London Shop Tour: Sunbury Antiques Market

Guest post by Andrea from Lotus Events / Got Craft?


Although technically, not a brick and mortar shop, the Sunbury Antiques Market is the largest and longest running market in the United Kingdom. Just a 45-minute train ride from Waterloo, the market opens at 6:30am and I highly suggest that you get there as early as you can as most stalls will begin packing up before lunch.




 

Held year round, Sunbury has over 700 stallholders selling both vintage and antique goods. The summer months are naturally busier, but I have visited the market at the end of November and there was still plenty to see! Sunbury Antiques Market is a treasure trove of vintage clothing, homewares, jewelry, artwork, taxidermy, textiles, and some of the best pieces of vintage furniture I have ever seen.







Some of my favourites include ceramic James Keiller & Son Dundee marmalade jars, colourful melamine kitchen table and chair sets, vintage Christmas glass ornaments, enamel teapots, and large pieces of old shop fittings such as wardrobes and haberdashery cabinets. It was no surprise that I returned to Vancouver with a shipping container carrying 7x more items than I arrived in London with – yowza!

Sunbury Antiques Market, Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex TW16 5AQ

Held twice a month – 2nd and 4th Tuesday

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Andrea is a Vancouverite that has spent the past year living in London, UK. She has a love for handmade indie craft, independent shops, travel, and vintage goods that she shares on her blog and twitter.

A L.A. native currently living in London (UK), Ana Maria shares her vintage finds, crafty endeavors, and travel adventures on her blog and check out her new DIY column on Poppytalk here. Images 1, 4, 7 and 9 by Ana Maria.



Jan Halvarson

5 comments:

SLEEPYKING said...

Ooh so many goodies!

www.sleepyking.etsy.com

call me debbie said...

I always wanted to go to a flea market with vintage goodies! But i never had the opportunity! This is dreammy! *.*

(New blog needing some love:  In Whirl of Inspiration )

Tulips & Tulle said...

This looks amazing!

I’d love it if you would stop by Tulips&Tulle sometime!

Nora said...

love all the photos of treasures!

www.rowsofsix.blogspot.com

Birch + Bird said...

Oh my goodness, what fun!!! Now to plan a trip overseas...Thanks so much for sharing Andrea :)
~Lily

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