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I would love to get some antiquing in while in London. Like most, I would be looking for treasures at a reasonable price (which I know is subjective). I am partial to Wedgwood Jasperware and glass. We are staying in Chelsea/Sloane Square, anything within wandering distance? We won't be in until Sat afternoon and leave Sat a.m. so untess we get up at the crack of dawn before our deparrture or go during the week no Portobello Rd - is it worth going during the week? I see Covenant Garden has an antique market Monday and Spitafields Thursday. Shops, market, auction suggestions would be appreciated. TIA.

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1. Re: Antiquing-shops/markets/auctions

Antiquing? I have never heard the word antique used in this fashion, must be my sheltered lifestyle..

I wonder if it is possible to take any noun and turn into a verb in this way.

Back on track, try Camden Passage (in Islington not Camden), quite a few of the shops have a good selecition of glass.

Portobello Road has a few permanent shops but I have never found prices to be particularly reasonable.

Anyway, its lunchtime so I am off restauranting.

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3. Re: Antiquing-shops/markets/auctions

Antiquing is usually used to refer to making something modern look older.

Another definiton is:

v. an·tiqu·ing

Someone of youth engaging in sexual intercourse with an elderly person.

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4. Re: Antiquing-shops/markets/auctions

I assumed it was something similar to cottaging, but it appears not


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5. Re: Antiquing-shops/markets/auctions

In the US, wandering around antiques store or market is very widely known as 'antiquing'.

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6. Re: Antiquing-shops/markets/auctions

check out auction houses -Chiswick also Lots road -Chelsea

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Wedgwood has plummeted in price over here, so the best bargains are usually found in charity shops and boot sales. You could get the 319 bus to Capham Junction and check out the charity shops there, then walk along Northcote Road to check out the little antique market there and get a nice lunch in one of the many cafes along the way.


Edited: 27 July 2012, 14:51
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8. Re: Antiquing-shops/markets/auctions

This one is not too far down the King's Road. Or you could take the 11 or 22 bus. Be prepared to haggle.


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9. Re: Antiquing-shops/markets/auctions

So not Grab A Granny then ?

and it is Covent Garden !

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10. Re: Antiquing-shops/markets/auctions

Came across a cute Frommer's book "Suzy Gershman's Born to Shop London" . There's a whole chapter on antiques and collectibles. Check it out and happy antiquing!