable items. The showroom contains a collection of personalised, collectable memorabilia including movie posters, vintage and reproduction antique advertisements and enamel signs. The production facilities on-site provide a bespoke design service where Ken Mapstone or one of his collaborating artists can exclusively design a piece of specially imaged giftware for you.
Address: Unit 6b Bechers Drive Aintree Industrial and Retail Park Liverpool Merseyside L9 5AY
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9am-midday Sat
Telephone: +44 151 523 2272
Neighbourhood: Aintree
Nearest train: Old Roan
Email: info@academyimage.co.uk


2. Quiggins Centre
Situated down a narrow street not far from the Bluecoat Centre, this intriguing arcade is situated in a tall and atmospheric Victorian building. Quiggins offers a truly unusual shopping experience, including haircuts, vintage clothing, fancy dress, hippy chic, quirky gifts, funky cards, CDs and tapes, second-hand books, cheeky T-shirts and essential oils. Feel free to browse among the handmade jewellery, tarot card readers, crystal wands, reconditioned furniture, basques and ball gowns, designer club-wear, skateboards and snowboards. A cafe can be found on the top floor and the antique/flea market has enough old junk to sink a ship.
Address: 12-16 School Lane Liverpool Merseyside L1 3BT
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun
Telephone: +44 151 709 2462
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Central


3. Ryan-Wood Antiques
Located in the city centre, Ryan-Wood has been part of the Liverpool antiques scene for many years. An interesting array of antiques are scattered over three levels and often spill out on to the pavement. The store is a fascinating place for perusal and browsers are very welcome. Ranging from furniture and paintings to porcelain and jewellery, the prices naturally vary according to the product, but if you search hard enough, you may just find a real bargain.
Address: 102 Seel Street Liverpool Merseyside L1 4BL
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 151 709 7776
Neighbourhood: City Centre







Лидс.

1. Dewsbury Market
Less than 20 minutes from Leeds, this is without doubt the next best regional option to Leeds' Kirkgate Market. The indoor units are housed in a Victorian hall, and, though much of the architecture is overlooked by the shoppers that frequent the market, an inquisitive eye will find much structural interest. The market itself is populated by the mainstays of all markets: fresh foods, clothes, books, toys, household items. The best time to visit is when the outdoor market opens (Wednesday and Saturday), for this brings a flood of temporary stalls with diverse goods for sale.
Address: Cloth Hall Square Dewsbury WF13 1QE
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon & Wed-Sat; 9am-1pm Tue.
Telephone: +44 1924 325 011
Neighbourhood: Wakefield district


2. Halifax Market
An 18th-century building, Piece Hall is rather reminiscent of a Roman fortress. Once you've admired the magnificent exterior, make your way inside where you are sure to be impressed by the multitude of shops selling a multitude of products. Don't miss the second-hand bookshop if you're a bookworm - it stocks a staggering 80,000 titles. If you can, go when the large open-air market is open. As well as being able to shop till you drop, you'll be entertained by live bands. Mobile fast food outlets are on-site, as well as a couple of children's rides.
Address: Piece Hall Halifax HX1 1RE
Neighbourhood: Bradford, Halifax & Huddersfield district
URL: http://www.marriott.u-net.com/piece_hall/history.htm


3. Kirkgate Market
The home of Leeds city market is a gloriously arrogant building. It's central Asia brought to Vicar Lane by magic carpet and worth visiting for the building alone. You can buy anything relatively sensible inside: fruit and veg; meat; cheese; spices; fabrics; soft furnishings; buttons and bows - and all at comparatively cheap prices. A large outdoor market is located outside, where you'll find fruit and veg stalls and second-hand goods. Outdoor market closes at 4.30pm.
Address: Kirkgate Market Offices 34 George Street Leeds LS2 7HY
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon, Tue, Thu-Sat; 9am-1pm Wed.
Telephone: +44 113 214 5162
Neighbourhood: City centre


4. Otley Market
Otley has held a market as far back as the 13th-century and the market place is still the centre of the action in this quaint town. On market days there are approximately 100 open-air stalls with a variety of goods for sale, including food and household items. It's a lively affair especially on Sundays (between 9am and 4pm) when the market is extended to include a car boot sale. Part of the car boot attraction has to be seeing the resurrected bric-a-brac that people once relegated to their garages and lofts.
Address: Otley Showground Bridge End Leeds LS21 1BQ
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Fri & Sat (also open Tue in summer).
Neighbourhood: Adel, Bramhope & Otley


5. Pontefract Lane
With over 1000 stalls and car boots, a walk around Pontefract Lane is sure to exhaust even the most ardent shopaholic. It's worth every step though as massive savings can be made, particularly at the regular stalls offering tools, DIY materials, carpets, beauty products, bicycles, and so on. There is everything here that you would find in a city centre. Parking is a problem - you can park on-site, but the wisest visitors park on the adjacent roads for a quick exit. Arrive early - many of the vendors have sold up, packed up and gone home by early afternoon.
Address: Wholesale Market Pontefract Lane Leeds LS9 0QP
Opening hours: 7am-4pm Sun.
Neighbourhood: Burmantofts, Harehills, Sheepscar & Osmondthorpe


6. Pudsey Outdoor Market
This open-air market may be small but there are plenty of big savings to be made. There are approximately 30 stalls and many of the traders have been permanent features for years. The bargain footwear retailer - with quality trainers for £10 - stands there come rain or snow. Other regular faces will greet you every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, selling fresh fish, fruit and veg, biscuits, cards, toys, books, and so on. The venue is small, but the shoppers and retailers are all the more friendly for it.
Address: Market Place Pudsey Leeds LS28 7BE
Opening hours: 9am-4pm Tue, Fri & Sat.
Neighbourhood: Armley, Bramley, Farsley & Pudsey



Магазины

1. Bookside
Try and ignore the dingy interior, as Bookside is one of the very best places in Leeds to buy and sell second-hand books. There is a huge and diverse selection of books available on subjects including literature, social sciences, art, history, travel, politics, women's issues and science fiction. Students will find that the stock of academic text books is particularly good. This is also an excellent place to look for out-of-print titles.
Address: Off Midland Road Near Hyde Park Corner Leeds LS6 1BQ
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat.
Telephone: +44 113 274 4021
Neighbourhood: Hyde Park & Woodhouse


2. Student Books
Hidden in the basement of the Metropolitan University, Student Books is a friendly and well-stocked second-hand bookshop with a fast turnover of books. Contrary to its name, it is open to the general public so it's definitely worth seeking out if you want to buy books at an unbelievably low price. In addition to academic texts, it stocks second-hand paperback literature, including a wide range of science fiction and detective novels. It also has an impressive history section. On the academic side, the shop usually has a particularly good selection of medical, legal, marketing, accounting and I.T. textbooks and also stocks texts on less mainstream subjects, including gay studies and women's studies.
Address: Student Union Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds LS1 3HE
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Fri.
Telephone: +44 113 209 8426
Neighbourhood: City centre
Email: studentbooks@virgin.net


3. Blue Rinse
If you want a new outfit but don't want to pay the earth, this groovy little number is a fabulous find. The fancy dress/70s shop is popular with those hunting for outrageous party gear. The other branch specialises in retro clothes like T-shirts, leather jackets, sheepskin coats, ski jackets, sweaters, jeans and cords. Don't miss the enormous bargain bin of belts where you'll find just the thing to add the finishing touch to that cool outfit.
Address: 9 & 11 Call Lane Leeds LS1 7DH
Opening hours: 10.30am-6pm Mon-Fri; 10am-6pm Sat; 11am-4pm Sun.
Neighbourhood: City centre






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1. Camden Market

Now open seven days a week, Camden Market sprawls across Camden High Street, Camden Lock Place and the Stables off Chalk Farm Road. The Camden Lock Market is great for arts & crafts and the Electric Market (Sundays only) is the place to go for the best variations on the latest high street trends.

This is one of the two must-visit markets for anyone seeking street, alternative & hippie-ish styles, the other being Portobello Market. Traders sell everything from second hand clothes to cheap antiques, records, clothes & accessories, as well as decorative items.
Address: Camden High Street Camden London NW1
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sun
Neighbourhood: Camden
Nearest train: Camden Town
URL: www.camdenlock.net
Email: info@camdenlock.net


2. Chrisp Street Market
This bustling local market sells anything and everything from plants to underwear, clothes, bed linen and kids' toys; all at prices you can afford. On Fridays and Saturdays you'll be in for a treat as far as exotic fruit goes as the market becomes awash with vibrant colours and subtle fragrances. And if you're into dressmaking, there's plenty of fun fabrics to work with - starting from as little as £1 a yard. A fishmonger and butcher are permanent fixtures in the square and, if searching through all those bargains gets a little tiring, you'll get plenty of refreshment from George's Snack Bar, JP's Café or Chris's.
Address: Market Square Chrisp Street London E14
Opening hours: 9.30am-4pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7537 2689
Neighbourhood: Docklands/Wapping
Nearest train: All Saints


3. Covent Garden Piazza
Covent Garden Piazza is the area where Covent Garden market takes place but there's also an open-air cobbled area where miming and juggling acts can occasionally be found. The 40ish market stalls sell a variety of quality goods: antiques, craft items, pictures and handmade clothing so it's a great place to find gifts. The area was formerly home to London's fruit and vegetable market, which has now moved down to the New Covent Garden Market in Bermondsey. Classical quartets and Peruvian groups regularly play in the pretty sunken courtyards amidst the market stalls. The walls of the market are formed by various (mostly clothes) shops, and there's a mechanical museum in one of the courtyards. There are a few places to eat lunch or grab an ice-cream - or stop for an evening draught in the Punch and Judy pub.
Address: Covent Garden London WC2
Opening hours: 10am-6.30pm daily
Telephone: +44 20 7836 9136
Neighbourhood: Covent Garden/Holborn
Nearest train: Covent Garden
URL: http://www.coventgardenmarket.co.uk/


4. East Street Market
East Street market is a busy local market which primarily serves the needs of the community around it; you won't find any antiques or crafts here, but you will find absolutely anything that's edible or wearable. Sunday is the best (and busiest) day to visit - stalls selling bargain fruit and veg, clothing, plants and bric-a-brac are squashed in between the street's shops so it's not a good place to visit if you don't like crowds.

There are a few pleasant surprises if you take time to look at the shops and cafes themselves - Barneys Textile Centre sells some lovely fabrics, and Er In Dawes is the epitome of the greasy-spoon cafe. East Street also has one other claim to fame - it's the birthplace of Charlie Chaplin.
Address: East Street Between Walworth Road and Dawes Street London SE17
Opening hours: 8.30am-4pm Tue-Sun
Telephone: +44 20 7277 4587
Neighbourhood: Southwark/Waterloo
Nearest train: Elephant & Castle


5. Greenwich Market
Greenwich Market is actually several markets in one, and if it wasn't for what remains of the Millenium Dome in the background you could probably completely forget you're in London. Anyway, those markets are: Bosun's Yard, Greenwich Church Street, an indoor craft market selling great foodstuff; The Flea Market, Thames Street, which is often missed as it's hidden away in a back street and sells every sort of bric-a-brac imaginable; Greenwich Antiques Market, Greenwich High Road, doesn't actually have many antiques, but does have lots of books, clothes, music & jewellery; the Central Market, Stockwell Street, the largest part of the market selling everything from kitsch for the home to Thai food, furniture & books; and The Craft Market, Greenwich Church Street. Come here for handmade clothes, rugs & pottery. Phew! What more could you want?
Address: Greenwich High Road Greenwich London SE10
Opening hours: times vary; call for information
Telephone: +44 20 8293 4804
Neighbourhood: Greenwich
Nearest train: London Bridge


6. Merton Abbey Mills

This craft market is a fantastic place to pick up gifts, flowers, farmer's market fare and hand-crafted home accessories. Founded on a historical site, the mill that makes it famous is currently under threat, although the residents are battling to protect it. It's well worth a visit, as the stalls are comparable to any of the more "famous" markets while its location near the River Wandle makes it a great get-away only 20 minutes from Central London. With over two hundred stalls offering books, records, art, crafts, clothes, hats and more, and a range of food stalls, you can spend a day here getting the London hustle and bustle out of your system.
Address: Off Merantum Way (behind Savacentre) London SW19
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Sat & Sun. Permanent shops open weekly too.
Neighbourhood: Wimbledon
Nearest train: Colliers Wood


7. New Covent Garden Market
This market is serious: they only sell wholesale here, but if you want to see Britain's main distribution point of fruit, veg and flowers in action come here! You'll have to wake up early though - the scents at the flower market are amazing and for some, totally worth red-rimmed eyes.
Address: Nine Elms Lane Battersea London SW8
Opening hours: 3.30am-10.30am Mon-Fri
Neighbourhood: Battersea/Clapham
Nearest train: Battersea Park/Queenstown Road BR


8. Petticoat Lane Market
Petticoat Lane is probably the best market in London for budget clothing, and most definitely the place to come if you're looking for new leathers. The large selection of locally made leather jackets in the covered area at the southern end of Middlesex Street can be snapped up for less than half the shop price if you are prepared to haggle. When you do finally win over the seller, treat yourself to a cornet of fried king prawns in garlic and butter from the stall outside. Most of the other clothing on offer is standard market fare, but there is a stall selling French Connection seconds at bargain prices, and occasional designer clothes traders put in an appearance, too. You can combine a visit to Petticoat Lane with one to Brick Lane. As well as being open on Sunday, Wentworth Street is open 9am-2.30pm Mon-Fri.
Address: Middlesex Street and surrounding streets London E1
Opening hours: 9am-2pm Sun
Neighbourhood: City/Square Mile
Nearest train: Aldgate


9. Portobello Road Market
Portobello Road is still primarily an antiques market and really comes to life on Saturdays, when the rows of stalls seem to go on forever. Walk down from the Notting Hill tube end and you will see the antique dealers and knick-knack merchants, with a sprinkling of arts and craft and second-hand booksellers. Further north, there are more clothes stalls. A lot of them flog rubbish but if you are willing to look, the vintage gear, including snakeskin handbags, 1940s fur collar coats and leather jackets, you could obtain here will make your friends burn with envy. The fashion pack comes here a lot to be inspired and many designers started out under the tent by the bridge so check out the new stuff too. It is phenomenally touristy on Saturdays. Try coming on Fridays or Sundays when there are less people but also fewer stalls. During the week, there's a fruit and veg market every day and on Thursdays, there is an organic market under the tent by the bridge. Antiques Market: Sat 8.30am-5.30pm General Market: Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm Sunday hours depend on individual stallholders but most are open between 10am-5.30pm.
Address: Portobello Road from Goldborne Road to Chepstow Villas London W11
Nearest train: Notting Hill Gate
URL: http://www.portobelloroad.co.uk/


10. Walthamstow Market
With many of the city's more famous markets either being increasingly geared towards tourists (Portobello Road, Camden) or infested with ultra-chic urbanites (Spitalfields, Brick Lane), it's comforting to know that this East London market still manages to retain a sense of community spirit. The longest daily street market in Europe, it stretches from Hoe Street to St James's Street and offers some of the best bargains in town; whether you're looking for vintage clothes, fruit and veg, home appliances, fabrics or, er, dog food.
Address: Hoe Street to St James's Street Walthamstow London E17
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat
Neighbourhood: Docklands/Wapping
Nearest train: Walthamstow Central


11. Whitecross Street
There's been a market in Whitecross street since 1244, when the area was no more than a shanty town and the market's location meant that it avoided paying City taxes. Unfortunately, no such duty-free haven exists today and being on the edge of the City means that is gets extremely crowded around lunchtime as office workers pack out the inexpensive cafés that line the street. The stalls sell a bric-a-brac type ensemble of towels, clothes, tablecloths, bags, clothes and other cheap and cheerful goodies and are a great place to go hunting for bargains
Address: Whitecross Street Between Old Street and Fortune Street London EC1
Opening hours: 10.30am-2.30pm Mon-Fri
Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell/Shoreditch
Nearest train: Barbican


12. Bermondsey (New Caledonian) Market
The ungodly hours and the inconvenient day of the largest antiques market in London mean a more authentic experience. But watch out, because since 1949, this market has had a reputation of selling dodgy goods - but then you should be wary at any market really. Wake up early and you'll also experience a different side of London life, as many stalls close at 9am - although that is quickly changing as the market attracts more visitors. Most of the traders here are full-time dealers and know their antiques, so if you're as knowledgeable you'll be able to separate the trinkets from the treasure.
Address: Bermondsey Square Bermondsey London SE10
Opening hours: 5am-1pm Fri
Neighbourhood: Greenwich
Nearest train: Elephant & Castle


13. Charing Cross Collector's Fair
Anything that has ever been collected by anyone can be found in abundance here. Come for a browse and a rummage through the fascinating array of junk and chintz, and seek out the real gems lying in wait. If you're looking for medals, badges, stamps, coins, odds and sods, memorabilia, or even shy, eccentric collectors, then this is for you.
Address: Villiers Street beneath Embankment tube station London WC2
Opening hours: 8.30am-5pm Sat
Neighbourhood: Covent Garden/Holborn
Nearest train: Embankment


14. Chelsea Antiques Fair
A prestigious fair which has run continuously since 1950, the Chelsea Antiques fair plays host to many BADA and LAPADA members. The organisers ensure that all exhibits are strictly vetted before going on sale, and most predate 1875. Items for sale have included early English pottery, barometers, French and Oriental bronzes, antiquarian maps, domestic brass, and copperware. There will be light meals and refreshments available at the fair, which is held twice yearly in March and September. Admission is £5, which includes a souvenir colour catalogue.
Address: King's Road (Chelsea Old Town Hall) London SW3
Opening hours: From 12:00 Wed; 10:30am-8pm Thu-Fri; 10:30am-6pm Sat-Sun
Telephone: +44 1444 482 514
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: Sloane Square
URL: http://www.penman-fairs.co.uk


15. Church Street
This market dates back to the 1830s, when it only sold produce. Today the Edgware Road side sells simple everyday clothes (T-shirts, pyjamas, lingerie), DIY, and food. The Lisson Grove side is more stylish, with the famous Alfie's Antique Centre offering great antiques in all areas: jewellery, collectables, bags, vintage clothes and more. Stop by the well-known Sea Shell on Lisson Grove for a one of the best fish and chips in London.
Address: Church Street From Edgware Road to Lisson Grove London NW8 & W2
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Tue-Sat
Neighbourhood: Bayswater/Paddington
Nearest train: Edgware Road


16. Grays Antique Market
Home to one of the largest and most diverse collections of fine antiques, jewellery and collectables in the world, Gray's is a focus of the London antiques trade and is home to some of its finest dealers. The corridors of this, often overlooked, market are a hive of activity with dealers and collectors alike searching through the myriad treasures hoping that one of the market's 85 traders has that special piece. So, whether you looking to unearth some buried treasure or just fancy soaking up the vibrant atmosphere, Gray's is well worth a visit. And, if you tire of searching through the debris, upstairs from the market is Gray's Music Room, which regularly hosts all kinds of events, from antiques fairs, to jazz concerts, to fashion shows.
Address: 58 Davies Street London W1Y 2LP
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +44 20 7629 7034
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Nearest train: Bond Street
Email: http://www.graysantiques.com/


17. St James' Church/Piccadilly Market
Unbeknownst to many, St James's Church is a little oasis off Piccadilly that holds a daily market. The market seems more like a shop without a roof though because of its location on a busy commercial street near Waterstones, the largest bookstore in Europe. On Tuesdays an antiques market is held while on Wednesday through to Saturday a crafts market takes place, selling everything from clothes and trinkets to food. It's a fun place to shop, especially around Christmas.
Address: St. James's Church Yard Piccadilly London W1
Opening hours: 8am-7pm daily; market 10am-6pm Thu-Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7734 4511
Neighbourhood: Westminster/St James
Nearest train: Piccadilly Circus
URL: http://www.westminster.gov.uk/archives/surveyoflondon/sls.cfm




Магазины

1. Marchpane
Marchpane are specialist dealers in second-hand illustrated and children's books. This shop isn't really the place to get books for your little ones though; most of the stock comprises collectors' items, signed copies and rare editions. From Beatrix Potter tales to C.S. Lewis, there's a wealth of literature here. It's the ideal place to visit if you're a collector of children's books or if you'd just like an original copy of a particular book.
Address: 16 Cecil Court Charing Cross Road London WC2N 4HE
Opening hours: 10.30am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7836 8661
Neighbourhood: Covent Garden/Holborn
Nearest train: Leicester Square
Email: kenneth@marchpane.demon.co.uk


2. Lots Road Auction Galleries
This popular auction house has something of a boot sale taste to it, especially on Sundays, when couples and families try to find some more stuff for their homes. There is a good turnover rate, so you will most likely see new lots every week, from contemporary, previously owned furniture to a range of antiques. The auction house is being refurbished, and sales have been moved from Mondays to Sundays with a sale of reproduction furniture and modern furnishings at 1pm, and the fine art and antique furniture sale is at 4pm. Viewing times are below, and some lots can be viewed online. Whilst you're there, take a minute to pop into VIP Organic for some delicious vegan food.
Address: 71-73 Lots Road Fulham London SW10 0RN
Opening hours: 5pm-7pm Thu; 9am-4pm Fri; 10am-4pm Sat; 10am-7pm Sun
Telephone: +44 20 7351 7771
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: Fulham Broadway
URL: http://www.lotsroad.com/
Email: auctions@lotsroad.com


3. Red Room
It's rare to see a shop selling directly imported modern Chinese furniture as many of the posh boutiques in London, like Soo-San and Snap-Dragon in Fulham, cater to lovers of the East-meets-West look who are after antique pieces. This boutique and warehouse, however, is directly affiliated to a Shanghai workshop which uses traditional skills to bring back the splendour of the craftsmanship found in a variety of furniture and objets d'art from China. You'll find altar tables, chairs, cabinets, chests, screens and many other items (including some antique pieces), all competitively priced.
Address: 72 Farm Lane Fulham London SW6
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Fri; 10am-1pm Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7386 8777
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: Fulham Broadway
Email: contact@red-room.com


4. Bertie Golightly
If you've just left Harrods, despondent about the designer price tags, fret no more. Just around the corner, Bertie Golightlys two-story shop sells a wide array of designer samples and mostly new clothing. Mostly new meaning that no one has actually worn these threads before, and they are likely to be two or three seasons old. However, women on the hunt for true classics like a great Chanel handbag or Gucci evening wear - at an affordable price will feel instantly better the minute they walk through Bertie Golightys doors.
Address: 48 Beauchamp Place Knightsbridge London SW3
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; 10am-7pm Wed
Telephone: +44 20 7584 7270
Neighbourhood: Knightsbridge/Belgravia
Nearest train: Knightsbridge


5. Pandora
At this gigantic boutique, you'll find all those designer labels you always wanted but couldn't quite afford the first time around. The established house carries everything from Chanel and Versace to less-known designers such as Tomasz Starzewski. Everything is in pristine condition, and the rakes are superbly ordered so that you can browse without feeling like you're in a thrift store. Some of the sublime finds include hats, handbags, Prada shoes, Chanel scarves and loads of costume jewellery.
Address: 16-22 Cheval Place Knightsbridge London SW7
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7589 5289
Neighbourhood: Knightsbridge/Belgravia
Nearest train: Knightsbridge


6. Rellik
Run by three ex-Portobello Road market stallholders, Rellik sells a great selection of second hand clothes. Tall, light and spacious, the gear is laid out as simply as possible, but you'll still need to do a bit of foraging. There's vintage gear from the 20's onwards, as well as a whole range of Vivien Westwood creations. Two of the owners also customise their second hand finds to make them even more unique, and they also do dressmaking with old fabrics as well. Whether you want to spend £20 or £2,000, Rellik is a great place to go for that vintage look.
Address: 8 Goldborne Road by Trellick Towers London W10
Telephone: +44 20 8962 0089
Neighbourhood: Notting Hill/Ladbroke Grove
Nearest train: Westborne Park


7. Cornucopia
Truly overflowing with intriguing garments - most of which appear to be Miss Havisham's cast-offs - this shop is chock-a-block. Choose from vintage, floaty, or white numbers that resemble bridalwear. The assemblage is so vast that the rails cannot possibly contain them all and floral dresses hang from the ceiling, and piles of clothing litter the floor. Be careful if you're catching a train at Victoria, as hours can pass quickly in transfixed timewarp.
Address: 12 Upper Tachbrook Street Victoria London SW1
Opening hours: 11am-6pm Daily
Telephone: +44 20 7828 5752
Neighbourhood: Victoria/Pimlico
Nearest train: Victoria


8. Flashback
The perfect place for hunting down elusive recording rarities, Flashback hosts a hoard of second-hand vinyl, CDs and videos in the most eclectic mix. Music ranges from 50s rock, pop and soul to 90s indie, from gospel to industrial, jazz to punk, trip hop to eurorock the list is endless.

Search the refreshingly succinct website for desired titles. Mail order is also available.
Address: 50 Essex Road Islington London N1 8LR
Opening hours: 10am-7pm Mon-Sat; midday-6pm Sun
Telephone: +44 20 7354 9356
Neighbourhood: Islington
Nearest train: Highbury & Islington
URL: http://www.flashback.co.uk/
Email: mark@flashback.co.uk


9. Oxfam
A trip to Oxfam can be likened to a box of chocolates: you never know what you are going to get. However, this popular charity shop's ambitious selection of second-hand clothes, books, home furnishings, stationery and fair trade goods has made it what it is today - the fifth largest retailer in the UK. Oxfam shops continue to contribute to the charity's mission to eliminate poverty around the world. Branches nationwide. See Oxfam Originals for "upmarket" second-hand clothes without the whiff of must.
Address: 23 Drury Lane London WC2G 5RH
Opening hours: 10.30am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7240 3769
Neighbourhood: Covent Garden/Holborn
Nearest train: Covent Garden
URL: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/


10. Rokit
One of Camden's stalwarts, this vintage boutique will keep you busy for hours with its racks of clothes and shoes. Whether you want jeans and jackets, trainers, leather and sheepskin, or just that fab one-off for a fancy-dress party, you'll probably be able to find it here. The upper floor stocking partywear is only open on the weekends.
Address: 225 Camden High Street Camden London NW1
Opening hours: 10.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri; 10am-7pm Sat & Sun
Telephone: +44 20 7267 3046
Neighbourhood: Camden
Nearest train: Camden Town


11. Salvation Army Charity Shop/Cloud 9
Tucked away off the main High Street, avid charity shoppers know the layout of the Salvation Army Charity Shop like the back of their hand. In fact, the shop gets some of the best designer throwbacks from some of the popular High Street shops. It also encompasses real thrift store chic - you can come away with an entire retro outfit without breaking the bank.
Address: 9 Princes Street London W1R 7LB
Opening hours: 10.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7495 3958
Neighbourhood: Soho/West End
Nearest train: Oxford Circus
URL: http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/


12. Stitch Up
This Camden boutique specialises in second-hand cashmere, lovingly restored to its former glory. It also stocks jigsaw cashmere jumpers made from pieces of recycled cashmere that look like those trendy Fake jumpers available at places like Harrods. There's also loads of other stock, both new and vintage, including beaded cardigans and bags from the fifties, which are a bit pricier than everything else.
Address: 45 Parkway Camden Town London NW1
Opening hours: 11am-6pm Mon-Sat; midday-6pm Sun
Telephone: +44 20 7482 4404
Neighbourhood: Camden
Nearest train: Camden Town


13. Traid
Traid (or Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development), formerly known as Humana, is a charity shop which stocks clothes, accessories and textiles, although some of the other branches also sell an extensive range of records and toys. The money raised in Traid shops goes towards supporting the work of charities. Prices are low but rarely amazingly low, but you should usually be able to achieve the target that the company has set which is to be able to put together an outfit for £20. The selection of clothing is good - you can find unusual clothes in all sizes from high street names to designer labels. 60s and 70s clothing is also in plentiful supply. Other branches at: 61 Westbourne Grove, W2; 69 - 71 Kilburn High Road, NW6; 2 Acre Lane, SW2, and 119 King Street, London W6.
Address: 164 Uxbridge Road London W12 8AA
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 20 8749 1437
Neighbourhood: Hammersmith/Shepherds Bush/Chiswick
Nearest train: Shepherd's Bush (either line)
URL: http://www.traid.org.uk
Email: info@traid.org.uk


14. Virginia
Former actress Virginia Bates is still a drama queen. Step into her fairy tale land of Victorian lace petticoats, 1930s chiffon lingerie, velvet coats and loads of Cinderella-type dresses and give the girlie-girl inside you enough time to rummage through the two levels of vintage clothes. Be prepared to hold your breath though - as is often the case with vintage clothing, most of the garments are tiny.

This is the type of place that always attracts celebs out for a new and unique look, and Ms. Bates counts Naomi Campbell, Nicole Kidman, Minnie Driver, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan as clients. By appointment.
Address: 98 Portland Road Holland Park London W11
Opening hours: 11am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7727 9908
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: Holland Park




15. Yesterday's Bread
This retro shop is appropriately located near Carnaby Street where it was all at in the sixties. It stocks 60s and 70s stuff - printed shirts, mini skirts, flared trousers, leather coats, plastic macs. . . you get the idea. There are also accessories such as bags, belts and sunnies to choose from. Other bits and bobs include postcards with psychedelic motifs and icons of the time such as Brigitte Bardot or The Beatles. It's also a great place to pick up flyers for retro clubs, if you're into that scene.
Address: 29 Foubert's Place Soho London W1
Opening hours: 11.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm Sat
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7287 1929
Neighbourhood: Soho/West End
Nearest train: Oxford Circus/Picadilly Circus


16. 66
Funky 50s and 60s furniture
This shop's strength is its great stock of funky fifties' and sixties' furniture. Walk down to the basement to try out the chairs, or treat yourself to a retro objet d'art from the ground floor.
Address: 66 Marylebone High Street Marylebone London W1M 3AH
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7224 6066
Neighbourhood: Marylebone/Regent's Park
Nearest train: Marylebone/Baker Street/Bond Street


17. A. Zadah
Set in the heart of Mayfair, Alex Zadah has been dealing in fine Oriental and European antique rugs and carpets for the past 25 years. Among the woven art found here are antique Persian, Caucasian, Central Asian and Anatolian rugs and room-size decorative carpets, along with some 16th to 19th century European tapestries. Zadah deal mainly with professional clients, ranging from interior designers and architects to wholesalers, but he also caters for serious private collectors.
Address: 35 Bruton Place Mayfair London W1X 7AB
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +44 20 7493 2673/22
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Nearest train: Bond Street
URL: www.zadah.com
Email: zadah@compuserve.com


18. Alistair Sampson Antiques
Located in the heart of Mayfair - the centre of London's art and antiques district - Alistair Sampson Antiques deals in 17th and 18th century English antiques, in particular fine town and country furniture, English delftware and pottery, primitive-naïve oil paintings and water colours, needlework, brass and treen. Established over 30 years ago, their clientele includes leading private collectors as well as museums, galleries and interior designers. In addition they also host a number of shows throughout the year, including the New York ceramics fair and the International Fine Art and Antiques fair. However, if you do fancy a look around, mind your manners, Mr Sampson is author of a book on etiquette and good behaviour.
Address: 120 Mount Street Mayfair London W1Y 5HB
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +44 20 7409 1799
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Nearest train: Bond Street
URL: www.alistairsampson.co.uk
Email: info@alistairsampson.com


19. Ammonite
You'll think you've stepped into an archaeological dig - however unlikely that is in Kensal Green. The owner, Dale Rogers has sourced incredible fossils from Madagascar, Morocco and even from the UK. Prices vary with the size, age, and what it is. You can pick something up for a fiver but could blow up to £30,000 on some of the truly rare fossils. He sells Moroccan lamps, ceramics, wooden sculptures, wrought iron candlesticks and large wooden framed mirrors. Buying an artefact here for your home will give it that exotic, well-travelled, adventure-story touch. Buddha heads are in abundance, and range between £40 and £450. From Flores in Indonesia there are beautiful fabric Ikats, and ceremonial masks hailing from East Timor. This is an incredible, tiny shop, which has about eight tons of fossils on sale. Find a gift here for a housewarming party, or an original birthday present. Call to arrange a visit outside shop hours.
Address: 986 Harrow Road Kensal Green London NW10
Opening hours: 1pm-5pm Wed-Fri; Sat 10.30am-5pm
Telephone: +44 20 8964 5928
Neighbourhood: Notting Hill/Ladbroke Grove
Nearest train: Kensal Green


20. Anthony James & Son
Established in 1949, Anthony James is now one of London's leading dealers in fine English and Continental 18th and 19th century antique furniture, period decorative objects, paintings and sculptures. This firm also carries out valuations and restoration of 18th and 19th century furniture, and offers a sourcing service for the swift location of specific items. It's also possible to commission reproduction lamps to be made to your specifications.

All furniture bought here is supported by a written guarantee of authenticity, and a further reassurance of quality is the fact that Anthony James has in the past been commissioned to carry out authenticity vetting for the annual London antique fair at Olympia.
Address: 88 Fulham Road Fulham London SW3 6HR
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +44 20 7581 1120
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: Gloucester Road
URL: www.anthony-james.com
Email: anthony.james10@virgin.net


21. Antik West Ltd.
Antik West is deals in a wide selection of antiques from China, including carpets, textiles, cushions, samplers, oriental works of art and ceramics. Items date from the Tang period up until the 19th century. Manager Jonathan Robinson worked in the Chinese department at renowned auction-house Sothebys, and can assure you of the authenticity of all pieces. Access is by appointment only.
Address: 150-152 Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 10am-4pm Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7229 4115
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: High Street Kensington
URL: http://www.antikwest.com/
Email: china@antikwest.com


22. Christopher Wray Lighting
A jack-of-all-trades, Christopher Wray's original reason for selling antique lights was to support himself as an actor - but that was in the 1960s. Genuine antique lamps are now rare to come by, but this huge three-storey show room on King's Road has some of the finest reproduction pieces you'll find. Over 4,000 lights are stocked, be they for pictures, outdoors, bathroom, desk, floor, wall or table.

If you take a walk across the road to 600 King's Road (tel. +44 20 7751 8705) you'll find the modern lighting range, which has some very colourful and original pieces. Come here to find an aesthetically pleasing piece, which your friends will enquire about. If you can't reach the shop, you can order a 220-page catalogue from their web site.

Another branch selling modern lighting is located at 199 Shaftsbury Avenue, WC2 (tel. +44 20 7836 6869). Contact details above are for the antique lighting shop.
Address: 591-593 King's Road Fulham London SW6 2YW
Opening hours: 9.30am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7751 8650
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: Fulham Broadway
URL: http://www.christopherwray.co.uk/
Email: kingsroad@christopher-wray.com


23. David Brower Antiques
David Brower Antiques deals in KPM, Meissen, English and Continental porcelain, as well as European bronzes, Oriental porcelain and Japanese works of art. Pieces range from gorgeous painted silk screens to elaborate porcelain vases. Its refreshing to find an antiques store on Kensington Church Street that doesn't specialise in just one type of antique, and the shop also lacks the pretentious aspect that some of its neighbours have acquired.
Address: 113 Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 7LN
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +44 20 7221 4155
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: High Street Kensington
URL: http://www.davidbrower-antiques.com/
Email: david@davidbrower-antiques.com


24. Dickson and Rendall
Robert Dickson and Lesley Rendall are dealers in fine late 18th and early 19th century antique furniture and art. They specialise in the English Regency style of 1800-1830, particularly in antique lighting, chandeliers, candelabra and lamps. They offer a comprehensive range of furniture from bookcases to screens and mirrors, and their shop has two floors of fine antique pieces. If you know what you're looking for, the shop will be happy to have a chat and supply you with photos of stock if you can't travel in to London to browse in the shop.
Address: 263 Fulham Road Fulham London SW3 6HY
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7351 0330
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: Gloucester Road
URL: www.dicksonrendall-antiques.co.uk
Email: antiques@dicksonrendall-antiques.demon.co.uk


25. Didier Antiques
A little gem of a shop
Didier Antiques is a tiny boutique glittering with many beautiful antique adornments. It is tucked away in the Kensington Antiques Centre on Kensington Church Street, the most famous antiques shopping street in London. Visitors to this emporium will find a wide range of art nouveau and art deco jewellery and ornaments, as well as many silver decorative items. Didier Antiques is less than 10 minutes' walk from the bustling Kensington High Street and from Notting Hill.
Address: 58-60 Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 4DB
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +44 20 7938 2537
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: High Street Kensington


26. E & H Manners
Established in 1986 by ex-employees of Christie's, the auctioneers, E&H Manners is located on Kensington Church Street, the most famous antiques shopping street in London. Visitors to the shop will find a select range of antique European ceramics and works of art, dating from the 16th to early 19th centuries, with an emphasis on rare pieces from the 18th century. E&H Manners consider this to be a field in which there are still many opportunities to make fresh discoveries of historical and artistic significance. Although this shop is usually open to all on weekdays, it is advisable to telephone in advance of visiting.
Address: 66a Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 4BY
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +44 20 7229 5516
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: Kensington High Street
URL: http://www.europeanporcelain.com/
Email: ehmanners@compuserve.com


27. Fine Art Society
Still in its original building, the Fine Art Society has been one of London's leading dealers in Victorian and 20th century art since 1876, and over the last few years, it has branched out to include Japanese and American works. Set over three floors, the galleries display a distinctive mix of pictures, sculpture, architect-designed furniture, glass, ceramics, silver and textiles, and include work by Pugin, Dresser, Whistler, De Morgan, Morris and Mackintosh. So, if you're looking to purchase fine art and antiques, then this is the place to visit. And for those with slimmer wallets, it's worth coming just to browse the many beautiful pieces on display in the permanent exhibition.
Address: 148 New Bond Street London W1S 2JT
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 10am-1pm Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7629 5116
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Nearest train: Bond Street
Email: faslondon@aol.com


28. Jack Casimir
Jack Casimir stocks antique European brass, copper and pewter items of every possible shape, size and function, imaginable or otherwise. If a nice shiny martingale is needed for your horse, or a brass bedwarmer for those cold winter nights, then this is the place to come to. Light fittings, pots, kettles, candlesticks and fireguards are just a few of the other denizens of this metallic menagerie, which has been run by the same family for the past 50 years.
Address: 23 Pembridge Road Notting Hill London W11 3HG

Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7727 8643
Neighbourhood: Notting Hill/Ladbroke Grove
Nearest train: Notting Hill Gate




29. John Bly
The famous owner (also the presenter of TV's "Antiques Roadshow") of this choice shop has once more proven his worth as a specialist, with a selection of high quality furniture and decorative arts. Prices are quite high so if you're looking for a bargain, this is not the place to come. However, you do get what you pay for and, in this shop, you'll certainly want to treat yourself. Saturday by appointment only.
Address: 27 Bury Street London SW1
Opening hours: 9.30am-5pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +44 20 7930 1292
Neighbourhood: Knightsbridge/Belgravia
Nearest train: Sloane Square


30. Jonathan Horne Antiques
Jonathan Horne Antiques specialises in early English pottery and holds one of the world's most comprehensive stocks of mediaeval pottery, colour glazed and enamel figures, English delftware, tiles, slipware, brown and white salt glaze, pearlware, and much more, all originating from before c.1830. Jonathan Horne started his business over 30 years ago and has since earned his reputation as a leading dealer in this field. His knowledge and expertise are consequently much sought after, and he's currently vice president of BADA.
Address: 66b-66c Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 4BY
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +44 20 7221 5658
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: High Street Kensington
URL: http://www.jonathanhorne.co.uk/
Email: jh@jonathanhorne.co.uk


31. Julian Simon Fine Art
Situated in fashionable Pimlico Road, Julian Simon specialises in fine 18th century English paintings, including portraits, landscapes and animal subjects. Additionally, there is a range of 19th century paintings, with an emphasis on French flower painters. A member of BADA, Julian Simon aims to sell paintings in their original or period frames wherever possible, and to deal in artwork that excites the imagination.
Address: 70 Pimlico Road Chelsea London SW1W 8LS
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 10am-4pm Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7730 8673
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: Sloane Square
URL: http://www.19thcenturypaintings.com
Email: juliansimon@compuserve.com


32. Lenkoran Gallery (The)
The Lenkoran Gallery displays antique Oriental rugs, kelims (a kind of Kurdish textile art) and tribal bags, as well as pre-Columbian woven and feather textiles, and antique Swedish textiles. The rugs, kelims and tribal bags are generally of 17th-19th century Caucasian, Anatolian and Persian origin.
The staff at the Lenkoran Gallery can act as agents and consultants at European auctions for decorative carpets and collectible rugs and textiles, and can also accompany both private and professional clients on European buying trips.

By appointment only.
Address: 9 Rosslyn Mansions 21 Goldhurst Terrace London NW6 3HD
Telephone: +44 20 7604 4116
Neighbourhood: Hampstead
Nearest train: Swiss Cottage
URL: www.lenkoran.co.uk
Email: gb@lenkoran.co.uk


33. Lewis and Lloyd
Lewis and Lloyd is located in the heart of Kensington Church Street and deals in 17th to 19th century antique English and Continental furniture. The shop displays a small, high quality collection of furniture, all of which is selected for originality, pleasing appearance, fine craftsmanship and good value for quality (so don't expect it to be cheap). Library tables, secretaire bookcases, chests of drawers, mirrors and cabinets are some of the items that can be found here. Although it isn't compulsory, its best to call and arrange an appointment if you're seriously thinking of buying.
Address: 65 Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 4BA
Opening hours: 10.15am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 10.15am-3pm Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7938 3323
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: High Street Kensington


34. Lucy B. Campbell
Located in the famous hotbed of antiquarian activity that is Kensington Church Street, Lucy B. Campbell is a dealer in fine antique prints and paintings of all eras and origins. Oil paintings, watercolours and sketches on themes from travel to architecture are stocked, though there's a definite bias towards botanical art pieces. A restoration and re-framing service are also offered.
Address: 123 Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 7LP
Opening hours: By appointment.
Telephone: +44 20 7229 2205
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: High Street Kensington
URL: www.lucybcampbell.co.uk
Email: lucy@lucybcampbell.co.uk


35. M. Turpin
Located in the heart of Mayfair, M Turpin has over 50 years' experience in rare and antique furniture and objets d'art, and is happy to deal with collectors, connoisseurs and interior designers alike. Most of the items found here are from the Georgian and Regency periods of 1700-1830, alongside some continental furniture and works of art from the 18th and 19th centuries and the speciality is gilt wood antique mirrors. Other services include valuations, restorations and commissioned buying at auction.
Address: 27 Bruton Street London W1X 7BD
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +44 20 7493 3275
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Nearest train: Bond Street
URL: http://www.mturpin.co.uk
Email: mturpin@mturpin.co.uk


36. Patrick Sandberg Antiques
Patrick Sandberg stocks a wide selection of 18th and 19th century English furniture and works of art, covering both the Georgian and Regency periods, with a particular specialisation in antique dining room furniture. Items on display include period mahogany, rosewood and satinwood furniture, console tables and bookcases. The pieces on offer at Patrick Sandberg are selected for authenticity, fine design, rich colour and figuring, with an emphasis on good, original condition. Patrick Sandberg can provide a worldwide delivery service, searches for specific pieces, and complete antique-based interior decoration schemes for homes and offices.
Address: 150-152 Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 4BN
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +44 20 7229 0373
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: High Street Kensington
URL: http://www.antiquefurniture.net
Email: psand@antiquefurniture.net


37. Reindeer Antiques
One of the larger antique dealers in Kensington Church Street, Reindeer Antiques specialises in English furniture from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Established over 25 years ago, the owners have a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer. The furniture found here dates from the Queen Anne, Georgian and Regency periods and includes walnut cabinetwork, seating in highly decorative Regency designs, and pieces in mahogany and early oak. There are many English and Continental objets d'art and accessories.

Reindeer Antiques can also provide an antiques advisory service, and can handle commissioned purchases.
Address: 81 Kensington Church Street Kensington London W8 4BG
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7937 3754
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: High Street Kensington
URL: www.reindeerantiques.co.uk
Email: adrian.butterworth@btinternet.com


38. Sanaiy Carpets
Sanaiy Carpets are dealers in antique Persian, Caucasian and Anatolian rugs, carpets and flatweaves, as well as some European tapestries. Find anything from carpets so large they wouldn't fit in most people's rooms to small prayer rugs. Established here 14 years ago, the owner Hassan Sanaiy, has 35 years' experience in 17th-19th century tribal, village and workshop weavings, and aims to deal in the finest antique woven art. Popular with those who love the intricately crafted rugs and carpets, and well-off Chelsea locals who don't know what else to cover their wooden floors with.
Address: 57 Pimlico Road Chelsea London SW1 W8NE
Opening hours: 9.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat
Telephone: +44 20 7730 4742
Neighbourhood: Kensington/Chelsea
Nearest train: Sloane Square
URL: http://www.sanaiy-carpets.co.uk/
Email: sanaiycarpets@yahoo.co.uk


39. Sebastian Barbagallo
The delights and wonders of the East
Sebastian Barbagallo is an emporium stuffed full of eastern delights. The carvings, paintings, statues, pottery, furniture, clothing, and jewellery found here originate in Indonesia, China and India, and their dates of origin range from the 2nd century A.D. right through to the present day. The art ranges from tiny, ornate pieces to antique three-foot high statues of Buddha. Downstairs, there is a small selection of antique furniture, much of it constructed from teak in simple, pleasing and solid designs. If you love the majestic and magical designs of the East, then you'll no doubt find what you're looking for in this fascinating and beautiful collection.
Address: 15-17 Pembridge Road Notting Hill London W11 3HL
Opening hours: 10.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri; 9am-7pm Sat; 10.30am-5pm Sun
Telephone: +44 20 7792 3320
Neighbourhood: Notting Hill/Ladbroke Grove
Nearest train: Notting Hill Gate


40. Tower Bridge Antiques
Don't get lost in this five-storey maze. Luckily, the warehouse is well organised, with twentieth-century offerings housed on the top floor and then the lower you go, the further back in time. Enjoy the wide range of furniture - look out for great chairs and sofas with styles ranging from Victorian to Art Deco and rustic. Whether you're a collector or just looking for something to put in your living room, you're bound to find something here.
Address: 159-161 Tower Bridge Road London SE1
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-5pm Sat; 11am-5pm Sun
Telephone: +44 20 7403 3660
Neighbourhood: Southwark/Waterloo
Nearest train: Tower Bridge


41. Waterhouse and Dodd
Waterhouse and Dodd are dealers in fine British and Continental paintings from 1850-1940. They specialise impressionist and post-impressionist artists, such as Paul Deltomb and Lucien Adrion, but feature works from all genres of 19th and 20th century painting. They also endeavour to deal in paintings that offer affordable excellence and guaranteed authenticity, rather than big-name works, and are experienced in dealing and shipping for international clients. They also exhibit at various art fairs around the UK, including the annual antiques fair at the Olympia exhibition centre in London. If you're interested in making a purchase you can either pop down and see them, or browse through their complete collection on-line, which is updated every two weeks.
Address: 110 New Bond Street Mayfair London W1Y 0RJ
Opening hours: 9.30am-6pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +44 20 7491 9293
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Nearest train: Bond Street
URL: http://www.european-paintings.com/
Email: w&d@european-paintings.com/









Манчестер.

1. Bowlers Car Boot Sales
A leisure, conference and exhibition centre during the week, this giant venue - in the middle of Trafford Park - is perfect for its massive Sunday and Bank Holiday car boot sales, having good bar, restaurant and sports facilities already in place. The largest event of its kind in the region, stalls are both under cover and outdoors and you will find a general market, including both new and used products, auto jumble, an antiques and collectibles fair and local crafts.
Address: Longbridge Road Trafford Park Manchester M17 1SN
Opening hours: 6am-3pm Sun
Telephone: +44 161 794 5389
Neighbourhood: Trafford Park


2. Castlefield Market
It's becoming quite a ritual for locals and tourists alike to visit Castlefield on a sunny weekend to see what's going on. On each of the UK's four annual bank holidays, one of Manchester's biggest and best traditional street markets is held here. All the usual household and fruit and vegetable stalls are here, but you can also find stallholders - from as far afield as Holland and France - selling products as diverse as speciality cheeses, lavender, textiles, clothes and shoes.
Address: Liverpool Road Manchester M3 4JS
Opening hours: 9.30am-4pm Mon
Telephone: +44 161 234 7357
Neighbourhood: City Centre - Castlefield
Nearest train: G-Mex Metrolink


3. Stockport Market
Renowned as one of the oldest and biggest markets in the region, Stockport's is also famed for its superb, listed Victorian glass market hall, which was even featured in a Thomas Hardy novel. The bustling covered food hall, in the centre of the market, offers good value meats, great fresh fish and home-made cakes and pastries. Also worth checking out are the household linen, plants and flowers, fancy button and alternative remedy stalls.
Address: The Marketplace Stockport Manchester SK1 1ES
Opening hours: 8.30am-4pm Tues; 8.30am-4.30pm Fri & Sat
Telephone: +44 161 474 3523
Neighbourhood: Stockport


4. New Cavern Antique Market (The)
You can enjoy a really good rummage around in this 90,000 square foot site - within an old Victorian mill - which has over 45 shops with every type of antique imaginable. They have a complete floor of ceramics and pottery, another full of small and large items of furniture and a third floor that has a nautical theme. All the shops are separately owned by different dealers, which helps give the place a bustling, competitive - but always friendly - atmosphere.
Address: Failsworth Mill Ashton Road West Failsworth M35 0FD
Opening hours: 10am-4.30pm Mon-Fri; 10am-4pm Sun
Telephone: +44 161 684 7802
Neighbourhood: City North East - Newton Heath & Blackley


5. Arndale Market
This 2-floor, labyrinthine, general market is a popular and fascinating permanent fixture of the Arndale Centre and offers a really wide variety of stalls. It is particularly well known for its very good food section, which specialises in great value fresh fish and poultry of all kinds. Other big attractions include the West Indian food store on the ground floor and the stall selling quality leather handbags at up to half shop prices. It's certainly worth a browse around for other bargains - particularly shoes and small electrical goods - and there is always a definite buzz to the place.
Address: Market Hall Arndale Centre Manchester M4 3AW
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 161 832 3552
Neighbourhood: City Centre - Market Street
Nearest train: Market Street Metrolink


Магазины

1. Beatin' Rhythm
With its funky, jazz-den feel, this is a great place to source all those rare soul, modern jazz and groove tracks. The shop mainly specialises in vinyl and CDs and has a large stock of collectable 45s, many of which decorate the walls. Their stock covers the work of artists dating from the fifties right up to the present day - although as it's only a small, specialist retailer, some of the more obscure releases can be pricey.
Address: G19, The Smithfield Buildings 42 Tib Street Manchester M4 1LA
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 161 834 3400
Neighbourhood: City Centre - Northern Quarter
Nearest train: Market Street Metrolink


2. Book Centre (The)
The Book Centre has one of the most unusual and distinctive shop-fronts in the city centre. Every available piece of empty space has been covered by bright blue signs advertising the massive choice of subject matter available. Inside the shop is dark, long, narrow and slightly ramshackle in nature, which makes it all the more fun to browse around. There is a particularly large adult fiction and biography collection, along with lots of stuff on sci-fi, horror, romance and crime. You can also sell and part-exchange your unwanted books for good prices on request.
Address: 34 Shudehill Manchester M4 1EZ
Opening hours: 10am-7pm Mon-Fri; 10am-6pm Sat; 11am-5.30pm Sun
Telephone: +44 161 839 0376
Neighbourhood: City Centre - Shude Hill & Victoria
Nearest train: Victoria Metrolink




3. Eric J Morten Bookseller
This delightfully ramshackle, whitewashed little shop in the centre of Didsbury Village, is famous as a bookworm's paradise. Not only do they have two floors of new books, but the prefabricated building opposite is also full of second-hand, rare and antique titles of all kinds. A family-run business, it has been on this site for many years and is also a long-time publisher of local literature. They have even branched out recently with a new modern art shop that has been added next door.
Address: 6 Warburton Street Didsbury Manchester M20 6WA
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon & Tue, Thu-Sat; 9.30am-5pm Wed
Telephone: +44 161 445 7629
Neighbourhood: Didsbury


4. Franks Booksellers
Antiquarian and first editions
This atmospheric little bookseller is sited inside an antique centre that faces the Town Hall. The accent is on antiquarian tomes and hefty original leather-bound collections. However they also sell a good collection of modern first editions, Agatha Christie's for example. They're also strong on the arts and sport and if you want to buy sets of complete works of the literary greats such as Dickens or Shakespeare, this is probably a very good place to look.
Address: The Ginnel Gallery, Lloyds House 18-22 Lloyd Street Manchester M2 5WA
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 161 832 7241
Neighbourhood: City Centre - Albert Square
Nearest train: St Peter's Metrolink


5. Gibbs Bookshop
A refined and elegant bookshop with plenty of atmosphere. This large second-hand bookseller stocks antiquarian titles and publishers remainders. They're also noted for their impressive selection of classical records and CDs. The main categories of choice cover everything from politics to poetry and the musical influence in the shop means that the specialist collection of books on music (classical and opera) is far greater than the average second-hand book dealer.
Address: Charlotte House 10 Charlotte Street Manchester M1 4FL
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 161 236 7179
Neighbourhood: City Centre - Chinatown
Nearest train: Mosley Street Metrolink


6. Kingbee Records
This is a bustling, crowded, mainly second-hand record shop with literally thousands of records in stock, covering just about every musical genre you can think of including rock and roll, jazz, punk, reggae and indie. They are also renowned as one of the country's major specialists in northern soul. Collector's items and rarities - from the 50s right up to the present day - are available, and competitive prices are paid for your unwanted vinyl and CDs. They can also provide a useful search service for that particularly elusive release.
Address: 519 Wilbraham Road Chorlton Manchester M21 0UF
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 161 860 4762
Neighbourhood: Chorlton-cum-Hardy


7. Little Bookshop (The)
Secluded in a basement, badger-like, with ecological groups such as Friends of the Earth and Manchester Wildlife, this shop lives up to its name. It is very small, but packed (literally to the ceiling) with second-hand titles covering all kinds of subjects, fiction and non-fiction - so much so that it's far wiser to ask the owner what you are actually looking for. He's a congenial old chap who knows his stock inside out.
Address: Basement 6 Mount Street Manchester M2 5NS
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Tues & Thurs-Sat
Telephone: +44 161 832 2186
Neighbourhood: City Centre - Albert Square
Nearest train: St Peter's Square Metrolink


8. Old Book Shop (The)
Looking almost more like a museum exhibit - with its old-fashioned hand-painted signs and black wrought-iron railings - this is a traditional little book shop located in an original Georgian building above a leather goods repairer on the edge of the Northern Quarter. This popular second-hand dealer is packed with lots of rare and out-of-print stock. There is also a maze of titles like any respectable second-hand dealer should have from biographies to natural history. They will also buy and exchange your own books for good prices.
Address: 13 Paton Street Manchester M1 2BA
Opening hours: 10.30am-6pm Tues-Sun
Telephone: +44 161 228 0670
Neighbourhood: City Centre - Piccadilly
Nearest train: Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink




9. Paramount Book Exchange
This is probably the biggest and best of the famous Shudehill bookshops. The large floorspace is filled to the ceiling with books of all kinds and the shop usually has music playing loud enough to be heard on the street outside. Heavily into science fiction - most specifically satisfying the needs of Star Trek fans - other shelf listings include everything from Shakespeare to sociology. The Exchange is open seven days a week and they also pay cash for any books, CDs, videos, LPs or audio cassettes you might wish to sell.
Address: 25 Dennison House Shudehill Manchester M4 2AF
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sun
Telephone: +44 161 834 9509
Neighbourhood: City Centre - Shude Hill & Victoria
Nearest train: Victoria Metrolink


10. Polar Bear (The)
With a reputation as the region's fastest-growing chain of record shops, Polar Bear offers both new and second-hand CDs, music books, magazines and a limited range of vinyl - all at competitively discounted prices. It is a friendly looking shop with bright yellow decor, amusing polar bear murals and lots of posters on the walls. All types of music are represented including jazz, classical and reggae. The best thing to do is to take your time browsing the aisles as you can often pick up some real bargains.
Address: 123 Deansgate Manchester M3 2BY
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 161 834 1230
Neighbourhood: City Centre - Deansgate
Nearest train: St Peter's Square Metrolink


11. Sharston Book Warehouse
Book lovers travel from all over the country to visit this warehouse on the edge of a south Manchester industrial estate. A quarter of a million new and second-hand books (including out-of-print and rare titles, remaindered stock and collectibles) are crammed into the warehouse and three overspill portacabins. Every subject imaginable is covered, with plenty of scope for collectors looking for something specific. A book search service has been set up to help customers hunting for elusive titles and the shop will also buy second-hand books, especially non-fiction. There are also vinyl records, CDs, tapes, videos and pictures on sale.
Address: Corner of Longley Lane Northenden Manchester M22 4SY
Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily
Telephone: +44 161 945 8604
Neighbourhood: Northenden/Wythenshawe


12. Sifters Records
This predominantly second-hand record, tape and CD store is a great place to search out those old vinyl albums. It is still possible to come across some bargain collector's items among their stock if you call in regularly enough. If you want to buy new instead, there are always plenty of chart and popular CDs available. The shop was apparently a haunt of the Gallagher brothers - mum still lives down the road - and is even mentioned in an early Oasis song.
Address: 177 Fog Lane Didsbury Manchester M20 6FJ
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Tue, Thu & Fri; 10am-1pm Wed; 9.30am-5.30pm Sat
Telephone: +44 161 445 8697
Neighbourhood: Didsbury




13. Vox Pop
The Northern Quarter has plenty of record shops but Vox Pop tries to offer something a little bit different from the rest. Stocking mostly second-hand vinyl - with an occasional smattering of re-issues and new releases - the refreshing, bright decor and retro atmosphere keeps you coming back for more. If you enjoy pop culture in general, you can also find a fine spread of books, memorabilia and other collectables at reasonable prices. Well worth a look.
Address: 34-36 Oldham Street Manchester M1 1JN
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 161 237 5767
Neighbourhood: City Centre - Northern Quarter
Nearest train: Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink


14. Zero
This shop is obviously the pride and joy of a dedicated music lover, stocking second-hand records, tapes and CDs of all types. The front of the shop is full of soul, jazz, blues and easy listening while the middle section includes rock, indie and pop. Tucked away at the back is a comprehensive second-hand bookshop, with a classical vinyl section thrown in for good measure. You can also pick up second-hand hi-fi equipment and unique related collectors items such as 1940s speakers, radiograms and jukeboxes.
Address: 47 Barlow Moor Road Didsbury Manchester M20 5TW
Opening hours: 11am-6pm daily
Telephone: +44 161 438 0211
Neighbourhood: Didsbury




15. Origins at Oxfam
Origins at Oxfam specialises in retro-wear and accessories dating from the 1950s onwards. This is one of a new breed of Oxfam second-hand shops where you can forget all about musty smells and hideous garments. The layout and displays are trendy, tidy and browser-friendly. It's a great place to come for 70s and 80s clothing or if you're hunting for a fancy-dress outfit. If you're lucky, you might even find the occasional top designer label at an excellent price.
Address: Oldham Street Manchester M1 1JR
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; Midday-5pm Sun
Telephone: +44 161 839 3160
Neighbourhood: City Centre - Northern Quarter
Nearest train: Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink


16. Antique Fireplace Company
Predominantly stocking antique fireplaces, this is a really lovely shop, jam-packed full of curios such as Gothic mirrors, beautiful carved wooden animals, picture frames and even some small pieces of hand-made furniture. The stuff here is all old-fashioned and much of it has a country cottage feel. The shop is split up into two sections - the specialist fireplaces are definitely worth a look.
Address: 1a Church Road Gatley Stockport SK8 4NG
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 161 428 4449
Neighbourhood: Cheadle


17. Church Street Antiques
This beautiful mock Tudor shop specialises in period furniture and genuine fine arts and paintings. Professionals in buying and selling, they invite you to bring along your potential Rembrandt or Picasso to see if it's worth anything. They also deal in a variety of beautiful antique furniture including tables, chairs, cabinets, dressers and bookcases. In addition there is an excellent website that is updated monthly with all new items to the store, so you can check things before you visit.
Address: 4-4a Old Market Place Altrincham Manchester WA14 4NP
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 161 929 5196
Neighbourhood: Altrincham
Nearest train: Altrincham Metrolink
URL: http://www.churchstreetantiques.com/
Email: sales@churchstreetantiques.com


18. Phillips Auctioneers
Founded in 1796, Phillips is one of the world's three leading auction houses, with 21 major salesrooms including London, New York and Sydney. They offer a complete auction service to buyers and sellers of antique furniture, paintings, ceramics, glass, clocks, silver, jewellery, rugs and much more. Regular auctions are held and a catalogue is produced for each one detailing the lots to be offered. Other services include expert advice and valuations of fine art and antiques - including for insurance purposes.
Address: Eaton Place, 114 Washway Road Sale Manchester M33 7RF
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +44 161 962 9237
Neighbourhood: Sale
Nearest train: Sale Metrolink






Норвич.


1. Antique and Collectors' Fair
If you love browsing through antiques and collectibles then you must try to get to the fair in The Cloisters at St Andrew's Hall every Wednesday. Admission is free, and once inside, you'll find dozens of stalls offering all kinds of items including clothing and jewellery, postcards and books. Prices vary from stall to stall but there are usually some keen bargains to be had in here. Refreshments can be bought downstairs in the crypt.
Address: Princes Street Norwich NR3 1BA
Opening hours: 9am-3.30pm Wed
Telephone: +44 1493 750981
Neighbourhood: City centre



Магазины

1. Anglia Square Shopping Centre
If Riverside is the Cinderella development of Norwich, then Anglia Square is its older and rather uglier sister. The Anglia Square complex is a maze of sixties concrete clad shops and entertainments. If you like cheap, quirky and slightly tacky, then Anglia Square is your place. However, despite its lack of aesthetic beauty, this shopping centre is simply bursting with character. Situated off Magdalen Street, it is flanked by a host of charity and second-hand shops. There is also the Hollywood Cinema, a range of food shops and cafйs - and numerous bargain stores. Somewhat excessively, it also has two of Norfolk's famous Roy's of Wroxham stores. Happy hunting!
Address: 84 Magdalen Street Norwich NR3 1JF
Opening hours: Different shops have different opening times
Telephone: +44 1603 764614
Neighbourhood: City centre


2. Book Shop (The)
In the age of mass-marketing, bulk purchasing, price promises and national chains, it's good to see an unassuming little book shop nestling on a suburban street corner. The Book Shop is one of the smaller second-hand book shops in Norwich but matches its competitors in range and condition through selective stocking and careful purchasing respectively. As well as good hardback and paperback fiction sections, there are impressive non-fiction sections, including American studies and cinema. Unlike in some small used bookstores, it is hard to imagine anyone being made to feel unwelcome for taking their time in here, and the friendly atmosphere doesn't just tolerate idle browsing - it even encourages it.
Address: 21 Avenue Road Norwich NR2 3HL
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 (0) 1603 768720
Neighbourhood: Golden Triangle


3. Circular Sound
Want next month's sure-fire dancefloor smash? Want that single you were going to buy in the summer of 1994 but never got round to shopping for? Either way, Circular Sound is the place. With stock organized into minutely specific categories and rock and pop CDs to be found alongside dance vinyl, this store is where those with their fingers on the musical pulse know they can find what they need. With a superb collection of second-hand magazines and some excellent memorabilia, you won't be disappointed whether shopping for yourself or as a gift.
Address: 5 St Benedict's Street Norwich NR2 4PE
Opening hours: 11am-5pm Mon-Fri; 10am-5pm Sat
Telephone: +44 (0) 1603 630130
Neighbourhood: City centre


4. JR & RK Ellis Bookshop
Imagine a bookshop where there are wall-to-wall second-hand books, from theology to engineering, all laid out in a logical manner. Where the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, even chatty, but leave you well alone when browsing. A shop with a wide selection that bears down on its creaky floorboards. And what a selection it is; an excellent collection of classic literature and modern fiction, from Homer to Updike; travel, biography, media, angling, military and much more. A place where you'll always find much more than what you came in for. Well, no need to imagine, come to the Ellis bookshop.
Address: 53 St Giles Street Norwich NR2 1JR
Opening hours: 8.30am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 (0) 1603 623679
Neighbourhood: City centre


5. Ray's CDs
Ray's is a second hand CD store. Can I embellish on that? Not really; it's a good value for money place for sure, with even newish used CDs selling for a little less than in the more muso establishments nearer the centre of the city. However, it's a no frills kind of place with only a couple of major classifications to sift through. Product knowledge varies immensely from staff member to staff member, however, so finding just what you want could depend on when you visit the store.
Address: 50 Magdalen Street Norwich NR3 1JE
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 (0) 1603 616445
Neighbourhood: City centre


6. Oxfam Shop (The)
The largest of Oxfam's shops in Norwich, and its best. With the widest selection of goods on sale, all generally of good quality and all at bargain prices. If you are used to slightly-worse-for-wear charity shops, with staid, monotone interiors, the Oxfam shop is here to shatter those stereotypes. Full of light, decorated with murals, generously proportioned and well laid out this is a pleasant shop to visit. There is an okay books section, bric-a-brac, clothes, records and even coffee. They also stock furniture, much of which is actually practical. A curious and searching eye for a bargain will serve you well here and the prices are, of course, unbeatable.
Address: 8-10 Magdalen Street Norwich NR3 1HU
Opening hours: 9.30am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: + 44 (0) 1603 629500
Neighbourhood: City centre


7. Black Horse Gallery (The)
Nestled in an alleyway and adjacent to the Black Horse Bookshop, this is an Aladdin's cave of silver antiques and glassware. Small and filled to bursting point, it is not a shop to browse with children in tow. There are fine pieces of cutlery, ceramics, decorative pieces and silverware, all meticulously displayed in a somewhat clinical fashion. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. A shop for serious antique bargain hunters.
Address: 10B Wensum Street Norwich NR3 1HR
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 (0) 1603 612428
Neighbourhood: City centre








Ньюкастл.

1. Quayside Market
This centuries old market (no-one seems quite sure exactly when it first started), held on the historical Quayside, beneath the Tyne Bridge, is a popular Sunday destination for locals and tourists alike. Some simply come to browse, or stroll by the riverfront, but there is many a bargain to be found amongst the Quayside market's 200 diverse stalls, selling clothes, books, pictures, CDs, and much more. There are plenty of food stalls if you are peckish, and plenty of pubs if you are thirsty, some of which open early to serve breakfast.
Address: Quayside Newcastle-upon-Tyne Tyne and Wear NE1 2BJ
Opening hours: 9am-2:30pm Sun
Neighbourhood: Quayside
Nearest train: Central Station


2. Tynemouth Flea Market
Step off the Metro at Tynemouth on any Saturday or Sunday and you will find yourself in the midst of one of the busiest flea markets on Tyneside. Set in the (partially) restored splendour of Tynemouth's Victorian railway station, this covered market is a joy for those seeking largely second-hand bargains. Stalls include books, videos, records, compact discs, household bric-a-brac, clothes, pictures and prints, militaria, china, furniture, crafts, flowers, homemade confectionery; you name it and it will probably be there. Remember to haggle for the best price and get there early for some serious bargains! There is a farmers market on the third Saturday of every month, and book fairs on occasional Sundays.
Address: Tynemouth Metro Station Tynemouth Newcastle-upon-Tyne Tyne and Wear NE30 4RE
Opening hours: 9am-4pm Sat -Sun
Telephone: +44 191 281 3803
Neighbourhood: Tynemouth
Nearest train: Tynemouth





Магазины

1. Newcastle Bookshop (The)
This is exactly what a second-hand and antiquarian bookshop should be: an old building, wooden floorboards, books stored on shelves and in cabinets that look as if they have been there for ever, and that subtle smell that any lover of old books will recognise instantly. The shop will buy or sell anything from modern paperback novels to genuine antiquarian books. They also deal in classical vinyl LPs. Specialities include art and design, photography, illustrated books, literature, classical children's books, local history, sport, maritime, motoring, and aviation. Well worth a browse, even if you are not buying. Make sure you take the opportunity to visit the Side Photographic Gallery upstairs.
Address: 9 The Side Quayside Newcastle-upon-Tyne Tyne and Wear NE1 3JE
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat; 11am-3pm Sun
Telephone: +44 191 261 5380
Neighbourhood: Quayside
Nearest train: Central Station


2. Reflex
This is a friendly and helpful CD and vinyl record store staffed by people who are extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic about music and recordings. Concert tickets can be purchased through this outlet, and a wide selection of posters, books on a musical theme, videos, imports, and DJ tapes are also available. Difficult to obtain titles can be specially ordered either by visiting the store itself, or by mail. A catalogue is available.
Address: 23 Nun Street Newcastle-upon-Tyne Tyne and Wear NE1 5AG
Opening hours: 8:30am-5:30pm Mon-Sat; Midday-4pm Sun
Telephone: +44 191 260 3246
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Monument
Email: ajordan@cix.co.uk


3. Steel Wheels
This shop has so many claims to fame you might be tempted to think they had made some of them up, but no, they are all true. The New Musical Express did vote it the best record shop in Newcastle, the Independent newspaper did vote it the second best independent record shop outside of London, and Noel Gallagher really did pop in once to buy some records (they got him to autograph some posters while he was there). On top of all that this huge shop has probably the biggest collection of old and deleted CDs and vinyl you are likely to see anywhere outside the capital, so if you are looking for something rare, this might be a good place to try. But that's not all, they also stock all the latest releases, along with t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, posters, and autographs.
Address: 60-68 Pilgrim Street Newcastle-upon-Tyne Tyne and Wear NE1 6SG
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun
Telephone: +44 191 261 6671
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Monument
URL: http://www.swmusic.co.uk
Email: robbyron@steelwheels53.freeserve.co.uk


4. Period Clothing Warehouse (The)
The Period Clothing Warehouse is the nearest a clothes store can get to being a time machine. Walk in and you are transported instantly to just about any era in the 20th century. If you are in the market for feather boas and bellbottoms, or fancy yourself as a bit of a flapper, then go in and try something on. That said, it is definitely not a fancy dress shop; there are plenty of stylish clothes on offer that will not have people gawping at you in the street.
Address: 40 Grainger Street Newcastle-upon-Tyne Tyne and Wear NE1 5JG
Opening hours: 10.30am-5.15pm Mon-Fri; 10am-5.30pm Sat
Telephone: +44 191 232 5519
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Central Station


5. Saturn 5
Another of Newcastle's well-kept secrets, Saturn 5 is a small, discreet shop that harbours a world of surprises for second-hand and retro clothes fanatics alike. A vast array of leather coats, velvet jackets, and retro jeans (some originals others just modern re-productions) greet you among the logo tees, jumpers, and old school sports jackets. As well as this there is a choice selection of retro furniture and ornaments. But what is more surprising is the corner dedicated to the swingers and Goths of this world, which is full of rather painful looking PVC clothes. A gem of a shop with rock-bottom prices to boot - well worth a look.
Address: 3 Cross Street Newcastle-upon-Tyne Tyne and Wear NE1 4XE
Opening hours: 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 191 233 2650
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Central Station






Оксфорд.

1. Covered Market
The Covered Market is a delightful place to wander around. It offers protection from the elements, but looks nothing like your average shopping centre. The avenues here are crammed with small shops and cafes, and the goods on offer are all of good quality. The shops sell everything from clothes and fresh pasta to books and boots: you'll find butcher's shops alongside souvenir shops and greengrocers. After all that shopping there are plenty of small cafes where you can relax and soak up the atmosphere.
Address: High Street Oxford OX1
Opening hours: 8am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Neighbourhood: Covered Market Area


Магазины.

1. Thornton's of Oxford
Not to be confused with the chocolate chain of the same name, Thornton's has been selling second-hand and rare books in the city since 1835. The books are packed tight on the shelves in a dimly-lit store on two floors which seems to embody the spirit of Oxford. Students browse here for bargain books on philosophy, history and literature, but there are also plenty of general interest books on offer. This is truly a book lover's paradise, and you might just get your hands on a rare first edition.
Address: 11 Broad Street Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 3AR
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1865 242939
Neighbourhood: Central Oxford
Email: Thorntons@booknews.demon.co.uk


2. Uncle Sam's
This shop offers such an interesting range of unusual gear that it is bound to catch your eye, even though it's set amongst the very individual shops of Little Clarendon Street. Popular with the local student population, it sells affordable second-hand clothes with an American feel. Aside from the rows of jeans and sweatshirts, you'll find 50s-style dresses and velvet, leather and suede jackets. This is the place to come to pick up a garish but groovy shirt - if that's your thing!
Address: 25 Little Clarendon Street Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 2HU
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1865 510759
Neighbourhood: Jericho







Плимут.

1. Worldwide Trading Warehouse
If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, this is the place to come. They specialise in articles that are unusual, different and somewhat out of the ordinary. You'll find Persian rugs galore, marble tables, and lamps of every size and conceivable shape. Here you can round up exotic and domestic animals in wood, metal and fabric, from a few inches high to more than man-size. There are statues and carvings from all over the world, and imported furniture at warehouse prices. If the fancy takes you to adopt a six foot wooden mustang or cavorting dolphin, they will even arrange delivery for you. There is also a large free car park.
Address: Bilbury Street Bretonside Plymouth Devon PL4 0BH
Opening hours: 10am-5pm, Mon-Sat, Thurs until 8pm, 11am-4pm Sun
Telephone: +44 1752 252244
Neighbourhood: BARBICAN & HOE



Магазины

1. V.F.M. Computers
This is the place to go for friendly expert advice on choosing the right system for your family or small business. All the information given will be offered in plain English, not computer jargon, so even beginners will understand exactly what they are getting. They will build new systems to your specific requirements and guarantee you free labour charges on future upgrades. There are also quality refurbished systems available, complete with comprehensive warranty. Upgrades, rebuilds and repairs are all undertaken. If you are having problems they even offer free telephone support after the sale. You can also buy all the usual equipment here, monitors, printers, scanners modems and much more.
Address: 96 Marine Drive Torpoint Cornwall PL11 2EN
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1752 815659
Neighbourhood: CORNWALL


2. Yesterdaze
Tucked away on the historic Barbican is this delightful Aladdin's cave of a shop, selling Gothic clothing, ethnic outfits, fancy dress for both male or female customers and vintage clothes of the 20s, 50s and 60s. If these aren't original enough for you, Gina also makes clothing to order. This has included frilled satin shirts, P.V.C buckle jeans and a Victorian corset based on original diagrams. One of the most complicated was a Medieval wedding dress complete with double sleeved bodice, fishtail skirt, velvet padded collar and sleeveless surcoat. The finishing touch was chainmail belts and fastenings. What more could you ask for? There is also a repair and alteration service at a reasonable price.
Address: 18 Southside Street The Barbican Plymouth Devon PL1 2LB
Opening hours: 12pm-5pm daily
Telephone: +44 1752 256845
Neighbourhood: BARBICAN & HOE


3. Anita's Antiques and Collectables
In a historic setting on Plymouth's old Barbican, this fascinating shop buys and sells antiques of all sorts. Take the time to investigate and you may find something very special. You will find furniture from every age, gold jewellery, silver items, brass and copper, lamps, china, glass and many unusual items. If you have any of these things for sale Anita will be pleased to hear from you. You can even contact her at home in the evenings on +44 1752365208. Clearances of whole houses can also be undertaken.
Address: 27 New Street The Barbican Plymouth Devon PL1 2NB
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1752 269622
Neighbourhood: BARBICAN & HOE






Саутгемптон.

1. Eastleigh Street Market
This street market takes place every Thursday and Saturday in Eastleigh, when the pedestrianised section of Leigh Road (around the side and back of Safeways) becomes packed with market stalls. Like all street markets, the traders mostly sell bargain clothes, underwear, CDs, videos and household bric-a-brac. You can pick up a cheap pair of jeans, a new pair of trainers, a mirror for the bathroom and even a cheap new cartridge for your printer.
Address: Leigh Road Eastleigh Southampton Hampshire SO50 9FH
Opening hours: 8am-5pm Thu&Sat
Neighbourhood: Eastleigh


2. Kingsland Market
Also known as Southampton Market, this outdoor market is situated in the area between St Mary's Street and Kingsway, about five minutes walk from Southampton city centre. The majority of stalls sell fruit and vegetables, but as with most street markets you can also pick up items such as socks, underwear, batteries, headphones and videos. For those with a sweet tooth, there is also a famous chocolate and sweets stall.
Address: Kingsway Southampton Hampshire
Opening hours: 7am-5pm Thu-Sat
Telephone: +44 2380 221736
Neighbourhood: St Mary's


3. Salisbury Market
This famous charter market is held in and around the Market Square in Salisbury every Tuesday and Saturday. You can buy herbs and spices, pizza, fresh fish and meat, marvellous cheeses, fabrics, carpets, clothes and much more. A kaleidoscope of colour, a cacophony of sound and a medley of aromas, it is busy and bustling, especially during the holiday season. Try the WI stall for a delicious home-made cake or simply watch the activity from above at Le Cafй Parisien.
Address: Market Square Salisbury Wiltshire SP1
Opening hours: 8am-4pm Tue & Sat
Telephone: +44 1722 334956
Neighbourhood: Salisbury



Магазины

1. Pinpoint Music
This CD store in Eastleigh is small but well-stocked, with an extensive selection of rock, pop and chart CDs. There are separate sections for soul, dance, heavy metal, country and folk and there is a decent second hand section, where you can pick up CDs by the likes of Ash, The Lightning Seeds and Bruce Springsteen for Ј5. New titles cost between Ј10 and Ј15 and the shop often runs promotions, such as three CDs for Ј20. It also stocks rare T-shirts by US punk bands like Pennywise, Green Day and NOFX.
Address: 44a Market Street Eastleigh Southampton Hampshire SO50 5RA
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 2380 642559
Neighbourhood: Eastleigh









Сванси.

1. Carmarthen Market
Carmarthens covered market houses several good shops and stalls selling local produce including fish, seafood and game, cured ham, cheeses and fruit and veg. You can buy bulbs, seeds and plants for the garden, browse through bric-а-brac, secondhand books and obscure collections of music, buy novelty items and get your pictures framed or your house name engraved in slate. Outside, in the Market Precinct, there are rows of stalls selling cheap clothing and household goods and a waffle stand. The shops and some stalls in the covered market are open every day except Sunday. A farmers' market takes place here on the first Friday of every month.
Address: Market Precinct Carmarthen SA31 1QZ
Opening hours: 8am-5pm Wed & Sat
Telephone: +44 1267 228841
Neighbourhood: Carmarthen




2. Swansea Christmas Market
The citys Christmas Market is held every year around the second week of December. Stalls stretch from Castle Square along Princess Way and down Oxford Street. The emphasis is on quality crafts, both Welsh and from further afield. Festively coloured rugs, shawls and other items made by the Maritime Museum's woollen mill are on sale. There are candle and lantern stalls, people selling mulled wine and a general sense of satisfaction as people finally find the presents they need.
Address: Oxford Street Swansea SA1
Opening hours: Midday-4pm
Telephone: +44 1792 636851
Neighbourhood: City Centre
URL: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/
Email: marketing@swansea.gov.uk


3. Carmarthen Antiques and Collectors Fair
Held over a weekend in March, May, July, September and December, the fair attracts over 180 dealers from West Wales and beyond. It claims to be the biggest antiques fair in Wales. On view and for sale is a huge range of furniture from different periods, both rustic and formal; a wide selection of porcelain dating back to the early 17th century; pottery; paintings; and household items including early telephones and gramophones. There are also specialist items such as weapons, taxidermy, toys and dolls. Towy Antiques Fairs, the organisers, do everything they can to ensure the authenticity of all the items on sale. The next fair takes place on July 21st and 22nd.

Admission: adults Ј3, children free.
Address: United Counties Showground Nantyci Carmarthen SA33 5DR
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Sat & Sun
Telephone: +44 1267 236569
Neighbourhood: Carmarthen
URL: http://www.towy-fairs.co.uk
Email: antiques@towy-fairs.co.uk


4. Mount Antique Centre (The)
Being able to browse through the collections of several local dealers all under the same roof is one good reason for paying the Mount Centre a visit. The other is the huge choice of stock. It includes antique and old furniture, china, pine and reproduction furniture, pianos, fireplaces, doors, Art Deco objects, architectural salvage, lamps and lighting, toys, musical instruments and collectables. In addition there are modern gifts, prints and pictures, jewellery and greetings cards.
Address: 1-2 The Mount Castle Hill Carmarthen SA31 1JT
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm Mon-Sat; 10am-3pm Sun
Telephone: +44 1267 220005
Neighbourhood: Carmarthen


5. Swansea Antiques Fair
The Swansea Antiques Fair takes place over a weekend in February and December every year. It features over a hundred stands of antiques and collectors' items with everything from furniture to jewellery. Antique experts are on hand for advice on restoring and caring for wood and precious metal artefacts. Even if you dont intend to buy, this is a fascinating array of art and artisanship in the splendid surroundings of Brangwyn Hall. The next fair takes place on the 1st and 2nd December.
Admission: adults Ј3, children free.
Address: Brangwyn Hall The Guildhall Swansea SA1 4PE
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Sat & Sun
Telephone: +44 1792 402525
Neighbourhood: City Centre
URL: http://www.towy-fairs.co.uk
Email: antiques@towy-fairs.co.uk



Магазины

1. Forget Me Not
This crowded little antique shop contains a lovely array of fine china covering the hundred years from 1850 to 1950. It has particularly good examples of Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces from swirling goddess design vases to geometric serving plates with abstract motifs. As well as the genuine antiques there are collectables and bric-а-brac. Everything is well displayed in cabinets and you are very welcome to browse.
Address: 43 Eversley Road Sketty Swansea SA2 9DE
Opening hours: 9.30am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-4pm Sat
Telephone: +44 1792 201944
Neighbourhood: Sketty


2. Upstairs Antiques
Upstairs Antiques does not in fact sell antiques but it has a great collection of bric-а-brac: grandfather clocks, ceramic lampshades, collectables, jewellery, jugs and plates. Everything is crammed into the small upstairs space where the owner carries out her speciality of restoring old cane and rushwork chairs and other furniture and contemporary sea grass and Danish cord items. Shes alone in the shop so opening hours are erratic as she may be out delivering. If shes in you can enjoy a pleasant browse and a chat while she works.
Address: 48 St Helen's Road Swansea SA1 4AY
Opening hours: 10am-4.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1792 466522
Neighbourhood: City Centre







Стратфорд на Авоне.

1. Stratford Antiques Centre
This centre is a joy for both the serious collector and the bargain hunter. Almost everything in antiques and bric a brac (except for large furniture) can be found here. The centre's model train maker is renowned for his ability to build and repair models to an incredible level of detail and accuracy. The owner of Much Ado About Deco has an impressive collection of art deco china and is an accomplished author on the subject. Kate's Corner boasts jewellery from Victorian times to the 1960s while in complete contrast nearby you will find toy soldiers, antique guns and fascinating scientific instruments. Pottery here includes Toby Jugs, Royal Worcester and Winstanley cats. Upstairs you will find nearly new clothes and fabrics, whilst the courtyard specialists have books, comics and portraits to tempt you to linger a little longer.
Address: Ely Street Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 6LN
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm daily
Telephone: +44 1789 204479
Neighbourhood: Stratford Town


2. Rother Street Market
A visit to this Friday market is highly recommended. Its great range of stalls sells almost everything from fresh vegetables to handmade craft items. Look out for the hat stall with everything from sun hats to traditional flat caps; fresh asparagus and continental vegetables; doll's house furniture; books; bedding plants; old prints; and alternative clothing. Bargains are to be had on the fresh produce stalls in particular fresh chickens and fillets of salmon. On the first and third Saturdays of the month, the widely renowned Farmers' Market is held on this site. Check out the vast range of fresh local produce.
Address: Rother Street Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37
Opening hours: 9am-4pm Fri; 8am-2pm Sat (1st and 3rd in the month)
Telephone: +44 1789 267001
Neighbourhood: Stratford Town


Магазины

1. Robert Vaughan
This delightful shop sells rare, fine and out of print books with an emphasis on fine art, English literature first editions and other allied arts. It is said to stock the best collection of Shakespearean paraphernalia in the country and is renowned for its books dating back as far as 1581. Also on sale are a number of prints including those depicting Shakespearean and Warwickshire subjects. An additional service on offer includes valuations for probate and insurance purposes and the buying of individual books and collections.
Address: 20 Chapel Street Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 6EP
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1789 205312
Neighbourhood: Stratford Town


2. Stratford Book Shop
For the enthusiastic reader or collector this shop is pure heaven. It has thousands of books covering a wide range of categories spread across two floors. Fortunately, the beautifully laid out shelves are designed to help you with your search. You can select by favourite publisher or by fiction or non-fiction category. As you might imagine, given that you are in Stratford, there is a wide range of Shakespeare plays and books about the theatre as well as a good selection of art history and business books.
Address: 45a Rother Street Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 6LI
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 1789 298362
Neighbourhood: Stratford Town


3. Top Drawer
Tucked away down an alley off one of Stratford's main shopping streets, up a flight of stone steps at the back of a preserved building, this long established dress agency is a real find. Here you will find a comprehensive range of women's clothing, shoes, hats and accessories. All are second hand but you would never know. Come in, take your time and browse - you will be surprised at what you might find. Top Drawer also carries some top quality designer ranges at a third of the original price. Note that items bought in for sale (good quality named items, although not necessarily designer names) are sold on a sale or return basis.
Address: 19-20 Wood Street Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 6JF
Opening hours: 10am-4.30pm Tue-Sat
Telephone: +44 1789 269766
Neighbourhood: Stratford Town


4. Antique Shop (The)
This long narrow shop displays antiques and bric a brac from eight separate dealers. Specialist areas include a case of dolls and teddies, Shakespearean books, old paintings, Toby jugs, china dogs, pottery and tiles. There are coin collections, militaria, old bottles, books and coronation mugs. All in all a very worthwhile browse as who knows what you might find!
Address: 30 Henley Street Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 6QW
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm or 6pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5.30pm Sun
Telephone: +44 1789 292485
Neighbourhood: Stratford Town







Шеффилд.

1. Castle Market
Castle Market is a traditional, rather old-fashioned indoor market, which offers typical Yorkshire quality and value. Of the three floors, the upper two stock discount clothes, shoes, bags and toys, while the large, atmospheric basement operates as a food hall. This attracts regular customers who are drawn, week in week out, by the quality of the meat, fish and vegetables on sale. Fish is known to be a particular speciality at Castle Market and there is also a range of butchers, some of which sell rare and old-fashioned meat cuts such as tripe with vinegar. The market is extremely popular with locals, but is worth a visit for its atmosphere alone; it is one of the few areas of Sheffield to have survived almost entirely intact since before the Second World War.
Address: Haymarket Sheffield South Yorkshire S1 2XA
Opening hours: 8am-5pm Mon, Tues, Wed; 8.30am-3pm Thur; 8am-5.30pm Fri-Sat
Telephone: +44 114 273 5281
Neighbourhood: City Centre (other areas)
Nearest train: Fitzalan Square Tramstop


2. Sheffield Antiques Emporium
Over 50 dealers buy and sell collectables from stands in Sheffield Antiques Emporium, resulting in a little Aladdin's cave where you can browse through a huge range of items from different eras. Art Deco and Art Nouveau rub shoulders with high Victoriana and treasures from the 30s and 40s. The emporium is open seven days a week for antique furniture, militaria, books, postcards, architectural salvage, porcelain, china, lighting, silver, soft furnishings and lots more. Even if you have no intention of buying anything, this is a great place to browse and to absorb the atmosphere. And, when you get tired, a coffee shop serving drinks, snacks and home made cakes is available on site.
Address: 15-19 Clyde Road Sheffield South Yorkshire S8 0YD
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun
Telephone: +44 114 258 4863
Neighbourhood: Abbeydale Road
Nearest train: Abbeydale Road Tramstop



Магазины

1. Record Collector
This single floor shop, located in the lively Broomhill shopping area, is an excellent place to find even the most elusive CDs, records and tapes. The shop has an excellent reputation and has been visited by many famous bands. The choice is huge: over 20,000 available CDs cover everything from Rock and Folk to World music. Albums are priced competitively and all tastes are catered for. The shop also stocks a vast stock of rare vinyl, which is well worth a look. Music can be listened to before you buy. The staff are music experts with a broad knowledge of pop history and will even attempt to find tunes customers can only hum. They will also buy unwanted CDs. A mail order system operates for CDs.
Address: 233-235 Fulwood Road Broomhill Sheffield South Yorkshire S10 3BA
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 114 266 8493
Neighbourhood: Broomhill






Эдинбург.

1. Byzantium
Wind your way down this steep, wee street into Edinburgh's Old Town where you'll find this fantastic venue, bursting with jewellery, unusual clothes, books, accessories and antiques. Inside there are lots of individual stalls and spaces. Byzantium is full of temptation with two packed floors to explore. It is a great place to find a unique and special present, unearth a treasure, or just browse for the fun of it. It is especially good for antique books and costume jewellery. Above the shopping area is a charming cafe - an oasis of calm after the frenzy of shoppers below. Tasty food, with plenty of vegetarian options is served buffet-style, and is modestly priced to boot. To awaken your taste buds try the mango milkshake.
Address: 9 Victoria Street Old Town Edinburgh EH1 2HE
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Sat; midday-5pm Sun
Telephone: +44 131 225 1768
Neighbourhood: Old Town



Магазины

1. Avalanche
If you've got eclectic tastes and are an indie kid at heart, this shop should not be missed. Avalanche has had a cult following since its opening in 1983 and stocks a huge selection of new and second-hand CDs and records. There's everything from the Afghan Whigs to Yo La Tengo to browse through here. If you are a fan of some of independent music's seminal labels, you will find stacks of rarities and oddities on: Creation, Sarah, 4AD, Sub Pop, Mo'Wax etc... The staff will gladly point you in the right direction if you want to try something new or are searching for that elusive 12" release. Check out their other stores at: 17 West Nicolson Sreeet and 28 Lady Lawson Street.
Address: 63 Cockburn Street Edinburgh EH1 1BS
Opening hours: 10am-6.45pm Mon-Sat; midday-5pm Sun
Telephone: +44 131 225 3939
Neighbourhood: New Town
Email: avalanche.records@virgin.net


2. Record Shak
Record Shak is a little old place that you should go to, if you are a big music fan. There is a good selection of mainly second-hand jazz, pop, rock, blues and country records and CDs to look through here. Other genres are bought and sold, so this funky little shop offers loads of scope for spicing up your music collection as well as the chance to offload your old oddities. Give them a ring before you bring down any of your unwanted tunes, as they are not always buying.
Address: 69 Clerk Street Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; midday-5pm Sun
Telephone: +44 131 667 7144
Neighbourhood: South Side


3. Tills Bookshop
This small, friendly bookshop offers a great range of well-priced second-hand books from all genres as well as a considerable collection of old film posters. Ask for the movie expert and he will help you to find an image for that movie aficionado friend or for your walls at home. Alternatively, just expand your literary life and mind with some new titles from their decent collection of English fiction titles. Give them a ring if you have some unwanted books, to see if they are buying at the moment.
Address: 1 Hope Park Crescent Edinburgh EH8 9NA
Opening hours: midday-7.30pm Mon-Fri; 11am-6pm Sat; midday-5.30pm Sun
Telephone: +44 131 667 0895
Neighbourhood: South Side


4. West Port Books
Set just off the historic Grassmarket, you'll find this invitingly atmospheric shop offering a huge range of second-hand books and musical scores. The scores mainly consist of classical and jazz favourites with the odd musical thrown in. It's the perfect sort of place to while away an afternoon browsing through the intriguing range of old and new titles: it's a bit like stepping back in time.
Address: 145 West Port Edinburgh EH3 9DP
Opening hours: 10.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +44 131 229 4431
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Email: westport@compuserve.com




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