From the moment you start exploring London, you will become overwhelmed by the amount of culture that it has to offer, especially to someone who has a taste for vintage. Who doesn’t love the feel of an old satin table cloth or the look of ruffles on an outfit? If this is the sort of style that excites you, it’s time for you to start exploring the flea markets of London. Not only do they offer a fantastic variety of styles from different time periods, you will find that each flea market is truly individualistic in its own right. Here are some of the highlights worth visiting.

Wimborne Antiques Bazaar – Dorsett

Once you have settled down in your Dorsett hotel, city life will guide you towards the flea market known as the “Wimborne Antiques Bazaar”. This is known as one of Dorsett’s hidden treasures and is filled to the brim with antique stalls that contain clothes, trinkets, household objects, books and memorabilia. It is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and has a general market and car-boot sale right next to it. You will love the diversity that comes alongside this market and the general atmosphere. It is a very welcoming place to be shopping in!

Hackney Flea Market – Hackney

Now, if you are looking for a bustling market that is dispersed amongst London’s normal city life, you will love Hackney’s Flea Market. This place will leave your senses feeling like you have found an old-fashioned kitchen, as it contains stalls selling homemade biscuits, cakes and sweet treats for you to enjoy. Not only that, but the flea market is known to contain quite eccentric craftsmen. They are ready to show you a fine array of jewellery, vintage fabrics, furniture, old maps and posters and even kitchen utensils. This, combined with the fantastic constant DJ present in the market, brings a fun and lively atmosphere to the area.

Flea – London Bridge

If you are a truly are a lover of vintage clothing and books, you will adore exploring “Flea” at the Vinegar Yard. It contains a mish-mash of eclectic items, including antiques, homeware, books, and cameras. Whether you came to find something unique for a present, or even nothing at all, you can bet that you will see something that will catch your eye. Flea is open every Saturday, between 11am and 6pm, and Sunday, between 10am-5pm.

Kingsland Market – Kingsland

This is an example of how a very old market, from approximately 1880, can still retain influence on the British public. Although originally it was solely a “waste” market, in effect a place where people could throw away second-hand goods, this has now become a tradition that has allowed locals to enjoy the bargains that the market offers them.  However, there are also traders happy to offer collectables, antiques and vintage goods. You will always find an item at the Kingsland market that you will want to put up in your home. This market is open every Saturday, between 9 am – 5 pm.