If you are passionate about collecting antiques, you'll love doing it in London. There is quite a lot of appealing antique shop stores to go to in London. Whether you are just looking for some gifts or souvenirs, or maybe you are a serious collector, you will definitely find what you are looking for in London.
There are a large number of stalls in the city that offer the opportunity of finding all you need in one place. Plus the malls are usually in operation seven days a week which gives you the advantage of shopping at your own convenience. You can find excellent fine art dealers in Bond Streets, St. James Streets and kings Road. If you have a lot of cash, it will be equally good to visit Rafferty and Walwyn, Haslam and Whiteway, and Waterhouse and Dodd.
One very popular place you can go is the Alfie's Antiques Market located at Church's street. This market began operation in 1976 and was opened by Bernie Gray. The building has stalls at the floor and a restaurant in case you want to have a break from shopping. Most of the dealers here are experienced and can be of assistance in helping you find what you are really looking for.
Another place to look is at Grey's which is located in the West end of an aged terracotta building. It was opened in 1977 and has close to 250 dealers who can provide almost anything you want. There is a wide range of collectibles you can choose from which include vintage clothes, photographs, watches, musical instruments, old dolls, Nouveau jewelry and accessories.
There is another good place that you can go to especially on Wednesdays and weekends. Located in Islington, Camden passage is filled with a lot of malls specializing in Art Nouveau jewelry, decorative objects, fine art and juke boxes.
I won't fail to mention an equally appealing place to go if you are looking for antique shop stores in London. Antiquarius is a beautiful place and it's likely that you have noticed it if you've been to kings road. With over 80 dealers, the building has been around since the 1960s and you will get to find some collectibles, fine art, furniture and vintage clothes there.
It would also be lovely for one to check out one of the finest antique shop stores in London. Vernon collectibles is located at Portobello Road. The place is usually busy during weekends, so if you don't like too much crowd, go there during the week and get to find some arms and armor, old cameras, clocks, glassware and toys. There is also a café downstairs in case you want to take a drink or a soft meal.
So if you are considering shopping for collectibles in London, you can visit any of the mentioned places and you will find a lot of beautiful collections to choose from.