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5 Antique & Flea Markets to Explore this Spring

5 Antique & Flea Markets to Explore this Spring

There’s something gloriously fun about spending a weekend hunting for treasures at an antique market. Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply browsing at leisure, the act of searching through furniture, homewares and ephemera from the past is a fascinating and conversation provoking experience. It’s also a chance to have a good haggle; not something we get to do much of in shops these days!

Antique or vintage furniture can be a great way to bring character to your home and somehow the act of uncovering a piece at a market can make it all the more special. It doesn’t have to be an original from the Ming Dynasty to bring value to your interiors and sometimes imagining where it could have come from makes it all the more fun.

Below, we’ve picked out a few of our favourite places to nose out a good bargain:

14295078439_4488d2d662_oLewes Flea Market l Open 7 Days a Week

Nestled in this beautiful historic town, Lewes Flea Market occupies a pretty old church and is a veritable trove of knick-knacks, memorabilia and retro-furniture.

fBath Decorative Antiques Fair At The Pavilion l Friday 11th – Saturday 12th March (THIS WEEKEND)

Now in its 27th year, this well-established fair plays host to over 40 exhibitors from across the UK. It’s also a great excuse to explore this fascinating city.

BathNewark International Antiques Fair l Next market: 7-8th April

As the largest antiques fair in Europe this fair is not to be missed. Held in the 84 acre Nottingham Show Ground, we challenge you not to find something you like!

portPortobello Road Market l Open Monday – Saturday (Closed on Bank Holidays)

This iconic market hardly needs an introduction, but it is well worth a visit. We recommend getting there early to avoid the crowds.

P7261034Sudbury Antiques Market l Twice a Month on a Tuesday

This much-loved market has been running since 1979 and has gone from strength to strength. It’s popular with European buyers is considered one of the premier antiques markets.

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