• Tim bryars ltd. London
  • Located on Covent Garden’s Cecil Court – a bastion of London’s antiquarian book trade – Tim Bryars Ltd. deals in an array of rare maps, atlases and prints whose provenances span a period of some 500 years. Bearing in mind Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492, that means that some of the original maps on sale at Tim Bryars date all the way back to the epic age of global exploration. Understandably, given the age and rarity of some of… More info
    8 Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4HE
  • Altea gallery London
  • To many, maps may seem like a simple tool to enable you to navigate from point A to point B, but Altea Gallery proves that they are, in fact, a unique way of finding out more about history, society and art. Located in upmarket Mayfair, the store focuses on antique items in particular, with a wide selection of atlases, books, globes and – of course – maps of all shapes and sizes, from miniature charts to large scale plans. An expert in the field… More info
    35 Saint George St, London, W1S 2FN
  • The last tuesday society London
  • The original Last Tuesday Society was founded by William James at Harvard University in 1878 and described itself as a ‘pataphysical organization’ – a scientific way of stating their interest in all things beyond the realm of the physical. Flash forward to present day, the organization can still be found in full force on London’s Mare Street. Revived in 2009 by multidisciplinary artist Viktor Wynd, known as The Chancellor, and avant-garde… More info
    11 Mare St , London, E8 4RP
  • Two columbia road London
  • Occupying the prime location along East London's busy 55 bus route, it is difficult to pass by Keith Roberts' Two Columbia Road without temptation to step inside. Having opened its doors in 1995, the space is more a gallery than shop specializing in collectables from the worlds of art and design, ranging from high end items to smaller tokens of nostalgia. With such a wide array of what Roberts' describes as 'simply things I love', in one corner… More info
    2 Columbia Rd Bethnal Green, London, E2 7NN
  • Retrouvius London
  • Tucked away in Northwest London, Retrouvius is the interior design world’s best-kept secret, dealing in architectural salvage and other interesting vintage materials from the Victorian era up to the 1970s. Stock is constantly changing, and there’s no telling what curiosities will greet you from one week to the next. Interiors enthusiasts can pick up vintage lampshades (many of which are suspended from the ceiling as you walk around the store)… More info
    1016 Harrow Rd, London, NW10 5Ns
  • Talisman London
  • Walking into Talisman one might be forgiven for thinking that they’ve wandered into London’s V&A Museum - such is the magnitude of whimsical ornaments, sculptures, objets d’art and specialist furniture on display. The company opened their flagship store on King’s Road in 2006, offering customers a weird and wonderful mix of 18th and 19th century European antiques, mid-century modern furniture, accessories, lighting and bespoke Talisman designs… More info
    79-91 New King's Rd, London, SW6 4SQ
  • The old cinema London
  • London is a city filled with antique stores, but few of them span the collection that lives inside The Old Cinema. Originally, you guessed it, a cinema and later a WW2 parachute factory, the vast space was finally settled with antiques over thirty years ago. Step inside and your eyes will dart from corner to corner, there’s so much to take in. Think vintage Americana, French industrial, Indian art and English brick fireplaces. It’s a veritable… More info
    160 Chiswick High Rd, London, W4 1PR
  • The peanut vendor London
  • What started out as an innocent holiday conversation quickly turned into a reality, when couple Becky Nolan and Barney Read swapped their previous careers to start The Peanut Vendor. Lifting the name of their shop from a 1920’s Cuban song, it opened its doors in 2008. Tucked away in a sweet little space in Victoria Park, the vintage furniture and interiors shop is just a few steps away from Victoria Park. The Peanut Vendor stocks an array of… More info
    6 Gunmakers Lane, London, E3 5GG
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