Antiques Centres

Antiques Centres is a term applied to large (usually indoor) spaces which host a collection of dealers and antique businesses. They vary in size but tend to have a variety of stalls offering items such as jewellery, furniture, paintings, clothes and silver.


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Alfies welcomes four dealers from closed Hampstead centre

30 January 2023

Four dealers received a warm welcome as they joined Alfies Antique Market from the now closed Hampstead Antique Emporium.

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Hampstead Antique Emporium given stay of execution

16 January 2023

Asset of Community Value status breathes life into campaign to save Hampstead antiques centre

Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium

Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium granted 'Asset of Community Value' status

12 January 2023

An antiques centre in Hampstead forced to close by its landlord has been recognised by Camden Council as an 'Asset of Community Value', delaying any potential sale to give community groups a chance to raise funds to buy it.

Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium

Protest planned at Hampstead Antique Emporium ahead of closure

04 January 2023

A group of traders at Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium have organised a protest on the last day before it closes.

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Welsh antiques wonderland

19 December 2022

Suggestions on centres to visit, from Cardiff and Pembrokeshire up to Denbighshire

The Emporium Hungerford

Hungerford's Emporium traders eager for an enthusiastic buyer

05 December 2022

The search is on for a new owner of The Emporium in Hungerford.

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Holy acceptable price tag

28 November 2022

Small is indeed beautiful for traders at two redundant churches given a new life as antique centres in the heart of Norwich some years ago.

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Going shopping in Suffolk

21 November 2022

A dealer who launched an antiques centre in 2007 in a Suffolk town has made some alterations including changing it to a shop.

Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium

Hampstead antiques emporium to close after Christmas

16 November 2022

A group of antiques dealers in north London are hoping to have more time to save their local antiques centre.

Grays Antiques Centre

Antiques centre owner Bennie Gray gets the green light as Bond Street entrance opens

31 October 2022

Bennie Gray is celebrating the long-awaited opening of the new Bond Street station in Mayfair.

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Two useful buying opportunities in Wiltshire

17 October 2022

Dealer Chris Watt opened Salisbury Antiques Centre nearly 30 years ago originally as a trade warehouse and despite upheavals down the years still believes "it’s well worth doing if sometimes all over the place”.

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Antiques outpost in Shakespeare country

17 October 2022

Mike Collins, the popular director of Sherman & Waterman which runs the weekly antiques markets in Covent Garden and Spitalfields – two of the busiest and best known markets in London – is as ebullient as ever.

Antiques on High goes fourth with latest centre in Taunton

10 October 2022

Vincent Pugh and his wife Lesley White have opened their fourth centre under the brand name of Antiques on High.

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Beccles antique centre scores well so far

22 August 2022

Three months ago Kate and Steven Lee opened Antiques at Four, a small 13-dealer antiques centre in the Suffolk town of Beccles, just up the road from their shop, Blyburgate Antiques.

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Civil war helps Wallingford centre to thrive

08 August 2022

Business is doing so well at the newly acquired and renovated antiques centre in Wallingford, formerly the Lamb Arcade, that turnover has increased by 25%.

Page pledges to open fourth Antiques on High centre

25 July 2022

Another centre will be added to the Antiques on High brand currently in Oxford, Sidmouth and Bowness-on-Windermere when owner Vincent Page opens a fourth shop “north of Birmingham but south of Bowness,” he says.

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The former mills now grinding out antiques sales

11 July 2022

Ex-industrial premises have been brought back by firms relying on heritage interest

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Festival fun will include the arcade in Tunbridge Wells

20 June 2022

Among the places to see in and around Tunbridge Wells is the The Pantiles Arcade.

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Antiques centre owners open second shop in Beccles

20 June 2022

A new antiques shop opens in listed 18th century building following refurbishment

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Plea for help to restore historic barns housing antiques centre

23 May 2022

A family of antiques dealers are hoping to raise funds to continue the restoration of two Elizabethan barns in the Surrey countryside that house their centre.

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