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12 Best Vintage Shops in London

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London is often referred to as an antiques and vintage hotspot and the best European city for vintage shopping. Not only is ‘the big smoke’ home to some of the country’s most famous flea markets such as Brick Lane Market, Camden Passage, or Portobello Road, but it is also a hot spot for retro fashion boutiques and eclectic mid-century furniture stores. Whatever your budget, the capital has something to suit your needs.

Walk down the streets of any London borough and you’ll find a diverse selection of effortlessly stylish and chic pedestrians. The capital is full of history and stories to tell. A visit to London’s vintage shops will give you a snapshot of what life was like in the early and later decades of the 20th century.

We have selected some of the best vintage shops in London – some are well known, others are hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re looking for classic men’s clothing, art deco furniture or bohemian rugs, you’ll find it all and more. Happy shopping!

#12 Vintage Shops in London: The Vintage Showroom

This vintage menswear store was established in 2007 and is available by appointment only. The Vintage Showroom‘s extensive selection is available to buy or rent. Browse vintage striped blazers, dark denim overalls, Hawaiian shirts and suede jackets. You’ll find something to suit your style.

The company also has a studio in Earlham Street, Covent Garden. However, the majority of their archive is housed in the Portobello Dock showroom.

Address: Seven Dials, 14 Earlham St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9LN, UK
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 11:00 – 19:00 | Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00 (open every day of the week)

#11 Vintage Shops in London: Hornets of Kensington

Hornets of Kensington is the oldest classic menswear shop in England. Visit this store for a true representation of masculine style through the ages. Discover suave clothing, vintage accessories, hats and cufflinks.

Located in the Royal Borough of Kensington, Hornets is a quintessentially British vintage shop that oozes opulence.

Address: 2 & 4 Kensington Church Walk, Kensington, London W8 4NB, UK
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 – 18:00 (Open every day of the week)

#10 Vintage Shops in London: Deborah Woolf Vintage

If you’re looking for eccentric and stylish threads, Deborah Woolf Vintage is the place to be. Browse through a mesmerising selection of 1920s beaded clutch bags, 1970s statement jewellery and chic 1960s vanity cases and compacts.

Located in North West London, this charming shop was named ‘Best Designer Vintage Shop’ at the London Vintage Awards in 2015.

Address: 24 Church St, Marylebone, London NW8 8EP, UK
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 – 18:00 | Saturday: 10:30 – 18:00

#9 Vintage Shops in London: Pimpernel and Partners (Permanantly Closed)

Pimpernel and Partners, which specialises in classic and decorative French furniture, is based in one of the capital’s most affluent areas. In April 2018, they decided to close their shop on Kings Road, but it’s still business as usual.

Browse their elegant collection online, which includes upholstered armchairs, painted tables, garden furniture, vintage boxes and extravagant mirrors. You can order by email or telephone.

Contact: [email protected] | +44 7929 340 227 |

#8 Vintage Shops in London: Le Grenier (Permanently Closed)

This vintage boutique in Shoreditch, East London, is home to some of the finest one-off antique and restored pieces. Le Grenier, which translates as ‘the attic‘, stocks rare jewellery and accessories, sought-after mid-century homewares and trendy Art Deco interiors.

You can browse and buy their inventory online, or pop into the shop and browse through the variety of vintage goodies in person.

Address: Permanently closed
Opening Hours: Permanently closed

#7 Vintage Shops in London: Absolute Vintage London (Permanently Closed)

Browse through the retro clothes and accessories on offer at Absolute Vintage. It’s easy to lose track of time as you discover stylish outfits from forgotten eras. Shoppers can spend up to hours sifting through the stock to find a real gem.

What began as a humble market stall on Portobello Road is now one of London’s biggest names in antique and vintage shopping.

Address: 14 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR, UK
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 – 19:00 (Open every day of the week)

#6 Vintage Shops in London: Rokit Vintage

Rokit London burst onto the scene in 1986 with a popular vintage clothing stall in Camden Market. Demand was overwhelming and customers couldn’t get enough of the fashionable clothes on offer. Within weeks they had their own two-storey shop on the High Street.

With something for every style, Rokit is the place to go for vintage in London. Three more shops have opened across the city. Now you can shop for bold statement pieces in Camden, Covent Garden and Brick Lane.

Address: 225 Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 7BU, UK
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 – 19:00 (Open every day of the week)

#5 Vintage Shops in London: Past Caring

This popular vintage shop is jam-packed with retro knick-knacks, bric-a-brac and homewares from the 1930s to the late 1980s. Customers keep coming back for the excellent quality antiques and reasonable prices.

From structured suitcases to shabby chic mirrors, Past Caring has something to tickle your fancy.

Address: 54 Essex Rd, London N1 8LR, UK
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00 (Open every day of the week)

#4 Vintage Shops in London: Alfie’s Antique Market

With a rooftop café and over 100 antique dealers, Alfie’s Antique Arcade is bursting with vintage and retro goods from the 20th century. The dazzling Egyptian-style Art Deco façade is enough to draw any shopper off the street.

Home to a mammoth range of furniture, decorative arts and costume jewellery. Alfie’s Antiques will impress even the pickiest of antique lovers.

Address: 13-25 Church St, Marylebone, London NW8 8DT, UK
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00 (Closed Sunday and Monday)

#3 Vintage Shops in London: ATIKA

Spread over 6,000 square feet, ATIKA London (formerly BLITZ London) showcases over 20,000 unique garments from the 1970s to the early Noughties. Expect to find major brands such as Barbour, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani and Nike.

All the vintage clothing on sale has been carefully curated by a team of retro style enthusiasts. ATIKA London rebranded in April 2018, marking the start of a new beginning and a commitment to their passion.

Address: 55-59 Hanbury St, London E1 5JP, UK
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12:00 – 19:00 | Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00 (Open every day of the week)

#2 Vintage Shops in London: Arch 389

Arch 389 has been selling vintage furniture and various other decorative items from the railway arches beneath London Fields station in Hackney for around 15 years.

The shop stocks and sells almost everything you could possibly need for your home, from vintage European industrial and utility furniture to art, fashion, gardening and decorative items, over an area of 1500 sq ft.

Address: 389 Mentmore Terrace, London E8 3PN, United Kingdom
Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 10:30 – 16:30

#1 Vintage Shops in London: The Old Cinema

Recently named one of Retail Week’s ‘100 best shops in the world’, The Old Cinema is a treasure trove of Art Deco trinkets, upcycled antiques and mid-century modern furniture.

Between 1908 and 1934, the building served as a local cinema. Today, this retro department store offers shoppers an impressive selection of antiques spread over 10,000 square feet.

Address: 160 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1PR, UK
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00 | Sunday: 12:00 – 17:00 (Open every day of the week)

Bonus: the best Flea Markets in London on a map

You can now view the best flea markets and antique fairs in London on a map! Not only have we included some of the venues in this list, but we’ve also added the country’s most famous antique fairs to the mix. Simply click on the image below to access our free map feature.

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